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Dr. Kim: 5-Stages of Food Grief

5-Stages of Food Grief by Dr. Kim Usually, when we think of grief, it usually related to losing a loved one or a pet, or something extremely important. If you have tried to lose weight before, you know firsthand that grief does not just happen when you lose a loved one. Making major changes to your … Continue reading Dr. Kim: 5-Stages of Food Grief

4 Effective Ways to Hold Yourself Accountable
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4 Effective Ways to Hold Yourself Accountable

Whether we are conscious of it or not, we make excuses all of the time. Phrases like “I’m too tired” or “I’m too busy” tend to surface whenever we know we should be doing something, but aren’t. It is difficult to stop oneself from making excuses, as it is the mind’s natural defense against doing … Continue reading 4 Effective Ways to Hold Yourself Accountable

 

Get Addicted to Healthy Habits
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Dr. Kim: Get Addicted to Healthy Habits

Written by: Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Kim Feinstein, Red Mountain Weight Loss®’s Behavioral Weight Loss Specialist “It’s just as easy to get addicted to a good habit as it is a bad one. Your future self will thank you.”- Dr. Suzanne Bentz D.O., Owner & Medical Director of Red Mountain Weight Loss®   Are you tired … Continue reading Dr. Kim: Get Addicted to Healthy Habits

HELPFUL EXERCISE FOR RELAXATION
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Helpful Exercise for Relaxation

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Exercise (Adapted from The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, by Edmund J. Bourne) Progressive muscle relaxation is an exercise that relaxes your mind and body by progressively tensing and relaxation muscle groups throughout your entire body. You will tense each muscle group vigorously, but without straining, and then suddenly release the tension and … Continue reading Helpful Exercise for Relaxation

 

If you are like most people, when stress and chaos ("a storm") increases in your daily life, you probably rely on unhealthy coping mechanisms to manage it (i.e., you may go to a store (or online) to buy things to make yourself feel better; you ignore the problem and hope it goes away; you smoke or drink alcohol or caffeine, or you overeat, etc). But the truth is, these strategies are not effective or healthy in the long term, nor are they in line with your weight loss goals. Therefore, you need to practice stress management techniques that support your new healthy lifestyle. So, the next time you are "in a storm", try these relaxation exercises instead of turning to your old unhealthy coping strategies. The 5-5-5-5-5 Exercise (Adapted from 50 more ways to soothe yourself without food, by Susan Albers, PsyD.) Grab a piece of paper and write down: 5 people: List 5 people you can call when you feel stressed, overwhelmed, upset, or need to vent. 5 ways you like to relax: List 5 ways you can de-stress (i.e., take a hot shower or bath, put your feet up, take a few deep breaths, etc.) 5 places you can go to calm down (i.e., your bedroom, a quiet space where you cannot be bothered, outdoors, etc). 5 things you can say to yourself (i.e., I can do this, this too shall pass, etc). 5 activities to distract yourself (i.e., start a puzzle, color, watch a movie, etc.) Hang this list in an easy to see location and look at it when you need to self-soothe or relax. Then, do the activity for at least 5 minutes. *Individual results may vary. Seek medical advice before starting any service including a weight loss program or med spa treatment. Contact us to make sure this is the right solution for you.
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Practice Healthy Stress Management

If you are like most people, when stress and chaos (“a storm”) increases in your daily life, you probably rely on unhealthy coping mechanisms to manage it (i.e., you may go to a store (or online) to buy things to make yourself feel better; you ignore the problem and hope it goes away; you smoke … Continue reading Practice Healthy Stress Management

Unhealthy Disguised as Healthy
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Unhealthy Disguised as Healthy

There are so many foods out there said to be “healthy” but the honest truth is that those food as anything but good for you. If you’re eating these foods as a regular snack be cautious you might be slowing your weight loss progress down. Don’t be fooled by brands and what you assume to … Continue reading Unhealthy Disguised as Healthy

 

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