The Role of Disconnection in the Failure of Diets

Think for a minute of all the diets you've been on. What's ONE thing they all have in common? Different diets may have restricted your consumption of different foods, perhaps replaced meals with a processed concoction, have varying amounts allowed, and even meals at different times; some may allow snacks,...

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The Role of the Brain in the Failure of Diets

The role of the brain Usually my clients come to me because they're tired of the effort it takes to keep dieting - they're fed up with losing weight only to regain it - (often regaining to an even higher weight) over and over again. They cannot understand why they don't seem able to lose the weight...

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Making sense of a binge

These are extracts from journals I've kept over the years, put into themes that I hope give you some sense of my journey and process. This weekend I binged. I had a difficult time with [one of my teenagers] - not going to go into all the details - they're really not that important. What's important...

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Meeting my needs

These are extracts from journals I've kept over the years, put into themes that I hope give you some sense of my journey and process. I'm learning that when I don't meet some of my needs, I'm likely to overeat. My need for rest is a particularly important one at the moment. Over the last week I've...

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Love and forgiveness

These are extracts from journals I've kept over the years, put into themes that I hope give you some sense of my journey and process. What does loving myself look like? Loving myself is meeting my needs - for sustenance (good quality, healthy food!), rest, spiritual expression, play, human connection,...

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