Dealing with Binge Eating

Dealing with binge eating disorder is not easy, but there are things you can do to help with your urges to binge.

  • Therapy 
  • Take time to relax 
  • Take time to have fun
  • Forgive yourself 
  • Exercise 
  • Read self-help books
  • Find a support group 
  • Talk to a nutritionist 
  • Stay away from fad diets 
  • Avoid temptation 
  • Focus on why you are eating 
  • Focus on what you are eating 
  • Get enough sleep 
  • Ask for help

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The Body and Aging

What are the modifiable factors in successful aging?

  • Exercise 
    • Cardio for 30 minutes a day for 5 days a week
    • Strength training twice a week
  • Diet 
    • Eat More fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and drink lots of water
    • Eat less sugar, artificial sweeteners, and processed food
  • Cognitive Stimulation
    • Read
    • Learn new things,  
  • Optimism 
    • Be grateful
    • Give to others 
  • Social Integration 
  • Positive Attitudes Toward Aging 
  • Stress Reduction 
    • Get enough sleep
    • Yoga
    • Meditation 

Source:  Dr Belinda Savage Edwards, Caregiver College Presentation, 21 June 2019

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Unexpected Consequences of Weight Loss

Since I started my weight loss journey, I have lost a little over 100 pounds.  In that time I ran into a few unexpected consequences.  Here are two that happened to me recently.

  1. I had to move the seat up in my Jeep, because there is less fat on my back and I was struggling to reach the pedals.
  2. My bike helmet needed to be adjusted, because there is less fat on my chin and face.  This is obvious when you think about it, but I never thought about it being a problem until it happened.

My journey has not been smooth sailing the whole time.  I still struggle with overeating and don’t always want to exercise.  However, all the difficulties have been worth it.  My life is so much better now.

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Thoughts on Exercise

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.  – Wilhelm von Humboldt 

The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.  – Kenneth H Cooper

When it comes to health and well-being, regular exercise is about as close to a magic potion as you can get. – Tich Nhat Hanh

If you don’t make time for exercise, you’ll probably have to make time for illness. – Robin Sharma

To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise. – Gene Tunney

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