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Is Your Relationship Your Heroin?

Here is a blog post from my friend Fawn Gilmore Kraut. She helps single women discover love in their lives and release from what is not working.  She has kindly allowed me to use one of her blogs to support all of you. If you are interested in a healthy...

The Secrets to Understanding Emotional Eating

Do you ever find that you eat more than you planned? Do you eat until you feel stuffed? Do you try diet after diet only to ultimately gain weight back? This might begin to make you think that there is something wrong with you and that you are doomed to struggle with...

What Is Emotional Eating?

I get asked this all the time, “How do I know if I am an emotional eater?” It is a question that is personal and individual. It can be hard to know. I think of emotional eating as a puzzle with many pieces. Here are some of the clues for you to see what emotional...

Understanding Emotional Eating

Most people have eaten for emotional reasons at one time or another. It can be the go to thought when there is stress. I remember many occasions at work when one person would say to colleagues, “I am stressed - who wants to get something with me (meaning something...

Ending Emotional Eating: Leftover Halloween candy

Ending Emotional Eating: Leftover Halloween candy I just saw a video from Jimmy Kimmel of an annual prank where he encourages parents to video themselves telling their kids that they ate all of the kids Halloween candy. I must admit it was funny to see the kids have...

End Worrying About Your Child’s Weight and Overeating

Many parents are concerned about their child’s eating or their child’s weight. There are statistics that 1 in 3 kids are overweight or obese. It is a different world today than when many of us were kids. There is less activity: kids are spending a lot of time on the...

Writing: My Secret Weapon

I am not a writer, per se, but I like to write. I have been on a few writing retreats lead by nationally known author Laura Davis. I learned from her that anyone can be a writer. Writing can be so healing, cathartic and a real way to figure out what is going on inside...

Food Rules

Do you have food rules? You know the ones you tell yourself you need to follow, so you can be “good”. A lot of people I have met have some type of food rule. You may see these food rules as a way to keep yourself from overeating or gaining weight. Food rules are...

Year End Reflections

At the end of every year I like to reflect and consider what has happened during the previous year. I get excited to spend some private time looking at my calendar, my journal and pictures to piece together my take away for the year. Each year’s reflection looks...

Building Healthy Eating and Fitness into the Holiday

Over the holidays many people talk about consciously overeating and putting on a "few pounds."  Then they vow to start their diet on January 1. This can lead to a pattern of overeating, gaining weight, dieting and then overeating. This pattern, typical during this...

Fitness and Exercise As A Tool To End Overeating

Many women tell me they are not motivated to exercise, they do not want to sweat or they are too busy. Exercise is an important tool to end overeating. I spent some time with Denise Rhyne, coach at Kaia F.I.T.in Roseville. I asked her the questions I hear from so many...

Balancing Point

At my gym there is this piece of equipment called a Bosu; a large half ball-half round platform that you balance on when you are performing different exercises. You can stand on the ball portion with the flat side down and as you stabilize your feet do exercise such...

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