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What is Avoidance Overeating?

Published on May 2, 2014

Avoidance overeaters are usually warm, compassionate people who are very sensitive to the needs of others, but have a hard time dealing with their own needs, wants and problems. They often turn to food to escape, and are often overweight.
Here are four strategies to help you overcome this behavior.
1. Learn to identify your emotions.
2. Engage in problem solving skills.
3. Use assertive communication skills
4. Practice assertive communication skills.
Regular attendance at the support group is a good way to work on these skills. Our support group is facilitated by a licensed psychologist. Please take advantage of this opportunity to work with a psychologist at no charge!

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