Caught in an Endless Cycle of Emotional Eating and Dieting

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Do you feel trapped in a vicious cycle of emotional eating and dieting? You are not alone; there are some common themes in people like you.

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Cheap Sunglasses

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I recently spent twenty bucks on a pair of cheap sunglasses, rationalizing that if I lost them on vacation, it would be no big deal. When they broke on the first day, they suddenly became the most expensive sunglasses I’d ever owned at $20 per wear! That same day, a person who had registered for ...

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The Big Lie: When-Then

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Perhaps you’ve told yourself some version of this popular lie: When (something happens), then (I’ll do, feel, or be something different). What are you waiting for?

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Shhh! We have a secret!

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Most people who binge eat do so alone, in secret. They feel guilty and ashamed and go to great lengths to hide their behaviors from others. They feel out of control and know they need help, yet the secretive nature of the problem just might prevent them from getting it!

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Do You Love to Eat?

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“Do you love to eat?” That is the first sentence in the introduction to Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat. The first time I read it, I answered with a resounding, “Yes! I absolutely love to eat, and that is the problem.” I had no idea how much I would learn from the ...

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Bring on the New!

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Realizing the futility and cost of sticking with the old, I let go of the familiar and was immediately rewarded by the power and openness of beginner's mind. I was more aware, curious, and connected to what I was doing.

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Happy New Year 2015

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The times that I’ve set resolutions, it feels like something I have to do, or a specific way I have to act, period, without much room for flexibility. That’s why I like the idea of setting an intention instead of a resolution.

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The Abundance Paradox

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The Abundance Paradox is that the more food we have access to, the less reason there should be to overeat it. We have internalized outdated scarcity beliefs from parents, advertising, and dieting that drive us to over-consume even though food is plentiful.

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Don’t Be Good. Feel Good!

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The conventional way of managing eating and exercise requires compliance with guidelines. Motivation for sustainable change comes from choices that feel good.

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Holiday Office Parties on a Diet

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When you attend holiday office parties on a diet, it seems like there are only two options: stick rigidly to your diet or decide to take a day off and indulge. Neither option is particularly appealing.

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