Eat, Move and Enjoy!

Janet can’t fit into her clothes. They’re not old clothes; she spent more money than she liked after she lost weight just a couple of months ago. This isn’t something new to her either. She’s been there, done that too many times before. Just what is she doing, and why isn’t it working for her? If Janet is like many […] Read more »

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Improving Body Image for Healthy Weight Loss Success: Loving Our Bodies

I hate my body….I feel defeated…Why try to take care of myself?…I eat for comfort…I eat too much and don’t have the energy to go for a walk. Who has uttered these words before, then gotten caught up in the behaviors they spawn? Maybe the better question is who hasn’t? When we look at it this way, it’s easy to […] Read more »

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When Body Positivity Feels Impossible

When we have talked negatively to ourselves for years, decades even, being body positive all of a sudden or accepting our body “as is” feels phony, far-fetched, or like it’s settling. In addition, our culture supports women fixating on what’s “wrong” with our appearance… our weight, our wrinkles, our waves… there are diets, creams and straightening irons to fix all […] Read more »

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Carbohydrate Cravings: Calming Food Cravings

When we think carbohydrate-rich, we don’t generally think of watermelon, carrots, beets, peaches, cherries, and the like. But according to some popular diet books, those foods are off limits if we want to reach a healthy weight. In truth, that advice causes many of us (specifically the diet traumatized, who are the greater percentage of people who try such diets) […] Read more »

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Clean Eating: Just Another Weight-Loss Diet Fad?

One of today’s diet buzzwords is “clean eating.” How do you define it? Is it just another diet that classifies foods as “good” or “bad”? Does it conjure up images of organic carrots, mung beans and plain brown rice? Is it another weight-loss diet fad that will go out of favor in a few months? What is Clean Eating? The […] Read more »

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