Proud to Celebrate NO Diet Day

Have you skipped a meal because a “diet” told you to?  Have you replaced meals with shakes or avoided entire food groups?  Do you restrict your favorite foods or force yourself to eat foods you don’t like because your “diet” says you should?   You may have fallen prey to the many fad diets out…

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Lack of Sleep is Causing You to Eat those Chips

Lack of a good night’s sleep is not something that goes unnoticed. You probably experience the consequences right away. The morning is rough, you wake up groggy and lethargic. No amount of coffee can keep you running until lunch.   Sleep is the one thing that everyone needs but that most people take for granted….

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Beat The Sweets This Valentine’s Day

Just one short week after the Super Bowl and there is yet another food-focused occasion being celebrated in the United States. Valentine’s Day is one of those days you either love or you hate. But despite your feelings towards this consumer-driven holiday, there is no question that you will encounter a slew of sugar packed…

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Let’s Get Cracking

  A favorite mid-afternoon snack for many is a handful of pistachios. And with National Pistachio Day is coming up on the 26th, I figured I’d give you all the facts about this little green nut or should I say kernel. That’s right, the pistachio isn’t a nut, it’s actually a seed. The pistachio is…

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There’s No “Throwing in the Towel” in Intuitive Eating

If you are a chronic dieter, then more than likely you have “thrown in the towel” quite a few times.   A new diet comes to market. It’s exciting, this will be the one. You start the diet and things are going well. But then you had a bad day at work, you went on…

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Diet Chatter at the Hair Salon

It’s interesting the conversations you overhear in the hair salon!   Yesterday, I was at the salon getting my hair done. As I was sitting minding my own business reading some notes in preparation for an interview later in the day (as a side note, I was interviewed for a telesummit, more on that in…

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Willpower is a Dieter’s Word

How many times have you used the word “willpower” when you’ve been on a diet? “I wish I had more willpower not to eat the cake”. “Why can’t I just have the willpower to say NO?” I am NOT going to eat the chocolate, no, no, no! I must have the willpower!”   How has…

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Are You a Yo-Yo Dieter? Find out now!

It’s the same story with every diet you start: “this time it’s going to work, this time I’m going to be stronger, this time I’m going to stay committed”.  However, the unfortunate truth of dieting is that it will never help you achieve your long term weight loss goals.  In fact, statistics show that 46%…

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Stepping Away from Dieting in 2015

Year after year we make New Year’s resolutions to better ourselves in the coming year. Losing weight, eating healthier, and exercising more are among the top ten resolutions made each New Year’s Eve.   The media buzzes about what diets to start in 2015, how to lose the weight, what you should and shouldn’t eat…

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“Good” Foods and “Bad” Foods

Do you have a list of foods that you consider as “good” or “bad” to eat? How do you feel if you eat a food on your “good” list? What about on your “bad” list?   One of the first things I help my clients do is to get rid of the food lists. Foods…

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The Fear of Letting Go of Dieting

As you embark on your intuitive eating journey, it’s most important to move away from dieting. Yet, the idea of not dieting might be scary for you, right?   I talk about this very topic in this week’s The Diet Free Zone Show™ on YouTube.   Click the image below to watch now.    …

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What Does it Feel Like to Eat Without “Food Worry”?

Fantastic, terrific, freeing, amazing….I could go on and on.   If you recently attended my free webinar, or watched the replay, you heard my story, the highlight of which (in my opinion) is that for many years I was “on” a “healthy meal plan” (notice the quotation marks) that I created for myself and “followed”…

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Abolishing the “Eat This, Don’t Eat That” Rule

Portion control is something that is always stressed when discussing weight loss and healthy eating.  It is undeniable that the portions of food people eat are much larger than they were years ago, which is a direct contributor to the obesity epidemic this country is facing.   Several experiments have recently been conducted at Vanderbilt…

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Are You Married to the Scale?

Life as a chronic dieter is plagued with ups and downs, weight loss and weight gain. You want to find that one diet that works better than the rest, which will finally give you what you want, a new body. Well, a diet is not going to get you there. As you may realize by…

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A Healthy Lifestyle is Not One Size Fits All

Over the many years I have been counseling clients, I have come across those who simply want me to give them a menu to follow, be it a 7 day, 14 day or a month of menus.  Or when I am giving a presentation, someone will raise their hand and ask, “how many calories should…

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Engaging Your Teens in Healthy Eating Conversations

Findings were reported earlier this week from the Journal of American Medical Association, Pediatrics that raises awareness about how to talk to your overweight teenagers about their health.  The study found that when conversations were centered on weight and weight loss, teenagers were more likely to participate in disordered eating and unhealthy weight loss behaviors…

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