How Do I Use a Blood Glucose Log?

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Your blood glucose (blood sugar) is a powerful tool. Using a blood glucose log will help you become aware of how eating, physical activity, and other factors affect your diabetes. For many people, the idea of checking their blood sugar is simply overwhelming. Becoming curious about your blood glu...

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What If You Never Had to Eat Again?

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If you could give up eating and still get proper nutrition, would you do it? In our fast-paced world, would you want to use the time and energy saved in food preparation, eating, and cleanup for other purposes? Would giving up food as you know it feel freeing?

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What is the Association Between Weight and Binge Eating Disorder?

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Getting a truer picture of the association between weight and BED can help us challenge misinformation that we come across. More important, it helps us focus on treating the underlying binge eating disorder without being distracted by one’s weight.

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Mindless and Emotional Eating after Bariatric Surgery

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Weight cycling, yoyo dieting, and disordered eating patterns are common in individuals who meet the criteria for bariatric surgery. Further, the challenges posed by a food-abundant environment, social and emotional connections to food, chronic ineffective dieting, and eating disorders may not res...

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I Dare You…To Celebrate Yourself

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If a friend or family member accomplished something they had been working on, would you want to celebrate them? What about the last time you accomplished something or achieved a goal, no matter how large or how small; how did you react when you finished? Did you just shrug your shoulders and move...

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I Want To Be Alex

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Can you remember the last time you were able to honestly say, “I’m happy being me!” without attaching any conditions? Hopefully, you don’t have to think all the way back to preschool! But even when we know that it’s not about looking a certain way, getting that promotion, meeting the perfect mate...

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Fear of Self-Acceptance

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When I talk or write about the importance of self-acceptance, some people feel afraid. For example one person left this comment: “If I accepted myself as I am why would I change? If I accept myself, I admit defeat.” While it may seem counterintuitive, self-acceptance is the starting line for chan...

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Rejecting Fat Shame

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What does shame feel like in you? For me, it is an intensely uncomfortable hot, creepy feeling under my chin and all the way down my neck. I feel like I want to unzip my skin and step out of it. The only thing it motivates me to want to do is run the other way.

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Treating Binge Eating Disorder with Mindfulness

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Mindful eating is an ancient concept with profound modern applications. It is slowly finding its way into mainstream counseling, nutrition, and wellness practices. One important area is the treatment of Binge Eating Disorder (BED). Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD recently authored an article, Treating Bin...

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Healthy Eating or Diets in Disguise?

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The good news in the workplace wellness arena is that many experienced health promotion practitioners today recognize that diets don’t work and never will. The bad news is that sometimes the ineffective diet advice from the past is replaced with something that sounds better, but isn’t. Old-fashio...

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