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

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 […]

Mindfully Eating Chocolate: You Can Do It!

This is a version of a post I first put up over on We Are the Real Deal, a blog that is winning all kinds of awards for its great work in helping women and girls cultivate self-esteem, positive body image, and healthy coping. We’re proud to be a part of it with monthly posts […]

50% off Valentine’s Day Candy

Ah, the day after Valentine’s Day…. if you are hitting the stores today prepare for some food exposure via bins and end-caps full of cheap candy leftover from the holiday.  As great as that deal looks, it’remember that just because it’s a good price, it doesn’t mean it’s a good deal.  Often the candy from holidays like Valentine’s Day, Easter, […]

Will You Have the Chocolate?

It’s Valentine’s Day! For weight worriers the world over, it’s a day that’s both anticipated and dreaded. Do either of these statements describe your feelings about this day of chocolate celebration? “It’s Valentine’s Day. That means I can have chocolate!” “It’s Valentine’s Day. I’m going to have to be extra strong today to avoid eating […]