When It’s Hard To Find the Time

When It’s Hard To Find the Time

Time.  We all have it, but we all don’t have it.  Time is a funny thing.  It seems to fly, to drag, or even be viewed as an adversary that we have to control or conquer. At one time or another, we will all say, “I don’t have time.”  Or,…

A Hidden Tendency that Can Color Our Healthy Choices

A Hidden Tendency that Can Color Our Healthy Choices

There are definitely some traps that we can fall into when trying to improve our eating and exercise habits.  How many of us have started out with great ideas about eating better and exercising more, only to falter and inadvertently end up abandoning the effort?  In response to this, we…

Temptation Is Everywhere – What To Do?

Temptation Is Everywhere – What To Do?

Question:  Do you always know when you are being tempted?  If you answer “yes” to that, does that also mean that you are the only one who is responsible for all the times that you succumb?  As the guilt piles on, do you then feel like a failure?  Or is…

Are Your Goals Making You Miserable?

Are Your Goals Making You Miserable?

Let me get this out up front.  Often setting health and fitness goals involves losing weight and exercising more.  When we are deciding what our “new me” is going to look like, what do we to compare it to?  Sometimes, we look around at others and decide that we would…

Can You Trust Yourself?

Can You Trust Yourself?

Often in the health and fitness field, we hear that we are to “listen to our bodies”, “find our flow”, or practice “intuitive eating.”  This sort of thing has been around for a long time.  We are reminded of the old adage, “To thine own self be true,” which did…

Finding the Self-Control to Eat Less
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Finding the Self-Control to Eat Less

Often when someone decides it is time to lose weight, they are focused on wondering if they have the motivation and willpower to finally stick with it.  “I just need to find my motivation” is the oft-expressed refrain. The assumption is that to lose weight, one has to restrict eating,…

How to Eliminate the Stress of Dieting
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How to Eliminate the Stress of Dieting

Anyone on a diet can tell you it isn’t fun.  It’s ironic.  Following a diet is supposed to take the guesswork out of what to eat.  Simple and easy, right? But, easier said than done.  The whole experience can end up being a litany of deprivation, too much change at…

Food Cravings: How can we stop them?

Food Cravings: How can we stop them?

Food Cravings.  We all get them.  It’s one of those near-universal (at least in the US) entities that can lead to frustration, over-consumption, and even hopelessness.  Cravings can lead to such questions as: Why do these happen?What can I do to stop them?Am I a bad person because I can’t…

Who Maintains their Weight Loss?

Who Maintains their Weight Loss?

All too often when people lose weight, it creeps back on.  Then the process may start all over again.  This can lead to endless frustration, fluctuating weight patterns, and even poor self-esteem (aka, feeling like a failure).  Sometimes, people succeed at getting off the roller coaster.  Who are these people…

Here’s to an “Unprecedented” Holiday Season

Here’s to an “Unprecedented” Holiday Season

As I sat down to write a blog for this holiday season, I took a look at the ones I had written in previous years.  Advice about how to be moderate with holiday eating, how to navigate party goodies, and how to keep up with at least some exercise while…