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I have struggled with this blog for three days now; I think perhaps there are three blogs here. Please note, this is only my opinion, and not proven facts from on high. Take what works for you and leave the rest. But do let me know what you think. Someone I greatly respect has a […]

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Theresa and the Grocery Store!

I hate the grocery store! It enraged me last night when I went with my daughter for a couple of things. Aisle after aisle of refined, processed, nutrient free and trigger foods. Row after row of cookies, cakes, soda. If the soda is sugar free and caffeine free and zero calories, what is it? Why […]

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Last week, we talked about triggers and cravings. This week, let’s talk about how to manage them. The first piece is: they are going to happen. Accept this. You may not like it, you may even hate it, but triggers and cravings will happen at some point in your recovery. How many times have you […]

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Managing Triggers

I went to the Philadelphia Flower Show last week, and I was appalled. There in the middle of the Flower Show exhibits, was a stand selling all kinds of Booze and Ben and Jerry’s. Now there has always been food at the Flower Show, but on the edges of the exhibit area, and in a […]

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And what do you want to be free from? I hope that many will read this blog, and I am no magician, only a dietitian. What do you want? What is your goal? A million dollars? A house on a hill? Or freedom? Freedom from being the wrong body weight? Freedom from constant thoughts about […]

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Defining YOUR Abstinence

I talked to a client today. She has been in one or another of the OA programs for a few years. She was really frustrated. For her, the programs she attended, defined her abstinence by their rules. Their rules did not fit her needs. And some times, she had to change the rules. She had […]

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For years, you may have struggled with your problems with food, eating and body weight. You have tried every diet, and they all work for a bit, but sooner or later you “fall apart” or “fall off” and cannot seem to get back on track. The foods that are the most attractive to you are […]

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AM I A FOOD ADDICT? I DON’T WANT TO BE A FOOD ADDICT! So, you have tried and struggled with diet after diet after detox and exercise program, and nothing works. And you feel like you just cannot go on like this, but there isn’t anything else that works to do and you’ve had it […]

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Defining The Problem

Thanks for coming back to reading this blog. Today I want you to look at who you are and who you want to become. If you are reading this, I bet you have some problems with food, eating, and body weight. Maybe they are new, maybe they have been troubling you for a long time. […]

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