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Having Trouble Letting Go of Diet Mentality?

Having Trouble Letting Go of Diet Mentality?

Many clients I work with have been chronic, life-long dieters and even if they’re satisfied with their weight and not currently dieting, they have difficulty giving up the diet mentality.It makes sense–many of us were raised in a culture where we were encouraged to weigh and measure our food and our bodies and count calories, […]

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How Important is the Glycemic Index?

How Important is the Glycemic Index?

The glycemic index (GI) is a ranking of carbohydrates on a scale from 0 to 100 according to the extent to which they raise blood sugar levels after ingestion. Different carbohydrate-containing foods (sugars and starches) vary in their effect on blood sugar levels. Foods with a high GI are those which are rapidly digested and […]

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Is Wheat Making You Fat, Sick and Tired?

Is Wheat Making You Fat, Sick and Tired?

I have always had a love-affair with flour products, the doughier the better. Especially bread, the staff of life, right? Feed me anything made from wheat, like pasta, tortillas, scones, pretzels, crackers, cookies, croutons, and even licorice, and I’m in heaven. I feel immediate bliss. Well, at least my brain does. My body, on the […]

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The Diet Gurus–What do they agree on?

The Diet Gurus–What do they agree on?

There is always much debate surrounding the issue of diet and among the experts, there is still quite a bit of disagreement. Are starchy carbohydrates like potatoes and corn okay to eat or should we limit them? Should we follow high-protein or low-to-moderate protein eating plans? Is it wise to eat foods of animal origin like meat, […]

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Gain Self-Care Skills, Lose the Weight

Gain Self-Care Skills, Lose the Weight

It makes me crazy when I hear supposed weight loss experts preach that the road to weight loss begins and ends with calorie counting, daily weigh-ins and intense workout regimens. This kind of advice couldn’t be farther from the truth and, in fact, it encourages us not to listen to the wisdom of our bodies. You were […]

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Are you overeating because your life lacks purpose or meaning?

Nothing feels better than waking up and looking forward to the day.  Life feels worth living.  We feel a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction because our life has purpose and feels meaningful.  And even better if we feel inspired and passionate about what we’re doing.  We can feel purpose and meaning from many types of […]

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Chronic stress can lead to overeating

Chronic stress can lead to overeating

You certainly don’t need me to tell you to reduce stress.  We all feel the effects of it regularly, from tension in our bodies to chronic headaches and illnesses.  Stress in small doses can actually be useful.  The stress you feel before a big exam may just be the motivation you need to increase your study time.  Chronic […]

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