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, the urge to buy, and eat, lots of candy will 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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Practicing Self-Care: Mindful Gardening

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For these reasons, gardening is an act of self-care for me. Since reading Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat, I am more aware than ever why practicing self-care is recommended to enrich our lives.

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Eat. Here. Now.

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Like a breath of fresh air, mindful eating has awakened me from past habits, bringing into awareness that which was hidden. It is like gray clouds opening to show slivers of silver light. Learning how to stop eating to feed my feelings has been revolutionary! It is the choice to live.

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Weight Stigma: Get the Picture?

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If a picture speaks a thousand words, these pictures tell the story of weight stigma. It's Weight Stigma Awareness Week and photos are a common source - and cause - of weight stigma in the media.

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What Does it Mean to be Weight Neutral?

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The weight-neutral approach acknowledges that body weight is determined by a complex set of genetic, metabolic, physiological, cultural, social, and behavioral determinants, many of which individuals cannot change. Instead of focusing on a weight-oriented outcome, participants in weight-neutral p...

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