Holidays are full of fun, planning, family and friends! They are also full of traditional foods that we love and associate with good, happy memories. Holidays are also a trigger time for food addicts. Overeating and sugar are highly associated with holidays, birthdays and other celebrations.
This meditation is designed specifically for weight issues. Set aside 24 minutes in a quiet place and connect with yourself through this mindfulness exercise!
Stacey B. Thacker, MA, LMFT, Co-Founder of Lifestyle Transformation shares the importance of mindful eating.
Co-Founder, Stacey B. Thacker, MA, LMFT shares ways to use music to alter your mood. This video is especially helpful for those in addiction recovery.
When we travel, our schedules and routines are disrupted and the temptation to take a break from your recovery is real. But, recovery doesn’t take a vacation (or a business trip for that matter). Does this mean you can’t travel? Of course not!
Take a look at this great resource from the CDC to learn about ways to promote healthy growth in children and prevent obesity.
A grandfather who is teaching his grandson about life, and he tells a story of two wolves engaged in battle.
As a therapist specializing in food-addiction treatment, I have heard the stories. She stayed home from her high school reunion too embarrassed to attend having gained weight after having a couple of kids. He feels mortified on a plane when he realizes his overweight frame takes up part of the seat next to him. She longs to play with her grandchildren but finds it too difficult to get up from the floor. He hates using a C-pap machine but he has sleep apnea and snores so loudly he keeps his wife awake at night. She has Type-2 diabetes and pushes out the images of people with missing limbs, blindness and fear of stroke from her mind. At 23 she sits at home on a Friday night believing that if she could lose weight someone might ask her out on date, might even love her.
An important aspect in the recovery process for any individual is in establishing a bottom line; identifying the behaviors which you will no longer take part in. It’s a limit that you set for yourself for the best chance of maintaining your sobriety.
The U.S. National Weight Control Registry, which tracks the habits of some 5,000 successful maintainers, cites a study showing only a fifth of dieters with a history of obesity sustain a loss of 10% of their body weight for a year or more.” (Time, 2007). Why is that? Why do some of the winners from The Biggest Loser regain their weight?