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
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
once more on failure
Now I know what people mean when they tell me not to be too hard on yourself. I don't want to destroy anyone's resolve but I have to say that I think a person can binge even while doing really well. What I mean is the binge is NOT proof that you... Read more
Days 17 and 18
Day 17. Learn to stop overeating. I guess I'll have to do this tomorrow. I'll buy a burrito tonight after my appointment and take more than I would usually eat for lunch at work. I usually have half a burrito at a meal. I'll add an extra quarter... Read more
Day 13 Decrease hunger and cravings. It was recommended to skip a meal or snack and use alternate activities to divert, activities I listed. . Well, I have been doing something like that most of the time for over five years because I don't snack... Read more
Beck days 8-12
I’ve gotten behind on this. I have some very busy times at work periodically and can get behind on online activities. I hope i can hang in there but I thought there would be more on the thread devoted to it and not so much separate blogs, but wi... Read more
Day 7 Beck: Organize your environment.
I really have no junk food in the house, even though there are no foods that are not on my diet because nothing is forbidden. I just have a small house with small kitchen and I avoid taking up a lot of room with foods I don't eat often. (But I d... Read more
day 5 Beck reboot: eat slowly/mindfully &belated day 2
Woops! I knew this was the task but didn't read it. I was supposed to sit at "the" dining table for breakfast. Can't for lunch; I work! But I did sit to eat both times and I was alone both times. I am almost always alone when I eat.
Becaus... Read more