Dave’s Story: How Mindful Eating Changed My Life…5 Years Later

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I still marvel at how so much could have gone so wrong for these last five years, yet the one thing I had struggled with the most throughout my adult life has not been a source of stress at all since I began eating mindfully! It is truly one of the most amazing gifts I ever have been given. Thank...

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Nesha’s Story: Letting Go

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Editor’s Note: After receiving the lovely email below from Nesha, a participant in a recent Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Retreat, we asked her to share her story. She agreed, saying, “What you’re doing is important and valuable. I want to validate this process! It is truth.”...

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Stephanie’s Story: Back to the Future

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“What attracted me to Am I Hungry? is that it is simple and realistic, not a quick fix. It’s not about fitting into a wedding dress—then going right back to where you were! I wanted to go back to the way I was when I was a kid, when food was food.” Other things that Stephanie has learned from Am ...

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Kari’s Story: Finally, Peace

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In 2013, Binge Eating Disorder was added to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5)—thirty-six years after I found myself sitting on the floor of a dark basement, leaning up against a chest freezer, eating a case of frozen Twinkies—my shameful secret. My f...

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Shirley’s Story: Food Is No Longer My Friend

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When Shirley was 44 she was diagnosed with diabetes; she started insulin the following year. Three years later she developed congestive heart failure which was treated with "a bunch of medications." "I continued to gain weight but I just couldn't diet anymore. Dr. Thompson, my doctor, had heard D...

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Charlene’s Story: Success – Moment by Moment

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“I’ve loved food from a young age! My mother was a fabulous Southern cook and growing up, I spent countless wonderful hours in the kitchen with her learning how to cook. My memories of my early experiences with food are very happy ones. And I was so healthy! Honestly, I never had a pr...

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Ann Marie’s Story: Beauty from Ashes

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Ann Marie’s mother vacillated between chronic dieting and binge eating-and still does. “From early on I was made to feel ‘less than’ my slim siblings. My mother called me ‘pushy and bossy’ and said that I just had to get out first ahead of my twin brother at bi...

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Marcia’s Story: Trusting Your Wisdom

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Like many women of 62, Marcia had been on various diets. “I had been down that path over and over: Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig…the usual. I even got thin a few times, but I always gained the weight back, plus more.” Marcia was diagnosed with hypertension when she was 58 years o...

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Lewis’s Story: Overcoming Obstacles – The Domino Effect

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If a picture’s worth a thousand words, these videos speak volumes. They tell the amazing story of a man who has come a very long way. Lewis used to be an athlete and a coach, maintaining his weight of 165-175 during the off-season, 190 when he was working out. In 2002, he was involved in ...

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Lexie’s Story: Overcoming Your Past

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Not everyone who struggles with their weight has a troubled past. For those who do, weight is often a symptom, rather than the problem. Focusing on weight loss rather than coming to terms with the past is just a distraction. In many cases, it further compounds the problem. Lexie’s difficult...

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