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[…]

Is it really a surprise that binge eating is associated with blood sugar abnormalities?

I have long suspected that binging is associated with blood sugar abnormalities, increasing the risk of insulin resistance.  It just makes sense to me that consuming large quantities of food at one time would tax the body’s ability to manage the blood sugar reaction, especially if binging is ongoing for years.  A study just came[…]

“Kim, how can you understand my weight issues when you are thin and fit?”

This is a question that one of my group participants e-mailed recently, with the subject line “Nosey question.” Since I’m an open book, especially when it can help someone, I am answering the question not only for her, but for all of you as well. I believe the answer is important.  Thank you for asking Ms.[…]

Don’t Depend on Mere Willpower for Weight Loss

Although there is clearly a trend toward a more lifestyle-based weight loss style, the dieting industry is still going strong.  A recent article presents updated statistics about obesity in the U.S., as well as results of opinion polls about weight loss. One of the most interesting findings to me, although not surprising, was that people view “lack[…]

Let's get this over with!

An (Unwilling) Glimpse at Over-Hunger

Tomorrow is a special day . . . sort of.  Yayy!  It’s the day of my colonoscopy. Those of  you who have been through this know that today (the day before) is a special day too.  It’s clear liquid diet day.  Woo hoo!  I would never do this willingly.  Broth and tea are not doing[…]

The Crazy-Maker

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[…]

Guest Blogger Post #3: So Many Self-Compassionate Ways to “Waste” Food!

Does this picture make you cringe?  (Not because of the fact that it includes a toilet, but because it shows food being thrown away?) I agree that wasting food is not a good idea in general, but it isn’t that simple!  A lot of people have lots of trouble with control around certain foods, usually sweets[…]

Hidden Binge Eating: Difficulty Finding the Light

Here’s another guest post from my mystery blogger.  Many of us can relate to her story of secrecy.  Understanding why we treat ourselves unkindly is a key to coming out from underneath the emotional weight.  There is always a reason we start an unsupportive habit, and it usually starts with judgmental thoughts.  Then the patterns[…]

Guest Blogger Post #2 – A Deeper Look at Food Cravings

What causes a binge?  I think it is a combination of tempting food chemistry as well as our own attitudes and beliefs.  If addictive food chemistry were the only thing involved, there would be nothing we could do to help once we started eating.  That would be very liberating on one hand – “I clearly couldn’t[…]