What is Holiday Eating & Overeating? 5 Symptoms of Over Eating | Orlando Counselor

Can’t resist that extra portion? Have to go through that drive through? Have to eat dessert, or maybe two?

Now that the holidays are behind us, many will turn their focus to improving health and shedding unwanted pounds. The average American gains SEVEN pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.  How can you tell the difference between some simple comfort food indulgence and the more serious problem of over-eating? Some symptoms to watch for:

*Eating because of emotions like sadness, boredom, loneliness, depression

*Eating instead of engaging in relationships

*Consuming a whole bag of chips, whole container of ice cream, or multiple fast food meals in one day

*The over-eating is a source of guilt and shame

*Feeling out of control

What can you do? Address the issues causing you to turn to food. It may be painful at first, but tackling the depression, loneliness, or anger head-on will help you create a more positive and fulfilling life. You do not need to be a slave to over eating – there is help and hope. The coping techniques you learn while confronting your issues can help you build a fruitful and positive life. Also important is building healthy relationships with others.

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TLC provides therapy services for all ages in the Orlando Central Florida area and can handle almost any issue. At Total Life Counseling we focus on more than just the “Mind;" we focus on the “Total” person. Clients travel all over Florida, from the Bahamas and Georgia as TLC has worked with patients' and their prescriber' to reduce their need for medication. Since 2003 85% of our patients were stabilized with FDA approved supplements and dietary adjustments. Patients receive tremendous relief from their symptoms with less medication or in some cases without medication. Orlando teen and adolescent life workshops and teen camps. Our counselors have been interviewed by local and national News outlets including NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox and Radio!

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