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  • Until I Pop: Emotional Eating and Bipolar Disorder | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    a very very common side effect of long term use of antipsychotics I know the drug companies told us and the doctors that the new crop would be less likely to cause movement disorders I switched back to Seroquel more sedating The symptoms regressed but over three years became severe I tried to withdraw from Seroquel The Tardive Got way worse Withdrawal Emergent Syndrome which means the Tardive is permanent and you are married to the meds After three years I was put on a low dose of Clozaril and Xenazine The Clozaril is very sedating and requires blood work every week at first then eventually once a month It has a 1 mortality rate thus the safety protocols I gained 60 lbs on Clozaril over a six month period of time I lived with it for a while and went to OA They were preaching a no sugar no flour approach That sort of diet a Atkins type Ketogenic diet made me manic Eventually I begged to be put on what was soon to be an FDA approved drug for Binge Eating Disorder It is a time release amphetamine What a sweet reprieve I craved salads and protein fruit drinks I prepared such healthy meals My thoughts were organized I learned skills I d been told I d never had like advanced jewelry making photography of same Studying World Issues of a complex nature employing all sorts of social media writing pilates one gym had already rejected me I do have ADHD and learning problems I was in the best physical condition of my life I was highly productive I was also becoming more hypomanic and hypersensitive I felt I gave and gave and worked hard and when I was rejected here and there I was crushed Guess what I lost more than the 60 lbs I d gained But I had put my mental health at risk At the time I felt it was worth it Over that three year period my moods were more unstable requiring five med changes I can t afford this because I can t take high doses of antipsychotics due to the tardive I begin to thrash and I m allergic to Lithium I had used up all the new antidepressants on the market to dig out of depressions I could see what was going to happen I went to the doctor and abruptly stopped the meds of my own volition I plunged into suicidal depression Deeper than before We decided to go slowly and now I m off all psychostims I have also gained back 16 lbs in 12 weeks and am tortured I m convinced that the low dose clozaril causes a slowing of metabolism which wasn t mentioned in the article and intense hunger even if it s not emotional eating No Flour No Sugar doesn t work for me Psychostims for binge eating disorder are unsafe for me At least I think they are The crazy herbal bootleg ephedras with Guarana root make me psychotic go way up and way down Yes I have gone rogue It s a miracle I ve avoided the hospital for 15 years Listen to me I m a ranting madwoman on this issue I ve lived with bipolar disorder for 25 years and all I can think of is my weight I ve already forgotten the six weeks of depression I just emerged from I firmly believe that more research needs to be done on how to maintain a healthy weight and avoid diabetes type 2 when on antipsychotic meds That s my story and I m sticking to it CaramelSmoothie December 22 2015 Reply I ditto everything you said You can tell by my nickname that I crave carbs and sweets I feel defeated but I know that I m more than a conqueror I m a victor not a victim Pray for me and I ll pray for you DIANE May 26 2015 Reply I was diagnosed in2003 with bp2 I am on Cymbalta anti depressant Abilify mood stabilizer and Wellbutrin anxiety med daily I also have Vistaril and Lorazepam to use when I can t sleep which is most of the time I can t take ANY sleep med tried them ALL more than 2 days they quit working If I get 4 hours sleep a night I m lucky Anyway I just wanted to say that weight is my biggest problem I ve been so skinny all my life when i had kids I probably gained and kept on about 20 lbs I weighed 140 when I started these meds and I started steadily gaining and now 12 years later i weigh 267 I also developed Diabetes high blood pressure and sleep apnea I also have Asthma which I ve had since childhood but now my weight makes it hard to breathe I had to retire from my job my kids are grown my husband works so I am at home by myself a lot I ve found I eat when I m bored happy sad etc Here s the thing I KNOW I need to lose weight or I will die an early death and won t get to see my 2 grandchildren grow up That should be reason enough to do it But I CAN T GET MOTIVATED I joined a gym got a great trainer started eating a strict diet and lost 10 lbs in 2 months and FELT SO GOOD AND PROUD OF MYSELF But then I quit going I lost my motivation and desire to go much to my family s and friends disappointment I was a failure We moved to a new house with walking paths and level streets so I vowed to walk and walk our dog But I haven t It s been 6 months now WHAT CAN I DO TO GET MOTIVATED I did have a re lapse 2 weeks ago and have been after 8 mths of feeling great feeling depressed I just don t know how to make myself get out of this funk I am NOT ASKING ANYBODY TO FEEL SORRY FOR ME But everyone can t for the life of them understand WHY I DON T GET HEALTHIER WHAT S MY PROBLEM They don t understand this illness except for my sweet husband and brother PLEASE HELP ME I AM AT MY WITS END kelley thorpe baker May 26 2015 Reply Report user Diane I also moved to a neighborhood four months ago that has nice walking paths and level streets I invested in an UP 24 by Jawbone a bracelet that monitors your steps and syncs to my iPhone and challenged myself to hit between 5 000 and 10 000 steps per day It has been interesting to see I ve been looking forward to not only one but two daily walks And my depression has lessened In the beginning it was a challenge but the weight is coming off and I feel like a new person Watching my steps increase throughout the day is like a game as well It s like the old saying a journey of 1 000 miles begins with the first steps Shelley May 26 2015 Reply I can so relate When I got diagnosed in 06 I put on 60lbs and went from 140lbs to 200lbs in a matter of 6 months I lost all of it and regained it and more after medication change I once gained 30lbs in 3 weeks Zyprexa the worst for me in terms of weight gain I was put on Zyprexa again and after getting down to 165lbs I was back up to 205lbs I m now off of Zyprexa and on a new drug I m losing weight again 15lbs so far It s taking awhile but I m taking it one day at a time I bought a Fitbit so I m monitoring my activity level I started using MyFitnessPal to track my food intake it helps to keep me aware of what I m eating I m not perfect but averaging a little less than a 1lb a week Some weeks more but I sometimes struggle with motivation I don t want to lose 60 lbs again to only put it back on I know I control what goes into my mouth but when the depression hits it hard to stay on track I m determined this time I workout a few times a week and some days I walk in the park with a friend kelley thorpe baker May 26 2015 Reply Report user Shelley It seems that you really know what it takes to keep the weight off having experienced the ups and downs Glad to see that your Fitbit and MyFitnessPal helps you too These tools really do work Thank you so much for sharing Kelley bputah May 27 2015 Reply Report user Wow I relate all the way down to the Haagen Daaz peanut butter chocolate ice cream sometimes a large thick chocolate peanut butter Oreo Shake from the local shake shop I was just trying to explain this to my wife maybe a week or two ago she tends to take some of my stupid actions personal I gained 40lbs in about three months when I quit drinking and smoking and had to start lifting weights because I refuse to give up the good stuff I shot up to 215lbs I m now around 200 but not nearly as soft Sounds like your back in track keep up the hard work kelley thorpe baker May 30 2015 Reply Report user While that shake sure sounds good the weight lifting sounds better Good for you for hitting the gym K Sandy May 30 2015 Reply I had been craving ice cream for awhile but I was recently diagnosed with diabetes I don t blame my medication although I know its possible I too need to lose about 40 lbs or more I weight 180 I have been going to a gym but I realize it isn t going to come off as fast as it went on I also was a heavy drinker on and off for many years Sometimes you just don t care Its a bad place to be because that is when you can cause the most damage An acquaintance of mine came up with a great plan you think of a line from a song Stop wait a minute mr postman Stop wait before you reach for the ice cream kelley thorpe baker May 30 2015 Reply Report user I found that I went through a stage where I stopped caring a major depressive period in my life and my weight increased at double the rate I feel you I love the song K Christie July 22 2015 Reply I have started taking depakote 5 months ago I knew weight gain is a sideaffect I figured I would gain a few pounds then it would just level out That is so not the case I unfortunately have gained 55lbs in 4 months that s 13 75lbs a month Yes I crave my chocolate once in awhile but I actually eat much more healthier than I did previous to being placed on depakote So I think each situation depends on the person and how much they feed into their cravings Christie July 22 2015 Reply I also was diagnosed with BPD 1 PTSD and Anxiety when I was 16 I am now about to turn 30 I have never had a weight problem until this year quirkynana 6 July 22 2015 Reply exact same thing for me 125 to 188 I am so disgusted with myself and cannot come to terms with my weight I decided to try and jog a very little while on treadmill and suffered a meniscus injury That is the cartilage between knee and I know it was from the pounding my leg took with jogging I am humiliated and never more committed than now to lose the weight I need to when I get this brace off I will be changing my ways I totally gave up sweets and only some good carbs so I am on the right path Danielle July 23 2015 Reply Great article I will purchase the book you recommended There is also a link between food and mood that can cause triggers for mania and depression as you mentioned you feel good and then guilty like sweets or alcohol I went from 160 to 200 in about 18 months just before being diagnosed bipolar I was an emotional eater and was showing signs of mania and depression I was 19 years old It took 18 more months but I got down to 150 After a few months I jumped to 160 and was able to maintain that for 3 years This took constant effort a part time job at a gym and strict low carb diet I had relapses binge eating at times and mood swings I d get back on track but then things got really rough after some personal stress and a move to a new state Then I got up to 200 again in about 6 months This was after being put on lithium and my thyroid was fried I know it s easy to blame the medication but blood work confirmed TSH levels and the short time frame for such a high amount of weight gain I tried a new medication Lamictal which I love I lost some weight and got down to 180 Then got pregnant got off medication and got up to 240 Now I m happy to say I had an amazing doctor and counselor who supported my pregnancy and breastfeeding journey I m back on medication My daughter is two I do yoga I run 4 days a week and am training for my first half marathon in October I eat salads every day for lunch and dinner and have cut out a lot of processed carbs I still love sweets and know it ll be a battle so I try to keep the temptation away I m down to 195 I d love to be 160 again Even that isn t thin but I was healthy and active at that size and it suites my 5 7 frame Good luck everyone Only compare yourself to the person you were yesterday and thanks for sharing your stories Cha Cha July 23 2015 Reply Hey I m in the middle of reading that book It s great so far Many coping strategies and strategies for dealing with urges Love it Bipolar Brainiac aka Allison Strong July 28 2015 Reply Well now I ve read all the comments I m going to get the book I live in South Florida Its really hot The only thing worse is the air conditioning inside stores and restaurants I ve stopped eating bread and sugar but I m still hungry all the time Wouldn t it be great if they came up with a metabolic cure for this problem with the meds I ve been exercise bulimic since I was young and my body can t take much more thanks for all the messages and stuff relating to this article I see myself as in between a rock and a hard place and was brutally honest about my weaknesses pitfalls and priorities Patti September 1 2015 Reply I have been on the Atkins diet for 2 months I ve lost a good amount of weight But if I hadn t gone on a carb or sweet binge twice I m sure I would have lost another 5 7 lbs Add in severe stress in family probably another 5 lbs lost But I m still trying darn determined too This article explained quite a few things I appreciate that Knowledge is power they say Heather September 1 2015 Reply Thank you for sharing I m struggling after losing 150 lbs then gaining 60 back I ve been desperate for some assistance in understanding why I eat the way I eat I work in a library and will be utilizing those resources to find this book My psychiatrist is fully aware of my weight issue and does her best to prescribe me medications that do not have weight gain as a side effect but sometimes those meds just don t work Patricia September 2 2015 Reply I don t mean to be a buzz kill but when I m in a down swing that causes the craving to eat a stick of butter sprinkled with sugar the last thing I need is the added feeling of guilt about what I put in my mouth and how big I m getting I m reminded of that every time I put on my jeans or look in the mirror What I probably DO need is help getting an appointment with the doctor because I m usually a bit on the stuck side And I m kidding about the butter sugar thing So far Kathy December 15 2015 Reply I have experienced the same problem with excess weight and food I finally went to an organization that meets in groups and uses a 12 step approach I can t say the name due to our group s traditions I ve been abstinent with food for over 14 months and have lost 51 pounds After a few months I realized that the weight is a symptom of an emotional illness that manifests in my bipolar symptoms but goes even deeper than that I stopped worrying about weight and just stuck to my daily food plan and routine I was angry so I ate That overeating made me angry with myself so I ate more When I stopped overeating the anger left Now when I m upset I deal with the feelings and realized that eating off of my food plan would cause an additional problem and

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  • Body Size | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    Topics Books Symptoms Addiction Anger Anxiety Depression Hypersexuality Impulsivity Mania Mood Swings Psychosis Relapse Sleep Problems Spending Stress Substance Abuse Suicide Thinking Attention Issues Triggers Treatment Art Music Confidence Building Diagnosis Misdiagnosis Diet Doctors ECT Exercise Finding Balance Hospitalization Living Well Medication Meditation Mindfulness Peer Support Pets Animals Physical Health Psychotherapy Setting Goals Stress Management Talk Therapy Wellness Management Plan Relationships Caregivers Dating Family Forgiveness Friends Parenting Children School Spouse Partners Stigma Work Hope Celebrities Hope Inspiration Motivation Religion Faith Spirituality Success Stories K i d s All Articles Diagnosis Family Stories Genetics Living Well Support Symptoms Treatment Blog Most Recent Posts Meet Our Bloggers Comment Policy Forum Log In Forum Home Topics Discussions Partners Page Members Forum Rules Community Blog Forum Associations Letter to the Editor SOUNDOFF Talk to bp Writers Magazine Current Issue Archived Issues Customer Service Print Digital Subscription Buy Past Issues Frequently Asked Questions Digital Subscriber Access Page Subscribe Home body size Emotional Eating Reset Your Habits Bite by Bite By Jessica C Kraft January 5 2016 9 33 am Bringing awareness to every bite helps you avoid emotional eating limit calories and choose more foods that make you feel better in the long term Read more CURRENT ISSUE Recent Issues October 1 2015 11 50 am Fall 2015 BIPOLAR DEPRESSION Letting the light in By Robin L Flanigan Strategies to dispel the darkness of bipolar depression starting with the good enough theory taking Read more August 3 2015 9 12 am Summer 2015 MARY LAMBERT SPREADING THE LOVE By Stephanie Stephens Singer songwriter Mary Lambert puts it all out there in her hit Secrets and she lives the Read more April 1 2015 11 37 am Spring 2015 TAME YOUR TRIGGERS By Robin L Flanigan From major life events to emotional patterns we all have

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  • Distracted Eating | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    Topics Books Symptoms Addiction Anger Anxiety Depression Hypersexuality Impulsivity Mania Mood Swings Psychosis Relapse Sleep Problems Spending Stress Substance Abuse Suicide Thinking Attention Issues Triggers Treatment Art Music Confidence Building Diagnosis Misdiagnosis Diet Doctors ECT Exercise Finding Balance Hospitalization Living Well Medication Meditation Mindfulness Peer Support Pets Animals Physical Health Psychotherapy Setting Goals Stress Management Talk Therapy Wellness Management Plan Relationships Caregivers Dating Family Forgiveness Friends Parenting Children School Spouse Partners Stigma Work Hope Celebrities Hope Inspiration Motivation Religion Faith Spirituality Success Stories K i d s All Articles Diagnosis Family Stories Genetics Living Well Support Symptoms Treatment Blog Most Recent Posts Meet Our Bloggers Comment Policy Forum Log In Forum Home Topics Discussions Partners Page Members Forum Rules Community Blog Forum Associations Letter to the Editor SOUNDOFF Talk to bp Writers Magazine Current Issue Archived Issues Customer Service Print Digital Subscription Buy Past Issues Frequently Asked Questions Digital Subscriber Access Page Subscribe Home distracted eating Emotional Eating Reset Your Habits Bite by Bite By Jessica C Kraft January 5 2016 9 33 am Bringing awareness to every bite helps you avoid emotional eating limit calories and choose more foods that make you feel better in the long term Read more CURRENT ISSUE Recent Issues October 1 2015 11 50 am Fall 2015 BIPOLAR DEPRESSION Letting the light in By Robin L Flanigan Strategies to dispel the darkness of bipolar depression starting with the good enough theory taking Read more August 3 2015 9 12 am Summer 2015 MARY LAMBERT SPREADING THE LOVE By Stephanie Stephens Singer songwriter Mary Lambert puts it all out there in her hit Secrets and she lives the Read more April 1 2015 11 37 am Spring 2015 TAME YOUR TRIGGERS By Robin L Flanigan From major life events to emotional patterns we all have

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  • Emotional Eating | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    Articles Diagnosis Family Stories Genetics Living Well Support Symptoms Treatment Blog Most Recent Posts Meet Our Bloggers Comment Policy Forum Log In Forum Home Topics Discussions Partners Page Members Forum Rules Community Blog Forum Associations Letter to the Editor SOUNDOFF Talk to bp Writers Magazine Current Issue Archived Issues Customer Service Print Digital Subscription Buy Past Issues Frequently Asked Questions Digital Subscriber Access Page Subscribe Home emotional eating Emotional Eating Reset Your Habits Bite by Bite By Jessica C Kraft January 5 2016 9 33 am Bringing awareness to every bite helps you avoid emotional eating limit calories and choose more foods that make you feel better in the long term Read more Until I Pop Emotional Eating and Bipolar Disorder By Kelley Thorpe Baker May 26 2015 12 01 am OK I m about to share a secret with you I m a woman and sharing information like this takes guts which at this time I have Read more Snack attack Fight back By Kelly James Enger September 24 2014 3 00 am Using food to manage your moods and feelings is a short term fix at best We ve got ways to get emotional eating under control Read more SoundOFF Food vs feelings By bp Magazine September 24 2014 1 00 am The Question Stuffing our feelings down with food can compromise well being and weight management How do you try to handle emotional eating EMOTIONAL EATING Read more Mental Health Recovery is More then Just a Pill By Chato Stewart January 18 2012 12 05 am Two weeks ago I was accepted to be part of a nutritional gluten free challenge by Enzymedica The Enzyme Experts a digestive therapeutic enzyme manufacturer Having talked in the Read more CURRENT ISSUE Recent Issues October 1 2015 11 50 am

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  • Snacking | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    Hot Topics Books Symptoms Addiction Anger Anxiety Depression Hypersexuality Impulsivity Mania Mood Swings Psychosis Relapse Sleep Problems Spending Stress Substance Abuse Suicide Thinking Attention Issues Triggers Treatment Art Music Confidence Building Diagnosis Misdiagnosis Diet Doctors ECT Exercise Finding Balance Hospitalization Living Well Medication Meditation Mindfulness Peer Support Pets Animals Physical Health Psychotherapy Setting Goals Stress Management Talk Therapy Wellness Management Plan Relationships Caregivers Dating Family Forgiveness Friends Parenting Children School Spouse Partners Stigma Work Hope Celebrities Hope Inspiration Motivation Religion Faith Spirituality Success Stories K i d s All Articles Diagnosis Family Stories Genetics Living Well Support Symptoms Treatment Blog Most Recent Posts Meet Our Bloggers Comment Policy Forum Log In Forum Home Topics Discussions Partners Page Members Forum Rules Community Blog Forum Associations Letter to the Editor SOUNDOFF Talk to bp Writers Magazine Current Issue Archived Issues Customer Service Print Digital Subscription Buy Past Issues Frequently Asked Questions Digital Subscriber Access Page Subscribe Home snacking Emotional Eating Reset Your Habits Bite by Bite By Jessica C Kraft January 5 2016 9 33 am Bringing awareness to every bite helps you avoid emotional eating limit calories and choose more foods that make you feel better in the long term Read more CURRENT ISSUE Recent Issues October 1 2015 11 50 am Fall 2015 BIPOLAR DEPRESSION Letting the light in By Robin L Flanigan Strategies to dispel the darkness of bipolar depression starting with the good enough theory taking Read more August 3 2015 9 12 am Summer 2015 MARY LAMBERT SPREADING THE LOVE By Stephanie Stephens Singer songwriter Mary Lambert puts it all out there in her hit Secrets and she lives the Read more April 1 2015 11 37 am Spring 2015 TAME YOUR TRIGGERS By Robin L Flanigan From major life events to emotional patterns we all have

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  • Jessica C. Kraft | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    Forum Associations Letter to the Editor SOUNDOFF Talk to bp Writers Magazine Current Issue Archived Issues Customer Service Print Digital Subscription Buy Past Issues Frequently Asked Questions Digital Subscriber Access Page Subscribe Home Blog Posts and Articles by Jessica C Kraft Jessica C Kraft Jessica C Kraft is a journalist in San Francisco who covers sustainability and positive lifestyle change Top bp Magazine Articles by Jessica C Kraft Power to the positive By Jessica C Kraft August 10 2015 2 40 pm Prone to pessimism We have some creative ways to help you transform your negative thinking By Jessica C Kraft The common understanding of Read more Emotional Eating Reset Your Habits Bite by Bite By Jessica C Kraft January 5 2016 9 33 am Bringing awareness to every bite helps you avoid emotional eating limit calories and choose more foods that make you feel better in the long term Read more Making breaking habits By Jessica C Kraft February 1 2013 12 57 pm You can exploit your brain s natural patterns to build better behaviors By Jessica C Kraft Most of us don t default to healthy habits Read more Additional Articles by Jessica C Kraft Emotional Eating Reset Your Habits Bite by Bite By Jessica C Kraft January 5 2016 9 33 am Bringing awareness to every bite helps you avoid emotional eating limit calories and choose more foods that make you feel better in the long term Read more Power to the positive By Jessica C Kraft August 10 2015 2 40 pm Prone to pessimism We have some creative ways to help you transform your negative thinking By Jessica C Kraft The common understanding of Read more Making breaking habits By Jessica C Kraft February 1 2013 12 57 pm You can exploit your brain

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  • Emotional Eating: Reset Your Habits—Bite by Bite | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    chocolate I really adore he says especially chocolate turtles that a local shop hand crafts What I do with that is I just have them on special occasions When I delay myself having chocolate it tastes that much better when I do have it Developing that self command didn t happen overnight he says It really took a good six months to a year to figure out what was working for me and what didn t work for me when I ate I tried to combine some spiritual aspect to my eating It really was a long term project By researching healthy eating and experimenting with different approaches I found a balance where I can still have some of my sweets and junk food just not as much as I used to Douyon 44 began to change his eating habits as part of a larger shift toward managing his bipolar through better lifestyle choices Instead of grabbing meals on the go which usually meant unhealthy fast food he began to cook more at home for himself his wife and their twin daughters A regular yoga and meditation practice every morning keeps him grounded and ready to appreciate his meals I focus on trying to taste the flavors he explains It s more fun I can try different spices Not only does Douyon enjoy his food more but he s seen larger rewards as well Over the years I ve lost about 15 pounds My mind is a lot more settled by eating more consciously I m calmer I feel more balanced I m laughing more It works for me FALSE COMFORT In her book Health at Every Size which spawned an online mutual support community of the same name Bacon argues that although our society views thinness as healthy body size doesn t necessarily equate with physical well being Yet that skinny is good attitude amplified by media images that define our notions of beauty create a hostile environment for people whose bodies are more ample Bacon s phrase for this is fat shaming and it has a toxic effect on self esteem Bringing our relationship with food back to basics appetite and nourishment can sidestep a lot of that baggage Bacon says we often keep eating when we re not hungry because we can t even recognize true hunger anymore Especially for chronic dieters they don t act on hunger signals because they have been training themselves to suppress or ignore them she says The brain s reward circuits play a role too Energy rich sugars and fats stimulate the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine the pleasure hormone which is why junk food is so addictive Often we learn to rely on these foods to make us feel better at least momentarily We turn to them even when the root cause of our discomfort isn t hunger but stress unhappiness or even boredom We become caught in automatic patterns of emotional eating not fully aware of what s triggering our desire to reach for the bag of chips or package of cookies Distracted eating creates a different set of complications When we chat read listen to music or watch TV while eating we aren t as aware of how much we re consuming People who focus only on eating when they eat weigh about 18 percent less than people who engage in other activities while eating according to Michelle DuVal MA director of The Mindful Center in Albuquerque New Mexico That amounts to 27 pounds on a 150 pound person she says If our minds are on something else while we are eating we tend to eat by habit She continues It might be your habit to eat too fast to clean your plate regardless of how you feel or to eat too much If you keep your mind on something else while you are eating you will repeat your habit Breaking these habitual patterns with mindfulness allows you to stop eating on automatic pilot DuVal advocates instituting a different kind of habit regularly checking in and asking yourself what your body needs You can ask yourself why you are eating she suggests Are you eating because of hunger Or is it perhaps boredom or anxiety When you start tapping into your intuition about eating you ll start making better choices and halting the mindless snacking cycle One Alberta woman complements her mindful eating practice by paying more attention to everything surrounding her meals Some of her tips Eating off dishes plates and cups that you absolutely love says Shell P And setting cooking or grocery shopping dates with friends or loved ones The conscious effort to make every aspect of eating pleasurable helps her fend off emotional eating It all boils down to one basic instruction epitomized by Thích Nhat Hanh a Vietnamese Buddhist monk In his book How To Eat Hanh explains how he once offered a student a tangerine As the student ate each slice he kept talking and thinking So Hanh gave him this advice Just eat the tangerine Each time you look at a tangerine you can see deeply into it You can see everything in the universe I one tangerine When you peel it and smell it it s wonderful You can take your time eating a tangerine and be very happy Mindful Eating Exercise This is a meditation with food that when practiced regularly can slowly help you transform your relationship to eating Ensure that there are no distractions in your environment such as TV music news on the radio or reading material You want to be able to pay complete attention to your meal When you sit down to eat serve yourself smaller portions than usual Remove the extra food from view Starting with the first bite focus on all the flavors textures aromas and sensations of the food how it looks and smells as you lift it toward you how it feels in the mouth the tastes on your tongue

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  • Creating healthy lifestyles for children with bipolar | bpHope - bp Magazine Community
    2016 About the author Adelaide Sherwood Robb MD Has 2 Articles Adelaide Sherwood Robb MD a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist is division chief of psychology and behavioral health at Children s National Health System in Washington DC she also is a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at The George Washington University RELATED ARTICLES Hope and Harmony Headlines Considering creativity February 8 2016 1 13 pm A few years back movie audiences got a fairly upbeat take on bipolar disorder in Silver Linings Playbook a quirky romance with a feel good ending Blog Mental Illness in Catholic Schools Catholic Prejudice February 8 2016 12 01 am I was raised a catholic My parents were catholic their parents were catholic all my neighbors and most of my friends were catholic As a Living with Bipolar Why I Still Exercise and Do Yoga February 6 2016 1 01 am I wrote in this winter s issue of BP Magazine Why I still Exercise about how despite both mental and physical struggles and restrictions I continue Clinical Pearls Self Care and Managing Bipolar Disorder February 3 2016 12 01 am One of the things I have been focused on in the last few months has been really trying to take care of myself This has CURRENT ISSUE Recent Issues October 1 2015 11 50 am Fall 2015 BIPOLAR DEPRESSION Letting the light in By Robin L Flanigan Strategies to dispel the darkness of bipolar depression starting with the good enough theory taking Read more August 3 2015 9 12 am Summer 2015 MARY LAMBERT SPREADING THE LOVE By Stephanie Stephens Singer songwriter Mary Lambert puts it all out there in her hit Secrets and she lives the Read more April 1 2015 11 37 am Spring 2015 TAME YOUR TRIGGERS By Robin L Flanigan From major life events to emotional patterns we all have stressors that are likely to spark Read more January 1 2015 5 36 am Winter 2015 OUR LEADING LADY CARRIE FISHER By Stephanie Stephens Carrie Fisher is returning as Princess Leia in a new Star Wars movie but she s always been Read more SoundOFF YOU YOUR PSYCHIATRIST The relationship between you and your psychiatrist can influence your recovery What qualities do you think are important in a psychiatrist In what ways has your doctor helped you the most Click here to reply CURRENT RESEARCH The Prechter Fund s Fight to Cure Bipolar Disorder 1 28 2016 Brain connectivity outweighs genetics 1 27 2016 Heinz C Prechter Bipolar Research Fund 1 25 2016 Looking for Motivation Enjoying the Task at Hand Will Matter Once You Start 1 20 2016 Immune cells linked to bipolar symptoms 1 11 2016 CONNECT Letter to the Editor Write to us SoundOFF Question On My Mind Write an essay Talk to bp Writers Forum Join our community Blog Read and comment Home About Us Privacy Forum Professional Writers Advertising Contact Us Partners Page Cart Subscribe Back to Top Copyright 2015 BpHope All Rights

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