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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

BootCamp this week and emotional eating!

Bootcamp Workout for Tuesday, May 18

don't forget we have Hip Hop for KIDS tonight at 6:15!

Perform the following on the minute, each minute for 15 minutes:
5--DB Thrusters
These will be plenty hard with just body weight thrusters if you don't have any dumbbells. The goal is to finish the "work" during the first 30-35 seconds, resting the last half of the minute. I did this at the gym with 15# DBs and it was really tough, especially since my body was pretty sore from the previous 2 days of working out. If you choose to use no weight, be sure to "mimic" the movement your hands/arms would make during the thrusters.
Each of the following 5 Rounds has a 4:00 time limit, the remainder of which is used to execute as many repetitions as possible for the prescribed movement.

400m Run / Max Reps x Wallball (20/14lbs)

Rest :30

400m Run / Max Rep x Sumo Deadlift High Pull (75/65lbs)

Rest :30

400m Run / Max Rep x push ups

Rest :30

400m Run / Max Rep x Push Press (75/65lbs)

Rest :30

400m Run /max reps walking lunges

finisher...10 cleans then sprint

9 cleans then sprint

etc…..until you get to 1 clean then sprint...ohh, I can't wait to do this one!!!

How to Beat Emotional Eating

I found this great piece of information from

Are you an Emotional Eater?

Do your feelings drive your appetite and your eating behavior?

Do you eat when you are not hungry?

Do you continue to eat when you are full?…stuffed?…about to explode?

Do you ever find yourself on the couch with your hand at the bottom of a LARGE bag of chips?

Do you eat like this while you are alone?

When you are bored?

When you are stressed?

To take your mind off of your problems?

Do you feel guilty about this behavior?

Then you are an Emotional Eater.

You’re not alone.

Janet Jackson and Britney Spears are celebrity examples of Emotional Eaters

So What Do I Do?

If you think that your manner of eating may constitute a threat to your health, please contact your doctor.

And here is some solid reference info:

Wikipedia lists 25 different types of eating disorders

Medscape has a good Eating Disorder Resource Centre

The Canadian National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) has lots of info & resources

The Mayo Clinic

What Do I Do Right Now?!

One tool you should look into right away is Mindful Eating.

Here are some links to mindful eating sites.


CAMP System

Dr.Susan Albers

Amazon book list

In the past few years, the practice of mindful eating has grown out of the more generalized psychiatric practice of Mindfulness Meditation, made popular by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

It finds it’s origin in Buddhist teachings. The Buddhist practice of Mindfulness can be defined as “awareness of one’s thoughts, actions or motivations”.

A similar practice is currently being espoused by Oprah’s protege, Mr. Eckhart Tolle.

TLC’s – I Can Make You Thin with Paul McKenna employed mindful eating in it’s weight loss plan.

In the 1920’s, Horace Fletcher was the diet guru of the day with his theory of Fletcherizing.

Mindful Eating – The Basics

Eat consciously. By this I mean:

Take a bite of food

Put down your implements/sandwich/glass/etc…

Chew your food

Taste your food

Enjoy your food

Repeat until you ‘think’ you are starting to feel full

Stop Eating

Eat again when you are hungry – not bored or nervous – listen for a ‘grumbly tummy’

That’s It.


  1. Emotional eating is a relatively new term and highly misunderstood. What's important to realize is that there was programming done at a very early age driven by the fact that the brain has two primary directives–pleasure seeking and survival. Early on we learned to associate food with survival and pleasure seeking. The good emotions such as happiness, joy, elation and so on are obviously associated with pleasure seeking and frustration, boredom, confusion, anger, depression and so on are associated with survival.

    The sad news is that most programs to lose weight or deal with binging focus on food and never deal with emotional programming.

    The bottom line is that focusing on what you do or do not eat to control or lose weight is like trying to fly by flapping your arms. To be successful it's important to focus on the stress of the emotion and learn to take it straight rather than diluting with food.
    Now for the misunderstanding: Those who provide direction on dealing with emotional eating usually focus on the stress that led to the emotion or provide advice on how to reduce or avoid the emotion. But that's not the answer. The answer is to learn how to actually feel and embrace the emotion and articles giving you six or ten steps to conquer emotional eating is like expecting a first grader to pass the high school equivalency test. The result is that 95% of all diets and eating programs fail—even those focusing on emotional eating. Why? For a free report please go to

  2. thank you so much for your comments, I agree wholeheartedly, my small article was meant to raise awareness, not cure. My hope is that if one feels they have issues, they should do further research and consuly a physician!



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