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Howard F. Doctor of Philosophy

Chicago, Illinois
I am a clinical psychologist in Chicago specializing in the treatment of emotional eating and binge eating disorder. I am the founder and president of Chicago Behavioral Health, LLC, and I'm on the faculty of Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.
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Doing it for Yourself (or How Not to Doom Your Diet) by Howard F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Have you ever found that it’s easier to diet when you’re doing it for yourself rather than to please someone else? If you have, research backs that up ; people who make ... Read on »
If it Makes Me Miserable, Why Can’t I Stop? by Howard F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders When I was a clinical intern in the last year of my doctoral program, I worked in a hospital outpatient clinic that specialized in the treatment of eating disorders. Am ... Read on »
Is Willpower Really Like a Muscle? by Howard F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders From the original forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden to the simplistic advice to “just say no” to drugs, it has been accepted wisdom that self-control is best exerci ... Read on »
Emotional eating: what is it and why does it happen? by Howard F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders What do we mean when we refer to emotional eating, and how does it differ, if at all, from compulsive overeating, binge eating disorder, and bulimia? It may surpris ... Read on »
Overeating with the Head, Hands, and Heart by Howard F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Now that we have discussed the positive or healthy reasons to eat, let’s look at what I think are the main motives for unhealthy eating. Before talking about what they ... Read on »
The Three ‘Good’ Reasons to Eat by Howard F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Why do we eat? I doubt you’ve ever stood in front of the refrigerator at night thinking, “Let’s see…which micronutrients do I need right about now?” But of course, ... Read on »
Common Sense and the Diet Mentality by Howard F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders You may know with some precision how many calories you consume in a given meal and how many you burn in a half-hour of exercise. You probably know how many Weight Watch ... Read on »
A Case of Emotional Eating: Is This You? by Howard F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Lori is a very energetic and hard-working administrative assistant in a busy accounting firm. When she first applied for the job, she felt under-qualified. But in spite ... Read on »
Overcoming Emotional Eating by Howard F. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I am a clinical health psychologist with a psychotherapy practice in downtown Chicago . My primary expertise is helping people who struggle with emotional and binge eat ... Read on »