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The Most Important Holiday Eating Tip

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[…]

Choose Your Own Style (of eating)

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[…]

“But I just want to lose ___ pounds . . . and then I will start eating more intuitively.”

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[…]

Emotional Eating Is Fine?

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[…]

Want to GAIN weight? Try dieting!

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[…]

You might be surprised by some of these weight loss myths!

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!

Healthy, Manageable Weight Loss Tips (from people who have done it!)

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.[…]

Why WOULDN’T you want to eat more ice cream (or cake, or cookies, or . . . )?

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[…]

How Long Have You Been Dieting?

“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[…]

Breaking An Eating Habit Is Like Breaking Any Habit

It is not like me to go so long between posts, but I have been busy working on breaking a habit myself!  Yes, I too am human and have things to work on. Overeating is not my issue, in fact at present, my eating tendencies are quite the opposite.  Life has thrown a curve ball, as[…]