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You can put an end to food obsessions, body dissatisfaction and cravings. You can make peace with food and your body and have the energy and vitality you want! And you can be healthy without dieting. I'm Carolyn Coker Ross, MD and I'm a specialist in treating binge eating, food addiction and emotional eating and I'd love to teach you how to regain your self-confidence, end your struggle with food and weight and be free to live your life again.
 
Award-winning journalist, Beth Greer, (aka Super Natural Mom®) interviews internationally-recognized health care providers, leaders and innovators about effective, alternative, holistic treatments for children with Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, Addiction and other behavioral problems. This show was created for YOU, the parent, loved one or professional who wants expert information and practical advice and tools about emerging, non-toxic approaches to helping kids with behavioral, emotional and ment ...
 
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Tattoos have become more acceptable over the years but are often only seen as having decorative value. My guest #DonnaTorrisi has written a book about the connection between tattoos and trauma. While a tattoo sits only on the skin, the meaning of tattoos may be much deeper for some individuals, telling a story of a difficult time in their lives, a …
 
It’s always so fun talking with others in the field of emotional eating and eating disorders, and my talk with Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, was no exception. Her decades of experience, both in treatment centers and her own private practice, not to mention her own personal journey of healing trauma, made her an extremely engaging guest. I know you’ll enj…
 
Feeling a little sluggish? Worrying about things you normally don’t think twice about? Wishing you felt better in your body? In my fun conversation with Robin Nielsen, Host of the 15-Day Hormone Reset, you’ll learn how to reset your hormones so you can start feeling better immediately. You deserve to feel great…so have a listen! Check out the show …
 
Dolphins, rainbows, swells and sails. In this episode, I talk about my recent week of sailing, and what I learned about myself and my emotions. As emotional eaters, we always get the chance to face our stuff, or stuff our face. My time on the sea was no exception…and I’m grateful. Hope you enjoy this show. Check out the show notes below, and listen…
 
Feeling afraid to change jobs? Hating how you look in the mirror? Cancelling plans to get together with friends when you don’t feel good about yourself? I get it. Lacking self-confidence affects our lives in so many ways, doesn’t it? In this episode, I have an uplifting and empowering conversation with my good friend, Kerry Tepedino, the queen of c…
 
Once in a while, I have the pleasure of meeting someone that makes me both smile and think. Darrell Fusaro is one of those guys. Darrell is an artist, master storyteller, and spiritual seeker, and I recently interviewed him for my show. We covered a lot of ground and had fun doing it. Tune in as we meander through several fun topics that will make …
 
If you struggle with binge eating, emotional eating and food addiction, you may also have body image issues. Your body image issues may keep you from doing what you want to do in life and keep you from being the best you can do. Think of your body identity as a role or archetype you have chosen to play in your life for the time being until you are …
 
So often, as emotional eaters, we take on the burden of other people’s stuff. Anger, blame, manipulation, you name it, it’s sticking to us like glue. Because, after all, surely we’re at fault, right? Wrong. On our healing journey, we must learn to let others have their emotions without taking them on. And, just as scary, we must put ourselves first…
 
Many people who struggle with food addiction, binge eating, or emotional eating also have money problems – overspending, impulse buying or you may have had a bad divorce that left you with financial problems. My special guest, Tasha Chen is with me on this podcast to discuss why money can be a problem for so many people and how you can attract more…
 
Sticking to your “clean eating” plan at home is one thing…you’re in a controlled environment and you don’t have too many other needs and conflicting schedules to deal with. But go to a party, eat out with friends, or organize a holiday dinner with family and your best efforts at clean eating are suddenly challenged. In this episode, I discuss the A…
 
If you’ve been curious about how meditation and prayer can support your healing journey with food, this episode is a must listen. I loved this candid conversation about the many levels of support we can get from our experiences of sitting in silence. (Not an easy thing to do for emotional eaters!) If you want to deeper your spiritual connection, th…
 
Ever feel triggered when hanging with family? I know all about it! But five days in nature with Mom and my sisters gave me new insights and places of appreciation, thanks to my journey of healing from emotional eating. In this episode, I talk about my observations and lessons learned. Check out the show notes below, and listen to the podcast on you…
 
Emotional eating, binge eating, eating too fast, making peace with our bodies…These are all topics we cover in this unique episode, where I interview UK therapist, Philippe Tahon who himself has lost over 50 pounds and now helps others heal. Philippe and I have a frank discussion about our personal experiences and various ways that we can help othe…
 
Self-sabotage is common and happens to people from all walks of life. Many people with food addiction, emotional eating or binge eating self-sabotage with food as a way to numb unpleasant emotions or cope with stressful situations. This can lead to feelings of failure and can worsen the behaviors or body dissatisfaction. Then you can get stuck in t…
 
Do you find yourself wandering into the kitchen when you’re feeling bored or have unscheduled time? Do you eat to entertain yourself? In this episode, I dig into what is really happening when we feel bored, and how to avoid the trap of emotional eating during those times. Based on my own personal experience of acute emotions, lately, I share an exa…
 
Body shame, self-hatred, perpetual judgment of our bodies…these common experiences as women are what inspired David Bedrick to interview 17 specific women about their relationships with food and weight. In this episode, I talk with David about his recent book, You Can’t Judge a Body by Its Cover, and the important (and often hidden) issues around w…
 
Are there people in your life that stress you out? Do you feel triggered when you’re around certain people and end up acting badly? Well, I know all about this from personal experience, and I share about it in this episode. The good news is that there is a workaround when dealing with people you find hard to deal with. You don’t have to be a victim…
 
Do you struggle with menopausal changes in your body? If so, don’t miss this episode, where I interview Dr. Shawn Tassone, world-renowned OB/GYN that uses his emphasis on Integrative Medicine to guide women through a process of improving their struggles with weight, sleep, skin and mood, without even needing to see a doctor, in many cases. Learn ab…
 
Traumatic life experiences, including childhood trauma and the relationships you have with your caregivers growing up, directly affect the nervous system – often throwing it out of balance. An out-of-balance nervous system can make it difficult for you to tolerate your emotions. This then leads to using food (and other substances and behaviors) to …
 
Do you want to find your perfect mate, but feel tired of looking? Are you feeling jaded about the possibilities for love at this stage in your life? Do you hold back or sabotage love when it comes your way? In this episode, I talk with love expert, Junie Moon, about the ways that we might be blocking ourselves from love. Join us and learn the secre…
 
“Health and weight are not synonymous.” Behaviors such as binge eating, compulsive overeating, emotional eating, and food obsessions are part of systems of power that rank human bodies by size and race and create an illusion that health and virtue are obtained by being thin. Being controlled by size and food is still an accepted way of controlling …
 
“I will be loveable when I’m perfect.” “If I can’t do it perfectly, it’s not worth doing.” Does this describe a pattern you fall into in your need to be perfect? Do you get stressed when you’re feeling pressure to be perfect…and then overeat to relieve the stress? In this episode, I talk about the connection between the need to be perfect, the subs…
 
They say that we have relationships for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. But how do you know which relationship is meant for which category? In this episode, I flesh out my own observations about personal relationships, and how the philosophy of non-attachment can help us appreciate the lessons we can learn from others, without letting the imperm…
 
“Weight stigma is associated with several physical and psychological health consequences.” You've realized that diets don't work for binge eating, compulsive overeating, food addiction, or emotional eating. You've been on a lot of diets and even though you lose weight, it doesn't last. After many diets, you've come to the conclusion that there's mo…
 
Do you feel tentative about getting back into “the swing of things”, going out, being social, and interacting with friends, post-pandemic? You’re not alone. Re-entry Anxiety is real for so many of us, but it doesn’t have to keep you stuck at home. In this fun and energized interview with a leading expert in mental health, Dr. Roseann shares some si…
 
"Pregnancy can be an intense time for women with eating disorders." Most eating disorders, including binge eating disorder, food addiction, and emotional eating occur in women during their reproductive years. It’s not unusual for someone with an eating disorder to also be pregnant or for relapse of an eating disorder to occur during or after a preg…
 
Low energy? Weight gain? Brain fog? There’s no reason for you to let menopause slow you down. In this episode, I have a super fun talk with Dr. Mariza Snyder about her new book and all the health hacks you can use right now to get your mojo back and have your 40s and 50s become the best years of your life. You deserve to feel great, look great, and…
 
"How would you eat if you weren’t trying to lose weight?" - Rachael Hartley My guest, Rachael Hartley, and I will discuss how to change your relationship with food from one of eating only to lose weight to do what she calls “gentle eating.” She discusses her approach to gentle nutrition and intuitive eating. Rachael also talks about how trauma can …
 
Down dooby doo down down…breaking up is hard to do. Yes, it’s true. I’ve recently split from my guy and I’m going through it…let me tell you. In this episode, I talk about what I’m going through and how I’m getting through it without resorting to emotional eating. There are some uncomfortable feelings, for sure, but this is a much better way. Check…
 
Fear is a bully. It will chase you home from school every day until you turn and pop it in the mouth. Then it will stop chasing you. In this brief story about one of my clients, I share about what it takes to overcome your fears, and how you can stop letting fear control you today. Check out the show notes below, and listen to the podcast on your f…
 
"Research has shown that HALF of all the foods Americans eat are ultra-processed “industrial formulations.” There's been a lot of talk about whether foods can be addictive or not. In truth, there are a group of foods, called “ultra-processed industrial formulations” that have been engineered in the nutrition lab and that contain high amounts of fat…
 
I found it. And I want to share it with you. It’s the way that you can stop feeling miserable and start living a life you love. This one piece of advice has changed my world. (Rocked my world, in fact.) And if you let it, it can rock yours, as well. Check out the show notes below, and listen to the podcast on your favorite app here! Listen on iTune…
 
Emotional eaters are no strangers to sexual abuse, an experience that often drives disordered eating. In this very candid talk with a survivor of sexual abuse from his grandfather, Perry Power discusses how he is transforming his pain into a passion for showing others how they can begin to heal their own pain. In this episode, Perry and I talk abou…
 
So much time, so much stress, so much practice, and in 15 minutes…it’s over! On the heels of my TEDx talk, I share about the amazing lessons I learned. Check out the show notes below, and listen to the podcast on your favorite app here! Listen on iTunes Listen on Stitcher Listen on iTunes Listen on Stitcher I am ready to break free NOW! The post Ep…
 
Whether you've been stressed about your health, suffered losses, tired of the quarantine, had financial stressors, working long hours, or had a relationship breakup, stress has become a constant irritant for many of us. If you're struggling with binge eating, emotional eating, or food addiction, your eating behaviors may be the first sign that you …
 
"Body image is the picture you hold in your mind of your body." When you hold a negative picture or are dissatisfied with your body, it can be a significant predictor of compulsive overeating, binge eating, emotional distress, depression, and problems in your relationships. Having positive feelings about your body if you are in a bigger body may be…
 
Off the heels of someone verbally attacking me, I had the opportunity to learn (yet again) an important life lesson…don’t take things personally. You see, that’s not only Agreement #2 of Don Miguel Ruiz’s 4 Agreements, but for emotional eaters, it’s a vital tenet to live by. But, because what’s good for the goose is also good for the gander, it has…
 
As a podcast host, I ask my guests questions to learn all about them and their expertise. But in this episode, I’m going to tell you a little more about me! So these are 13 things you probably don’t know about me(unless you’ve been listening to the show for a while, in which case a few of them may not come as any surprise). So here you go…a little …
 
Weight gain, hair loss, mood swings…do you find these symptoms of Hashimoto’s and other forms of thyroid disease wreaking havoc in your life? Did you know there’s a simple diet that can help you heal your thyroid? Since I personally take medication for hypothyroidism, I was thrilled to learn the latest research and simple answers from Dr. Alan Chri…
 
"There is no one diet that works for everyBODY." Despite the research, many people continue to look for a "perfect diet" (diet to go on) and cycle from one fad diet to the next, hoping that they will find a quick fix or a solution to their food and body image issues. They are often excited when starting a new fad diet, then disappointed when they a…
 
Do you have a love-hate relationship with food? Do you think mean thoughts about yourself and your body? Is yo-yo-dieting getting old and only making things worse? In this episode, I share a recent class I gave about how to stop your struggles with food and weight, and how to make peace with yourself, with food, and with your body instead. Isn’t it…
 
If you often feel frustrated with your body, and feel like you’re constantly fighting bloat, weight gain, and mood swings during your cycle, you must hear what my guest, Stephanie Estima, has to say about making peace with our bodies and the hormonal fluctuations we experience. Stephanie is a champion for women loving their bodies and making sure t…
 
There are over 200 million searches on Google for the term “food addiction.” Food addiction affects a large number of individuals, even though it's not accepted as a true diagnosis (yet) by the medical profession. Using the Yale Food Addiction Scale, 5-10% of the general population test positive for food addiction. Over half of individuals diagnose…
 
Do you struggle with getting your kids to eat healthy food? According to Katie Kimball, mother of 4 and the national voice for healthy kids cooking, the secret to healthy eating habits starts in the kitchen. Katie founded Kids Cook Real Food as a way of teaching kids (starting at age 3) to love cooking healthy meals. In this episode, we talk about …
 
"Everyone's experience of grief is unique - there is no "right" way to grieve." Grief is a normal reaction to any major loss. If you've lost a loved one during the pandemic, you may have experienced complicated grief. The normal feelings of yearning and sadness may have been complicated by not being able to be with your loved one or not even being …
 
"Depriving yourself of foods you crave just sets you up for more cravings" Are you struggling with food cravings? Well, you're not alone. At least 50% of people experience food cravings on a regular basis. If you have binge eating, emotional eating, or food addiction, these cravings can threaten to overwhelm you and lead to unwanted behaviors. You …
 
"Gratitude is the glue that lets us maintain our optimism!" The New Year is usually a time when we make resolutions, express our hope for the future, and shake off our past troubles to make a new start at whatever we want to change. But 2020 was a much different and more challenging year!! So, how should you approach THIS New Year? Should we still …
 
“Pain can be an invitation to heal.” When we began talking about the quarantine it was 8 months ago and I'm sure you, like me, had no idea that it would last this long. Because it has lasted so long, I am hearing from people all over the world and also reading the research showing that there are record increases in mental health issues. Social isol…
 
“Food and money are both used to self-soothe.” You may not be aware that if you have binge eating, food addiction, or emotional eating, your relationship with food may be a mirror for your relationship with money. If you binge with food, you may also be a binge shopper or spender. My guest, Francine Rogers, says she can easily look at a client’s cr…
 
“Dysfunction in a family can trigger eating and body image issues.” Azure Moyna has written a memoir about her journey to healing from an eating disorder and how her childhood trauma and family dysfunction contributed to the development of her food and body image issues. In this podcast you will learn: ⦁ How and why family dysfunction can lead to a…
 
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