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Flavour… without the Added Fat!

Five Weight Loss Myths Debunked

Here's Fast Food for You!

The Health Benefits of Aerobic Exercise and Resistance Training

Why Do We Eat?

Love Everyone, Including Yourself

Write Yourself Right

Size is Relative

Freedom from Emotional Eating

How to Stop Binge Eating

The Truth About Celebrity Diets

How to Lose 100 Pounds

Rethinking Barbie

Eating Healthy on a Budget

Plus-Size Women's Clothes

Liquid Calories

Men Vs. Women - Weight Loss Compared

Think Thin…Think Serotonin


Living with the Band

Dining Out

How to Find Hidden Calories

Stripes, Patterns, and Colours;
Oh My!

Crank Up the Calcium!

Harnessing the Jiggle

How to Avoid Winter Wardrobe Weight

Choose to Move

The Restaurant

Get Moving and Get Losing!

Bandster Basics

Staying on Course After Surgery

Here's Fast Food for You!

Dealing with Emotional Eating

Dating After Weight Loss Surgery

The Health Benefits of Water

Gastric Banding a Cure for Diabetes?


Support

Healthy Habits to Reach Old Age

Why Non-Scale Victories Matter Part 3

Why Non-Scale Victories Matter Part 2

Why Non-Scale Victories Matter

Dealing with Negativity

Tailor Your Image

Get Back On That Horse, Cowboy!

Everyone Needs Support

How To Find Weight Loss Surgery Support

Obesity and Depression

Telling Others About Your Weight Loss Surgery

Individual Aftercare: The Key to Success

Choosing Your Weight Loss Support System

Fat but Fit?

The Great Weight Debate

Teens and Weight Loss Surgery

Keeping a Food Diary


Health

All About Fruit

Practicing Mindful Eating

Choose Your Meat Wisely

Weight Loss: A Family Affair

Six Food Ingredients to Watch Out For

Excess Weight and Depression

The "Omega Awards"

Lights, Camera, Food!

The Sweet Tooth

How to Survive the Holidays

Can You Carry Extra Pounds and Still be Healthy?

Recognizing the Tools to Fight Obesity

How a Dietitian Can Help You Lose Weight

Bariatric Surgery Pros and Cons

Prescription Weight Loss Medications

Quick Weight Loss

Treating Symptoms of Obesity Doesn't Lessen Heart Risks

Is Chocolate Good for You?

Can Blocking Brain Enzymes Keep You Slim?

Obesity Linked to Dementia

Ethnicity + Waist Circumference = Diabetes?

Love Everyone, Including Yourself

Psychologist and social philosopher Erich Fromm said that loving yourself means caring about yourself, respecting yourself, and knowing yourself. (e.g. being realistic and honest about your strengths and weaknesses)

Lucille Ball said, "Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world."

An amazing amount of time and energy gets wasted in self-hate and sabotage. The effects of this negative energy spread like ripples in a pond, affecting every relationship and every life task. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy, based on a faulty premise – that you are essentially unlovable. Whatever the root of this belief is, the outcome is the same – a sense of dissatisfaction with your circumstances, a feeling of emptiness, a conviction of being unworthy.

Just as negative energy attracts negative energy, positivity breeds positivity. Loving yourself sets up a positive cycle that will spread through your life in incredible ways. Love yourself for all the good that you see in yourself, then accept your flaws and the fact that you are imperfect!

This does not mean that you do not learn to change from your shortcomings; instead, you are being gentle and kind to yourself despite all your 'flaws.' It's helpful to treat yourself the way you would a trusted friend, with respect and care. Rather than attacking yourself with criticism for mistakes you make, practice forgiveness, and make a daily habit of congratulating yourself for positive change – this will help reinforce the new behaviour, and make you feel good about doing it! Trust yourself, and acknowledge your efforts, just as you would to support a loved one.

It is important that you strengthen yourself with proper nutrition and regular exercise. Your body is a temple and you should treat it with respect, love and care. It has been found that the lack of self love is often the root cause of conditions like obesity. As you care for yourself, your ability to care for others will grow exponentially – more energy, more joy, and more freedom of movement!