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Feeding the Beast

Feeding the Beast

The other morning, I was packing the girls’ lunches. I was putting some Milano cookies in a snack bag when...
Take 30

Take 30

Don't do it. You do not need those cookies. They’re not even that good. [Eats cookies.] Why did I just...
Chicken or the Egg

Chicken or the Egg

It’s really easy to fall into the trap of making excuses. No one likes to admit it, but we all...
Upgrade Your Environment

Upgrade Your Environment

I was working with a client recently, and I suggested that she start doing things like use her fine china...
Use It Or Lose It

Use It Or Lose It

I’m one of those annoying people who loves to work out. I love to run, I love doing hot yoga,...
Let's Talk About Carbs

Let’s Talk About Carbs

Oh my gosh, y’all, I am SO over it: the crucifixion of carbs. The very first question I usually get...
Get Busy

Get Busy

One of the easiest ways to lose weight is to keep yourself so busy that you’re not constantly thinking about...
Planning to Fail

Planning to Fail?

There is a famous quote by Benjamin Franklin: If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. You’ve probably...
Work It Out

Work It Out

Everyone knows that being active is good for your body. It improves blood flow, it builds muscle and makes you...
The Year Of

The Year of . . .

Happy New Year! This is your year. The year you stop trying to lose, eliminate, and quit. The year you...
What's Your Mantra

What’s Your Mantra

Well, the time for changing ourselves from the outside in is upon us. Yes, tomorrow is New Year’s Day. Let...
Do It Differently

Do It Differently

I love this time of year. Food, wine, friends, fires, shopping, Santa — all of it! But what’s even more...
Can't Or Won't

Can’t or Won’t

“I just can’t stop eating chocolate.” I used to say that all the time. I would sit after lunch at...
Sorry Not Sorry

Sorry, Not Sorry

I consider myself to be a strong, confident woman . . . I do now, at least. But it took...
Say Wht

Say What?

“Ugh, I am so fat. What is the matter with me? Why can’t I just lose weight?” Sound familiar? It...
Festive Free-for-All

Festive Free-For-All

Is there anything better than loading up a huge plate of food, shoving it down, and feeling like crap after?...
I'll Start Monday

I’ll Start Monday

I adore making New Year’s resolutions. There’s something so energizing to me about starting all over and having a clean...
5

The Non-Food Five

There are five habits I have that have nothing to do with food or eating that make me feel healthy...
Forver Stuck

Forever Stuck

If you’ve been reading my posts, you know that I spent a large part of my life dieting. None of...
The Dieting Disconnect

The Dieting Disconnect

When I was in college, I signed up for Nutrisystem. If you don’t remember, that was the program that delivered...
It's All Around You

It’s All Around You

So you’ve been eating better, exercising more, and doing all the right things to be healthy and lose weight. That’s...
An Unexpected Benefit of Exercise

An Unexpected Benefit of Exercise

I’m sure you know that you need to exercise if you want to stay healthy, and you’re probably also aware...
What's the Problem

What’s the Problem?

It used to make me really angry when I had no help around the house. I would seethe as I...
So Not True

So Not True

It’s hard to lose weight the older you get. It’s hard to find time to exercise when you have children....
Don't Label Me

Don’t Label Me

A few years ago, I had a friend ask me to do a nutrient analysis of everything he ate for...
Body Parts

Body Parts

Several years ago, I was on a date with a former boyfriend, and I had my really heavy purse slung...
Slow Down Sister

Slow Down Sister

I used to sit down and inhale my food. I wasn’t paying attention to what I was eating, and I...
Out of Disorder

Out of [Dis]Order

I was bulimic for three years in college. I was so desperate to lose weight that I resorted to throwing...
It's All How You Look at It

It’s All How You Look at It

My girls love to cook, and my youngest always wants me to try what she made. The other morning, she...
Who Do You Think You Are

Who Do You Think You Are?

I think of myself in a lot of different ways. I’m sensitive, compassionate, funny, and for sure type A. All...