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Setting Effective Boundaries

Boundaries are prevalent throughout the universe; planets have orbits, oceans have shores, rivers have banks. Boundaries define the beginnings and ends of many things. Walls define a room, fences separate my yard from yours, a cup has a limit to how much it can hold. The first and most important boundaries we must set are […]

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Beginning With Boundaries

After all these weeks about label reading, I hope you are feeling much clearer and more confident about evaluating the label and making your food choices. As always, if you have questions, comments, or concerns, please respond here and I am happy to answer your questions. Today I want to talk about your own ingredient […]

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Boundaries And Freedom

“I’m having a miserable week,” says my client. “My food is out of control; my boss got fired; I hoped for his job; I’ve been given most of his work but none of the title, prestige, or money that comes with it. Let me skip telling you about life at home.” My client feels awful […]

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Handling Hard Stuff

Do you ever have things happen in your life which you did not want, do not like, and never wished for? Hard stuff. And do you eat over it? Well, maybe I should say, how do you keep yourself from eating over it? Well, what else should I do? Here is a long list of […]

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Sneaky Self Care

The last few weeks we have been talking about label reading. And I hope this has helped you choose food more effectively. One of the things we noted was that this is part of good self care – giving the body the nutrient rich foods it needs and excluding the foods we struggle with. Too […]

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Be Kind To Yourself First!

It is the Fourth of July as I write this – Independence Day – the anniversary of the day the Declaration of Independence was signed. America said it would no longer be part of Great Britain. What does that have to do with you and me and food? Great barbecues, perhaps. Hope you enjoyed yours. […]

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The Special Airplane Snack

My daughter had a lovely trip on an airplane this week; she brought home one of the snack bags the airline generously provided. Now I am not promoting this for you at all; the purpose of this blog is to point out the huge number of ingredients (for three “foods”) and what we find in […]

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Label Reading 103

The last two blogs have been about the facts of label reading. Here I want to talk about the carbohydrates as well as values and priorities concerning carbohydrates. We talked about protein and fats on the label last week. Carbohydrates are a bit different because there are so many variables and each person may have […]

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