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 like to look like something…

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 not come from a deep…

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, and that restriction will not…

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 once, and the installation of…

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 seem to get control of…