• Processing Emotion

    December 30, 2018mruckstuhl

    Last week I wrote about buffering. Just to recap… Buffering is any action you engage in to avoid feeling an emotion. I admitted that I buffer with food aka emotional eating. Many of us buffer emotion with social media, etc. I buffer when I have a task that I think will be long, complicated or…

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  • There is More to Optimal Health Than Your Weight

    December 23, 2018mruckstuhl

    I listened to a podcast episode this week about goals. The speaker was talking about the components in achieving any goal you set for yourself. He did a great job of explaining each component and gave a concrete example of how you would apply each one. His example was his goal of reaching “optimal health”.…

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  • The Worst Place for Diet Advice

    December 15, 2018mruckstuhl

    I have really specific memories of the first diet research I did. I was about 12 years old when I decided that I needed to go on a diet. Truthfully, I should have cut back on sweets and soda long before that. But I didn’t really understand the concept of a “diet” until then. I…

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  • Progress, Not Perfection

    December 9, 2018mruckstuhl

    If I’ve learned anything over the years of this weight loss journey, it’s that there is no such thing as a perfect weight loss plan, diet, protocol. Whatever you call it. There is no one size fits all approach. How could there be? We live on such an amazing, diverse planet, where no two people…

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  • A Few Tips on How to Deal with Food Pushers

    December 2, 2018mruckstuhl

    We all have at least one person in our lives that is always trying to feed us. They offer us food ALL the time. It’s like they can’t stand to see us not eat something. Even if you show no desire at all to have it, they still feel like the need to push the…

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