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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Add More Moments to Your Life and More Life to Your Moments

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My self-care practices are uniquely tailored to my personal needs, wants, and goals. Therefore, they are rewarding and motivating and I return to them again and again, creating more healthful habits…which may very well add precious moments to my life.

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What Do I Do If I Miss My Diabetes Medicine?

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Nobody’s perfect! There will probably come a time when you ask the question, “What do I do if I miss my diabetes medicine?”

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Can I eat sugar after bariatric surgery?

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If you've had bariatric surgery, you may wonder whether you can eat sugar. The short answer is yes. It gets a little sticky from there. Let’s explore this question with mindful eating.

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Tricking or Treating?

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it can be hard to ignore the call of those brightly colored bags of candy. This is especially true if you trick yourself, saying it’s for the kids when it’s really for you. If you’ve deprived yourself of all things sweet, cravings for candy only grow stronger.

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Halloween Candy and Diabetes: The Trick is Mindful Eating

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Some people with diabetes think they can't eat Halloween candy. Sugar is a carb so it will raise your blood sugar, but that doesn't make candy forbidden.

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Emotional Eater? Label the behavior instead

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I cringe when someone says, “I am an emotional eater” or “I am a binger.” That stake in the ground is awfully hard to pull out. When you define yourself by your actions, you leave little room for other options.

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Why Not Eat?

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The Mindful Eating Cycle starts with the question, "Why do I eat?" We're constantly exposed to triggers for eating, so the real question is, "Why not eat?"

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Can I eat carbs after bariatric surgery?

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Carb is NOT a 4-letter word after bariatric surgery! Mindful eating doesn’t focus on rules so you may wonder, Can I eat carbs after bariatric surgery? Sometimes even the most experienced bariatric clinicians throw rules at their patients like, "No more than twenty carbs a day" or "Don’t eat whit...

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Free From versus Free To: A Perspective Shift on Freedom

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Trying to be free from emotions that might trigger unwanted behaviors rather than mindfully experiencing them may actually strip of us the potential to discover valuable information our emotions can give us about ourselves and our lives.

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