“I’m just not making any progress!” she said. I knew she was right because her scale weight had gone up instead of down the past couple of visits. So I gently pushed her to tell me more about her struggles. [Read more…]
Take a piece of paper and write down ten reasons that fit for you. Then turn the paper over, dig deeper, and write a list of ten more. [Read more…]
By special request, here are my 12 favorite holiday tips.
1. Walk before you eat
Even if it means bundling up in warm winter clothes, take a 20 or 30 min. walk before every holiday meal or event.
2. Don’t skip meals
On days when you have a big, special event, don’t try to “save up” calories by skipping any of your regular meals. [Read more…]
First, there are lots of holiday events and food temptations. Add to that the stress of travel, baking and buying gifts. [Read more…]
If you’re doing great with your diet and exercise program, you probably don’t need to read this note.
But if you’re struggling, going on and off your diet, you may want to ask a critical question: [Read more…]
We’d like to think we can push through the roadblocks that hit us in life and stay with our weight-loss efforts in spite of them.
But sometimes, it’s just not realistic and we need to allow ourselves a Grace Period. I’ve been reminded of that myself during the past month. [Read more…]
Ahh… vacation. A few years ago, my husband and I spent a week in Eastern Canada enjoying the best vacation we’ve had in years.
We hiked, played tennis, or took long walks every single day. We monitored our food intake by splitting most of our meals and eating dessert only twice during the entire trip. We also browsed through bookstores, drank tea on outdoor patios, and had many long, meaningful conversations. [Read more…]
By giving time and energy to yourself as well as to others, you won’t feel as driven to use food as a solution to your own needs. [Read more…]