Pleasure Changes Lives (and 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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Why We’ll Always Choose the Cupcake


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 package of Hostess Cupcakes. You reach for the […]

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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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One Habit at a Time


Losing weight and getting in shape can feel like a monumental undertaking. It requires changing not just one or two, but dozens of habits… Drink more water, go to the grocery store, prep food, make time to exercise, eat more whole foods, get 7 or 8 hours of sleep. It’s […]

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Permission to Slow Down


I’ve been laying low the past few months on purpose. Zero blogging + taking on only a handful of new clients + reading for pleasure + binge watching Big Little Lies (so good!)+ giving myself time to rest and rejuvenate. Because sometimes, no matter how much of a control freak […]

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It’s Time to Put the Scale Away When…


If you have a history of yo-yo dieting, relying on the scale for motivation can easily backfire. Let me explain. If the scale number is higher than we hoped for, it can cause anxiety. And anxiety about our weight tends to send us beelining toward our “hidden” stash of Thin […]

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