Month: October 2017

How I started eating more fat and lost over 10 pounds

I used to be fat-aphonic. For my whole life it seems, I was told that fats found in foods – notably eggs and meat would raise “bad” cholesterol and put me at risk for atherosclerosis – a building up of plaque in the arteries which contributes to heart disease, stroke and dementia. This is also what I learned in my…

The scale scared the &*$ out of me this morning

After almost two weeks of traveling for work, attending dinner meetings, socializing, and not being quite as attentive to my food protocol as usual, I got the on the scale this morning to find that I had gained several pounds. I normally weight myself daily but was unable to for several days. Panic set in, which is understandable. I’ve worked…

I cheated on my diet and I feel bad about myself

I define of cheating as eating or drinking an unplanned treat. Notice the work “unplanned” here. If you PLAN a treat and eat that treat, you are setting a limit for yourself and keeping the commitment you made to yourself. But, if you eat an unplanned ice cream or pizza, or drink a glass of wine, that can feel really…