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Alternatives to Eating all in the name of feeling good!

“Why are you reading so much?”

Homeboy asked me

Trying to practice what I preach

I’m trying not to eat so much

“Oh?”

Yeah

I enjoy reading

Almost as much as I enjoy eating

I’m not hungry but want to treat myself

So instead of eating I’m reading

“Ohhhh”

“Nice “

“How is it going so far?”

Well, It wasn’t easy at first… but I’m really enjoying it.

Still like eating but I also have alternatives.

Same thing in conversations with my clients … aka patients

What’s the next best thing?

You know… that thing you can do to reward yourself after a long day or as part of your self care

One that is independent of food or drinks

I’m practicing … so I can relate better with my clients!

You know

Because it’s easier said and done when practiced.

 

In health,

Dr. Olabintan

 

PS: Pic of me at Terri Savelle Foy's office lobby library 

Author
Dr. Tolulope Olabintan MD, AAHIVS, FAAFP, dipABLM Dr. Tolulope Olabintan is the Co-Founder and Medical Director of Livingspring Family Medical Center. She is a Christian, Family Physician, writer, mentor, mother and wife. She takes joy in empowering her patients and readers to live their fullest lives possible. She helps patients live long and well as she believes that the quality of life is just as important as the quantity of life. She is also a foodie and loves the colors teal and orange. Dr. Olabintan completed her medical degree at UMDNJ Rutgers Medical School in 2007. Dr. O went on to finish her Family Medicine Residency from Albert Einstein College of Medicine Family Medicine residency where she also served as a Chief Resident. She then went on to complete a women’s health/surgical obstetrics fellowship at St Francis hospital in 2011. She is a board-certified Family Physician, Lifestyle Medicine, a HIV specialist and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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