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The Most Important Holiday Eating Tip

A recent article points out what I think is the single most important tip for avoiding holiday eating disappointment and weight gain.  Bonus:  It is just as important any month of the year. Enjoy a small portion of a favorite food regularly – possibly even every day. Viewing treat food as “bad” or off limits creates a[…]

“But I just want to lose ___ pounds . . . and then I will start eating more intuitively.”

What is wrong with wanting to “just get the pounds off” first and then start eating “normally” or “more intuitively”? For one thing, the process of doing another unrealistic eating plan just takes you farther away from eating in tune with your body and soul.  It is just one more opportunity to strengthen the neural[…]

Emotional Eating Is Fine?

Can emotional eating be a part of a healthy eating plan?  My answer would be, “It has to be.”  Why?  Because we are emotional beings, and acknowledging that can be helpful when setting expectations about our overall eating patterns. An opinion on this appeared in US News and World Report, expressing this very point.  The[…]

5 Tips for Healthier Holiday Eating

Here’s a segment I recorded on WUWM with tips to combat holiday stress eating and build more willpower all year round.  For practice with more mindful eating, try the In the Moment – Mindful Eating app! Happy Holidays!  Enjoy the food, the family, and the fun.

You might be surprised by some of these weight loss myths!

I like this list of 10 myths for weight loss, because not only do I agree, but they are not the ones I am used to seeing. Take a look at the article (from Prevention) and see if you learn something new!

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.[…]

Think This, Not That: At least as important as “Eat This, Not That”

I was asked to do a talk on the theme of “Eat This, Not That,” and my planning could not help but take me to the concept of “Think this, Not That.”  After all, a one-dimensional look at what to eat for health, irrespective of the human side of eating, is ill-fated.  Sometimes people will[…]

What are you teaching your children about eating?

Yes, we all know how to eat when we are born!  It is instinctive.  So where does the confusion enter?  Why do so many people come to me seeking advice about how much they should eat, when they should eat, why they should eat, . . . ?  “Should” is not my favorite word.  In[…]

The holidays are a perfect time to start improving eating habits!

I was just preparing to write a post about why this time of year (the holidays) is a great time to start making changes when I received an e-mail from a client that was so on target with that topic that I decided to share it: “A couple of things that you said last week[…]

Is my Thanksgiving dinner decadent enough?

I had a discussion this morning with one of the many people preparing for the upcoming day of indulgence. That day is, of course, Thanksgiving, day of sanctioned gluttony, over fullness, and lots and lots of regret. In planning the meal, which she cooks herself, an internal voice kept popping up to ask “Is that[…]