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What’s Your Secret?

What’s Your Secret?

We all have secrets. For some of us, it’s something minor like pretending to love action movies to appease your significant other.  Or telling little white lies like “No, your outfit looks great” (when in reality you think it looks like it was made circa 1979). For others, it may be more major secrets, like dealing with a dysfunctional family, overcoming an abusive relationship, or battling a stint with drugs in college. And for many other women-their secret is binge eating. You would never guess the secret of this woman. She appears to have it all together: a stable job, a
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How to Banish the “I’ll Be Happy When” Syndrome

How to Banish the “I’ll Be Happy When” Syndrome

We say it all the time. I’ll be happy when I lose fifteen pounds. …When I am in a stable, satisfying relationship. …When I have a job I am passionate about. …When I buy my dream house. The words “I’ll be happy when” have become so pervasive in our society it’s almost second nature to think this way.  It’s a habitually unconscious thought that we have, and as a culture, we have convinced ourselves that happiness lies sometime in the future. But does that “sometime” ever come? There may be a brief moment of joy when we lose the weight,
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Are The Words “You Look Thin” Music To Your Ears?

Are The Words “You Look Thin” Music To Your Ears?

If I asked you what would be the biggest compliment anyone could give to you, what would you say? For me, I’d say the most flattering comment someone could say to me would be that I inspire people and change lives. But it wasn’t too long ago that if I was asked this same question, I’d have a very different answer. A few years ago, the best thing anyone could say to me? You look skinny. You look thin. You look like you lost weight. It’s actually crazy to me when I think about it.  Any time someone told me I looked
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Think Eating Less Will Make You Skinnier? Think Again.

Think Eating Less Will Make You Skinnier? Think Again.

We are surrounded by messages that tell us we have to cut back on calories to lose weight. We’ve been brainwashed to think the less we eat, the skinnier we will be. And our society applauds those who eat like birds. How many times have you heard… I haven’t eaten anything since breakfast. All I ate today was a bagel. I skipped lunch because I had to get some things done. I ran errands all day and only had a cereal bar. We secretly laud ourselves when we “achieve” a day of eating very little. And when we want to
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What to Do When Going Out to Eat is Stressful

What to Do When Going Out to Eat is Stressful

Going out to eat used to send me into a panic. Here is how the situation usually panned out: 1. I knew I had dinner plans, so I would try not to eat that much during the day because I wanted to save up the calories and “splurge” at dinner. I was usually so worried about keeping my food in control at dinner (i.e. not binging), that I was anxious about it all day (and usually ended up overeating at dinner) OR 2. In anticipation of going out to eat, I obsessively planned out exactly what I was going to
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How To Make Peace With The Scale

How To Make Peace With The Scale

If there is one change over the years that’s brought huge shifts in my life, I would have to say it’s been my diligent effort to let go of my obsession with weighing myself. I used to be a slave to the scale. I weighed myself in the morning, after a big meal, after I worked out, after dinner, after anything really. What I saw on the scale dictated how I felt about myself, where I stood in comparison to others, and if I was “acceptable” enough to wear certain clothes. My main theme=the lower the number, the better I
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