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When Fat is a Four-Letter Word…

If you’ve never been an overweight woman in North America, this blog post might not resonate for you. If you’ve never eaten ALL the sugar because you were sad, happy, scared or angry, then you might read this and not be able to relate in the slightest. If you’ve ever gotten on the scale (only …

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What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

I had a mentor once who taught behavioral psychology in the workplace. His belief was that if one could truly control the consequences someone experienced, one could change any behavior. In a nutshell, the principles are that behavior that is rewarded continues, behavior that is punished stops and behavior that has no consequence slowly extinguishes. …

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6 rationalizations that can keep you fat and unhealthy

I have been fat and I have been thin.  I have been a thin person getting fat and a fat person getting thin.  I’m lucky that I have been given the gift of insight and pretty much can recognize when I am bs’ing myself.  I didn’t always have this, and when I didn’t I often …

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5 things you enjoy more when you are fit (and one that’s not on the list)

If you are embarking on a fitness plan, then congratulations!  There are many benefits to being fit, as you probably already know.  I don’t know if I’m in the minority or not, but when I started exercising it was for two reasons.  First, I had quit smoking and needed something to distract me (this was …

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