Eliminating Nothing Days

dirty dishes

  I know a lot of my reader friends are dealing with compulsive overeating/binge eating, and also depression. From time to time, I hope to share posts that offer support and help. You are never alone.  Depression is insidious. Once it takes hold, it creates this feedback loop…you’re unmotivated because you’re depressed, so you don’t…

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What I learned losing weight the second time

today i am excited about everything

Since I gave my TEDx talk last February, I’ve lost weight…again. And yet, the losing, it didn’t start right away. Not after the eighteen-minute speech, not after I realized precisely how far off-track I’d gotten, not even when my shame was five-alarm. No, it started when I wrote “Losing and Gaining.” A blog post. But not a…

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Is Food an Addiction?

food addiction

photo by Angelo De Santis   I know, I know. It’s been debated. Extensively. In medicine, in nutrition–does compulsive and/or binge eating qualify as an addiction? While both eating behaviors tend to share many of the same traits as other addictions (loss of control, adverse health and social effects, possible genetic components, increased dopamine response,…

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Putting My Mom on a Diet: Week 19 Meal Plan and Weigh-In

chicken stir fry

For new readers, here’s a brief refresher: I’m putting my mom on a diet, here is the plan I designed for her, and here are her weekly updates: week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5, week 6, week 7, week 8, week 9, week 10, week 11, week 12, week 13, week 14, week 15, week 16, week 17, week 18. Welcome!   Monday Breakfast: Thomas’ Whole Wheat English Muffin (120) +…

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Putting My Mom on a Diet: Week 18 Meal Plan and Weigh-In

lemon garlic tuna burgers

For new readers, here’s a brief refresher: I’m putting my mom on a diet, here is the plan I designed for her, and here are her weekly updates: week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5, week 6, week 7, week 8, week 9, week 10, week 11, week 12, week 13, week 14, week 15, week 16, week 17. Welcome!   Monday Breakfast: 1 1/2 cups Cascadian Farm Honey Nut O’s cereal (165) +…

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