Things I learned by letting go

Things I learned by letting go

             When we are so determined that our bodies must weigh a certain weight or look a certain way, we become rigid and stressed. We stay focused on a certain diet trying to control every morsel we put in our bodies.  Or we relentlessly measure our water intake or push ourselves to do a very specific exercise regime.  We are not relaxed or flexible; we are not loving our bodies.  We are demanding of ourselves...

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How do I know I’m Hungry?

How do I know I’m Hungry?

          “I want to eat” is unfortunately not the answer.  We live in a culture replete with conflicting rules about eating which often have nothing to do with whether or not we are actually hungry.  These rules tell us what we should eat, how we should eat, when we should eat, how we should combine foods, and on and on.  Many of these ideas are useful strategies for increasing and maintaining health and losing weight.  But a really important strategy is to eat when actually hungry.  In order to eat when hungry, you must know when you are hungry – you must be able to recognize true hunger.

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Wanting desperately to lose weight so you will be more beautiful/sexy/attractive?

Wanting desperately to lose weight so you will be more beautiful/sexy/attractive?

And six ideas to help change your focus!

          No matter how much we want to lose weight, we often don’t because we don’t want to give up something we want, or rather, something we are attached to.  We are afraid that we will have to give up things that give us comfort or pleasure in order to lose weight.  Sweet and salty foods give us pleasure and enjoyment and eating distracts us and provides a momentary escape from thinking or drudgery.  It also gives us an excuse to avoid

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