Is a sleeve of Girl Scout cookies a serving?

It’s that time again! Yes! Girl Scout cookies are here, and I start hearing the word “sleeve” used to refer to something other than that thing on a shirt that covers an arm. Two different camps of cookie eaters become apparent to me, and the group a person falls into is a good indicator of[…]

“I can’t figure out why I’m not losing!!!” Sound familiar?

This is a familiar complaint.  It can be so frustrating, demoralizing, perplexing, . . . when people feel like they are following the rules and they JUST AREN’T LOSING WEIGHT.  I’m going to share a secret, the reason behind most of the situations like this I see. You may be seeing only a part of[…]

Water to Combat Workplace Cravings?

Can it be as simple as taking a drink of water?  A study of workplace temptations at what the article calls the “food altar,” a trip to the water cooler proved to be a very helpful strategy for avoiding unplanned eating “oopsies” at work.  Could it be as simple as a structured break in the[…]

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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[…]

Disappointed Lizzy

I can follow a strict diet for a while and feel so good once I lose the weight. So why can’t I just keep it off?

Someone asked me this question recently, and it’s a good one!  My first response was, “I think I know the answer; do you have any ideas about that?” It seems so obvious to me, but I realize that it can be a blind spot for many people, particularly serial dieters.  Losing weight can be fun, empowering,[…]

Cravings and Emotional Eating: What Does Improvement Look Like?

‘Tis the season . . . for excess. Cravings and emotional eating are probably the most distressing of all eating behaviors.  Losing control simply feels bad.  On top of that, it can be very difficult for people to give themselves the credit they deserve when they start working on strategies to change these habits.  A[…]