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…

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 and how do they do…

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 being extra busy.  Wow.  Almost…

Can Being Grateful Motivate Us to Exercise More?

Can Being Grateful Motivate Us to Exercise More?

Many, many studies have shown that getting more exercise is good for our brain.  It releases endorphins that elevate our mood and sense of well-being, increases circulation in the brain that leads to clear thinking, and alters hormones in our bodies that translate to brain health.  But can it happen the other way around?  Can…

8 Questions To Ask Before Going On a Diet
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8 Questions To Ask Before Going On a Diet

Let’s just say that the stats on diet failure are frightening.  Diets fail.  Again and again.  In fact, there is around a 95% failure rate.  And yet people keep trying another and another and another.  More stats:  The average person who is trying to lose weight does so 4-5 times a year!  This group of…