A recent article points out what I think is the single most important tip for avoiding holiday eating disappointment and weight gain. Bonus: It is just as important any month of the year. Enjoy a small portion of a favorite food regularly – possibly even every day. Viewing treat food as “bad” or off limits creates a[…]
How tuned in are you to your needs? Do you know what your best eating style is? Chances are good that you have been confused and discouraged, trying to keep up with the latest nutrition research in hopes of nailing that perfect diet that will allow you to maintain an ideal weight for life, never[…]
What is wrong with wanting to “just get the pounds off” first and then start eating “normally” or “more intuitively”? For one thing, the process of doing another unrealistic eating plan just takes you farther away from eating in tune with your body and soul. It is just one more opportunity to strengthen the neural[…]
Can emotional eating be a part of a healthy eating plan? My answer would be, “It has to be.” Why? Because we are emotional beings, and acknowledging that can be helpful when setting expectations about our overall eating patterns. An opinion on this appeared in US News and World Report, expressing this very point. The[…]
Yes, dieting . . . a great way for many people to gain weight over time. It has everything to do with your outlook. Focus on the scale and obsess about food choices, restrict calories to the point of discomfort, and remove pleasure from your eating; you will most likely find yourself buried in a[…]
Here’s a segment I recorded on WUWM with tips to combat holiday stress eating and build more willpower all year round. For practice with more mindful eating, try the In the Moment – Mindful Eating app! Happy Holidays! Enjoy the food, the family, and the fun.
I like this list of 10 myths for weight loss, because not only do I agree, but they are not the ones I am used to seeing. Take a look at the article (from Prevention) and see if you learn something new!
The best weight loss tips (as reported by TIME Magazine) come from people who have lost and kept it off. In short: Be OK with slow and steady. (Remember: The tortoise won the race!) Pay attention to emotions and triggers and how they affect eating. This type of journaling can be more effective than simply counting calories.[…]
People get into trouble when expectations are different than what is realistically probable. A recent conversation reminded me of this very basic – and very important – fact. A previous client has been practicing more mindful methods of choosing and enjoying food for about a year now, and it is clear that the effort is[…]
“I’ve been dieting since I was 8,” said my new weight loss client. She is now 50-something. “The doctor looked at a chart and told me I was on the high end of normal, but with a little luck I might grow into my weight. I remember feeling like something was wrong with me.” Sadly, this[…]