Category Archives for Weight Coaching

Black Bean & Corn Salad with Pasta & Lime Vinaigrette

Now that it is summer, I've been making a lot of substantial salads for supper. This is a vegetarian salad with lots of things I love: black beans, corn, cheese, avocado, tomatoes and cucumber, with

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Why Classifying Food as “Good” and “Bad” Keeps You Fat

Do you have lists of foods you consider “bad” and “forbidden”?Are you afraid to have certain foods in your house because you can’t resist them?Do you fear that if you allow yourself to eat these

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To Stop Overeating, You Must Uncover What’s Eating You

How much of your eating is triggered by feeling an uncomfortable emotion?If you’re overweight, you’re very likely in the habit of eating when you’re not hungry. Maybe you’re frustrated or bored.

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Five Great Tools for Eating With Awareness

Does this sound familiar?You start off Monday morning determined to eat better. You’re going to finally lose those extra pounds. You’re going to listen to your body. You’re not going to overeat.By

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Change Your Beliefs to Change Your Body

What unconscious beliefs do you have that are keeping you from reaching your goals about weight loss, food and body image?I’m a big believer in beliefs. I agree with Teddy Roosevelt, who said, “Believe

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Dos and Don’ts for Staying on Track When Losing Weight Without Dieting

You’re trying to lose weight, maybe for the third time. Or maybe it's the 30th.But you really want it to be the last time. You’d love to finally put the ka-bosh on weight gain once and for all!You’ve

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How Toddlers Can Inspire Your Weight Loss Efforts

Learning how to lose weight and keep it off is a lot like a toddler learning to walk.Think about the toddler. A tiny human who, before learning to walk, can only get around by crawling.Crawling is so slow.

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Can You Tell the Difference Between Your Hungers?

When I teach people how to lose weight and keep it off without dieting, I say things like:Stop dieting and start listening to your body’s wisdom.Your body knows what you need, you just need to tune into

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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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