Food Psychology

Is “Self-Sabotage” Real? A Common Myth Regarding Health Goals

I often hear people say that they are  guilty of “self-sabotage.” They use this in terms of relationships, dieting, work opportunities, and general happiness. It’s the idea of self-defeating behavior that prohibits a person from reaching their own goals. But is “self-sabotage” a real thing? Do we really intentionally keep ourselves from happiness? Most often, upon…

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How To Gain More Than Weight Loss Through Real Food

Find Deeper Reasons For Healthier Eating Long term studies measuring weight loss don’t bode well for chronic dieters. One reason is that dieting often does not lead to new, healthier food adherence or behavioral change. Listen to Jamie Dana, MC, LPC, be interviewed by Darya Rose, Ph.D., author of Foodist and summertomato.com. Jamie talks about…

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The Secret To Making Healthy Eating Easy

Eating well doesn’t have to be hard or boring, or mean that you have to “give up” delicious tasting food. Here’s how to incorporate healthier eating into your life: 1) Make Small Changes: Many people try to do too much at once and then find that they can’t sustain the changes. Look at adding an…

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5 Questions To Ask Your Local Farmer

As a mental health counselor, I firmly believe that a healthy mind and a healthy body are inseparable. Research shows that replacing processed food with real, nutrient-dense, whole foods can reduce anxiety and depression. Make food your medicine! I love to hit local farmer’s markets on the weekends in the search for new ways to…

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