Set Yourself Free from Diet Prison: 18 Reasons Not to Diet in 2018

The New Year has begun and with that comes the idea of losing weight and going on another diet. Are you thinking of starting another diet in 2018? Think again! Here are 18 reasons WHY you should NOT diet this year or any year: Dieting has a 95% failure rate. Only 5% of dieters keep the weight off, most will gain it back in 1 – 5 years. It is not sustainable – it creates a yo-yo effect and that is far more unhealthy than carrying a bit of extra weight. Severe diets that eliminate many...

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New Beginnings – Out with the Old, in with the New: 18 Questions to Start 2018

Filed Under: Change Holiday Eating

“Celebrate endings for they precede new beginnings” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie — At this time of the year there are so many articles about New Year’s Resolutions, Big Changes and Big Goals, “The Best Year Ever” and by February it’s all abandoned. Like diets, resolutions don’t work. Change happens in small, repetitive, imperfect steps. Small wins matter. January and the onset of the new year, however, does bring hope for change and new beginnings. I traditionally like to start...

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Joyful Eating in the Holidays: enjoy the foods and festivities with peace and joy!

Filed Under: Holiday Eating

This is the time of year when we start to feel stressed and anxious about all the year-end parties, entertaining and going away on holiday. Many of us are worried about overeating, family pressures and obligations. Let’s examine some of the common triggers to overeat during the holidays and some suggestions on how to overcome them. 1. The anticipation of the events and holidays Stay in the present as much as you can. Perhaps this year it’s time to do things differently and...

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Joyful Eating during Rosh Hashanah: How to enjoy the food with ease, grace and mindfulness

Filed Under: Holiday Eating

“And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been, full of work that has never been done, full of tasks, claims, and demands; and let us see that we learn to take it without letting fall too much of what it has to bestow upon those who demand of it necessary, serious, and great things.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke, 1892-1910 ― Are you feeling stressed and anxious about Rosh Hashanah and the three day...

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“The banquet is in the first bite...”

- Unknown -

“Seldom is the last of anything better than the first...”

- Irish Proverb -

“If hunger is not the problem, food is not the solution.”

- Brooke Castillo -

“Someday society will doubt the wisdom of dieting rather than the willpower of dieters...”

- Unknown -

“In eating, a third of the stomach should be filled with food, a third with drink and the rest left empty...”

- Unknown -

“If you are invested in security and certainty, you are on the wrong planet...”

- Pema Chodron -

“The only journey is the one within...”

- Rainer Maria Rilke -

“Right in the difficult must we have our joys, our happiness, our dreams: there against the depth of this background, they stand out. There for the first time, we see how beautiful they are.”

- Rainer Maria Rilke -

“Wellness isn't about deprivation and it's not about perfection. It is about pointing yourself in the direction of growth, training yourself to get comfortable with your highest potential and then taking small steps to support that shift. It is about showing up for yourself day by day and then one day finding that you have undergone a transformation.”

- Kathy Freston -

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