Weight control

Let’s Talk About Bingeing

LET’S TALK ABOUT BINGEING Today, I want to talk about Bingeing. Most of you will identify with that word, and although I tend to use the phrase “emotional eating” more frequently, bingeing is really what we are talking about.   I tend to use the phrase ’emotional eating’ deliberately on this FB page, because I…

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#EatingFreely Day 1 – Perfect and Imperfect Planning…

#EatingFreely Day 1 Video from Eating Disorder Recovery on Vimeo. #Eating Freely – Day 1 Diary Notes Breakfast: Potato slices fried in coconut oil, with scrambled egg. Coffee. I cooked two large extra potatoes yesterday when I was making dinner, to have for breakfast this morning. Coconut oil is massively beneficial to our health so…

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#EatingFreely – A Daily Diary Experiment

OK, so I am going to try something new this week. I am going to report onto the page about how I am eating, and exercising, so you all have an opportunity to see how I live my mantra of eating freely, and feeling pretty much guilt free all the time – no matter how…

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The Rise of the ‘Serial Dieter’ In Modern Life….

I was delighted to be interviewed by the Evening Echo newspaper here in Cork recently. The theme of the article is on the concept of ‘Serial Dieting’. So many of my clients, and women in general, are now trapped in a repeated cycle of diet/crash/binge/diet. Starting again every Monday. Starting again every January. Starting again…

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Dieting, Personal Readiness and…Neuroscience?

A client sent me a link to this TED talk yesterday following a therapy session.  During the session, we had a chat about it.  My client said “it was amazing how I just felt something ‘click’ when I listened to this talk, she has a really good graph that shows how just four healthy habits…

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Willpower and Weight (loss) – A Tricky Balance

The Difficulty With Willpower Today’s blog is a combination of two recent articles/presentations by the American Psychological Association (APA).  I’ve combined both an article and a video, as together they provide strong support for the structure and content of our online program, Feeling Focused™, designed to help challenge Emotional Eating, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder.…

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Diet Advertising Reaches New Low (Low)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNAR5T_DSvs&w=560&h=315] Where do I even begin today, on this new ad? First, I will disclose that I was recently asked to participate in a focus group on the ad by the ad agency just before it was released, which I refused to do, as I would not agree to have my name associated with…

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Two Ways of Thinking About Your Weight…

Today’s post is about celebrating difference and the ability to be free within yourself. So many women and men I work with put their lives on hold “until I’ve lost weight”.  The plans they have! The imaginary lives they are leading in the future “when I’m a size 14”! Meanwhile, months, maybe years of the…

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Feeling Unhealthy? It Could Be What You Are Eating…

This blog is taken from an article I wrote for thejournal.ie earlier in the year.  It has become timely now because YouSteps have also written a great blog on the same issue, the link to their blog is below.  Read on… I MENTIONED IN a previous article that the US is now seeing a new…

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When Your Get Up and Go has Got Up and Gone

I’ve been feeling a little demotivated recently – which shows in the gap since my last blog.  Regular blog readers will know about my online program which has been an on-going project for the past year.  But recently it has changed in nature, or rather the energy around it has changed, for several reasons.  Earlier…

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