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Halloween Candy and a Mindful Chocolate Exercise

Halloween is coming soon. That made me think about how often people tell me how hard it is to resist the leftover candy. ​That's because of two very unproductive mindsets: the diet mentality and

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Why Overeating is the New Normal and Why It Shouldn’t Be

A few years ago, I stopped overeating. By doing that, I lost around 50 pounds.   I had overeaten for pretty much my entire life until then. I hadn’t even realized I had

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Leafy Greens, Pears and Silica? Why We Should Dump the Term “Clean Eating”

As an American, you would think I would be used to marketers creating new buzz phrases for things that either already exist or are confusing so they can make a buck.

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The Pot of Gold at the End of the Weight Loss Rainbow

Have you ever really thought about why you want to lose weight?Maybe you think it is because you want to look better in clothes, feel sexier, or be healthier. There are many reasons why

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What are Diets and What’s Wrong with Them?

There’s a lot in the news these days about scientific research proving that diets don't work for permanent weight loss. This research confirms what I’ve known for a while because I’ve failed

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Reaching Your Weight Goal—How to Stay on Track

Why can some people lose weight and others can’t? Why do some people who appear to be a healthy weight still have to go on diets all the time to keep their weight down while

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How To Make Emotional Eating A Thing Of The Past

I’ve been on an emotional roller coaster lately. Lots of highs, lots of lows.Lots of transitions. Lots of stress. Lots of work.Lots of emotions!But here’s the great news. Not once have I felt like

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How Impulsive Foodies Can Lose Weight By Passing the Marshmallow Test

Have you ever heard of the so-called Marshmallow Experiment?It involved a psychologist, Walter Mischel, working with a group of children. He brought each child into a room alone, and gave the child a marshmallow.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Digestion AND Lose Weight

Eating mindfully is the single most effective way to lose weight and to maintain a healthy weight throughout your life.But did you know that it will also get rid of many digestive problems?One of the reasons

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Why Classifying Food as “Good” and “Bad” Keeps You Fat

Do you have lists of foods you consider “bad” and “forbidden”?Are you afraid to have certain foods in your house because you can’t resist them?Do you fear that if you allow yourself to eat these

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To Stop Overeating, You Must Uncover What’s Eating You

How much of your eating is triggered by feeling an uncomfortable emotion?If you’re overweight, you’re very likely in the habit of eating when you’re not hungry. Maybe you’re frustrated or bored.

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Five Great Tools for Eating With Awareness

Does this sound familiar?You start off Monday morning determined to eat better. You’re going to finally lose those extra pounds. You’re going to listen to your body. You’re not going to overeat.By

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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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