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…

Do the friend audit: powerful and life-changing

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. ― Epictetus A Different Type of Nourishment Typically I write about how to choose the best foods to nourish yourselves to get to your health and weight goals but today, I want to talk to you about another kind of nourishment –…

Feeling yicky, anxious, stressed? Having food/drink cravings? Try this…

I recently tried this and it’s like a magic balm. What is it? I wrote a list of THINGS THAT SPARK JOY.  I thought maybe it was a silly exercise but I wanted to try it anyway. I sat and started writing and here’s what I came up with: Spending time with my husband and kids Organizing my closet, getting rid…

6 reasons why you crave sweets (and what to do about it)

Last week I discussed sugar alternatives and why I suggest avoiding with them and getting over your reliance on sweets. This week, I’ll delve deeper into WHY we are as a nation are SO into sweets… Here are a few of biological reasons we get hooked on sweets (and the food manufacturers know this so well): You get a dopamine…

Q: what sweeteners can I use to substitute for sugar in my coffee or tea?

Most of my clients are aware that many sweeteners present health risks and seek alternatives that are safer types of sweeteners for their coffee or tea.  So, several times per week I get asked what sweeteners are safest to use. Confession…I used to give people a list of sweeteners that were less horrible than say sugar or saccharin but I…