Don’t Be Good. Feel Good!

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The conventional way of managing eating and exercise requires compliance with guidelines. Motivation for sustainable change comes from choices that feel good.

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Holiday Office Parties on a Diet

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When you attend holiday office parties on a diet, it seems like there are only two options: stick rigidly to your diet or decide to take a day off and indulge. Neither option is particularly appealing.

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Whatever happened to the Pumpkin Pie Lady?

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After bariatric surgery, the holidays can be a difficult endless parade of favorite foods. The Pumpkin Pie Lady just wan't ready for the changes required.

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Live Webinar with Dr. Michelle May in Australia

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Hear Dr. Michelle May talk about using the Mindful Eating Cycle to recognize and resolve problematic eating behaviors in this live webinar sponsored by Dietitian Connection in Australia.

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Eating Past, Present, and Future

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I recognized the brilliance of the Mindful Eating Cycle as it told my story of eating in the past, present, and if something didn’t drastically change, my future! Like watching A Christmas Carol again and again, through my ongoing practice I’m discovering and appreciating the layers and depth it ...

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If Not a Weight Management Program, Then What?

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What Am I Hungry? Program participants get to do is dig down below the surface to identify and take charge of the thoughts, beliefs, feelings and habits that ultimately lead to their choices. They gradually make changes on the inside first, so the changes they make later on the outside will last.

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Get Off of the Tightrope and Onto the Path!

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Dieting is like walking a tightrope. One misstep and it’s all over! On the other hand, mindful eating is a wide path that’s nearly impossible to fall off of. You have the flexibility and options so you can make decisions based on what you want and need in any given situation.

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Have a Mindful Thanksgiving!

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Have a mindful thanksgiving! Please enjoy a cornucopia of mindful eating inspiration…and a sneak peek about our first Cyber Monday sale ever!

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Big Turkey Talk

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My daughter’s teacher was showing me a board on the wall where the kids had hung paper turkeys they decorated for Thanksgiving. One of the adorable five year olds yelled to me “Mrs. Smith’s turkey is in the middle – it’s the biggest one!”

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Understanding Your Secrecy and Shame with Binge Eating

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Over the years, the habit of eating forbidden foods in secrecy became more and more engrained. Every time I unconsciously ate in solitude and hid the evidence, I built layers of shame over one of my basic human needs: eating for enjoyment.

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