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EP 924B - Learn How to Love Your Food

Summary: When food becomes an emotional crutch, you might develop an unhealthy dependence on it, resulting in overeating.
Air Date: 1/8/19
Duration: 15:02
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Arlene B. Englander, LCSW, MBA
Arlene B. Englander, LCSW, MBA, has been a licensed psychotherapist for over 25 years. She trained at Columbia University and is currently in private practice in North Palm Beach, Florida where she specializes in treating persons coping with eating disorders, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief and stress (personal and work-related). Love Your Food® is her non–dieting, psychologically-oriented program for compulsive overeaters in which clients learn to eat whatever they like, but stop just at the point of satisfaction without overeating.Ms. Englander developed many of her theories about stress management while working at Cancer Care, Inc. where she counseled thousands of patients and families dealing with advanced cancer. She subsequently developed stress management programs for use in hospitals, law firms, and other settings.

As Director of Community Education at the Holliswood Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital in New York City, which was renowned for its eating disorders program, her responsibilities included the production of educational seminars, often attended by audiences of as many as 500 professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses and guidance counselors.Aside from her professional training and experience, Ms. Englander is also personally familiar with the issue of eating disorders, as she is a former compulsive overeater.

Her “Love Your Food”® program for compulsive overeaters and bulimics has been featured on local media and presented in seminars at local hospitals and health clubs. She is currently in private practice in North Palm Beach, Florida, where she specializes in helping people coping with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, and eating disorders.
  • Book Title: Let Go of Emotional Overeating and Love Your Food
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/arlene.englander
EP 924B - Learn How to Love Your Food
It can be easy to misuse food as a form of therapy—we all love comfort food, right?

But, when food becomes an emotional crutch, you might develop an unhealthy dependence on it, resulting in overeating.

Psychotherapist Arlene Englander, author of Let Go of Emotional Overeating and Love Your Food, defines emotional overeating as eating to distract from painful thoughts and feelings, rather than for pleasure or hunger satiation. She says the key to a healthy food relationship is saying goodbye to rigid diets and eating in an enjoyment-oriented, relaxed way.

Learn how to replace overeating with healthier habits and how to still savor your food without overdoing it.

Bonus
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