Healthy, Manageable Weight Loss Tips (from people who have done it!)

The best weight loss tips (as reported by TIME Magazine) come from people who have lost and kept it off.  In short: Be OK with slow and steady.  (Remember:  The tortoise won the race!) Pay attention to emotions and triggers and how they affect eating.  This type of journaling can be more effective than simply counting calories.[…]

5 Reasons Not to Make a New Year’s Resolution to Lose Weight

Weight focused goals tend to feel punitive and tedious. Health and wellness goals (which will result in weight loss as a side-effect) tend to be more positive and “feel good.” Diets are “Just Do It!” formulas – often a list of polar opposites like “good foods” and “bad foods.” This is part of the dieting[…]

“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[…]

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[…]

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[…]