To Diet or Not to Diet?

Food, can’t live without it … want to stop obsessing about it? Are you sure? I’ve come to believe part of the appeal of diets is they offer an excuse for thinking about food all the time: Have I eaten all my points? Did I get a high enough % of dietary fat to reach Ketosis? I’m…

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Knowledge is not Knowing

The day I noticed that I wasn’t hungry but I was looking for something to eat was the day I got the knowledge that I was an emotional eater. Knowing what to do about it became my journey. Knowledge is critical, it’s the awareness. Knowing comes from practice, experimentation, and repetition. I wrote this in…

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What will you do when you lose the weight?

Weight Loss

On a scale of 1 – 10—with 1 being hell no, and 10 being hell yes—how was today, were you living the life you imagine for yourself? Or are you, like a lot of people, waiting for something to change, waiting to lose the weight, so your life can begin? It sounds like this, when I lose this weight I’ll:…

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Creating your reality


It’s easy to resist the idea that we create our own reality because if you accept the idea, then you are responsible for the life you’ve created. And if you wish your life were different, the ball is in your court to make it happen. You don’t get to attribute it to (blame) circumstances beyond your control, or deny that…

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If diets don’t work what does?


I swore off dieting years before I took a job at a women’s health magazine. Somehow I had equated a health magazine with healthy living, not dieting. Issue after issue we promoted the next new diet:  Flatten Your Belly in 7 Days; Shrink Your Fat Zones; Lose 15 Pounds and 10 Inches This Month; Drop One Size in…

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