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10 reasons weight loss is hard
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Don't cast stones

Do Not Cast Stones: Is There a Right Way to Lose Weight?

If you are someone who believes there is one perfect way to lose weight then you might better not read this post. If you want to cast stones at other people because you don’t like the way they are losing weight, you will not like my post today. I see a lot of backbiting on   Continue Reading…

10 reasons weight loss is hard

Why Is It So Hard to Lose Weight?

If it were easy to lose weight, everyone who wanted to drop some pounds would be able to. However, just look around and you can clearly see there are people who want to lose weight but seemingly cannot. I was one of those people during the 10 years that I was morbidly obese. I tried   Continue Reading…

Reaching your goal

Setting a Goal Weight: Necessary or Not?

It is still interesting to me that when I first started losing weight (for the final time), I didn’t start out with a particular weight in mind. Rather, I just started on my journey happy when I lost a pound and ecstatic when I could throw or giveaway another pair of pants or dress because   Continue Reading…

trashcanfood

Would You Ever Eat Food From the Trash?

A few years ago, when I was teaching my weight loss class in Florida we had a conversation about eating food from the trash. The ladies started asking each other: “Do you or don’t you?” “Have you or haven’t you ever picked food out of the trash can?” I found this whole conversation fascinating because   Continue Reading…

Diane Carbonell with Family

Family Dinner Time: One of My 10 Family Rules

In case you are a new reader to my blog, my husband and I have seven great kids ranging in age from 24 to 7. Two are girls and five are boys. I think I’m a pretty balanced mom. I have learned over the years which battles are worth fighting and which are not. For   Continue Reading…

food smiley faces

False Happiness in Overeating: Food Doesn’t Equal Happiness

Food was a salve, a friend and a constant companion for me when I was overweight. From the time I was a junior in high school to the minute I turned my back on obesity forever, food was my rock. Or at least I thought it was my rock and friend. I treated food as   Continue Reading…

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…

Identifying the weak link in weight loss

Knowing Your Weakest Weight Loss Link

I don’t know if you ever saw the show The Weakest Link, which aired for about for about 12 years. The show pitted people against each other and the “weakest link” was eliminated until there was just one winner. I saw a part of that show on a You Tube video this past week and   Continue Reading…

Veggie scrubbing gloves

What Kitchen Tools Make Your Life Easier?

I do a lot of cooking between trying to make my family’s diet healthy and the small fact that we have nine people in our family. Here we are at the kitchen table. We usually add a chair at the end next to John for our oldest daughter, but we wanted the table to look   Continue Reading…

Weight Inclusive vs Normative

Weight Normative vs Weight Inclusive: Compassion vs Free Pass

I’ve been seeing different people on Facebook talk about a study published in the Journal of Obesity that discussed weight normative versus weight inclusive management of health by physicians and other health care professionals. I got curious and decided to find the actual study and read it for myself. (Study is linked in first sentence.)   Continue Reading…

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Weight Loss

Don't cast stones

Do Not Cast Stones: Is There a Right Way to Lose Weight?

If you are someone who believes there is one perfect way to lose weight then you might better not read this post. If you want to cast stones at other people because you don’t like the way they are losing weight, you will not like my post today. I see a lot of backbiting on   Continue Reading…

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Exercise

seal balancing

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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Cooking

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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