Being Healthy & Lean Starts With Self-Love

No matter how you eat, Paleo or not, the key to long-lasting health and body comfort is self-love & acceptance. Seriously.  If you approach yourself with disdain, frustration, anger, etc. for not losing weight or for gaining past weight loss back, you are destined to repeat the vicious, hurtful cycle of yo-yo dieting and body fluctuation.

Instead, long-lasting good health and body comfort start first and foremost with self-love and acceptance.  I’ll be back with more elaboration. In the meantime, think about what you might say to a friend who was down and in the dumps about how they felt about themselves and their disappointments about their body size.  Share your supportive words with your own self.

Leaving you with a nurturing embrace,
Susan D’Addario

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About Paleo Shrink

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW), who’s professionally counseled adults from all walks of life. As in any field, the skill level of the provider influences the ultimate results and success. I take into account a broad perspective of each person who comes for support, help, information and change. But how can I talk to people about good health and becoming and staying lean for life? I’ve maintained 18% body fat on average for the past 4 years (down from 30+% in the past). I know what it takes to get lean and I understand the challenges that come with making a sustained change. Moreover, for the past 20 years, I’ve provided psychotherapy services in my private practice for many people facing a broad variety of life issues and challenges. I’ve also counseled individuals in a NYC substance abuse clinic during that same time period for approximately 10 years. As a mental health practitioner and human being, over the past 2 decades I've observed an increase in peoples’ degree of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and physical body sizes. At the same time, not only has obesity increased, but health issues like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic inflammation and more, have also been on the rise.

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