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Denial

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One component of addiction is denial. (Denial is a state of mind marked by a refusal or an inability to recognize and deal with a serious personal problem.) You might […]



Frequently Asked Question #7

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Question:  Why does weight loss seem so difficult to achieve and maintain?

I think you may underestimate the power and entrenchment of the habits and rituals connected to eating and […]



Is Your Weight up Because The Stock Market is Down?

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When the stock market goes down does your weight go up?

Do you eat because of stress, tension, anxiety, and pressure? Have financial woes given you additional reasons to eat […]



Changing Your Conditioned Responses to Certain Foods

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When trying to lose weight, there are certain foods that each person is more attracted to than other foods. Some find the morning cup of coffee quite addictive. To others […]



Body Image

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What do you look like? How big (or small) are you? How tall (or short)? How much do you weigh?

When I ask participants how much they use to weigh […]



Unrealistic Expectations Can Cause Failure

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Weight gain is an evolutionary process. Some people call it creeping weight. The scale turtles inexorably upward – a tight skirt, a belt notch, an I-can’t-zip-up-my-pants inch at a time. […]



The Four Stages of Breaking an Addiction

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Nowhere does the Four Stages of Addiction come into play more powerfully than when you resist changing a habit relating to the foods in which you self-medicate. For most of […]