‘Weighing In’

Paradigm Shift: A New Perspective on New Year’s Resolutions

By Kari Anderson, DBH, LCMHC, CEDS

I love new starts… Mondays, the first of every Month, Birthdays and, of course, New Years – they all bring the hope of a better self, out with the old and in with the new. There’s nothing inherently wrong with new starts, I’m in the business of helping people change and begin again…that’s called HOPE. The downside with focusing on […] Read more »

New Year's Resolutions that Won't Fail You

Study: Dieting Increases Your Risk of Becoming Obese

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Using national survey data of almost 9,000 people, researchers found that the odds for becoming obese*¹ increased according to the number of times you diet. Diet once and the odds almost double. Diet twice and they go up almost three times. Always on a diet? The odds of becoming obese are more than triple that of someone who has never […] Read more »

Study- Dieting Increases Your Risk of Becoming Obese

Worst Diets of Year – 2015 Slim Chance Awards

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

It’s that time of the year! Place your nominations now for the most outlandish and misleading weight loss claims you’ve heard or tried in 2015. Nominate diet gimmicks, products and claims between now and Friday, November 20, 2015. Our panel of judges will select the “winners” from your nominations. Our judges this year include: Katja Rowell, MD, childhood feeding expert, author and […] Read more »

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Outsmarting Overeating: A Guide to Life Skills That Help End Disordered Eating [Book Review]

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

In her book Outsmarting Overeating, Karen Koenig offers strategic methods for improving the areas of our lives that are often contributing factors to eating struggles. The main premise is this: Food is not the problem, but rather that we’re going to food for comfort, for companionship, or to ‘solve’ our problems, for example. By improving various life skills, these root […] Read more »

Outsmarting Overeating: A Guide to Life Skills That Help End Disordered Eating

Step Right Up Folks! Step Into the Body Shame & Eating Disorder Machine!

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

Recently, at a dinner party, friends of mine told me about their visit to a nearby children’s science museum. In one exhibit, they walked through a short hallway while an image of their body was taken, and at the same time, data on how many grapes’ worth of calories they burn per minute of walking based on their gait. They […] Read more »

Step Into the Body Shame & Eating Disorder Machine