All posts by Shari Broder

4 Practices for Managing Your Emotions

Being an emotional person can be both a blessing and a curse. I know this from first-hand experience. So does my family!On the one hand, I’m comfortable with my emotions and emotions in general. I don’t

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Would You Like to Live in the Land of Peaceful Eating?

There is a huge but largely unknown difference between the lives of people who choose to diet to lose weight and people who lose weight by eating in tune with their body’s signals.  This

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To Lose Weight, You Must Learn to Love Yourself

You have to love yourself before you can lose weight and keep it off without dieting.  Are you thinking, “What? How can I love myself in this body? If I love it, I’ll never

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Managing Your Inner Voice is Key to Losing Weight

You know that little voice in your head? The one that says things like: “Go ahead and eat those cookies! I deserve them!” And then after you eat the cookies, the voice says:

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To Lose Weight for Good, Forget Quick-Fix Diets, Detoxes and Cleanses

How many times have you started the New Year trying the latest diets, detoxes, cleanses, or diet challenge to lose weight? How did it go for you? I’m going to be so

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One Simple Mindset Hack to Enjoying Holiday Eating Without Gaining Weight

When you think of the holidays, is food one of the first things that comes to mind? Some of us can’t wait to cook, bake and eat all of those things we don’t make the rest of the

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Where Are You in the Four Stages of Weight Loss?

When I introduce people to the idea of eating whatever they want and ending overeating, I get a variety of reactions. Some people think these are two totally inconsistent things.  Some say, “If

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Are You Ready to Lose Weight For Good?

Are you ready to lose the weight and your issues with food and eating for good? Really ready?  That’s the first question to ask yourself before embarking on your next, and

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Chocolate Granola Clusters

I love the way my house smells when I'm making granola. I've tried a million different ways to make it, and nothing beats this one. I still toy with it a little each time, sometimes adding cardamom, cinnamon

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What Do You Make the Number on the Scale Mean?

I got on the scale this morning, and it read 16 pounds more than it did two days ago.  WHAT? Did I panic? Nope. I knew there was no way I had gained 16 pounds in two days. In fact,

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Six Strategies for Saying No to Head Hunger

You just came back from lunch and are full, but someone in your office brought in cupcakes to share. You really want one!You’re sitting at home in the evening after supper, and are tired

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What You Need To Know About Night Eating

One thing many of my clients struggle with is eating at night after they have had dinner. They say things like:  My husband and I watch TV and snack after dinner. I feel mildly hungry

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Halloween Candy and a Mindful Chocolate Exercise

Halloween is coming soon. That made me think about how often people tell me how hard it is to resist the leftover candy. ​That's because of two very unproductive mindsets: the diet mentality and

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Why Overeating is the New Normal and Why It Shouldn’t Be

A few years ago, I stopped overeating. By doing that, I lost around 50 pounds.   I had overeaten for pretty much my entire life until then. I hadn’t even realized I had

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