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[…]

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[…]

“Look . . . she eats like a normal person!”

I got into a discussion recently with a very fit, fabulously toned exercise instructor.  I would like to share it, because it brings to light a couple of interesting assumptions that some people hold: That people who look fit and healthy – those people so many of us admire (or idolize or envy) – practice[…]

How to Avoid an Eating “Wipe-Out”

This is a magnet I have on my refrigerator – always makes me laugh. My daughter bought it for me after I mentioned how much I loved it. It just brings to mind how people can appear to have everything under control, while in reality they are on high alert, constantly readjusting to keep from[…]

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Can’t figure out why you’re not losing weight?

I’ve been hearing various versions of this dilemma lately.  Whether the problem is that someone has been “doing everything right” for a while or that they made short-term extreme sacrifices with their diet, the common theme is confusion and frustration. They just can’t figure out why the weight is not coming off. After ensuring that enough time[…]

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How Do You Weigh In on Weighing Frequency?

I read an interesting article today, one more in a long line of articles I have read over the years about how often we are supposed to weigh ourselves for best results with weight management.  Let me summarize . . . according to the study results, we should weigh ourselves every day if we want to lose[…]

The Best Diet for 2014 (and 2016)

This is a re-post of one I wrote 2 years ago (with an updated title), but how little really changes . . . Gotcha! I knew I could catch your interest with a title like that!! Are you still looking for IT – the plan that will do it for you this year, the ONE[…]