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Author Interview: The Bitch in Your Head needs to be silenced

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“You look fat. How could you be so stupid? You really blew it! No one wants to hear what you have to say. Don’t even try—it’ll never work!” In The Bitch in Your Head: How to Finally Squash Your Inner Critic (Taylor Trade Publishing, 2015), Dr. Jacqueline Hornor Plumez introduces us to “The Bitch”—that nagging voice that questions our capabilities, undermines our confidence, and fosters regret and self-doubt. Over the course of her research, Dr. Plumez, an award-winning psychologist, spoke with hundreds of women, all of whom had stories about the self-critical voice they heard on a regular basis. We recently talked with Dr. Plumez about The Bitch and how we can finally silence her. BookTrib: In the book you…

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7 common traps that blow your diet

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Dieting can be difficult—if it were easy, two-thirds of Americans wouldn’t be overweight. To successfully lose weight (and not gain it back!), dieters need to learn two sets of skills: how to identify the traps that get them off track and what strategies they can use to overcome them. The following are common diet traps that most dieters fall into. 1. Psychological Traps From time to time, virtually every dieter struggles with feelings of deprivation, disappointment and discouragement. They may feel burdened by dieting or they may feel unmotivated. They may be plagued with sabotaging thoughts such as “I don’t care. I’m going to eat [this unplanned food] anyway.” Dieters need to learn how to motivate themselves every day and…

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