Show image

The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

Listen on

Season 2

Feed Yourself Like You'd Feed a Loved One
Play now

Diets and "healthy" eating fads are a January fixture - but few of us stick to these harsh regimes. And when the dieting ends, we often go back to the "bad" foods we craved during our fasting.

Psychotherapist Andrea Wachter says this dieting "roller coaster" makes our minds obsess over food and causes our bodies no end of harm. Andrea stepped off the roller coaster by taking a kinder and calmer approach to the foods she consumed. She tells Dr. Laurie Santos the key rule - feed yourself like you’d feed someone you love.