Chocolat: Not what we resist but what we create

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The movie Chocolat explores the dichotomy between rigid self-control and indulgence, themes often seen in disordered eating. Through beautiful story telling, Chocolat finds a delicious balance.

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Diet and Activity Trackers: The Next Generation of Misused Tools

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Fitness bands, calorie counting apps, body composition monitors, and other gadgets have brought the old diet diary, bathroom scale, and pedometer into the digital age. But are they really an improvement?

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Next Generation Workplace Wellness: Beyond “Eat Less, Exercise More”

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Change is on the horizon! Interested in the next generation of workplace wellness? Move beyond the “eat less, exercise more approach to employee wellness.

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How to Use Nutrition Labels for Diabetes

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Even when you have diabetes, learn how to use nutrition labels to educate yourself about the nutrient content of food, not to label food as "good" or "bad."

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Mindful Eating After Weight Loss Surgery

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While mindful eating is sometimes misused as just another diet, the true concepts of mindful eating such as awareness, nonjudgment, curiosity, and acceptance are very helpful after (and preferably before) weight loss surgery.

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I’m Injured and I Can’t Exercise!

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Since I quit dieting many years ago, I’ve exercised not because I have to, but because I need to. Yoga and hiking have kept me balanced, sane, energetic, productive, and connected. However, I’ve been challenged by a right rotator cuff injury for nine months and had surgery two weeks ago. I’ve bee...

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Emotional Eating vs. Binge Eating

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What is the difference between emotional eating and binge eating? There's a lot of overlap and confusion so these definitions and insights help clear it up.

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How a Weight-Neutral Approach Helps

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How was an approach that advised me to take my focus off losing weight going to support my health goals? Wouldn’t that be giving myself permission to give up and give in?

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No More Biggest Loser Weight Loss Contests at Work!

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Biggest loser weight loss contests at work are counterproductive to the company's and participants' mutual goals of improved health, productivity, and quality of life.

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Discover the Gift

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As I prepare for right rotator cuff surgery, I realized that I can just get through it or choose to discover the gift. Watch for video blogs coming soon!

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