Reduce Food Cravings

Celebration Dinner
Food cravings lead to consumption. Consumption leads to more food cravings. Alcohol craving and consumption works the same way.
 
‘Tis the season for eating, drinking and otherwise celebrating with others we are connected to. It can be a great time of enjoyment, love, generosity and generally good feelings.
 
Yes, good feelings accompany eating. And a great deal of time we eat for those good feelings associated with foods we ate in the past. We don’t need a second helping of turkey for the nutrition. We don’t eat that third mincemeat tart because we are hungry. We turn to these foods for the good feelings associated with them. And we end up eating too much.

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Have Yourself a Mellow Little Christmas

Family Christmas dinnerBy Carrie Powell-Davidson
We hope that Christmas is a time of joy and happy memories for everyone but the sad truth is, it is not.  Many people have experienced the loss of a loved one and celebrating Christmas without them is unbearable.  Others may be battling one of life’s challenges such as addiction, illness or poverty and well, their priorities just don’t include a warm and fuzzy holiday.  For many of us who work so hard throughout the year, the mere thought of taking on yet another burden like preparing for Christmas is squashing any hopes of a merry ho ho.  As retailers and revelers prepare to greet the festivities with open arms, let’s slow it down a notch and have a look at some ways that might help you to relax this season.

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