Best Advice for Holiday Eating

I don’t usually blog about weight, but here’s some great advice for holiday eating and sanity from an article entitled, “Can you enjoy the season without weight gain?” by Gabriella Boston (Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 12/16/15, 13E). No preaching, I promise! “It’s better to eat normally during the day [of a cocktail party] and not go to […]

More on Food and Mood

Please know that you’re not crazy if you eat when you’re upset. Food does make us feel better for a number of reasons, among which is that it lifts our mood. However, as you know, it also may make your mood plummet after you’ve eaten (heavily of fat or sugar) or overeaten. Here are some […]

Book Review: Embody–Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!)

Ever on the lookout for books to help people feel better about their bodies, I found one in Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!) by Connie Sobszak, co-founder of The Body Positive. Sobszak begins by explaining that, “When we become ‘embodied’—choosing to live consciously in our bodies and thereby […]

How to Pick Healthy Intimates

When you get shaped by growing up in a dysfunctional family, you may not know the criteria for choosing mentally healthy intimates. Many disregulated eaters surround themselves with folks who aren’t good for them—or anyone!—then wonder why they’re driven to eat mindlessly. Here’s a list of some of what I think makes and doesn’t make […]

The Value of Mindlessness

I’ve long said that this culture, and especially disregulated eaters, need more intentional mindlessness in their lives along with, of course, more mindfulness. Of course, it’s not something one could campaign about the way there’s a movement for mindfulness, but the value of mindlessness should not be underestimated. Maybe it’s simply a question of being […]