This one comes from L in the UK. Question: Dear Leora, Thank you so much for your book and emails. Could you help me with a problem? I had just started the first few chapters of your book and felt that I was making progress with my Binge Eating Disorder. I only had to cook […]
You might be at a superbowl party right now feeling totally anxious about the giant display of 7 layer dip, tons of chips and ridiculous amount of beer, wings, pizza and whatever else there is there. You might not even care about football but be more interested in the food display. Okay. Stop and take
I tend to shy away from talking about what I do for a living when meeting someone in social situations like at parties or on an airplane. The phrase “I am a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders,” is met with either awkward silence, or uncomfortable reactions such as, “I wish I had an
In my first semester of graduate school, right before we left for Thanksgiving break, one of my professors asked who was headed home for the break. Most of us raised our hands. “Well,” he said, “I don’t care how much therapy you’ve had, I don’t care how much you meditate, I don’t care how much
Well, that dreaded holiday is back. The one that gives us license to eat and eat and eat and then triggers a binge later that night to boot. Crap. Thanksgiving is here again. I think it was perhaps 1986, I was in 6th grade, and I’d been dieting. My world consisted of cottage cheese, cantaloupe and melba toast.
During my first semester of grad school, right before Thanksgiving break, my Human Development professor asked for a show of hands as to how many people were heading home for the holidays. After about half the class raised their hands, he looked at us and said, “Listen, I don’t care how long you’ve been in
Office Christmas Parties, Gift Baskets, Luncheons, etc.- How to Survive These Things with an Eating Disorder
The whole month of December can be awful for someone with eating issues. First off, there’s the plethora of parties that are going on as well the cookie exchanges and the office luncheon. Then there are gift baskets full of food everywhere, there are chocolates sitting in the office kitchen, bowls of peppermint bark and
Question: Hi there, I’m a 20 y.o. girl and I’m on the heels of a Thanksgiving binge. It makes me feel a lot like I’ve failed; I know I went into this holiday hoping to lose a couple pounds (I’m at the highest I’ve ever weighed), and this slip-up makes me feel really bad about
Thanksgiving can be a nightmare for anyone dealing with binge eating, bulimia or other compulsive eating issues. For many people, being around the stress of family coupled with giant amounts of food can be a recipe for acting out excessively with food. Be prepared before you go to Thanksgiving Dinner. 1.)Have an intention around food
Now that the holidays are rolling around, all day binges start to happen. You know how it goes, you’ve woken up with the best intentions. You get your coffee and then you spy the box of Christmas cookies on top of the refrigerator. You grab two to dip in your coffee. Then another, then another.