Inspired by Deflate-Gate: How To Deflate Shame

Speaking of deflate-gate…how ‘bout we take a PSI or two out of shame. Ok, sorry for the NFL reference. This is not about football – the game or the ball; it’s not about cheating or lying or lying about cheating. Nor will I divulge whether or not, as a long time New Englander, I’m a […]

How to Support Women Who Struggle with Eating and Weight

Today marks the beginning of Healthy Weight Week 2015. The week when many people realize those New Year’s diets are destined for failure, or already have failed. Notice we say the diets have failed, not the people. That’s because diets don’t work — something so many people realize already. Yet time and again, they start new […]

Success Spelled with a Capital S of Support

Five weeks out and things are going about as I thought they would – some really great days when I eat healthy food in a mindful way, stay attentive to my hunger cues and get in some meaningful exercise. Then there are those other days – the ones where I find myself grabbing a bite […]

Lost and Found – My Fitness Soul

Where am I? Where is the rest of the team? Do they know I’m not with them? Oh, God, what am I even doing out here? These were some of the thoughts running through my mind as I attempted to run down the streets in the neighborhood behind my high school.  I’d always wanted to […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Making The Switch To A Healthy Lifestyle

It hasn’t been an easy road. There have been hurdles to jump over, rocks to trip over, and mountains to climb… or shall I say – cakes to jump over, spaghetti to trip over, and ice cream sundaes to climb? (Just some good old-fashioned food humor to start us off today, eh?) Over the past […]

Preventing Relapse: Emergency Procedures for Getting Back on Track

For those of us still working to learn how to listen to and trust our internal cues, the holidays can be a challenging time.  When we overdo — and it’s almost guaranteed that we’ll overdo a bit during this time of wonderful, not-the-usual food in abundance — if we drop back into our old habits […]

Is Obesity Contagious?

According to a recent study reported in USA Today, the more obese friends we have, the more likely we are to be obese ourselves.  It’s the second study confirming that finding from Harvard researchers who say their studies suggest that obesity spreads through social networks. There are so many things I want to sigh at […]

Asking for Support: A Letter to Your Loved Ones

Over 30 years ago we wrote a “letter to home” to help our participants once they went back into the real world that was all about calorie restriction, pounds lost and well-intentioned but generally problematic monitoring of what we eat by others.  After their stay with us learning how to listen to their body’s cues […]