Healing the True Hungers Beneath Emotional Eating


by Sona DeLurgio, PsyD, LMFT

Enjoying that brownie – YES! Savoring the creamy mac n’ cheese – YES! Delighting in the juicy

peach – YES!

We do enjoy food. We’re supposed to, it’s one of the pleasures of life.

Yet sometimes our eating doesn’t bring pleasure but becomes more of a villain. You might fear

you enjoy food too much, indulge too much, or just feel out of control with your eating. Then

Mac ‘n Cheese, Comfort Food, and Oxytocin

by Sona DeLurgio, Psy.D, LMFT

On a recent rainy day I took my workout inside to the local gym. As I was dutifully (and boringly) trudging along on the treadmill, I looked up at the TV screen and saw a shot of a fork lifting out a bite of ooey, gooey, mac and cheese. Now I tuned in more intentionally. After all, on a grey and rainy day that shot of the mac and cheese made my morning. The show was an episode of “The Chew,” a daytime cooking show that I wouldn’t typically be watching. But, hey, I was a captive audience.

A Team Approach to Treatment

March 18th Third Annual VFED Luncheon | Sportsmen Lodge in Studio City

A dietitian without a scale and a therapist who collaborates with a dietitian. Together they make a great difference in the lives of their patients.

Over a delicious and elegant luncheon, Aaron Flores, RDN and Lindsey Budd, LMFT treated VFED members to a glimpse of the work they do. After elucidating the concepts of Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating, they relayed a moving and encouraging case study about a client who struggles with Compulsive Overeating.