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.
Are they the same thing? Although the two may appear very similar, they are actually not.
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.
Researchers have said 95% of diets and exercise plans fail, but why? For many who struggle with weight, it’s not about willpower, self-discipline or laziness – it’s about addiction. Diets and exercise do not treat addiction.
While it is common to hear people call themselves ‘chocoholics’, or claim to be ‘addicted’ to one particular food, eating addiction is far different. An eating addict becomes addicted to the process of overeating rather than a specific food itself.
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.