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Reparations: The groundwork for a loving relationship.

A life of diet drama and trauma can certainly do a number to our self-respect, self-esteem, and self-confidence. When we behave in harmful and unloving ways, we send the message to ourselves that we are not worth being treated with compassion and respect.  Not only are we the victim of this self-harming diet behavior, but […]

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What’s after BUWS? Divorcing Dieting.

Okay, so you’ve broken up with Sugar. After making the big change and going through the detox, you feel the benefits of fewer cravings and feeling less hungry. But you’re still thinking about being “good” or “bad” in your food plan, fixated on how much weight you still have to lose, or when you can […]

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Connection is the opposite of addiction.

Connection with others is a key ingredient in creating a loving and healthy relationship with food and with yourself.  Why? Without connection and the feel-good chemicals that our brain releases when we feel a connection (like oxytocin, serotonin, and dopamine), we’re left grasping for ways to fill the void. Cue our abusive relationship with food, […]

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Structure isn’t the same as a DIET.

We know diets don’t work. But here’s what does- having a loving and supportive structure around your food and eating.  When people first put that structure in place- by setting mealtimes or planning their meals ahead – it definitely can feel like a diet.  And of course, it does! While urges and impulses used to […]

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