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Thoughts For The Season

Hello! Did you miss last week’s blog? My apologies, there were too many illnesses, tasks and chaos in my life last week to get the blog done on time. You have probably heard me talk endlessly about self-care; and perhaps you roll your eyes and say to yourself, “Yeah, right, that again”, and you feel […]

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Have Some Water

Have you noticed that every diet plan you have ever followed suggests that you drink lots of water? Why is that? To fill you up when there isn’t enough food? To give you something to do when you want to EAT? To keep you so busy in the bathroom you will forget about eating? None […]

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What You Think Is What You Become

Reality is what you think it is.  If you decide you are “fat, stupid, and ugly”, your subconscious mind accepts your evaluation and remembers what you told it.  It tells you to behave in a way that will keep you “fat, stupid, and ugly”, undermining your confidence and limiting your ability to choose and follow […]

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Let’s Stir Fry!

Roasting and braising have become really popular these days, but one of my favorite and easiest cooking methods is the stir fry. I like it because I always have cooked rice in the freezer, so that part is easy. Now the veggies and protein are speedy. I can do the preparation early in the day […]

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Managing Your Cravings

One of the issues that confront people early in abstinence is a craving. If you do not manage a craving while it is just a random thought, it will grow into an irresistible urge and a desperate urgency which can derail your food plan and recovery. So, in the instant that you begin to realize […]

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Being Broken Is A Blessing

So often, my clients talk to me about their feelings of not being “like” other people; of being strange, useless, hopeless, failures, and unworthy or “broken”.  You have tried so many diets and weight loss programs, and they all have failed you. But they make you feel like YOU are the failure. I believe it […]

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Vivacious Vegetables

Vegetables are the least popular foods in our society; many of us don’t get enough. The CDC recommendations are that we should eat two to three cups of veggies a day; and less than 10 % of Americans meet that goal. This is important because a diet high in fruits and vegetables is associated with […]

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Fruit And Fun For All!

This week will begin a series of about four blogs.  They come to you courtesy of my favorite magazine – Nutrition Action Healthletter. This is a magazine published by Center for Science in the Public Interest, so it is not a 12 step publication, but their information is always accurate (except they don’t know about […]

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Are You Going Back?

As I work with my clients, I often feel sad that they are unable to do some of the things that they want to do in their lives.  The food gets in the way and we spend many years trying to solve the food problem.  We say to ourselves, “As soon as I lose this […]

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