unexpected and not necessary to maintain
Hope it won't trigger anyone but for the heck of it I weighed myself today, and I am actually 6/10th of a lb. UNDER what my same height/age cohort considers their ideal weight! For most of this journey, I never imagined I would get to this poin... Read more
A repeat lesson on compulsive/emotional eating
Someone may benefit from my repeating this, so I'll say it. It came to me because a member on Living Binge Free shared how often during the week she had had to choose over and over again not to slip into compulsive eating.
Years ago when I... Read more
Desire isn't a good indicator of what will satisfy
I spent a long time over the course of a morning writing this and it led to the title, but it's not how I started. I'll just include the whole thing anyway, even though it I start off with a different focus.
I sure see why some people thin... Read more
more musings on reasons to eat
I've come to think that nearly all our impulses to eat, even real hunger, are not actually signs that we NEED to eat. (We already know that fake hunger is actually a sign we don't need to eat!) We really don't need to eat very much, though we ce... Read more
On motivation and handling failures for compulsive eaters, again
I've probably said something similar before, but we nearly all need reinforcement of the new thinking and behaving habits because the culture is such a tide against them.
This was in response to someone talking about the typical thoughts m... Read more
I've been cutting back a bit on the number of eating events (meal or snack) over the course of a week. I've also been varying my meal content differently. I would have had a hard time doing this in my early days of striving to be binge free, an... Read more
divorcing the marriage to eating approval
Ladies, a rant is coming. It may not support your efforts but I don't know how to warn you in advance, yet I think in the end, at least for me, it will actually help.
Okay, here it is. I am sick and tired of any influences that tell me I a... Read more
Those who know me know that I have not recorded calories for years. I had done it, as well as other ways of "counting" food. Years ago, I pretty much left it officially behind, though I was aware of a general sense of what the basics are. Of cou... Read more
POSSIBLE help preventing Alzheimer's
I'm not claiming that this is the definitive word on diet to prevent Alzheimers, but it did catch my attention, and seemed doable.
It's the MIND diet (see below), as Missusriverrat mentioned in response to my last blog. I already do a lot ... Read more
eating for a health issue
Changing my health was never a real, true motivation for me in my old attempts to change my eating habits. Oh, when I was a lot younger, I paid lip service to it all being about health, but it wasn't, or I wouldn't have fudged so much. Even at m... Read more
OCD, etc., and compulsive eating: my take (again)
Whatever people call it, the addictive voice, the Feast Beast, a personal name, etc., all overeaters get thoughts that tell them it's okay for a multitude of reasons to overeat and subconsciously makes them feel really antsy if they don't. It wi... Read more
part of the eating picture
Anyone who knows me knows that I do not believe you have to have all your emotional ducks in a row in order to manage eating effectively, but in browsing the net, I ran across a list on Laurel Mellin's page. She targets six areas to deal with a... Read more
my meager take on weight loss surgery
Normally, I am not one to set much store by individual testimonials for nearly anything, as every wild program can have its successes even if the program actually results in overwhelming failure in the long run for most people. I play the odds. ... Read more
I'm feeling gratified right now because something that I've been recommending for quite awhile has been reinforced by dialectical behavior therapy for binge eaters. I tell my team members to be tough (firm, not harsh) on yourself before you bing... Read more
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Latest Beck and eating plans for life
I'm going to quote a bit from Judith Beck's latest book, "The Diet Trap Solution."
from p. 38
(beginning of quote)You absolutely need a reasonable, flexible, nutritious "diet" (quotation marks mine) if you want to escape your traps, l... Read more