Health Bite
Health Bite
Jul 4, 2022
The Science Behind Emotional Eating with Dr. Adrienne Youdim
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Welcome back, friends. We are well into the summer season.
And whether you want to lose weight or not, I bet somewhere in your mind, when you think summer, you think wait, or if you don't think about weight, you think about your body or its state of affairs.

It's in our culture and it is indoctrinated.

So instead of pretending it doesn't exist, let's address it.

This week I’m continuing to explore the science of hunger, focusing specifically on emotional eating, emotional hunger, and the truth that we are all emotional eaters, whether we like it or not. I dive into how the connection between food and our emotions is hardwired into our DNA and into our neurochemistry, and I explore what you can do to help overcome this.


  • Learn how satiety hormones, which help you feel full, are related to our emotions.
  • Learn about the limbic system, which is responsible for processing emotions and pleasure, and how it is linked to eating.
  • Find out how dopamine causes us to seek out highly palatable foods more frequently.
  • Why comfort foods may not be as comforting as you think.
  • Discover possible solutions for emotional eating.


If you haven’t listened to the first episode in this sabbatical series, where I discuss the anatomy of our hunger, listen to it here.

Celebrating One Year! It is the one-year anniversary of Hungry for More, Stories and Science to Inspire Weight Loss from the Inside Out- a book that uses story and science to explore the spiritual and emotional hungers that are universal to us all!

Head over to our website to purchase a signed copy and get one month of daily journaling prompts to help you Uncover your Hunger once and for all. 

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