Healthy Habits Graduate: Jill Carlson

Jill Carlson, third-grade teacher, Chicago, Illinois, shares her tips for eating mindfully.

Jill Carlson

Healthy Habits Grad: Jill Carlson

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Jill Carlson's mindful journey began at age 30, after her belief that thinness equals happiness was shattered. "I had lost 60 pounds, and instead of making me feel awesome, it made me feel really depressed. I had all these emotions that were coming to the surface because I wasn't using food to cover them up anymore," Carlson says. "I gained back all my weight plus some extra. I knew there had to be a better way." She started researching and came across Dr. Albers' work, as well as Evelyn Tribole's Intuitive Eating. "I realized I had to trust my body's inner signals." The result for Jill is a happier, healthier, diet-liberated life. Here, she talks about how she disengaged from the diet battle and won the war.

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