Food Addiction Recovery blog

addiction to technology

Are you Addicted to Technology?

Meet Janice. She was really looking forward to going away on vacation. Her car was packed with fun stuff to do at the beach, her food was ready in a ...
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Resentment is a Spiritual Lesson Not Learned

Resentment is a Spiritual Lesson Not Learned

Most of the time our anger, irritation, frustration, is just a tempest in a teapot.  We make up a story to stoke our anger because we are angry, we need ...
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Tuna salad and cracker

Tuna Salad with abstinent cracker

This is a full meal if you serve it with 1-1/2 cups salad greens ...
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Chicken and potatoes in crock pot

Delicious Chicken Meal in a Crock-Pot

This full-meal dish is very aromatic, and makes great leftovers ...
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The Art and Science of Gratitude – 8 Fun Ways to Practice Gratitude

“An honest regret for harms done, a genuine gratitude for blessings received, and a willingness to try for better things tomorrow will be the permanent assets we shall seek.” 12&12 ...
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What Will Acceptance Not Cure?

What Will Acceptance Not Cure?

We read these amazing words “… and acceptance is the answer to all my problems today”[1]. Could that possibly be true? Think of all of the ills in your world ...
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Chicken Breast with Vegetables and Potatoes

Chicken Breast with Vegetables and Potatoes

I love baking a whole meal in a bag. It makes the chicken juicy and moist and it intensifies the taste of the vegetables and the spices. I weigh and ...
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Marinade or Sauce

This recipe is for a vey good marinade or sauce that I serve with brown rice or roasted potatoes. I have used the sauce on baked pork chops too — ...
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Circle map by Kay Sheppard

Getting a New Brain in Recovery

Let’s talk about the circles… The so-called circle work is a way to identify the ways we are stuck in our old patterns of thoughts, feelings and beliefs. We stay ...
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Ratatouille Recipe by Kay

Here's a recipe for baked ratatouille that I love making. This recipe is for my large batch of ratatouille.Ratatouille Recipe by Kay - - bag frozen peppers and onions, Summer squash, Zucchini, ...
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unmanageability of life

How to manage the “unmanageability of life”

Meet Anna. She’s in recovery, she works full-time, her children and her friends are important to her, and she tries to exercise and take care of herself. Juggling between all ...
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Yummy Tofu Breakfast

Yummy Tofu Breakfast

An excellent, delicious way to start your day. Tofu doesn’t have a great taste by itself, but mixing it with other ingredients gives it a yummy flavor. If you cook ...
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Chicken with Potatoes and Vegetables

Chicken with Potatoes and Vegetables

Weighing and measuring is easier when we prepare protein/starch/vegetables separately, here’s an alternative where you bake it all together and then weigh and measure it ...
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Potato salad with tuna

Potato Salad

Great tasting potato salad with mustard dressing and tuna fish.Potato Salad - - Tuna (flaked), Potato (cooked, diced and cooled), Mustard, Mayonnaise, Yogurt, Vegetables (raw for salad including diced onion ...
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kays favorite breakfast

Kay’s Favorite Breakfast

OK, here we go, I am now going to reveal my up-till-now secret, amazingly wonderful breakfast ...
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Michal Spiegelman

Mindfulness and Recovery – how to start being mindful right now

Mindfulness is a hot topic these days. It’s being blogged about, talked about, and practiced in many areas of life, not just in recovery. It sounds like a pretty blissful ...
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kay sheppard

Take Care of This Moment

Every day, every moment offers an opportunity for growth and change. Sometimes the opportunity is real, sometimes imagined.  We have two types of challenges in life; first, there is reality ...
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Happy new year from Kay Sheppard

Looking Back – Happy New Year

Well, here we are starting a new year. I love January, it is the month I celebrate the beginning of my recovery in January 1967, when I was blessed with ...
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flash affirmations practice

Change your Attitude with Flash affirmations

Managing our emotions is key in staying strong in our recovery. While other people might be okay taking the risk of living in negativity, we who suffer from food addiction, ...
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my story of surrender

My Story of Surrender

Recovery starts with surrender to the fact that binge food will always have control over us. We are ready to surrender when we accept that we have no power over ...
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