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Break the Habit of Compulsive Eating

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Compulsive eating can be likened to a habit, and a recent shopping expedition with a friend highlighted some major differences in our eating habits—not just relative to what we eat but in how we go about consuming. Mind you, this friend aspires to follow a high-nutrient diet style but continues a decades-long struggle with—you guessed […]

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Use the Five Gratitudes to Overcome Comfort Eating

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Hello, Reader. If you are a frequent follower of my commentaries, you know that my work with would-be nutritarians is focused less on delineations of the various aspects of high-nutrient eating and more on habit change. Because diet modification is one of life’s greatest challenges—so difficult, in fact, that most of you, sadly, won’t succeed—I […]

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Mindfulness and Overeating

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Mindfulness and overeating are inversely proportional–i.e., the more mindful you are while eating, the less you overeat (and, unfortunately, vice versa). Have you ever noticed that much (or all) of your unhealthy eating is done somewhat unawares? I mean, how often do you actually savor—relaxed and without distraction, bite for bite—that sumptuous box of Americana […]

Lose Weight and Keep It Off By Learning to Stick to a Healthy Diet

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Don’t Make the Same Mistake All Other Americans Make You are well aware that a huge percentage of Americans have attempted to diminish their girth by diet, exercise, surgery. Unfortunately, even as medical research uncovers more and more of the deleterious effects of overweight and obesity, we Yankees continue to grow heavier. Why is that? […]