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Monica Pelle, RD: Is Water Impacting Your Mood?Moderation

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July 15, 2012, 12:40 pm

defining abstinence to defeat all-or-nothing thinking

Since joining Overeaters Anonymous (almost two years ago) I have struggled to define abstinence for myself.

With Alcoholics Anonymous--it's pretty easy. Sober is sober and that's it. But with food...it's not like we just stop eating. Many of my friends in OA are abstaining from a particular food or foods and they can ward off a binge by not eating that particular item.

But with me, I have yet to figure out what specific items lead me down the path to a binge. Other people define abstinence for themselves as staying within a certain calorie allotment for the day, but that ...

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November 9, 2011, 7:11 am

Give yourself a hand!

My favorite on-the-fly portion control guide is the hand measurement. Today's Beachbody newsletter reminded me of it, and I felt like it would be good to share around:

Handy Portion-Control Guide
By Debbie Siebers, creator of Slim in 6

To achieve weight loss—and maintain that healthy weight once you've achieved it—it's crucial to really understand what a portion is. Here's what may prove to be an indispensible tip: Use your hand as a guideline for portion sizes. (If your hands happen to be extra-large or extra-small for your size, adjust accordingly.)

Palm = Proteins: Make protein portions the size of your palm. ...

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December 26, 2009, 6:26 am
updated Mar 8, 2013, 9:08 am

A SLIVERY almost GREEN DAY planned

Yesterday, with family and plenty of COMFORT FOOD was great. Believe it or not, the GYM WAS OPEN! I arrived at 8:00 am, and completed my water jogging routine. Thankfully, because I knew I was going to have a RED day. Since I was able to burn up at least 600 calories, I didn't do as much damage as I could have.

TODAY, we have an abundance of leftovers so instead of deceiving myself, I decided to make this a SLIVER DAY and stick to it. Especially because I don't water jog on the weekends, I'm used to eating LESS ...

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