There are 3 reasons we eat. Do you know which one is motivating you?

News flash: before you even take a bite there is always a thought in your head that tells you what to eat and when to eat. Have you ever stopped and paid attention to the messages your brain is sending you before you take that bite? The 3 reasons we eat Fuel eating: eating fueling foods when you are physically hungry…

Are you sitting down for this one?

I have a rule for my clients while eating: sit down NO MATTER WHAT. Practicing eating while sitting and using my one bite at a time technique are key mindfulness habits that help my clients develop the skills they need to lose weight AND maintain weight loss. Once you start paying attention, you will be surprised how often you eat while…

Does milk really do a body good?

As far back as I can remember, milk has been billed as a staple in the American diet. When I was growing up, milk was served at snack time in school and we were all expected to drink it. Very few of us questioned why or if it was even beneficial. I want to be clear about the type of…

Have you gained and lost weight so many times that you’ve lost count?

Well, join the club. 97% of people gain all the weight they lost (and more) through dieting back within 1-3 years. But why? I considered this question recently. I have been relatively stable with my weight for a long time but recently gained a few pounds and I found myself back in those old familiar places – namely panic and…

One amazing trick I learned to slow my eating down (this really works)

I’ll admit it, I’m a SUPER fast eater. I put a bite in my mouth and before that bite is even done there’s another one ready to take its place. Often I leave a meal unsure if I’m satiated or not and I tend to go by pre-planned portions as an external measure as to whether or not I’ve eaten…

Time to ditch perfection and embrace good enough

Have you ever heard the quote “perfect is the enemy good?” It was actually popularized by Voltaire in the 1700’s so this idea has been around a long time! I thought of this famous quote during a coaching session with a my typical working mom client a few weeks ago. She described her frustration with her lack of exercise. She…

Can meditation help with weight loss?

One of the secrets for weight loss I share with clients every day is the concept of mindfulness especially in terms of paying attention to your hunger signals. Like most nutritionists, I have strong opinions about the types of foods I think are the most nutritious and most likely to help with wellness and weight loss.  But, I often tell…

Make a commitment and make it non-negotiable

One of things that came up in a group coaching call I participated in last week was the idea of making a decision or setting a goal, committing to it and following through 100 percent. My coach made this sound so simple and in a way it is. What is a goal? A goal is a promise of commitment you…