Month: August 2018

Emotional Eating

By: Collins Hodges, PsyD – Licensed Clinical Psychologist Experts in health psychology agree that the majority of bariatric patients turn to food as a maladaptive coping response to negative emotions. In other words, for one reason or another, people struggling with their weight often have not found healthy ways to deal with stress, sadness, guilt, … Continue reading Emotional Eating

Obesity and Self-Acceptance

Collins Hodges, PsyD – Licensed Clinical Psychologist At one time or another, all of us who have struggled with obesity fall victim to the voice of self-doubt and insecurity. This voice takes the form of seemingly automatic and negative self-talk that can be persistent, loud, discouraging, and predictably destructive to our efforts. In order to … Continue reading Obesity and Self-Acceptance