Are you an emotional eater? You’re not alone. All of us are! However, the term emotional eating has negative connotations and suggests images like having a threesome with Ben and Jerry or diving under the covers with Netflix and chips.
Today’s show will challenge you to reconsider what emotional eating is! We’re dishing about the power food has to heal our bodies and nourish our minds. Plus, you’ll discover how to use emotional eating for your long-term wellbeing.
Today’s guest is Washington Post writer and editor Mary Beth Albright. She will share her ground-breaking exploration of the way – what and how we eat it – shapes our mental and psychological health.
As Mary Beth writes in her new book Eat & Flourish: How Food Supports Emotional Well-Being, food is pleasurable. We feel joy when we eat, whether it’s a juicy peach, crusty bread, or chocolate – and we especially feel uplifted when we’re sharing a meal.
You’ll learn how to eat to support your emotional wellbeing, the role pleasure plays, how to use food to support your gut microbiome, how certain foods help reduce the inflammation that can harm mental health, and how to develop a healthful eating pattern for life.
More About My Guest
Mary Beth Albright
Mary Beth Albright is a food expert with broad experience, from food attorney to finalist on Food Network Star, where she competed on Iron Chef America. Her passion for good food grew from her mentor, the legendary Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. After 15 years of working with Dr. Koop on health and food issues, and attending Georgetown Law School (graduating cum laude), Mary Beth advised on food systems and managed a White House initiative. She also worked at the D.Cc law firm of Williams & Connolly and Roll Call, the oldest Capitol Hill newspaper. As an undergraduate, Albright attended The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She completed L’Academie de Cuisine’s two-semester culinary course in Bethesda, Md.