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What Foods Are On Your Off Limit List?

Some nutrition experts say no foods are bad and some say there are “bad” foods. I’ll just go ahead and tell you my opinion on this matter. “Yes,” there are bad foods. There are absolutely foods that I will not eat no matter who offers it to me. However, when I weighed over 300 pounds, I   Continue Reading…

Junk food at Christmas

My Focus Was On The Junky Food

I admit it. I have a sweet tooth and it is something that I guard against by not baking very often, not buying junky food that I know I would be tempted to eat, and just saying “No” when confronted with sweets that I don’t need nor really want. There were many years that the   Continue Reading…

50 holiday tips for weight loss

50 Holiday Tips for Healthy Eating and Weight Loss

Holidays don’t have to be hard. A little planning and a lot of willpower will go a long way towards helping you achieve your goals. I first worked on these healthy eating and weight loss holiday tips a few years ago and have updated them every year since. Tip #1 – Have one basic health   Continue Reading…

Best of Stockings

Is It Worth Trying To Lose Weight Over the Holidays?

The Hanukah and Christmas holidays are just a couple of weeks away. My house is ready (that’s my mantle below with homemade stockings), but I have not wrapped the first thing and there are several people on my list who I have no idea what to buy them. My kids have had one musical event   Continue Reading…

Thanksgiving Table

I Can’t Versus I Choose

I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend. I took time off from writing and just spent time with the family. After I ran the Turkey Trot with my second daughter, the family all enjoyed a meal of turkey, dressing, rolls, salad, fruit, sweet potatoes my way, and a couple of homemade desserts. We   Continue Reading…

Holiday table settings

Is it the Thanksgiving Food or the People?

As I lost weight and learned to stop thinking about food every single minute of the day, I also learned something really important about the holiday season. I learned that the success of the holiday isn’t about what food is on the table, but rather who is sitting at the table and what kind of   Continue Reading…

Invisible

The Invisibility of the Overweight

Are overweight people really treated differently or overlooked? Some people say no. Some people say yes. I am a person who says yes and so is Kathleen Brooks, who is a writer for The Huffington Post. She wrote an interesting article on the site a few days ago that echoed much of my experience and feelings about   Continue Reading…

family expectations at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving: Food Expectations and Weight Loss

Thanksgiving is next week and unlike some other holidays, it really is all about the food. (And the shopping. . .) The pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving in 1621 and according to historical sources, the celebration lasted for three days. In usual American fashion, we not only celebrate Thanksgiving with a meal, but with a   Continue Reading…

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Is It Harder Now to Visually Identify Overweight People?

A few years ago I read about a study that described the difficulty parents had in identifying whether their children were overweight or not. I was a little surprised that a lot of parents struggled with this and thought their overweight child was at a normal weight. I chalked it up to the prevalence of obesity   Continue Reading…

Diet Confusion

I Have Been Saying This for 16 Years

I have maintained my weight loss for over 16 years now and have seen a multitude of diet plans come and go. As I was losing weight way back in 1997, the Atkins diet was really hitting its stride and the no fat diet was waning in popularity. Every grocery store in the country was suddenly   Continue Reading…

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Weight Loss

Movie Theater Popcorn Machine

What Foods Are On Your Off Limit List?

Some nutrition experts say no foods are bad and some say there are “bad” foods. I’ll just go ahead and tell you my opinion on this matter. “Yes,” there are bad foods. There are absolutely foods that I will not eat no matter who offers it to me. However, when I weighed over 300 pounds, I   Continue Reading…

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Exercise

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Finding the Balance In Exercise: What’s Too Much, What’s Too Little?

This is the third in a three part series on balance. We’ve all heard that in order to lose weight and prevent certain diseases we need to eat less and move more. The first post in the series dealt with the lack of balance and its role in obesity. Last time we talked about food   Continue Reading…

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Weight Maintenance

Drawing a line in the sand while losing weight

Drawing a Line in the Sand

I got an email from a reader the other day and she shared the difficulties of maintaining her weight loss through the menopausal period. She said that she was “drawing a line in the sand” with the few pounds she had gained and was motivated to get back down to her goal weight. I loved   Continue Reading…

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Dessert

Analyze That Dessert Before You Eat It: Here’s One I Hate

I’ll be the first one to admit it. I cannot stand those trifle desserts. You know, the ones that look like this: Sure, they are pretty to look at, but have you ever thought about what goes into those things? Here’s a standard ingredient list: 1 package brownie mix 1 package instant chocolate pudding mix   Continue Reading…

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