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July 2016

Not Until I Lose Ten Pounds

By | Body Image/Self Worth | 3 Comments

Advertisers have created a culture of toxic body insecurity. I got the message that my body was flawed and you might have too. For years, I told myself that I could have what I wanted when I lost 10 pounds. I missed out on so much. I’m grateful that one fateful night, I challenged that. It changed my life forever. Read More

“Betcha Can’t Eat Just One”

By | Emotional Eating, Food/Joyful Eating, Nutrition | No Comments

There’s something about Trader Joe’s Roasted Plantain Chips that make me feel as though I can’t eat just one. But, I know from experience that if I eat as many I feel compelled to, I will feel sick.

I  remember an old ad campaign for Lay’s potato chips that challenged us to control ourselves with a bag of chips by saying “Betcha can’t eat just one”. Well, they had a point. It’s pretty, darn hard. I discovered that the more processed the food, the more likely it is to trigger the “I can’t have just one” response. Read More