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Food and Fulfillment: Emotional Eating Triggers and S...

Food is an essential part of our everyday lives—we all have to eat to survive. But, for most everyone, food is much more than a source of nutrition and energy. Food is ingrained in our social lives, work events, and even family legacies. For most people, food carries some sort of meaning, whether that’s pleasure, …Read the rest…

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Simple Strategies to Eat More Mindfully and Change Yo...

Are you tired of struggling with food? Do you find yourself thinking about what you will eat later in the day or wondering where your food just went? Do you eat quickly or while engaging in other activities such as watching TV, or working on the computer? Have you tried to change your eating, with …Read the rest…

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Make Peace with Food Program Starting Sept 15th

Are you tired of the overeating, body-hatred, dieting trap? Join us for the upcoming Make Peace with Food Group starting in September. This group is about learning a new way of relating to yourself and your body. It’s about connecting with your deeper longings and needs and letting go of the self-doubt, judgment or perfectionism. …Read the rest…

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How to Help Your Child Have a Healthy Relationship Wi...

As a parent, you want the best for your child. Particularly when it comes to the arena of food. You don’t want your child to struggle with obesity or an eating disorder and want him/her to have a natural, intuitive relationship with food. What can you do to help your child have a healthy relationship …Read the rest…

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Weight Loss: Is it the Wrong Type of Motivation?

Recently, Amy Wrzesnieswski and Barry Schwartz wrote an article in the New York Times titled “The Secret of Effective Motivation.” They studied two types of motivations: internal and instrumental.  Internal motivation or sometimes known as intrinsic motivation is a desire that is based on the actual activity. For instance, a student wants to study in …Read the rest…

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I Feel Fat – Decode the Negative Self-Talk

Do you find yourself saying, “I feel fat”? What does that really mean to you? Negative body thoughts are often a way of talking to yourself about other issues in your life or feelings that bother you. Learn to decode these messages and stop the negative body thoughts.   There are often psychological factors that …Read the rest…

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Stories of Weight Stigma

 What is Weight Stigma?   According to the Binge Eating Disorder Association, weight stigma is:   Shame placed upon individuals based on weight or body size. Judgment and biases predetermined by weight, body size, lifestyle Judgment of a person’s character, work ethics, and personality based on weight Prejudice and discrimination of others because of their …Read the rest…

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Diets Don’t Work

Diets don’t work and can lead to binge eating Do you know why?   1. Your body adapts to the caloric restriction in dieting; the less you eat, the less it uses. Which means to maintain weight loss, you must ALWAYS continue to further restrict. 2. Deprivation from dieting creates food cravings, which can lead …Read the rest…

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Do You Feel Out of Control with Food Behavior? You Co...

Are you struggling with disordered eating? Review the list of questions below to see if any apply to you.   1. Has anyone ever told you that you have a problem with food? 2. Do you think food is a problem for you? 3. Do you eat large amounts of high calorie food in a …Read the rest…

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Emotional Hunger vs. Physical Hunger

Eating Too Much? There can be several reasons why you could be eating too much. Physiological reasons include hormones, lack of sleep, habit, and so forth. Emotional reasons might include boredom, stress, emotional pain or even mental health issues such as anxiety or depression (which are a combination physiological and emotional). To get started, first …Read the rest…

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Food for Thought: Diets Don’t Work

Have you been thinking you need to “shed extra pounds”, “eat right”, and go on a diet? Weight loss is the obsession everywhere you turn. Today I just want to share with you some information adapted from the National Eating Disorders Association about why this might not be the best idea. That’s right. Diets don’t …Read the rest…