Category Archives for Weight Coaching

Which Kind of Discomfort Do You Choose?

I’ve got good news and bad news. If you want to lose weight and keep it off without dieting, you have to be willing to experience some discomfort.Discomfort! Who wants that? What’s the good news?If

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A Rule-Hater’s Guide to Food Rules

Okay, I admit it. I don’t like rules. Especially unnecessary ones, which to me describes most rules.When my kids were young, they loved a book by Patricia MacLachlan called Seven Kisses in a Row. In

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Do You Have “Kummerspeck” from Emotional Eating?

In German, there is a word with no English equivalent. Kummerspeck. Translated, kummer means emotional pain like concern, sorrow, or anxiety. Speck means fat or bacon. Kummerspeck is the weight we gain

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20 Mantras for Weight Loss Success

Does your brain make lots of excuses for you to eat when you aren’t hungry? Bad excuses like, “I had a hard day and deserve this” or “I’ve been so good all day”?If you’re an emotional eater

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Which Comes First, Weight Loss or Happiness?

When I start working with a woman who wants to lose weight, I always ask her why. What will be different when you reach your weight goal?They say things like:· I’ll be happier.· I’ll be able to go

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How to Trust Yourself Around Any Food

I went to a Chocolate Lover’s Fling fundraiser recently. It was a lovely event where the chocolatiers gave out small servings of their chocolate desserts. We were served 12-15 different desserts (I wasn’t

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Road Blockers and Role Models

Does this sounds familiar?You’re trying to lose weight and develop a healthy relationship with food.You’re working hard at changing your habits and not overeating.And you’re doing great!Except that

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How to Manage 3 Common Social Eating Situations

Do you eat differently when you’re with other people than you do when you’re alone?If you’re like most people, you probably do!Social eating situations raise a host of issues for us.Here are three

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Bad Diet Advice and What You Should Do Instead

Despite about 1/3 of Americans being overweight, there’s no shortage of diet advice available, especially on the Internet. Some of it is completely outrageous. Some of it is just plain bad.On Pinterest,

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Two Great Benefits of Not Overeating Beyond Losing Weight

I’ve said it many times. The reason people are overweight is simple: they eat more food than their bodies need.Our bodies have an amazing ability to tell us precisely how much food we need to be our

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3 Things Professional Foodies Do to Stay Trim

As I was baking a chocolate torte from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table, I glanced at her picture on the jacket. This author of Dorie’s Cookies, Baking Chez Moi and other wonderful cookbooks

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The Only Real Failure is Quitting

How many times have you started a diet? How many times have you quit before you reached your goal?People who go on diets deprive themselves. They eat too few calories. They cut out foods they love. Maybe

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How Long Does It Take to Break a Habit?

How long do you think it takes to break a habit? Three weeks? Forty-one days? Three months? Six months?I’ve read lots of different numbers. In my experience, there is no hard and fast rule. It depends

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The One Thing You Must Do to Permanently Lose Weight

If you could do just one thing to lose weight and keep it off, would you do it?What if I told you that you wouldn’t have to give up carbs? Or sugar! You wouldn’t have to follow a diet, or count calories,

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How to Not Eat Like One of Pavlov’s Dogs

How can you use your amazing brain to help you lose weight?  Earlier this month, I posted about the evolution of the human brain, how our brain has changed since the days of our foraging ancestors

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