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Understanding why you turn to food is the key to changing it. Join in the discussion each week as Dr. Gould shares his valuable insights from over 30-years of clinical experience.

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A Shrink Yourself Success Story

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2009 | POSTED BY MICHELLE

Are you wondering if Shrink Yourself can help you? When it comes to weight loss, we can be so afraid of trying a new approach because we don't want another failure under our belts. See how one Shrink Yourself member used the program to get past her weight loss plateau.

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What Can a Year of Shrink Yourself Do For You?

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2009 | POSTED BY MICHELLE

In my posts I often talk about emotional eating from various angles and how it affects various aspects of our lives. I try to explain how the Shrink Yourself program impacts emotional eating as both a professional and as a fellow recovering emotional eater. However, the best way for you to understand some of these things is to listen to the words of one of our members who has been using the principles of our program for a year. Her post gave me great hope that emotional eaters can recover their power, lose weight and live more fulfilling lives. I hope her words will give you the same sense of inspiration I experienced.

I started SY in early August of 2008—so I've now had about a year.

Am I an emotional eater? Or am I a healthy eater? Sometimes I can be either, but I do want to recount the progress I've made in recovery after about a year of Shrink Yourself:

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Become the Master of Your Emotions in Three Easy Steps

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2009 | POSTED BY MICHELLE

One of the reasons that feelings can be so uncomfortable is because you don't know how long they're going to last for. This element of the unknown can make them unbearable. But there are ways to become the master of your feelings rather than your feelings' slave:

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Oprah Interview

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2007 | POSTED BY MICHELLE

In an interview Oprah once said that when they say, "God only gives you what you can handle, they're not just talking about suffering, they're talking about the good stuff, too."

Are you ready to be a success? Do you think you're worth it? Are you ready to be thin? To reveal your whole self to the world without the safety that extra weight provides?

This may sound like an easy question but you'd be surprised how many people tell us just how terrified of success they are.






 
The Sum of What Our Program Does

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2007 | POSTED BY MICHELLE

One of our online members gave me permission to post this message she put up on our boards.

I love this on line program and the book. I have really begun to listen to myself and deal with issues. My husband works night shift sometimes and was off last night. He loves baseball (okay TV) and I felt ignored. Get this! Instead of running to the fridge I recognized what was going on, acknowledged my feelings and didn't say something dumb like "all you do is watch TV". I said something smart, I miss you! Which was really what I was feeling. Wow, he was ready to turn the TV off. That worked so much better than eating everything in the house and then hating myself afterwards, not to mention the problem would have still been there and the feelings unresolved.


The thing that this program helps you do is to realize that getting full on food, never gets you fulfilled by life.
This program teaches you that overeating not only gives you a body you're unhappy with, but it interrupts your best thinking. By choosing a quick fix instead of something that gets to the root of a problem, your life doesn't move forward.

As you can see from the member's post above she got clear about what she was feeling (she missed her husband). She didn't eat to manage feeling ignored. She didn't nag or criticize him. She simply expressed her true feeling. That's something that her husband was able to respond to.

This program is not just about recovering your power over food, it's about having a life you love.


 
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