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100 Days Challenge: Day 63 - Buffers
Tuesday, March 10, 2015      5 comments

In your efforts to manage your food triggers, one of the best techniques is to create buffers that will protect you from slipping into eating. Whenever possible, put some distance between you and your high-risk, problem foods. Instead ... Read more
100 Days Challenge: Day 62 - Non-Food Triggers
Thursday, March 05, 2015      4 comments

I was tired, lonely, upset, etc. You probably don’t have much trouble identifying eating triggers related to food itself. But as you know, lots of non-food triggers can also pull you toward eating. People, situations, or even habits yo... Read more
100 Days Challenge: Day 61 - Food Triggers
Monday, March 02, 2015      6 comments

Food cues or triggers include all those little signals and thoughts that prompt you to eat when you weren’t planning on it. Both the sight and smell of food can be powerful triggers that make you want to eat. Think about the aroma of s... Read more
100 Days Challenge: Day 60 - Create a stop sign
Tuesday, February 17, 2015      5 comments

emergency or firehouse crews rely on a process they’ve planned out in advance. When a call comes in, staff members immediately stop whatever they’re doing and begin using ... Read more
Valentine's Day — Where is the Love?
Wednesday, February 11, 2015      5 comments

In the U.S., February 14th is designated as Valentine's Day. It's such a strange holiday. If someone gives you chocolates, you can’t eat them because you’re on a diet. Bu... Read more
100 Days Challenge: Day 59 - Heart hunger "insteads"
Tuesday, February 10, 2015      6 comments

I just want to feel better! When you’re facing the pressure emotions of head hunger, active things such as exercise or yelling at the steering wheel will usually work. ... Read more
100 Days Challenge: Day 58 - Heart hunger
Tuesday, February 03, 2015      2 comments

I just want something! With heart hunger, the second type of emotional eating, you don’t usually get a specific food craving—you just start thinking about eating. Wh... Read more
100 Days Challenge: Day 57 - Head hunger "insteads"
Friday, January 23, 2015      6 comments

If no chips, what else can I do? Whenever you realize you’re facing a head hunger craving, stop to think about the real cause of your hunger and how you might address you... Read more
Day 56 - Head Hunger
Wednesday, January 21, 2015      4 comments

Where's a bag of chips? I need to crunch on something! In my work, I’ve learned you can separate emotional eating into two distinct types—
head hunger and heart hu... Read more
100 Days Challenge: Day 55 - Food is the consolation prize
Friday, January 16, 2015      3 comments

I don't like how today is going. Guess I'll eat something. Ever have days like this? If you always reach for something to eat whenever you don’t like how you feel, ... Read more
100 Days Challenge: Day 54 - Eating to feel better
Wednesday, January 14, 2015      5 comments

If I eat something, maybe I’ll feel better. Those words slip out so easily. When you’re tired, stressed, or physically ill, food is often the first thing that comes to m... Read more
It's my birthday - please give me a gift
Monday, January 12, 2015      9 comments

emoticon Happy Birthday to me! Tomorrow, January 13th, is my birthday, and I'm turning 66. It's just a numb... Read more
100 Days Challenge: Day 53 - Food is my best friend
Thursday, January 08, 2015      9 comments

It's so easy to slip into this friendship! Most of the time, we don’t really intend to do emotional eating. It’s just that we’re bored or lonely or stressed or angry or ... Read more
100 Days Challenge: Day 52-Food is instant fix
Tuesday, January 06, 2015      4 comments

We all know food provides an instant fix. In our culture of fast-food restaurants and microwave ovens, you can always get your food cravings fulfilled instantly. Foo... Read more
How to Take Back Your Life
Monday, January 05, 2015      3 comments

As Amy sat in my office chair, she sighed deeply, then began to talk about her discouragement with her weight-loss goals. “Last January, I was so determined to lose weight. So I spent a bunch of money, went to weekly meetings, and bought sp... Read more

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