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If you have children chances are they've just gone back or are about to go back to school. The school year can both help and hinder weight loss efforts. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

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Recent Posts
PMS and Emotional Eating


PMS affects both men and women so they'll be information in this article for both genders. I decided to write on this topic because on the message boards I often hear questions about how to know the difference between PMS cravings and Emotional Eating Episodes.

PMS is a misunderstood and vilified but very real condition. It affects over 40% of all women. In recent years, women have had to deny that they experience any real shift in body or mind in the days before their periods to reduce the opinion that we are the less reliable sex as a result of menstruation. When we can accept the very real changes that happen to us we can recognize and admit our real monthly needs.

The best thing you can do is be prepared for PMS. Keep a calendar and know when it's coming. By planning ahead you can work in extra rest, extra help and the right kind of meals that will help instead of hinder you. Part of being gentle and loving with yourself is the knowledge of what you need during this tender time and making sure you get it.

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

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Exercise: A Way to Finally Stick With It


There are some people that love to exercise. There are some people that feel the need to move their bodies. There are some people that can't wait to get out into the outdoors and run, jog, walk, skate, bike or hike. I am not one of those people. If you're reading this, maybe you're not either. I was a sedentary child who preferred reading to almost any kind of physical activity. As cliche as it is, I was picked last for every team. And my skinny soccer-playing cousins would put me on a regime of swimming and bicycle riding during summers at their house in an attempt to help me shed my ten-year old stomach rolls. By now, you can probably see that quite simply I did not like to exercise.

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