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Gabe Howard  &  Vincent M. Wales 


Nov 8, 2018

Emotional overeating is an extremely common problem for many people, particularly among those who live with depression. Many of us have a tendency to “eat our feelings,” resorting to food to make us feel better and as an escape from the things that bother us. As one would expect, this kind of behavior leads to weight gain, which only adds to the negative feelings that we’re trying to escape from. In this episode, we’ll learn about emotional overeating, including what it is and isn’t, its relation to hunger, and how to deal with the ever-present food during holidays, work functions, and more.

Show Highlights:

  • What does emotion have to do with hunger?
  • What’s the definition of emotional overeating?
  • The problem with restrictive diets
  • What to do in situations where you’re surrounded by food

Hosted by Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales. Previous episodes can be found at or on your favorite podcast player.