Is Sugar Addictive?

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In my article called “Is Sugar Addiction Real?” I shared a lively email debate about whether sugar is addictive. The topic of sugar addiction is controversial, and in my opinion, counter-productive. In a press release about a new study, “Eating addiction”, rather than “food addiction”...

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Can You Eat Break Room Donuts Mindfully?

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Donuts in the break room can be quite a challenge. As soon as I walk in the kitchen and see the pink boxes of donuts, they’re in the back of my mind. Even if I have healthy snacks on hand, I know the donuts offer a quick, easy break from stressful (or boring) meetings, looming deadlines, long con...

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Binge Eating and Bariatric Surgery

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During our last Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Binge Eating Retreat, I was surprised to find out that 40% had already had bariatric (weight loss) surgery! They shared their experiences to help others who had BED and bariatric surgery.

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Has Food Become the Background Music?

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Labor Day marks the end of summer barbecues and the beginning of holiday eating. It's easy to confuse holidays with food, like background music to our lives.

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Labor Day Recipe Round-Up!

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Before we get to the Labor Day recipes, let's remember that the real purpose of these gatherings is the connection. Food is just the background music!

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And the Research Says…

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The research says diets don't work and few people experience long term success with dieting. So why are we still having the same old conversation about food and weight? The answer? Paradigm blindness.

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Curious Cravings

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Mindful eating has taught me to be curious about my cravings. The next time you have a craving or a clear desire for a specific food, get curious! Is there an emotional significance to the craving or a forgotten seed?

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Free Webinar! 6 Steps to Thrive with Diabetes or Prediabetes Using the Mindful Eating Cycle

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Do you (or does someone you care about) have prediabetes or diabetes? If you've bought (or buy) a copy of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes, you are invited to join us for a special event: a complimentary one-hour webinar* with the authors, Michelle May MD and Megrette Fletcher M...

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Mindful Movement as Practice and Process

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Now I have a beautifully expanded view of exercise that includes a loving, listening partnership with my body, a totally different intention while exercising, and reframed definitions of both exercise and what it means to be healthy.

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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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