Tag archive for overeating

How to eat when you’re hungry, and stop when you’re full

How to eat when you’re hungry, and stop when you’re full

Specifically, for weight loss, here’s the intuitive eating holy grail: Eat when your hunger is at 80%. Stop when you’re 80% full, ie satisfied, but not stuffed. Let’s learn how to recognise the signs Do you ever find yourself eating in ’emergency mode’? I do…

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The big life questions, in a nutshell

The big life questions, in a nutshell

When I was revising for exams, I always tried to reduce the info to one eyeful. Here’s a squirrelsize snackshot of my challenges I’m here, a mother in Berlin, neither employed nor freelance nor unemployed, because I’m having time out to try to debug my…

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3 funny and compassionate takes on excessive eating

3 funny and compassionate takes on excessive eating

Eating concerns may not be rock n roll. Three female authors nail them with funny and funky words 1. Food excess is a binge that carries more cultural shame than drugs “I sometimes wonder if the only way we’ll ever get around to properly considering…

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‘Like’ my animation & help me win a scholarship

‘Like’ my animation & help me win a scholarship

Help me win training to be an eating psychology coach: watch, or ‘like’, or share, my two-minute animation nb to ‘like’ the above video, visit the animation’s YouTube page here I stand to win a scholarship for an eating psychology coaching training With the tiniest…

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De problem? Is scone

De problem? Is scone

Scones, cake… whatever. It’s for sharing. But I discover to my detriment that my motives are mwthgn… sorry, got my mouth full Scones – really? I know. I know: it has finally come to this. I’m  a 36-year-old hausfrau blogging about scones. Oh shit. What happened…

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The weird pregnancy emotions

The weird pregnancy emotions

Pregnancy is an emotional marathon, and at times I hardly recognise myself. Who am I these days? I’m buddhalike. Cosmic joy. I fall asleep in an instant. My husband puts his hand or my daughter puts her cheek on my belly; we call to the…

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Eating habits: may this year be mindful

Eating habits: may this year be mindful

Do you have an aspect of your life that repeatedly begs for understanding? Mine’s habitual overeating. This year, I’d like to make a tectonic shift Happy eating habits – or eating happits, as they should be called. For very special, and very happy periods of…

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How can I hold onto my lifeskills at family gatherings?

How can I hold onto my lifeskills at family gatherings?

I find when I’m around other people for sustained periods – through no fault of theirs, really –  I let my good habits slip. What’s going on under the surface?   This year, we’re going on a little winter holiday instead of a family Christmas….

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Mindfulness meditation on emptiness

Mindfulness meditation on emptiness

Breathing space versus vibrant stimulation. In reality, we need both in our lives. Is one more elusive? Yesterday we went to a friend’s daughter’s birthday party. Of course they’d made their apartment all clean and tidy for guests. It was such a lovely feeling –…

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Thirty seconds that could stop your overeating

Thirty seconds that could stop your overeating

I think mindfulness might be able to help our eating habits. It’s a hunch. It’s a hunch that’s backed up by the reading materials for Week 1 of this free mindfulness based stress reduction programme. I’d just like to highlight this video (Introduction to Mindful Eating…

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