As those who have read my thoughts for an extended time know, I don't think much of most of the programs promoted by the diet industry, even those promoted by the medical community. My question is always, "Who eats like that?" Unless someone has... Read more
Brian Wansink of Mindless Eating fame has come out with a new book called Slim by Design. Some of the suggestions don't have much to do with individuals, though I think he would like to think individual readers might get inspired to try to influ... Read more
I sometimes get scared when I read someone comment how fired up she is. I know right now I'm shaky because some of the consequences that used to motivate me aren't there. What to do? I'll be coming up with some additions to my "reasons to eat sa... Read more
I'm considering getting this series for myself, but for anger and feelings of incompetence at work. (It occurred to me recently that I feel a lot worse about those than I do about my eating these days, and I think making progress there would act... Read more
I sometimes gets emails from a site called Can You Stay For Dinner? run by an incredible young woman who lost, I dunno, about half her weight. She wrote about it AND her love, cooking, and eventually was offered a book contract. Even after sever... Read more
I was browsing the Byron Katie site for other reasons, and came across this story.
I have a seven year old son on the Autism spectrum. I have been obsessively working on my son to “cure” his condition-to the exclusion of everything. My ... Read more
Though I have thought in the past that I was learning to stay in the present moment, I find I was not doing it, and am regrouping to try again, as I don't have much faith in anything else right now. I see there is an extremely fine art to being ... Read more
A questioner asked my spiritual teacher today what to do about the resistance he was feeling towards some of the tasks this man has to do in order to expand in his professional life. He said he was excited about some new opportunities but was fe... Read more
This could be good news to some and bad news to others.
I've been reading a book on treatment for anorexics, though my issue was bingeing. The doctor says at one point that most anorexics have a lot of anxiety. I know that anxiety can be a... Read more
I have been thinking about how people can get very caught up in the BED mentality and equate their habits with destiny. Just because I had a habit of frequently overeating, especially certain foods, does not mean I always will. I may be have to ... Read more
I've been toying with the idea of starting a meetup group to promote the eating principles I've adopted from the No S Diet and my research on slim cultures in the world. I finally took the plunge last Sunday, but haven't made any immediate plans... Read more
Does anyone else sometimes (maybe often) feel as if she's waiting for something to happen? And not in an excited way. I often feel as if something is not complete, and it seems to be something beyond the everyday unfinished business of the day. ... Read more
I posted this with a different name, and decided to post it with a more descriptive name so that it might come up for more people who may have an interest in such issues.
I've said before that life stresses after managing bingeing are j... Read more
I've said before that life stresses after managing bingeing are just as intense, if not worse, than the urges to binge ever were. I'm not sorry I don't have to worry about bingeing like I used to, but if you are thinking all your problems are ov... Read more