Saying "No" After Weight Loss: Congratulations, you have grabbed the brass ring of weight loss! You are either within a few pounds of your goal weight, in the process of losing weight, or are steadily holding on after achieving your goal. Either way, let's start with a big round of
Body & Mind
What about dieting contributes to regaining the weight you have lost? Dieting starts with the initial motivation and the drive to lose, to maintain the loss, to learn and continue the skills necessary to modify ones eating behaviors “forever.” It’s not with the intent to regain. When dieters regain, is
If you’ve had a food binge, you can recover from a food binge. A Food Binge “How did I end up eating that whole pint of ice cream and cake?” “I only meant to eat one wing not 20!” “I didn’t mean to eat the entire bag of chips….let’s not
Two of the biggest fears many have when starting a weight loss program is will it work and will I be able to keep the weight off for good? They both rely on a changed mindset and understanding that weight management is a life-long battle with many stages as you
Turning to Food to Numb Emotions - “Numbing out” We’ve all been there: the day has been long and exhausting, perhaps due to work stress, parenting frustrations, financial concerns, conflict with a loved one, or some combination of the above. You feel “at loose ends,” tired, yet agitated. Underlying this fatigue
Weight regain happens from emotional eating, feeding your head hunger without checking if what you're experiencing is due to numbing yourself with food or true physical hunger. It is extremely important to know the difference. We've put together these articles to arm you with information as you tackle weight regain!
Pre-Op and First-Year Post-Op Mindset As pre-op patients with a first-year post-op mindset, so many of us worried about shopping for the necessities we needed. We want to make sure that our arsenal had all the necessary tools for success from a good blender to mini plates and tiny forks.
“What is your heart hungry for?” I ask my clients who have been trying to lose weight for many years, sometimes even decades. This is a crucial question if we want to establish a healthy and relaxed relationship with food and our bodies. When food has taken on the role
Bariatric Surgery Phases Bariatric New-Bees are the BEST! They are at the beginning of the bariatric surgery phases. They are so full of excitement and joy. It’s THEIR turn. They are going to do things “by the book.” They have their food-logs ready to go. Their vitamins are lined
Have you ever blamed yourself for not being able to lose weight and keep it off? Though your instincts may be to say you just don’t have enough willpower to do what you need to do, I am convinced that what you need is to build skillpower, not willpower. Willpower