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Hijackers and hostages: how to free your brain once it’s captured
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Brain over body. Mind over matter. Without thinking about it much, I always took these sayings as meaning “if only I decide and stick to it, if only my mind is strong enough, I can overcome this. I can stop myself from overeating”. Then, when I couldn’t, the only logical explanation…

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Drastic boundaries are not the solution www.veronikaambertson.com www.changeisbeautiful.se
Smaller boundaries, bigger bang
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The urge to set big boundaries Have you ever felt so frustrated with your inability to say no to food that you wish you’d never have to attend another birthday party? Perhaps you wish you could put a lock on your fridge to keep yourself from late night eating? Or maybe…

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What if connection makes addiction redundant?
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Connection as the cause of addiction In his very popular TED talk, Johann Hari suggests that lack of connection is the cause of addiction. Subsequently, connection is the solution. We also keep saying that addiction is a disease of isolation. We naturally withdraw and isolate when we’re into the food or whatever…

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Your 2017 goals. Make ’em real. Make ’em count. Make ’em stick.
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Isn’t it interesting how seriously we seem to take our New Year’s resolutions, but how little time we actually spend on making sure our goals are well thought through, realistic, rooted in our values and fit with our lives? Your resolve is rarely stronger than when you wake up on New Year’s…

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Book recommendation - The China Study
Read “The China Study”. Don’t change a thing. I dare you.
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The proposal If someone told me they’d just read a really awesome book and that I have to read it, I’d excitedly ask, “What’s it about?!” When they then answered that it’s about research, lots of research. Especially one large scientific study, with statistics presented in tables and charts, my enthusiasm…

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A promise with a plan, some prep and the right amount of pressure
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I’m not indulging on Halloween candy this year (Who has said this more times than you have fingers on your hands?) I’m happy as long as I don’t gain weight this Christmas (I’m as guilty as the next person of having said this more than once, but what does it even…

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What great resolutions are made of
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Are you one of us? One of us who can’t help ourselves, but make New Year’s resolutions every year, even though we rarely, if ever, stick to them for very long? There is that flame of hope, the anticipation of a fresh start that makes it almost irresistible. Unfortunately, that hope,…

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Everything in moderation – the deception we want to believe
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“Everything in moderation” “Balance is key” “I’ve got to treat myself now and then for this lifestyle to be sustainable” These are all concepts I’ve adhered to in the past. A big part of it was the overwhelmingly mixed messages I got from all directions – media, medical professionals, health “experts”…

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How to maintain your healthy eating habits while travelling
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We’re like fish out of water When travelling, the best of intentions to eat healthy tend to quickly deteriorate. Understandably so. We’re out of our familiar environment, we’re off our schedule and normal routines. We might not have access to our preferred foods, and be dependent on restaurant offerings. We…

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There is freedom in planning. Embrace your inner square to create beautiful change. www.changeisbeautiful.se www.veronikaambertson.com Change is Beautiful
How I found freedom by embracing my inner square
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Order. Planning. Routines. Preparation. These used to be good friends of mine from a young age. They came naturally. Not that my room was always in perfect order, I just felt so good when it was. My failed personality test Then came adolescence and young adulthood. Spontaneity, fun and carefree became…

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