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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What If You Never Had to Eat Again?

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If you could give up eating and still get proper nutrition, would you do it? In our fast-paced world, would you want to use the time and energy saved in food preparation, eating, and cleanup for other purposes? Would giving up food as you know it feel freeing?

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What is the Association Between Weight and Binge Eating Disorder?

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Getting a truer picture of the association between weight and BED can help us challenge misinformation that we come across. More important, it helps us focus on treating the underlying binge eating disorder without being distracted by one’s weight.

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Mindless and Emotional Eating after Bariatric Surgery

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Weight cycling, yoyo dieting, and disordered eating patterns are common in individuals who meet the criteria for bariatric surgery. Further, the challenges posed by a food-abundant environment, social and emotional connections to food, chronic ineffective dieting, and eating disorders may not res...

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I Dare You…To Celebrate Yourself

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If a friend or family member accomplished something they had been working on, would you want to celebrate them? What about the last time you accomplished something or achieved a goal, no matter how large or how small; how did you react when you finished? Did you just shrug your shoulders and move...

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I Want To Be Alex

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Can you remember the last time you were able to honestly say, “I’m happy being me!” without attaching any conditions? Hopefully, you don’t have to think all the way back to preschool! But even when we know that it’s not about looking a certain way, getting that promotion, meeting the perfect mate...

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Fear of Self-Acceptance

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When I talk or write about the importance of self-acceptance, some people feel afraid. For example one person left this comment: “If I accepted myself as I am why would I change? If I accept myself, I admit defeat.” While it may seem counterintuitive, self-acceptance is the starting line for chan...

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