Breaking An Eating Habit Is Like Breaking Any Habit

It is not like me to go so long between posts, but I have been busy working on breaking a habit myself!  Yes, I too am human and have things to work on. Overeating is not my issue, in fact at present, my eating tendencies are quite the opposite.  Life has thrown a curve ball, as[…]

No worries, no insomnia!

What we call “normal” matters.

Is it “normal” to feel hungrier some days than other?  How about feeling in control of eating one day and feeling unable to emotionally driven to junk food the next?  How we react to varying physical and emotional needs – and whether or not we even consider varying needs “normal” – matters . . . a lot.[…]

“Listen, brain, you will not control my sleep (or eating or relationships or . . . )!”

I just emerged from a recent bout of insomnia, and WOW, that was certainly eye-opening!  As much time as I spend explaining to others why it is so important not to allow the brain to be left unsupervised when making food choices, I have a confession to make:  I let mine run wild as I tried to “fix”[…]

What are your habitual thinking patterns? Are they serving you or undoing you?

Habitual thinking patterns can easily undo the best of intentions when it comes to eating.  Because they have become habits, these thoughts play out unconsciously, which makes them so sneaky and difficult to change.  A perfect example is the all-too-common self talk that proclaims “I blew it.”  The obvious (but not really very logical) conclusion[…]