The Healthy Family Podcast
About This Show
The Healthy Family Podcast isn’t just about kids, or adults, but families. It answers the tough questions like how can we positively influence those we love to take action? How do we create a lifelong desire for healthy habits in our children? How do we grow old being as healthy and strong as we can be? With help from leading experts, Maryann deconstructs what it really means to be healthy, happy and well at all ages and stages. Each episode helps you uncover (and conquer) hidden barriers that get in the way of your family’s health and happiness.
Most Recent Episode
Food and Feelings. How to Prevent or Curtail Emotional Eating with Karin Koenig
From the moment we are born food and emotions are intertwined. We get fed milk while being held and enjoy connection at the family table. But as time marches on, food can all too easily be used as a way to distract us from difficult emotions or fill an emotional void. This results in dysregulated eating -- eating too much or too little, and spending way too much time thinking about food and weight. The problem is our quick-fix culture searches for answers by making up food rules, tightly controlling goodies or to simply “thinking positive.” Our expert today says it takes both a mindful eating approach and tuning in to our emotions to get back to what she calls "normal eating." On episode 18 of The Healthy Family Podcast we have on Karen R. Koenig, LCSW, M.Ed., licensed psychotherapist specializing in the field of compulsive, emotional and restrictive eating. She is co-founder of the Greater Boston Collaborative for Body Image and Eating Disorders and a former member of the Professional Advisory Committee of the Multi-service Eating Disorder Association of Massachusetts. She is author of several books including The Rules of "Normal" Eating, Outsmarting Overeating and The Food and Feelings Workbook. She will forever change the way you see food and emotions, and that’s a good thing.
Episodes of This Show
Dec 14, 2017
Nov 24, 2017