Is it time to get rid of an exercise or eating rule?

Do you count calories?  Points?  Carb grams?  Maybe you have been weighing yourself daily or even several times a day?  Are you someone who feels guilty when you don’t get your hour of exercise every day of the week? While I am in favor of setting kind boundaries in all areas of life – not[…]

Quick Start, Pause, Cool Down

These are the choices on the treadmill I use regularly:  quick start, pause, and cool down.  I can also enter a pre-programmed workout, but I always just press “quick start.” Without an iPod this morning, and with no interest in the TV options, I found my pace and settled into my thoughts.  My eyes again[…]

Too much? Too little? Ahhh . . . that’s just right!

Oh, the beauty of balance!  Yes, you can get too much of a good thing.  A new study claims that people who run a lot – not moderately – tend to have similar risks of dying as those who do not run at all. A little running – say 3 to 4 miles a few[…]

Time Out! Change scenes. Shake it up!!

I am noticing my breathing again.  Sounds in our beachfront room appear seemingly out of nowhere:  waves, birds, wind, voices floating in and out. I am on vacation, and I feel like I’m checking back in with the world.  In my everyday life, habits and schedules seem to rule, and time just clicks by.  November,[…]

Is holiday time a bad time to start making lifestyle changes?

What do you think? I hear a lot of people making statements like “I know the holidays are a bad time to start anything . . . .”, “I might as well wait until January . . . .” . . . . . etc., etc. Is this a bad time to try making any[…]

Sparkly Pink Jeans and Food Cravings

  Let me tell you a quick story, one recently told to me by a young woman as we discussed a topic unrelated to eating . . . but then again, it was.  How we interact with food in our lives is so often a reflection of our tendencies in general. So, here’s the story,[…]

There is still no “one size fits all” plan for a healthy weight.

What is the biggest cause of on and off dieting, up and down weight, and frustration with weight loss? I believe it is the practice of any plan that doesn’t feel like a comfortable enough fit for you! This meta analysis of different weight loss plans finds little difference in weight loss after 6 months[…]

Question: What Can You Fill An Avocado With?

The answer is . . . just about anything! Make a quick, delicious, satisfying – and healthy – snack or mini meal out of one of nature’s healthiest fats, an avocado. Try stuffing half of one with salmon salad (I mix my canned salmon with plain Greek yogurt, celery, and onion), egg salad, a blob[…]

It’s Here! (In the Moment – Mindful Eating App for Android Devices)

  Attention Android Users!  The app is now available for your mobile devices.  For  a limited time, you can download the app without a fee. Visit the Facebook page for the link and download instructions.

Turning Hindsight Into Foresight

We’ve all heard the expression “Hindsight is 20/20.”  But what does that kind of expert vision accomplish if it just manifests as regret.  Absolutely NO good!  In order to be valuable, hindsight has to give us a little foresight.  In other words, it must be combined with learning to have any benefit in the future. My husband[…]