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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Hypoglycemia

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Hunger is often the first symptom of a decrease in your blood glucose, and simply indicates that it’s time to eat. As your blood glucose decreases, symptoms of hypoglycemia can make it difficult to continue your current activity. Severe hypoglycemia can become serious and must be recognized and t...

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What is Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Workplace Wellness?

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As we continue to expand our services in the corporate wellness arena, we needed to succinctly describe what the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program is, how it’s different, and how it can be implemented in diverse workplace environments.

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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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