Values.

Many things get in the way of us understanding or living by our personal values. It takes confidence to live according to your own values, when those around you may think you should live another way. And, unfortunately, people tend to like getting into other people’s lives and telling them how they should live… parents, … Continue reading Values.

Coping.

Here is a long list of coping/distraction techniques. Read through them, write down ones you may consider, or print out and check them off. Refer to this when you are feeling down, bored, or tempted to eat! Healthy coping and distraction are a must for getting through some tough moments on this journey! http://www.lmgroeszpsychotherapy.com/uploads/9/7/5/2/9752967/big_list_of_activities.pdf If you … Continue reading Coping.

Emotional vs. True Hunger.

It is important to know the difference between emotional hunger and true hunger. When we eat to try to cope with some emotion, fill some void, tame boredom, or engage in self-harm through binge-eating, it will only lead to more emotional pain and poor physical and psychological health. Learn to pay attention to when you … Continue reading Emotional vs. True Hunger.

Alcohol.

Alcohol can be a large part of socializing, or used as a tool to relax after a long day. Unfortunately, alcohol is not ideal for the waist line (or a good coping tool, but that's another issue!). Before you have your next drink or plan to go out for the weekend, read this article from health.com for some tips on … Continue reading Alcohol.