Mindful Eating Strategies for Successful Weight Management

Exploring Mindful Eating for Successful Weight Management: When Are We Really Hungry for Food? What’s a first step in mindful eating (also called intuitive eating)? Getting in touch with feelings of true physical hunger. Sounds simple, but at first it may be hard. That’s because either due to dieting or chaotic patterns of eating, people often ignore physical hunger cues […] Read more »

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Are You Addicted to Food?

As the subject gets more attention from the media and health professionals alike, many individuals self-diagnose themselves as food addicts. Just what is food addiction, and are you truly addicted to food? Defining Food Addiction In theory, we’re all addicted to food in a serious way. We can’t live without it. But the term “food addiction” implies a connection to […] Read more »

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The Pain of Weight Gain: How to Turn Things Around

The signs usually appear slowly, and at first, may be so subtle that you dismiss them… your pants might feel a little tighter than usual or you seem to have outgrown your favorite bra. With trepidation, you weigh yourself or something else confirms it – you’ve gained weight again. Though you promised yourself you wouldn’t let it happen, somehow it […] Read more »

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40 Reasons to Stop Dieting Now

“People don’t fail diets, diets fail people.” Based on 40 years of working with women to reach their healthy weights, we don’t think it could be said any better. Diets simply don’t work. Worse yet, they usually have the exact opposite effect you’re seeking.  In the long run, most people end up gaining weight instead of losing it. To mark […] Read more »

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Nurturing the Whole Self

When we have emotional or spiritual hungers, often what we need is nurturing. Many of us use food as the first-line nurturing tactic. We attempt to cope with feelings or spiritual hunger or dissatisfaction with our bodies with food. We end up feeling less nurtured than where we started and sometimes full of self criticism or hate. As we start […] Read more »

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