A few years ago, I had a friend ask me to do a nutrient analysis of everything he ate for a week. He wanted to know how much fat, sugar, and cholesterol he was consuming, which wasn’t surprising. But he also wanted to know how many of the micronutrients he was getting. Things like chromium,…

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Several years ago, I was on a date with a former boyfriend, and I had my really heavy purse slung over my shoulder. My arm was pressed up against my side, and the skin on the top of my arm had gotten pinched up between my inner arm and the strap of my purse. I…

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I used to sit down and inhale my food. I wasn’t paying attention to what I was eating, and I wasn’t listening to what other people were saying. My mind sort of went blank, and I felt like I had no self-control. Eating too fast set the tone for the rest of my day. If…

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I was bulimic for three years in college. I was so desperate to lose weight that I resorted to throwing up almost everything I ate to lose it. I would binge eat, make myself vomit, and do it all over again. It was physically very painful and it almost destroyed me emotionally. I have never…

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