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How to Not Eat The Entire Pantry (Even When You Want To)

How to Not Eat The Entire Pantry (Even When You Want To)

Have you ever had one of those days where nothing seems to be going right? You are super stressed out about work, your significant other is irritating the *%$& out of you, your house is dirty and looks like a war zone, and you just can’t seem to get out of your “mood”? We’ve all been there. You get home and something seems to beckon your name from the kitchen… The Pantry. You open the door and wonder what’s in there that you can devour. Even though you have the shelves memorized. You’re hoping something will appear, though.  Something wonderful.
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Why Weight?

For so many years, I equated achieving my ideal weight with achieving happiness. I believed they were synonymous. If I could just reach my perfect weight, hold on to it and never let it go, than I would finally be content. It was an endless struggle, because each time I went on a new crazy diet or excessively exercised to the point of where I wanted my weight to be, it was impossible to stay there.   It never occurred to me that 1. perhaps my ideal weight was not what was natural for my own body and/or 2. perhaps this
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Eating to Live, Not Living to Eat

Oh, the countless times I’ve come to meals anxious, upset, and overwhelmed.  It didn’t have to be a holiday or a special occasion; even the most basic meal used to give me anxiety.  I would be completely and totally in my head, attempting to follow all the “food rules” I had established for myself.  My mind would say “since I ate a big lunch, I shouldn’t eat a lot for dinner.”  My body would counteract and retort, “But I AM hungry and I want to eat!”  And thus ensued the battle between my mind and body. Guilt, frustration, and anxiety
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