When Food Is Comfort: Overcome Emotional Eating

From the Show: Talk Healthy Today
Summary: Are you an emotional eater?
Air Date: 4/17/18
Duration: 23:39
Host: Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Julie M. Simon, MA, MBA, LMFT
Julie SimonJulie M. Simon, MA, MBA, LMFT, is the author of When Food Is Comfort and The Emotional Eater’s Repair Manual.

She founded the popular Los Angeles–based and online Twelve-Week Emotional Eating Recovery Program and offers workshops at venues like Whole Foods and UCLA.

She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Book Title: The Emotional Eater’s Repair Manual
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When Food Is Comfort: Overcome Emotional Eating
Trauma can open people up to addiction. It might be easier to binge on potato chips than to seek out and address the source of the compulsion

Food addiction specialist Julie Simon points out that the brain is wired for emotional reactivity when there isn’t enough nurturing in childhood. Sometimes parents don’t know when they have a nurturing deficiency. Those children become adults and need to learn to nurture themselves.

Learning self-care can help rewire your brain, lessening the drive to compulsively eat.

Listen for the signals of distress in your body. Examine what you’re feeling and the circumstances surrounding those feelings. Look at what happened just prior to the impulse to eat. Validate your emotions. Develop the compassionate voice within yourself.

Listen as Julie joins host Lisa Davis to discuss how to develop compassion for self, address food addiction, and enlist extra help via her 12-week program.