15 May 2018 Reclaiming the Joy of FoodDo you feel guilty or conflicted when you eat certain foods you used to enjoy? Do you catch yourself labeling foods as good or bad? Read on to explore the concept of enjoying food while nurturing your health.
29 November 2016 Getting back on track - when it comes to losing weightOne of the most important strategies to maintaining a healthy weight is the ability to bounce back, otherwise known as getting back on track or resiliency. Here are four important points to remember as you move through this holiday season.
22 November 2016 10 Strategies to Avoid Emotional Eating During the HolidaysLots of people are susceptible to emotional eating during the holidays. There aren’t any tried-and-true sure fire ways to prevent this, but there are plenty of suggestions. Here are 10.
4 February 2016 Tracking Food & Exercise is Not Just About Calories
Tracking food and exercise is much more than just counting calories. It's about discovering relationships between what you put in your mouth, your activity, and your health. Read this post for ideas on what tracking can do for you.
25 August 2015 Is snitching sabotaging your weight loss efforts?
Have you ever wondered why your weight loss efforts are not working? You eat your fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low fat dairy, and don’t eat the skin of your chicken; however, the scale does not seem to budge, and if it does change, it moves in the wrong direction.
17 September 2014 Grab, Open, Munch, and Swallow
For many of us, there is a health risk in our surroundings. It is very easy to grab food at the earliest sign of hunger. Grab, open, munch, and swallow. If you find yourself vulnerable to environmental cues to eat or you eat for reasons other than physical hunger, try using the hunger scale to gain control of your eating.
9 September 2014 Trust Your Body
Trust your body. One concept that constant dieters often need to teach themselves is to trust their own instincts and bodies. To trust yourself to stop eating when you are full and to trust yourself to eat when you are hungry sound so simple! Yet, I ask myself why is it so difficult to have a healthy relationship between food, body and mind?
11 March 2014 Three Steps to Stop Emotional Eating
Emotional eating or eating for reasons other than physical hunger is a challenge for many people trying to lose weight. Try these three steps to identify your craving triggers and then focus on an alternative activity.
14 May 2013 Minding Your Own Business of Eating
Mindless eating, distracted eating, mindful eating, call it what you like. It's the same concept. What's your eating style?
12 March 2013 Soothe Yourself without Food
Emotional eating can prevent you from reaching or maintaining a healthy weight. Find out ways you can tame mental hunger without consuming calories. Content based upon the book, “50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food” by Susan Albers, Pys.D.
2 October 2012 Principles of Intuitive Eating
I am always looking for good books on weight control for my patients and I have definitely found one with Intuitive Eating, Third Edition by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. Getting away from a narrow focus of eating solely for weight control, these authors remind us that eating needs to meet multiple needs, with satisfaction being one of them.
8 December 2011 Are Our Words Contributing to Our Obesity?
Are Our Words Contributing to Our Obesity? How Our Language and Social Status Influence What we Eat Ever hear of statements like "fit for a king" or "breakfast of champions"? For a long time in our history we have equated portion size with social status, and we have promoted an image that "more is better."...
1 October 2010 Being Mindful of What We Eat
Being Mindful of What We Eat Sometimes we find ourselves halfway through a snack, candy bar or plate of something-not-so-good-for-us before we even realize we started eating. Call it a craving, boredom, forgetfulness or just a case of spacing out, but these knee-jerk reactions to eating can add unplanned...
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