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How to Overcome Shame

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Did you ever read Judy Blume Books as a kid? They were my favorite! Books like: Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret. Blubber Deenie Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing I loved her books. I wasn’t a big reader, but I always devoured her books. They were about real topics: boy crushes, getting your [...]

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Resolve to Stop Resolving

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Dear Tricia:                                                                                                                                 For years, I have made weight loss resolutions that I haven’t achieved. What can I do differently this year to accomplish my goals?                                                           [...]

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Watching out for “Party” Portion!

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Dear Tricia: As far as eating the right foods and portion sizes, I do well at home during the week. But whenever there is a social event or potluck, I tend to overeat and my portion sizes are far larger than at home. Is it socializing or an inner conflict that’s driving me?     [...]

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5 Tasty Tips for a Healthy BBQ Season

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Summertime is awesome. The weather is gorgeous (even if it’s not sunny) and there always seems to be more time to be with family and friends. Unfortunately, summer also means more parties and more opportunities to overeat. Since I’m heading to a BBQ party in a few days, I thought I’d write about my own [...]

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Are You the Parent of An Overweight Child?

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This is for all the mothers in the world who have kids with weight issues. Dear Tricia, My child is overweight and I'm extremely concerned for her because I know from personal experience how painful it is to grow up with a weight problem. What can I do to help her lose weight and have [...]

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The Convenience Factor

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In a classic food psychology book harshly titled Obese Humans and Rats, researchers Stanley Schachter and his team determined that the more hassle to obtain food, the less we eat. If white rats in cages have to press a little food lever 10 times before they are awarded with food pellets, they eat often. If [...]

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Do You Eat to Quiet Your Mind?

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“Dear Tricia, I'm an emotional eater. I'm convinced my situation would improve if only my head wasn't spinning a hundred miles a minute. I can't turn it off. I find that the only time I have a respite is when I'm zoning out in front of the TV with a bag of chips or cookies. [...]

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Do Baggy Clothes Cause Weight Gain?

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In his book Mindless Eating, Brian Wansink relays a story about a particular Midwestern jail, where the sheriff noticed an interesting trend: the inmates would gain 20 – 25 pounds during their 6 month stay. While this weight gain could be attributed to a number of factors, it was unlikely to be the food (prison [...]

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It’s Thinner in Paris

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Most people, dieters and non-dieters alike, are aware of the fact that the French seem to have more of a handle on their weight than the average American. And we often wonder why. This is a place known for decadent, fattening foods: rich pastries, cakes, cheese, baguettes and heavy cream-based sauces. What gives? According to [...]

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Do You Live the Double Life of a Bulimic?

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Dear Tricia,  I'm a 43-year old woman with an eating disorder. I've been bulimic for 25 years now, starting when I was 18. I went to treatment when I was 20, but I still continue to purge. I always thought that I'd grow out of it, or that I'd stop when I became a professional, [...]