Balance in Weight Loss
Balance in Weight Loss
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Why Do You Run to Food?

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Balance in Weight Loss

Finding the Balance: Food Choices and Weight Loss

This is Part 2 of the Find Your Balance Series. The first part is here. If you Google diet plans, you will get more than 23.5 million results. That is absolutely crazy isn’t it? 23.5 million results for a simple query. (No wonder my website isn’t on the first 20,000 pages!) Anyway, the truth is   Continue Reading…

Balance in Weight Loss

Is A Lack of Balance Responsible for Obesity?

This is the first in a three part series on finding your balance in weight loss. Look for two more posts later this week! Sign up for email updates (here or in the sidebar) to make sure you get the next in the series. (Plus, you can get a free download of my e-booklet on 25 Weight   Continue Reading…

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Monday Is Not Magic: Do Not Waste Your Weekend

I love the weekends. Even though I’m a stay at home Mom, the weekends are still different from the weekdays. Schedules are more relaxed, the family has more time to visit together, and even chores are enjoyable bearable. Before I began my weight loss efforts for the last time, weekends were a free for all of   Continue Reading…

baby eating cake

Where Does Parental Responsibility End?

I don’t know if you’ve seen this video from the Strong4Life campaign as part of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta campaign on ending childhood obesity. (If the video below doesn’t play, the link above should work.) The video starts with a 32-year-old man named Jim having a heart attack and the doctor mummers “How the   Continue Reading…

Why Do You Run to Food?

3 Tips to Stop Running to Food

Food was a struggle for me. Why then, was food my first choice in times of stress, boredom, anger, unhappiness, happiness or nervousness? At the end of a long day I’d hold an opened carton of Breyer’s ice cream in one hand and a spoon in the other, shoveling the ice cream in right from   Continue Reading…

Carrots versus bread

Why Understanding Calorie Density is Vital in Weight Loss

We talk a lot about the importance of portion control when losing weight. That is one of the three techniques I used when losing weight, fat content and exercise being the other two. (Read more about it in my book.) Although portions are very important, another thing to consider when controlling your food intake is   Continue Reading…

Morning snacks may hinder your weight loss.

Morning Snacks May Slow Your Weight Loss

I am a proponent of eating when you are hungry and also recommend planning your meals in advance. Intuitive eating and some solid planning really can enhance each other. When I lost weight, I snacked when I felt the need, but did not generally have a morning snack. Apparently that may have helped me lose   Continue Reading…

Rarely Used Exercise Bikes

The Best Equipment I Did Not Even Buy

There are some things I try not to think about very often. The amount of money I spent on diet books, dieting equipment, and exercise equipment is one of them. Although it is a bit embarrassing to write about, I know that I am not alone in having wasted money in an attempt to lose   Continue Reading…

Every Bite Matters

Who Really Knows if You Fudge Just a Bit?

I’m all about portion control. Seriously. Even today, if I’m eating something measurable that I am not familiar with such as couscous or quinoa, you may just see me open my cabinet and bring out my measuring cups or counting the right number of whatever I’m eating. It’s that important to me. It’s also a   Continue Reading…

Say No Sign

The Hardest Two Letter Word to Say When Losing Weight

Let’s face it. Saying “no” to yourself isn’t really popular, or a lot of fun. It’s not fun to tell yourself “no” when you want to buy a new pair of shoes, a new laptop, or a new outfit. But, if you are working on reducing how much money you spend, you have to learn   Continue Reading…

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Weight Loss

Balance in Weight Loss

Finding the Balance: Food Choices and Weight Loss

This is Part 2 of the Find Your Balance Series. The first part is here. If you Google diet plans, you will get more than 23.5 million results. That is absolutely crazy isn’t it? 23.5 million results for a simple query. (No wonder my website isn’t on the first 20,000 pages!) Anyway, the truth is   Continue Reading…

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Exercise

woman walking outside

Gathering the Courage To Exercise: First Steps Count

When I weighed 300 pounds, the words overweight and exercise didn’t seem to go together. First of all, there was the body size issue. It was almost impossible for me to walk from the front door to my mailbox without getting out of breath, so the idea of going for a walk for the purpose of exercising   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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Morning snacks may hinder your weight loss.

Morning Snacks May Slow Your Weight Loss

I am a proponent of eating when you are hungry and also recommend planning your meals in advance. Intuitive eating and some solid planning really can enhance each other. When I lost weight, I snacked when I felt the need, but did not generally have a morning snack. Apparently that may have helped me lose   Continue Reading…

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