I realize that I have been blogging for a while, yet there are some core journal articles, people and populations I've yet to discuss.  One thing I do wish to do today is debunk some myths about eating disorders. We are coming into February, during which the last week has been set aside as National Eating Disorders Awareness Week; but for me, every week is this week.  I am proud of those I am able…

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When we feel stuck, going nowhere–even starting to slip backward–we may actually be backing up to get a running start. -Dan Millman

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An article in the January 2010 issue of the Tufts University
Health and Nutrition Newsletter (http://www.tuftshealthletter.com/),
FOOD AND YOUR MOOD, contains fascinating information about how what we eat affects
our emotions. Most likely, those people who have depression or anxiety problems
and turn to food, had mood difficulties before their food issues. But, the fact
is, we can also depress or elevate our mood, not only with exercise, but with what
we choose to eat.

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As a way of participating in launching Eating Disorders Awareness Week, the Food and Feelings message board will begin to work through my FOOD AND FEELINGS WORKBOOK on February 28, 2010. There is no particular structure to this work except a commitment to read the book and to try to do the exercises. The last time this was done, the process was chapter by chapter. Some people just read the WORKBOOK because doing the exercises…

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When a message board member (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/foodandfeelings)
asked me to blog about abandonment, I had to comb through my archives, not
believing I hadn’t already written about it. I hadn’t, so here are some of my
thoughts on the subject. Boy, if ever there were ever a trigger for emotional
eating, abandonment is it.

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  This past week the NYTimes featured a story (“When Snacking Never Ends”) on the problems that snacking can cause for kids. The author complains that nowadays kids never stop eating. With snack food everywhere, kids are snacking more and less of them are eating three meals a day. Here is our take on snacking: Yes, snacking can be a problem if food is used to calm, soothe, or as a reward. Snacking can also…

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It’s fascinating how our minds work. First of all, half the
time we don’t even realize what we’re saying to ourselves; the thoughts just
slip by us. Second, when we use harsh words and are hard on ourselves, we generally
don’t get the results we want. In fact, often, with eating and other
activities, we get the exact opposite of what we intend.

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