Willpower and Dieting

Since the release of Roy Baumeister & John Tierney’s book “Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength” I’ve had many people mention to me that they believe willpower is something that you “run out of” over time.  Whether food choices seem tougher as the day progresses or after each diet attempt, or the longer we stare at the […]

Willpower & the Power of Chocolate Chip Cookies

Willpower could be a wonderful thing.  If it really exists.  I’m not convinced it does, at least as an effective force for many of us when it comes to eating. To me, willpower is about the strength to do what we want in the face of some weighty temptation (pun not intended).  Webster’s leaves out […]

Healthy Weight Loss: Managing Food Cravings

Study: Food Cravings May Just Be Calorie Cravings When we think we’re dealing with carbohydrate cravings, a new study published in the International Journal of Obesity suggests we’re really just craving calories. But not just any source of calories…something that has a lot of them. We’re hungry, and we want something to satisfy. As we all […]