Is a sleeve of Girl Scout cookies a serving?

It’s that time again! Yes! Girl Scout cookies are here, and I start hearing the word “sleeve” used to refer to something other than that thing on a shirt that covers an arm. Two different camps of cookie eaters become apparent to me, and the group a person falls into is a good indicator of[…]

What are you teaching your children about eating?

Yes, we all know how to eat when we are born!  It is instinctive.  So where does the confusion enter?  Why do so many people come to me seeking advice about how much they should eat, when they should eat, why they should eat, . . . ?  “Should” is not my favorite word.  In[…]

A Better Way to Start Healthy in the New Year

I had a recent radio appearance on local public radio (WUWM) on the topic of New Year’s resolutions and dieting.  How can you have a healthier start?  Listen to my thoughts.

5 Reasons Not to Make a New Year’s Resolution to Lose Weight

Weight focused goals tend to feel punitive and tedious. Health and wellness goals (which will result in weight loss as a side-effect) tend to be more positive and “feel good.” Diets are “Just Do It!” formulas – often a list of polar opposites like “good foods” and “bad foods.” This is part of the dieting[…]

Tubby Stella

Another New Year’s Resolution for Weight Loss? Really?!

We used to have a dog who loved to wander.   From what I hear, it must have been the beagle in her. I had to pull this picture out today as a reminder of how many of us felt at some point during the holidays. This was taken after she disappeared for about 14 hours.[…]

The holidays are a perfect time to start improving eating habits!

I was just preparing to write a post about why this time of year (the holidays) is a great time to start making changes when I received an e-mail from a client that was so on target with that topic that I decided to share it: “A couple of things that you said last week[…]

Enjoy the holidays without the guilt . . . and quite possibly improve your eating in the process.

One of my staff dietitians had an article published in USA Today.  Thankfully she offers a truly useful look at holiday eating, not the usual recycling of tips we all know (ie.  “Bring a vegetable platter to the party.”) Aren’t we all tired of those same recommendations every year?  The tips that will really help[…]

Is my Thanksgiving dinner decadent enough?

I had a discussion this morning with one of the many people preparing for the upcoming day of indulgence. That day is, of course, Thanksgiving, day of sanctioned gluttony, over fullness, and lots and lots of regret. In planning the meal, which she cooks herself, an internal voice kept popping up to ask “Is that[…]

“My husband tells me he loves the way I look. I wish he wouldn’t.”

“My husband tells me he loves the way I look. I wish he wouldn’t.” Yes, in fact I hear this more often than you might think.  When a significant other is so comfortable with their partner’s weight, it is tempting to think, ‘I wish he/she were not so accepting of me at my current weight.[…]

“I can’t figure out why I’m not losing!!!” Sound familiar?

This is a familiar complaint.  It can be so frustrating, demoralizing, perplexing, . . . when people feel like they are following the rules and they JUST AREN’T LOSING WEIGHT.  I’m going to share a secret, the reason behind most of the situations like this I see. You may be seeing only a part of[…]