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I'm always discouraged by setbacks. I try to forgive myself, but I tend to forgive myself too much by eating nonstop! what can I do?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Forgiveness training

...is a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy & relaxation techniques, but the goals are the same: 1) Identify what the problem(s) is(are); 2) Work on relaxation techniques; 3) Challenge your own responses; 4) Change your thoughts from negative to positive.
Ref. hopkinsmedicine.org

In brief: Forgiveness training

...is a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy & relaxation techniques, but the goals are the same: 1) Identify what the problem(s) is(are); 2) Work on relaxation techniques; 3) Challenge your own responses; 4) Change your thoughts from negative to positive.
Ref. hopkinsmedicine.org
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: See below

You are describing emotional eating - this is a problem that many suffer from. A combination of therapy and medications can help.
The first step is to seek an evaluation - my office can help if you are local.

In brief: See below

You are describing emotional eating - this is a problem that many suffer from. A combination of therapy and medications can help.
The first step is to seek an evaluation - my office can help if you are local.
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Stop & think

You are an emotional eater. When you feel sad or discouraged, try a fun activity instead of eating.
Take a walk, a nap, read a magazine, or call a friend. Or, you can choose a healthy comfort food, like fruits and vegetables. Recognize when you are eating because you are hungry or because you are bored or sad. If you are not actually hungry, drink some water and try these other options.

In brief: Stop & think

You are an emotional eater. When you feel sad or discouraged, try a fun activity instead of eating.
Take a walk, a nap, read a magazine, or call a friend. Or, you can choose a healthy comfort food, like fruits and vegetables. Recognize when you are eating because you are hungry or because you are bored or sad. If you are not actually hungry, drink some water and try these other options.
Dr. Maritza Baez
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