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Category: Emotions & Eating

A truer you for 2018: your diet is not my diet, and that’s okay!

Recently a friend asked me why I am so much against diets. Do I truly think that there are no benefits at all in any diets? And do people who are eating competent never follow an eating plan, not even when necessary to manage a disease like diabetes or high…

You deserve better than cheat days!

A couple of months ago I overheard a conversation between two women in the gym’s locker room. One of them was explaining how she had not had any chocolate since the beginning of the year — it was September. However, she was going to cheat and have some…

4 strategies to deal with picky eaters — even if the picky eater is you

I only eat non-fat Paleo gluten-free turkey! Do you have any carbs-free, zero calorie appetizers? I don’t like anything green or yellow. Ever heard anything like that at family gatherings? Perhaps you were the one who said it. Picky eating has become a fact of…

Sneaky ways dieting mentality comes back during the holidays

I love this time of the year. Late fall can be so beautiful. Streets are dressed up in lights and it’s cozy wearing coats and warm sweaters. I look forward to spending my weekend afternoons home, reading a book with a cup of hot chocolate 🙂 I confess though…

3 ways to talk with friends and family after you’ve given up dieting

I get it, you know: sometimes not dieting puts you out in the cold, alone, and out of all the conversations that usually happen around a table. Comments about food are normal when a group is about to eat. Whenever someone says “Gosh, I really need to hit the…

5 mindful daily strategies to keep eating intuitively during the holiday

Most of the guides and articles out there right now are about “surviving” the holidays. I don’t remember thinking about having to “survive” the holidays as a child. The holidays couldn’t come quickly enough and I wished they never ended! But all…

Tomorrow is another day: how to start over the day after a binge

There is hardly a day that seems more filled with hope and expectations than tomorrow. Tomorrow is another day. Tomorrow, you can start over. You can try again and be different, tomorrow. It’s wonderful to have hopes and expectations. But then tomorrow arrives and you are likely to…

The hidden benefit behind your “addiction” to food

We live in a culture that has a love/hate relationship with addictions. We know that being addicted to something is “bad” but we’re addicted to addiction, it seems. We just can’t help ourselves. Some addictions are proven to be damaging, caused by substances that…

How to feel confident in a large body right now

We see confidence portrayed all the time in movies and TV shows like a magic spell. Confidence is the top lawyer at the firm that wins the case in court with his oratory abilities; it’s the beautiful woman that walks into a room and conquers every man&#8217…

The fears that bring you back to dieting over and over

Think back of the first time you decided to try a diet. What did you feel? That first diet very likely felt good. You were on top of the world and lost the weight quickly and effortlessly. But before long you fell off the wagon. And after the lost weight…