It’s useful to have expectations,
but not if they’re unrealistic and leave you disappointed. And since
disappointment is one of the emotions that may drive unwanted eating, it’s far
better to have reasonable expectations, even if that means giving up some of
your most cherished hopes and dreams. A place to start is with acknowledging
human limitation.

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Many overeaters are “weighting” for
their lives to begin. I think you know what I mean by that. You’re waiting to
slim down enough to feel good about yourself so you can do the things you want
to do—date, find a new job, travel, seek or leave a mate, or buy a new
wardrobe. It makes me both sad and mad that the only thing stopping you is

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I often hear clients and Food and Feelings
message board
members complain that they do fine eating at home, but that
everything falls apart when they go out to eat. This is likely due to failing
to manage what you can when dining out. So here are my ideas for being mindful
and proactive when you’re eating outside your home.

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“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”                     -W.T. Purkiser It's that time of year. A time when we come together and come to gather. We gather our friends and family, our resources, our possessions and our gratitude. As we begin this season of gathering let's examine what it really means to give thanks. How easy it is to view this tradition passively. We create…

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