Adding to Your Support Team Roster

By Robyn Priebe

If you are attempting to change old habits and adopt new healthier patterns, social support is an essential piece of any self-improvement plan. Asking for help and support from others around us can aid in our ability to create healthy habits. And, not just asking for support – but also describing what support looks like to you – can make […] Read more »

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Is Obesity Contagious?

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

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 about these studies, and how […] Read more »

Asking for Support: A Letter to Your Loved Ones

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

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 to guide them in eating […] Read more »

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In Quest for Health, Self-Acceptance Comes First

By Emily

Today’s post comes from Karen C.L. Anderson, who we met on Twitter. We started reading her blog (Why Weight: One Woman’s Journey From Struggle To Acceptance) and thought she was doing great work on self acceptance. Apparently, we’re not the only ones who think so — she’s currently writing a book with the same title. We hope that by having […] Read more »