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The Voice

How Your Inner Mean Girl Keeps You From Losing Weight — And How to Shut Her Down

You know that friend, the one who never has anything positive to say? The one who constantly criticizes other people...
To Weigh or Not to Weight

To Weigh or Not to Weigh

My friend Brooke called me the other day to catch up. I hadn’t seen her for a few weeks, and...
Bad Taste

Bad Taste

When I got my first real job out of college, I lived in Atlanta with one of my best friends....
If It Feels Good Do It

If It Feels Good, Do It

In our culture, we celebrate success. And success means doing whatever it takes to get results. So we celebrate people...
Good DIetiian Bad Dietitian

Good Dietitian, Bad Dietitian

Back in 2003, I was in the middle of my dietetic internship, which consisted of a year-long series of rotations...
It's All About the Why

It’s All About the Why

Why do you want to lose weight? Is it to fit into your skinny jeans or because you want to...
Bigger Is Better

Bigger Is Better

Around the time I decided to quit dieting and trying to lose weight, I signed up for a nutrition class...
drinking and eating 2

Drinking and Eating

It’s the holidays . . . time to eat, drink, and be merry! I used to totally blow it out...
the lens of failure

The Lens of Failure

The other day, my daughters brought home a lottery ticket that their dad had bought them and excitedly told me...
Steps One Two Three on wood blocks toys and blue background.

The 3 You Need

One of the biggest reasons we fail at losing weight is that we don’t set ourselves up for success. Actually,...
Most Beautiful

The Most Beautiful Woman in the World

I recently read an interview with Carol Alt, one of the original supermodels and whom Hugh Hefner once called “The...
You've Got This

You’ve Got This

How often do you see those beach-body photos of celebrities and with a stab of envy think, “I could never...
Meet Me in the Middle

Meet Me in the Middle

There’s a powerful technique that Olympic athletes use to get exponential results in their performance – and the outcomes are...
You Should Be Ashamed

Shame on You

Remember when Charlize Theron won the Academy Award for Monster? She transformed herself into a female serial killer, which included...
Forget About It

Forget About It

There’s a famous story about Albert Einstein in which he explains his theory of relativity to his secretary. When she...
Orthorexia

Perfectly Healthy

Whenever I’m scrolling through Instagram, I invariably come across an influencer who’s promoting a healthy lifestyle. Most of her photos...
Biscuits and Cookies with Fruit

The Art of Food

A few weeks ago, I pulled out my food dehydrator from the back of my closet, dusted it off, and...
Reset button

Reset Button

A few weeks ago, I had my first colonoscopy. (In case you’re tempted to not click on “Read More,” I...
It's All About You

It’s All About You

I have a confession to make: I don’t look or feel my best right now. Part of it stems from...
Book It

Book It

I just achieved a goal I’ve had for as long as I can remember: I published my first book. I...
It

It’s Getting Old

The other day I randomly came across the music video for Blondie’s “Heart of Glass.” The very first thing I...
Discouragement

Discouragement

My daughters and I watched the movie Tootsie the other night, and Jessica Lange – the romantic lead, who I...
Your Secret Weight-Loss Weapon

Your Secret Weight-Loss Weapon

It’s been about six weeks since we’ve been locked up in our houses, and I’m sure you’re feeling about as...
You're Allowed

You’re Allowed

Last week, I totally lost it. I came home from the grocery store to unload my bags in a kitchen...
The Voice

The Voice

Have you ever found yourself arguing with one of your children, only to realize later how stupid and pointless it...
Checks and Balances

Checks and Balances

I was at a barre class recently and saw a good friend of mine. After suffering through an hour of...
FOMO

FOMO

I love Halloween. And I mean I love it. Ask my daughters — they’ll tell you. I love dressing up,...
Paino Tuning

Piano Tuning

We women are so hard on ourselves. We lose our patience with our kids and call ourselves bad moms, we...
Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Hi there! I’m so happy to see you well-rested, totally refreshed, and ready to take on the day! Ok, maybe...
Deathbed

Deathbed

Happy New Year! Ok, there’s no way I’m going to start off a brand new decade with a post about...