‘Mindful Eating’

Awakening: How ‘Waking-Up’ Helps Us Manage Emotional Eating

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

As we enter the month of April, we are truly stepping into spring. Here in Vermont it will still be some time before we actually see green grass, but as the snow melts and the ground begins to thaw, the earth begins to reawaken. As it starts to wake up from its winter sleep, the change that occurs is phenomenal. […] Read more »

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Mindful Eating and The Process of Learning How to Feed Myself

By Beth Turchi

Beth continues her cha-cha but then takes a giant leap forward. One step forward, two steps back?  Or is it two steps forward and one step back? If I find the learning in a “step back”, then it’s actually a step forward. Okay, no more “who’s on first” babble – here’s what I’m referring to. I Thought I’d Get Back […] Read more »

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Beyond the Diet Mentality: Chocolate, Pleasure and Eating What You Want

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

It’s that time of year again when thoughts turn to red hearts, cards sent, given to or received from loved ones, and, of course, chocolate. How did chocolate become the symbol of love on Valentine’s Day? According to at least one story I found on the Internet, the Aztecs viewed chocolate as an aphrodisiac. Long after chocolate made its way […] Read more »

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Help for Binge Eating Disorder: New Drug Approved by FDA

By Kari Anderson, DBH, LCMHC, CEDS

Vyvanse Approved To Treat Binge Eating Disorder Va va voom, here comes Vyvanse, a new drug just approved to treat Binge Eating Disorder (BED). Vyvanse is a central nervous system stimulant  that was first released in 2007 to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It has now been shown to “help curb binge eating episodes” and decrease the number of binge […] Read more »

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