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  • Weight & Measure of BED Progress

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    I realized yesterday while I was running errands that I had not stress eaten, sleep eaten, over-eaten or had a binge during what has been a challenging few weeks.   I gave myself a well deserved, “Atta girl!” as I puttered along and it was …

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  • Open Letter of Apology to Registered Dietitians

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      Open Letter of Apology to Registered Dietitians & Nutritionist Professionals Dear RDs: I have been wrong about you.  Stubbornly wrong and I’m sorry. Though the harm done was entirely to me, by not having embraced your knowledge and your work, I could have been …

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  • What is Real Beauty to You?

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    A Marketing Campaign, a Movement, Evolution or a Cultural Shift? Whether it’s Dove’s Real Beauty campaign or the pithy posts found everywhere from Pinterest to Twitter, there is no shortage of message bursts telling people to accept their bodies and redefine what beauty is to …

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  • Binge Drinking Stats Water Down “Target” Demographic

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    Binge drinking is often associated with young adults, usually college students, and it’s no surprise.   That is the demographic most often cited in articles and it is also the most active demographic to post about the behavior.  The reality is that binge drinking knows no …

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  • Shame to Self Acceptance to a Kick Ass Attitude

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    Though not “binge behavior” focused, and in no way a rant, this young lady is the very symbol of what being compassionate to yourself looks like.  When people suffer from shame based behaviors, the healthy goals aren’t to wear size X, be at weight Y, …

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  • Binge Behavior and Learning to Forgive Yourself

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    Atonement.  Forgiveness. Compassion. This weekend people all over the world will spend time considering, contemplating or acting upon these practices.  Christians, Jews, Muslims, even the non-denominational observant acknowledge the importance of reflection and forgiveness and celebrate the importance of these acts over this holiday weekend.  It’s …

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  • Binge Drinking and Short Bursts of Support

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    When we consider the act of bingeing , the accompanying feelings include shame, hopelessness and a desire to isolate.  It’s only natural to experience these feelings because the concept of bingeing is attached to external cues of disapproval for being out of control, conspicuous consumption …

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  • There are no “5 Quick-Fix Steps To…” Binge Recovery

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    I sometimes laugh when I read the attention grabbing headlines stating that I can change the things that give me grief with few enough “quick-fix” steps that I could count them on my fingers.  It’s probably because I have more than one item on my …

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  • Shopping Binge? Let’s Think About It. A Lot…

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    I don’t have a binge shopping problem (one of the few things I write about that I haven’t experienced) but I get it.  Both on the big flat screen picture scale and the little taste of iPod screen scale, I get the momentary pleasure of …

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  • Binge Eating is Sweet Stupidity

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    The most common types of foods connected to binge eating have sugar in them but surprisingly are not sugar based.  Often foods such as nuts, nut butters, grain cereal and grain crackers are the food of choice; however, there are always sweet temptations close behind.  …

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