Three Strategies for Healthy Dining Out


You don’t have to completely avoid restaurants when you’re trying to improve (+ maintain) your health. A few simple techniques can keep you on track + making good food decisions – even when eating away from home. Tip #1: Plan Plan Plan! Most restaurants now have websites where you can […]

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Eating Healthy Doesn’t Have to Be So Damn Complicated


The allure of a new diet is tempting. Starting over. Renewed hope. Maybe this one will work. This time I’ll stick with it. 20 pounds in 30 days! But as the days and weeks pass, the new diet becomes overwhelming. The strict rules are frustrating. If you eat something you’re […]

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The Truth About Willpower + Weight Loss


There is this belief that willpower is a finite resource. Research done in the 90’s + early 2000’s hinted at the idea that if you use a bunch of willpower early in the day, it will become depleted. Then later in the day, you’ll make all these decisions you might […]

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Pleasure Changes Lives + Bodies


Picture this. You decide you want to lose weight. You’re ready. This is YOUR time. What’s the first thing you do? If you’re like most women out there, you clean out the kitchen. No more ice cream Toss the cookies Bread = no bueno Diet. Fast. Restrict. Detox. Deny. Avoid. […]

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The “Chapters” of Habit Transformation


This inspiration poem by Portia Nelson somehow escaped me until very recently. Human beings make mistakes. That’s a given. It’s important to understand the process of learning. To analyze our mistakes, to learn from them – and to not repeat them. Sometimes we are just not paying attention – or […]

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The Problem with Meal Plans


“Will I get a meal plan?’ This is a question I hear from potential clients quite a bit – and the answer is no. Let me explain. Meal plans and diets simply aren’t useful or sustainable for the vast majority of people. Clients often feel like they’re either “on” them […]

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The Secret to Weight Loss Success? Your Environment.


The secret to Weight Loss success? Your environment. It’s 10:00 in the evening, the kids are finally in bed, you’ve been going non-stop since sunrise and you want a snack. You open the fridge. There’s a container of leftovers, a granny smith apple, some red grapes and aha! – a […]

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How to Ask Family + Friends for Support (Scripts Included)


Several years ago, I decided to rearrange the furniture in my living room. We’re talking two big sofas, a coffee table and one HEAVY! + unwieldy area rug. There was sweat and swearing – but I did it! Yay me. Right? Not really. I had to take Aleve + wear […]

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4 Reasons We Struggle With Overeating (Hint: It’s Not Your Fault)


Guess what? It’s not your fault. You need to know this. It’s the very first step on the pathway to healing our relationship with food. Most people in industrialized countries struggle with overeating. But why? Reason #1 – Hyperawareness We’ve never been so damn aware of how we look. If […]

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When Finishing Last is Best


I’m a fast eater. Maybe it’s because I’m originally from the GO GO GO New York metro area – or maybe I’m just wired that way (or as Lady Gaga would say – Born That Way). I eat fast + talk fast + walk fast. The only person I know […]

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