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.

The Crazy-Maker

Dieting Makes Us Fatter

The research just keeps coming!  A recent New York Times article explains why you “can’t lose weight on a diet.”  It is long, but worth the time to read the entire article.  Can we finally start focusing on a healthier lifestyle without so much emotional energy invested in a number on the scale?  Did you know that[…]

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Comfortable Side of Uncomfortable Eating

As we enter the season of overindulgence and achingly full bellies, I am reminded of days gone by, when I thought that eating healthy meant cutting out “unhealthy foods” altogether.  No foods with added sugar (too unhealthy), no tasty sauces (SO unnecessary), and on and on.  At least that was the plan.  While it makes[…]

“Listen, brain, you will not control my sleep (or eating or relationships or . . . )!”

I just emerged from a recent bout of insomnia, and WOW, that was certainly eye-opening!  As much time as I spend explaining to others why it is so important not to allow the brain to be left unsupervised when making food choices, I have a confession to make:  I let mine run wild as I tried to “fix”[…]

Having trouble losing weight? Try accepting your body first.

I’m preparing for my yoga final exam class this weekend.  My class will be grounding, with a focus on body image (feeling grounded in one’s own body).  Some thoughts for a short meditation offer another outlook on the topic.  Another way of looking at things is often helpful. Imagine that you hate the house you[…]