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WEIGHING AND MEASURING PART 2

I promised last week that this week we would talk about the HOW of weighing and measuring food. I admit to have been worrying about this blog all week, constructing and reconstructing it in my mind and arguing about what I should say. So here are my current thoughts on this, and I hope you […]

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WHY WE MAY WEIGH AND MEASURE OUR FOOD

My clients often resist weighing and measuring food: they find it embarrassing, shameful, and annoying. “I have been doing diets my whole life, they say” I know how much I am supposed to eat!”  “I am not going to humiliate myself by taking a scale into a fancy restaurant!”  “And to my mother-in- law’s at […]

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MANAGING THE MECHANICS

Most of my clients have major problems with food, eating, and body weight. They find themselves unable to stop eating at certain times, in certain situations, or with certain foods. Parties and social situations are major struggles for them. And most of the family rolls their eyes and thinks this is just another diet, waiting […]

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STRONG RECOVERY PROGRAMS

What is a strong recovery program? How do you work one? How do you use it to get what you really want in your life? There are four components: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. We need to look at all four, but not necessarily all at once. My favorite adviser used to say that in school, […]

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AFFIRMATIONS AND LABELS

If you listen to or read news reports, you are likely to have heard about the “obesity epidemic”.  Obesity costs the nation more than $150 billion in preventable health care costs and contributes to many different health problems. This does not count the emotional time and effort and struggle and pain that obesity causes. These […]

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WHAT’S THE REAL PROBLEM?

It is 8:30 on Monday night as I write this blog……  not cutting it close, are we? It has been a crazy chaotic week; I have interviewed many secretarial candidates, a family member has been ill, and I have been struggling with who I am and where I want to go in the world. Interviewing […]

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The Time Has Come

Food and eating are precious gifts, to our bodies, our minds, and our spirits. In our journey into insane food behavior, (and/or other insane behaviors) we have lost the ability to recognize the true purpose of these gifts. Recovery means that we are in the process of rediscovering how to use food to nourish us, […]

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ROSH HASHANAH

This evening begins Rosh Hashanah, the first day of the new year. Those who know me well will also know that I was raised as a Catholic. But as I continue to grow in recovery, I have developed a deep and humble appreciation for all the other religions, but especially Judaism. Could be because I […]

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CHANGE IS TUFF STUFF!

In last week’s blog, I said, “I know that the way to change my problems with me, or my life, or other people, has only one solution. I need to change.” It is really hard to change me. I have to first DECIDE to change, then I have to CHOOSE to change, then I have […]

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