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articles by: Linda Spangle RN MA

3 Ways to Reset Your Diet After a Setback

A couple months ago, I headed out the door to take Peppy, my cocker spaniel, for a walk. About a block from my house, I slipped on some loose dirt and fell down hard on the sidewalk. It took a minu…

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Why We Want Cookies When We’re Sad (And How to Rewire Our Brain)

Most humans know all-too-well the feelings of disappointment and hurt. If it's around something minor, we can usually get over it quickly. But when hurt feelings linger, they can pull us down into sad…

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Why Hating Your Scale Can Hurt Your Weight Loss Efforts

Many long-term dieters despise the scale. We dislike seeing the numbers, and hate how we feel every time we get weighed. When we get weighed at the doctor, we may ask the nurse to record the number bu…

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14 Ways Your Scale May Be Lying to You

I'm sure you've had times when you thought your scale had gone crazy. Some days, for absolutely no reason, your scale number will bounce around like a ping-pong ball. Or your weight will suddenly drop…

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about Linda Spangle RN MA

Linda Spangle RN MA is a weight-management coach recognized nationally as a leading authority on emotional eating and other psychological issues of weight loss. A registered nurse with a master's degree in health education, Spangle is the owner of Weight Loss for Life, a healthy lifestyles coaching and training program located in Denver, Colorado. Her newest book is Friends with the Scale: How to Turn Your Scale into a Powerful Weight Loss Tool (SunQuest Media, 2014). Learn more at www.WeightLossJoy.com.

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