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3 Reasons Why Overeating Can Be a Good Thing

3 Reasons Why Overeating Can Be a Good Thing

Wait, what? Overeating can be a good thing? Have I gone off the deep end? I know what you’re thinking, “ummm, overeating is NOT a good thing. I hate myself after a binge, I have no self-control and feel disgusting.” So how could it ever be a good thing? Disclaimer: I am not talking about the occasional “Oh, I ate too much” overeating. I’m talking about the frenetic, compulsive, holy-shit-I-just-ate-an-entire-gallon-of-ice cream kind of overeating. Or the stuffing-your-face-with-Wheat-Thin-after-Wheat-Thin-until-the-box-is-gone type of episodes. Before you disagree, let me explain. You see, overeating until you want to unbutton your pants is a message. That desire
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What To Do When The Bakery Aisle Is Calling Your Name

What To Do When The Bakery Aisle Is Calling Your Name

I was roaming the aisles at Whole Foods the other day and the bakery section caught my eye. And boy did it look fantastic!  The smell of freshly baked bread, the just-out-of-the-oven muffins, the delectable display of chocolate….yep, the bakery aisle was indeed calling my name! I tried to divert my attention away from the delicious goodies on display and focus on the task at end: buy lunch and nothing else, then exit the store.  (Why is it so easy to buy 987 other things that you don’t need at the store?) Buuuuut my diversion tactics weren’t working. I kept
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Dreaming of the Day When…

Dreaming of the Day When…

You’ve been dreaming of the day when you drop 2 sizes, lose 10 pounds, and are finally happy with your body. The day you can really look in the mirror and say “heck yea, my body is awesome!” How long have you been waiting for that day to arrive? And how long have you been struggling with “falling off the wagon”, starting over, and getting focused on a new goal to finally achieve what you really want? So often, we live our lives focused on our next weight-loss goal. It’s the holidays and we promise we will eat healthy after
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Are Your “Food Rules” Holding You Back?

Are Your “Food Rules” Holding You Back?

Oh, those sneaky little food rules we have for ourselves. They can creep up on us when we least expect it.  I can’t eat after 7 pm  I have to have a salad for lunch during the work week  I am allowed to eat cereal only on weekends Or my favorite… (because I totally do it all the time) If I eat the icing from the cake, it doesn’t really count. So often, we live by these food rules we’ve made for ourselves; they’ve become such a habit that we aren’t even aware that they aren’t serving us!  When we actually
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Tired of Always “Starting Over” on Monday?

Tired of Always “Starting Over” on Monday?

We’ve all been there. You do so good during the week and then go crazy with the pizza, apps, desserts, and “I’d like fries with that” on the weekends. Then, come Monday, you promise yourself that this, seriously, is the day you are going to gain control of your eating. Inevitably, though, something comes up–a happy hour, a feast in the office break room, a dessert after dinner–that sends you down that “oh crap, I blew it, and now I’m gonna eat everything that I haven’t been allowed to have all week.” Which then leads to another blown week of
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Convinced That Everything Would Be Better If You Were Skinnier?

Convinced That Everything Would Be Better If You Were Skinnier?

Yep, I also used to think that everything would be better if I was skinnier. It was like being thin was the be-all, end-all solution to every single problem I had. Here is what I thought would happen when I finally achieved “skinniness”: -I would be able to handle my emotions and not get worked up over things. -I would be more relaxed and go with the flow. -I would love my job and not feel anxious going to work. -I would not feel like a lost, wanderlust-ing soul wanting to quit my job and travel all the time. -I
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