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3 Spiritual Reasons Why You're Not Losing Weight Jan 14, 2022

 
Growing up, we had this interesting morning ritual at my house.

Every morning we’d get up, walk over to the bathroom, pee, get naked, reach underneath the vanity to pull the scale out, then weigh ourselves. At the breakfast table, we’d loudly proclaim that morning’s number to the rest of the family.

Even though I was quite young, I could already observe that whenever her...

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5 Tips to Avoid Overeating this Holiday Season (and What to Do if You Do) Dec 01, 2021


It’s that time of the year again. The leaves are falling off the trees, the days are getting colder, and the grocery stores are overflowing with our favourite Christmas foods.

While the holidays are an exciting time for most, others may feel some anxiety about the abundance of food gifts and treats that will be on display in every store, office and household over the coming weeks.

It...

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How to Enjoy the Holidays Without Worrying About Your Weight Nov 16, 2021
 

A few years ago, I was flying home for Christmas after not having seen my parents for more than a year. While I always looked forward to coming home and seeing them, there’s one question that had been keeping me up at night in the lead-up to my trip:

“What is mum going to say about my weight this time?”

I knew mum and dad were both coming to pick me up from the...

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How to Stop Self-Sabotaging with Food Nov 10, 2021

It’s exhausting to spend your whole life feeling self-conscious about your weight.

Worrying about what other people think of you every time you leave the house, hating yourself every time you eat something you shouldn’t, and then spending all day obsessing over how you’re going to make up for it.

Yet sometimes, the only thing that can truly make you feel better in those...
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5 Reasons Why You Might Be Binge Eating Nov 07, 2021


As I woke up, for a few moments all I could feel was intense bliss. But then I remembered.

I binged again.

My mind flashed back to the night before. How I’d gone out to the corner shop in a daze. How I’d hurried through the store, searching for those foods I knew would numb me instantly. How ashamed I’d felt when the store clerk unpacked my shopping basket and scanned each...

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How to Stop One "Bad" Meal From Turning into a Binge Oct 14, 2021


After a couple of weeks of hard work in our respective businesses, my husband and I wanted to let off some steam this weekend. Since neither of us drink and since Melbourne is still in lockdown, we decided to enjoy an epic food feast.

We scoured Uber Eats and discovered an American-style diner nearby with mouth-watering food options. It wasn’t easy to choose from their extensive menu but...

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How Binge Eating Saved My Life Oct 03, 2021
Trigger warning: this article mentions suicidal ideation.

 

A few years ago, I came pretty close to burnout. I had just received a major promotion at work, but since my team was under-resourced I was expected to immediately take on new responsibilities while still doing my old job full-time.

No matter how hard I worked, it barely ever seemed to make a dent in the long list of...

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You’re Not Unlovable Because Someone Didn’t Know How to Love You Sep 21, 2021


I still remember the day it clicked for me that the people who love us do so for who we are, not for what we do. It was a rainy, wet morning and I was still lying in bed as I grabbed my phone to reach out to one of my closest friends.

I felt that I’d been a bit of a crappy friend to her recently. I’d been very caught up in my own stuff and hadn’t reached out to her in a while....

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Why Telling People Unhealthy Eating is Bad For Them is Terrible Advice Aug 22, 2021
 

I was watching a TV-show yesterday in which one of the main characters had started to drink more, to the point where it was affecting their performance at work.

One of their colleagues confronted them and said: “You really have to get your drinking under control. It’s not good for you.”

It made me think of the millions of articles and social media posts that are...

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How to Stop Binge Eating in 3 Proven Steps Jul 20, 2021


There’s nothing worse than the feeling of not being able to stop eating.

You want to, but you can’t. Despite your best intentions, it’s like a part of you takes over and just eats, and eats, and eats, leaving you feeling completely powerless over food.

People who’ve never struggled with food can’t quite grasp this. When in passing you complain about how much weight...

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Binge Eating vs. Emotional Eating: What’s the Difference? Jul 08, 2021


These days, as a Binge Eating Therapist, I talk a lot about both binge eating and emotional eating. But even just a short few years ago, despite the fact that I was doing both on an almost weekly basis, I had no idea they even existed.

I‘d never heard of the term binge eating, and my idea of emotional eating consisted of eating a pint of ice cream after a break-up like you see in the...

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