Emotional Eating: Emotional Kryptonite

Alongside nutritional goals and creating support for them, we may also need emotional rules. It’s essential to find the emotional component of comfort or stress eating, and that often begins with identifying how we actually perpetuate our “stuff.” Two “Stuff Perpetuating” Habits Creep: We know carb creep, but what about what we say to or … Read more

Emotional Eating: Digging

We know our goal, we know our why, we even have ideas for alternative behaviors and options to change our habits.  If you’re in a groove with this – FANTASTIC!  You’re on your way!  Carry on, and let us know how you’re doing. If you’re struggling a bit, let’s look at what makes it so … Read more


Yes, habit change is a simple process of persistent effort to change my behaviors, but _________________.  How did you fill in that blank? Don’t you just hate having actually to name that? And it may be hard to identify or admit, but it’s an essential element to overcoming emotional eating, to overcome whatever blocks you … Read more

Emotional Eating: Habits and Behaviors

Unless you have that magic wand, habits require an active, persistent, and conscious change in behaviors.  It also requires a desire for and a belief that you can make that change. So, three questions: Do you want it? Do you believe it’s possible to change your go-to choices? Will you stay with the changes until … Read more

Emotional Eating: THAT Food

Yes, THAT one — the one you cannot say no to. Okay, you likely already know what most easily derails you.  It’s that food, habit, or behavior that trips up your best intentions and usually requires far too long for recovery. With foods, we have a few options: If possible, do not bring them into … Read more

Getting the HANG of It

It’s not that we can’t get past our emotional eating — we just need to get the HANG of it. Watch Video (01:18) View this video here: packyourownbag.dubb.com/v/Jw9fXo If I can be helpful, don’t hesitate to contact me.  When you’re ready to lose, I can help you win. courses.packyourownbag.com

True Reward vs. Pre-Packaged Wrap-Around Guilt Trip

I’ve said this: “I’ve done so well, I DESERVE this.” That may be upon reaching a goal or progress marker, but on a more frequent basis, it probably means I’ve completed a challenging task of some sort: stuck to my best nutrition habits for a time, finished a work project, cleaned house, or (just insert … Read more

Metabolism Reset Summer Experiment

I decided to try a crazy experiment this summer — My Eight Week Feeding Experiment Rules of the experiment: Consume more calories Low carb/keto choices No sugar No snacks Fit my meals into no more than a 12-hour window, leaving at least 12 hours to fast between the last meal of one day and the … Read more

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