Afternoon Snacking: 21 Alternatives When You Aren’t Hungry

For the past two weeks, I’ve led participants in my Facebook group, Ditch the Diet Tribe, in a Freedom from Emotional Eating Challenge.  They are a great group of people doing the

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Change Your Beliefs to Change Your Body

What unconscious beliefs do you have that are keeping you from reaching your goals about weight loss, food and body image?I’m a big believer in beliefs. I agree with Teddy Roosevelt, who said, “Believe

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Dos and Don’ts for Staying on Track When Losing Weight Without Dieting

You’re trying to lose weight, maybe for the third time. Or maybe it's the 30th.But you really want it to be the last time. You’d love to finally put the ka-bosh on weight gain once and for all!You’ve

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Herb Salsa Can Make Your Cooking Sing!

Despite the wealth of cooking resources on the Internet, which I use constantly, I still love my cookbooks. I'm really fussy about them, so buying one for me can be risky. My husband really scored with

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How Toddlers Can Inspire Your Weight Loss Efforts

Learning how to lose weight and keep it off is a lot like a toddler learning to walk.Think about the toddler. A tiny human who, before learning to walk, can only get around by crawling.Crawling is so slow.

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Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchilada Skillet

​    Looking for something healthy, really tasty, that can be made in one pan and  on your table in half an hour? Look no further. It's vegetarian, and it can easily be gluten-free

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Can You Tell the Difference Between Your Hungers?

When I teach people how to lose weight and keep it off without dieting, I say things like:Stop dieting and start listening to your body’s wisdom.Your body knows what you need, you just need to tune into

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Which Kind of Discomfort Do You Choose?

I’ve got good news and bad news. If you want to lose weight and keep it off without dieting, you have to be willing to experience some discomfort.Discomfort! Who wants that? What’s the good news?If

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A Rule-Hater’s Guide to Food Rules

Okay, I admit it. I don’t like rules. Especially unnecessary ones, which to me describes most rules.When my kids were young, they loved a book by Patricia MacLachlan called Seven Kisses in a Row. In

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Do You Have “Kummerspeck” from Emotional Eating?

In German, there is a word with no English equivalent. Kummerspeck. Translated, kummer means emotional pain like concern, sorrow, or anxiety. Speck means fat or bacon. Kummerspeck is the weight we gain

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20 Mantras for Weight Loss Success

Does your brain make lots of excuses for you to eat when you aren’t hungry? Bad excuses like, “I had a hard day and deserve this” or “I’ve been so good all day”?If you’re an emotional eater

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Which Comes First, Weight Loss or Happiness?

When I start working with a woman who wants to lose weight, I always ask her why. What will be different when you reach your weight goal?They say things like:· I’ll be happier.· I’ll be able to go

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How to Trust Yourself Around Any Food

I went to a Chocolate Lover’s Fling fundraiser recently. It was a lovely event where the chocolatiers gave out small servings of their chocolate desserts. We were served 12-15 different desserts (I wasn’t

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ASIAN SLAW with Peanuts

It is that time of year when the vegetable choices at my CSA, Laughing Stock Farm, are more limited, and there is lots of red and green cabbage as well as carrots. In looking for ways to use these vegetables,

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Road Blockers and Role Models

Does this sounds familiar?You’re trying to lose weight and develop a healthy relationship with food.You’re working hard at changing your habits and not overeating.And you’re doing great!Except that

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