Body & Mind

Noom Diet in Disguise

How NOOM Is Just a Diet in Disguise

September 19, 2022 · 0 comments

“It’s not a diet!” That’s what the ads claim, yet plenty of Noom-curious dieters argue the opposite. Designed to help you lose weight without committing to a diet, Noom has plenty of weight logs, calorie counters, and coaching lessons that suggest this fancy app is just a diet in disguise.

Weight Maintenance

Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance, and Identity

September 12, 2022 · 0 comments

“What if I’m different after I lose weight?” “I don’t know how to live life at a healthy weight!” “I worry about how people will treat me after I lose weight!” These are common concerns for people as they contemplate weight loss, whether the weight loss comes from lifestyle changes,

weight bias and stigma

Weight Stigmas And Bias Are Everywhere!

August 22, 2022 · 0 comments

Weight stigmas and bias are everywhere. I'm not sure anyone can change someone else's views, but we can talk openly about it; hoping that communication will provide a better understanding of what it feels like. I’ve experienced being judged by others for my weight and then again for my first

brain foggy

Brain Foggy? Are Bariatric Surgery and B12 to Blame?

August 15, 2022 · 0 comments

Brain Foggy? Are Bariatric Surgery and B12 to Blame? Your brain has a demanding job. To do it well, it needs both calories and nutrients, including vitamins and minerals. Did you know that your brain uses 20% of your calories? That’s a good bite out of your daily calories. The

Stress Can Affect Your Weight

How Stress Can Affect Your Weight Loss Efforts

August 8, 2022 · 0 comments

How Stress Can Affect Your Weight Loss Efforts? “Life happened,” is the response I hear most often when I ask, “What do you think led to your weight regain?” Upon further investigation, I learn that “life happened” is code for, “I was dealing with a lot of stress.” Stress… that

finding your sweet spot

Between The Tigers: Finding Your Sweet Spot

August 1, 2022 · 0 comments

Between The Tigers: Finding Your Sweet Spot: Mental health is often confused with mental illness. This is a failure of both the limitations of language, but also a tradition of focusing on what goes wrong in the body and in life. Mental health, or wellbeing, is really about maintaining balance

mindset in weight loss

I Think, Therefore I Am – Mindset in Weight Loss Journeys

July 20, 2022 · 0 comments

After one of my presentations about emotional eating, a 60-ish, obese woman ran up to me pleading for help. She insisted that nothing I had presented resonated with her because, in her case, she “just woke up fat one day”. At first, I thought the lady was being facetious, but

the toll of fat shaming

Sticks and Stones – The Toll of Fat Shaming

June 22, 2022 · 0 comments

The Toll of Fat Shaming: “Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” If only this ancient adage had more truth to it! As a child, this idea was impressed upon me repeatedly as I endured bullying at school. The more I protested, the more my teachers and

What Is Self-Esteem

What Is Self-Esteem? How To Improve It for a Healthy Lifestyle!

June 1, 2022 · 0 comments

What Is Self-Esteem? Self-esteem refers to the cumulation over a lifespan of thoughts and feelings that construct our perceived self-worth in the context of our relationships. Self-esteem supports or empowers us to achieve goals, make changes, and determine the course of our own lives. When it comes to creating a

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