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During the month of November we are learning all about the building blocks to good health from Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach, Penny Muckleroy.
This week we will be talking about the importance of the type of fuel we use to power our bodies as well as hydration.
On today’s show we will focus on how water just might be the most overlooked solution to overeating most folks have never heard of before.
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Project Empowerment is excited to have on author, Karen R. Keonig to discuss her new book, Outsmarting Overeating, Boost Your Life Skills, End Your Food Problems.
Anyone who has struggled to make peace with the refrigerator and the scale can identify with the vicious cycle of painfully forging a bit of progress, only to see it vanish after getting fed up with the struggle to eat healthfully. They become so tired of thinking about all of the “should” and “shouldn’ts” surrounding food that they throw up their hands in despair, and try to accept their eating as it is, until that too becomes frustrating, and the cycle of unsuccessfully trying to improve their eating habits begins all over again.
Outsmarting Overeating: Boost Your Life Skills, End Your Food Problems offers a powerful new approach for stopping this cycle once and for all. The solution it provides has very little to do with food and everything to do with developing the essential skills that the majority of overeaters lack for coping with life’s ups and downs.
Outsmarting Overeating explores eight essential life skills, such as physical self-care, handling emotions, problem solving, and living consciously. It illustrates how lacking each skill can propel individuals toward unnecessary eating, and how, in turn, unwanted eating prevents skill development.
You can also visit KarenRKoenig.com for more info.
If you often feel uncomfortably full after a meal, it's time to make a change. Tackle your overeating issues for good by getting honest and asking yourself if any of these habits are holding you back from having a healthy relationship with food. The next time you head for a snack, honestly ask yourself "Am I hungry?" Tune in 11/12 at noon ET to find out "10 Mistakes That Lead to Overeating"
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Join me for an interview with Karen R. Koenig on her latest book, Outsmarting Overeating: Boost Your Life Skills, End Your Food Problems.
Karen, LCSW, M.Ed., is a psychotherapist, international author, eating coach with a worldwide clientele, national speaker, and expert on the psychology of eating—the why and how, not the what, of it—with 30-plus years of experience teaching chronic dieters and overeaters the skills that “normal” eaters use naturally to maintain a comfortable, healthy weight for life without dieting and food restriction.
For more information about her books and published articles go to her website: www.karenrkoenig.com.
Another diet is NOT the answer
There’s a good chance that a diet is what spiraled you into binge eating in the first place. I know that was the case for me. In the past I have experimented with several diets: low fat, low carb, and numerous others. And I kept looking for the diet that would end all of the confusion and allow me to escape the binge eating behaviors I had developed.
But thankfully I finally realized that another diet is not the answer.
In my experience, strict diets, especially those that revolve around limiting or completely eliminating foods, food groups, or macronutrients only add fuel to the binge eating fire.
The solution is not found in a diet, so don’t search for one.
Listen as Women tell stories of Cutting, Starving and Binging in an effort to warn off Intolerable Pain...While these coping mechanisms are hurtful ways to manage pain, the feelings these women were trying to avoid were much more painful. Invited Women will tell their stories of healing and learning to love themselves in spite of their flaws. Daniel L. Hollar, Ph.D. clinical psychologist will add context to these stores of healing with a discuss on his book and his research on suicide and eating disorders. Suicide rate, self-injurious behaviors and eating disorders are most frequently seen in women with African American women experiencing a dramatic increase. Lets create a Women's circle of healing, affirmation and support for thousands of women living with intolerable pain. Join us as will discuss causes and solutions as well as how to affirm and support Women who use these destructive coping behaviors to cope with intolerable pain and body distortions.
Author and coach Brooke had a history of struggling with emotional eating and her weight. However, she discovered that overeating was only a symptom of other issues she was dealing with.
God is not honored when the body is neglected or abused and is thus unfitted for His service. To care for the body by providing for it food that is relishable and strengthening is one of the first duties of the householder. It is far better to have less expensive clothing and furniture than to stint the supply of food.
Some householders stint the family table in order to provide expensive entertainment for visitors. This is unwise. In the entertainment of guests there should be greater simplicity. Let the needs of the family have first attention.
Unwise economy and artificial customs often prevent the exercise of hospitality where it is needed and would be a blessing. The regular supply of food for our tables should be such that the unexpected guest can be made welcome without
burdening the housewife to make extra preparation.
All should learn what to eat and how to cook it. Men, as well as women, need to understand the simple, healthful preparation of food. Their business often calls them where they cannot obtain wholesome food; then, if they have a knowledge of cookery, they can use it to good purpose.
Carefully consider your diet. Study from cause to effect. Cultivate self-control. Keep appetite under the control of reason. Never abuse the stomach by overeating, but do not deprive yourself of the wholesome, palatable food that health demands.
Part of what happens in the holiday season, may occur because of the stressfulness of holiday events. Overdrinking, overeating, and fatigue may also cause it. The demands of the season are many: shopping, cooking, travel, houseguests, family reunions, office parties, more shopping and extra financial burden.
Do not overbook yourself into a state of exhaustion--this makes people cranky, irritable, and depressed.
Decide upon your priorities and stick to them. Organize your time.
the holidays do not automatically take away feelings of aloneness, sadness, frustration, anger, and fear.
Be careful about resentments related to holidays past.
Don't expect the holidays to be just as they were when you were a child.
There are many, many opportunities for doing community service. No one can be depressed when they are doing community service.
Plan unstructured, low-cost fun holiday activities
If you drink, do not let the holidays become a reason for over-indulging and hangovers.
Give yourself a break; create time for yourself to do the things YOU love and need to do for your physical and mental wellness
Most of all, if you find yourself feeling blue just remember The choice is always yours
Frugivore Magazine wrote an article, "Is the Black Church causing obesity by overeating?", raising the concern of obesity amongst African Americans. In 2013, a study conducted by Northwestern University observed 2,433 particpants over an 18-year time period. Out of the particpants, 41% were African Americans who attending one religious event weekly was at risk to become obese.
Dr. Thomas A. Laveist, Director of the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, states that,
"Black church culture is out of alignment with some biblical teachings, particularly when it comes to how we eat. Church culture has got us drinking Kool-Aid, eating white bread, fried chicken, large servings of macaroni and cheese and collard greens drenched with salty hog maws (foods that are high in sugar, salt, calories, and carbohydrates that trigger health problems). We’re eating this in the church basement at dinner and at church conventions! Meanwhile, the Bible teaches against gluttony."
Is it time for the Black Church Culture to regain it's health? Join TruthTalk with special guest Zhivi Williams, health & wellness coach and advocate of Leading by Example. Topic of discussion will be on regainig focus on health through clean eating, exercise, and weight maintenance.
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