All posts by Shari Broder

EP. #85: “That’s Just the Way I am!” is a Big Lie

Do you ever think or say to others, “That’s just the way I am”?Do you believe that you can’t change certain things about yourself or your life, even though it is holding you back? Do you believe

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EP. #84: 6 Questions to Ask to End Emotional Eating

Have you ever thought about the tiny number of things over which we have actual control?  There are so many things in life that go on regardless of us “doing” anything to make them happen.

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EP. #83: Don’t Postpone Living Until You’re Thinner (or Women and Body Image, Part 2)

Have you chosen to “sit out” doing the things you want to do until you’ve lost weight?Skipped a big event or a day at the beach because you don’t look the way you think you should?Why? What do

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EP. #82: Why Working Too Much Can Cause Weight Gain (and other health problems)

Are you spending so much time working in your job that it interferes with your ability to take proper care of yourself?Do you mindlessly gobble down lunch at your desk?Does regular exercise fall to the

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EP. #81: How Stress Affects Your Weight

Do you feel stressed out often?Although we hear a lot about stress in the media, many people overlook the effect that it has, not only on their overall health, but on their weight, too.  Stress

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8 Reasons Why You Aren’t Losing Weight

Discouraged with your attempts at weight loss?Every year, 45 million people in the United States alone start a new diet. They spend $33 billion on diet products. $33 billion down the drain because 95-97%

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EP. #80: Why Listening to Your Body Is Essential

It is more important to listen to your body and allow its messages to take the lead when it comes to when, what and how much you eat than it is to be at your goal weight. Does that surprise you? In

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EP. #79: It Probably Isn’t Your Genes

Have you been assuming that the reason you can’t lose weight is because being overweight runs in your family? Is almost everyone in your family overweight? Do you believe that genetics are

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EP. #78: 5 Reasons to Eat Slowly and How to Do It

You’re a foodie, and you really love food, right?  But do you rush through your meals, or give yourself time to enjoy them?One of the simplest steps you can take to improve your health and

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EP. #77: Using Planning and Visualization to Prevent Overeating

Is it hard for you to avoid overeating at parties? On vacations? Or other special events?Are those the kinds of things that throw you off track, then you have trouble getting back on your weight loss path?I

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EP. #76: When Does Healthy Eating Become Unhealthy?

If you want to be healthy, then eating healthy is important. That’s not rocket science. And who doesn’t want to be healthy? But can you go overboard? Can healthy eating or so-called “clean

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EP. #75: Women and Body Image

Do you hate the way you look? Do you wonder how you could ever feel okay about your body? If you’re middle-aged or older, do you worry about your wrinkles and the effect gravity is having on

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EP. #74: What’s the Best Way to Lose Weight?

What’s the very best way to lose weight? There are tons of diets out there, each one clamoring for your attention and maybe your money. But do any of them work? When I say “work,”

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EP. #73: What is Attuned Eating and How is it Different from Diets?

This week, we’re comparing and contrasting the components of diets with the Weight Loss for Foodies (WLFF) approach, which I also call attuned eating. Here is a brief comparison of some of the differences:DIETSExternal

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EP. #72: The Joys of a Healthy Relationship with Food

Which is more important to you, losing weight or developing a healthy relationship with food and eating? For me, I resoundingly choose to have a healthy relationship with food. If you chose losing

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EP. #71: Ask Yourself This Before Eating

Do you eat on autopilot?Because it’s dinner time? Or lunch time?Or because you like the food that’s available?I used to eat for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes, I even chose to eat because I was

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EP. #70: How to Eat Chocolate (or any foods you love)

Are you someone who believes you can’t allow yourself to eat certain foods?Can’t have them in the house or you’ll devour them immediately?Can’t trust yourself around cookies? Chips? Chocolate?I

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EP. #69: Honoring Your Cyclical Appetite

It’s not your imagination.If you are a woman under the age of 50, chances are that for a few days before your menstrual period, you get food cravings.Your hunger increases.Maybe you even feel like you

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EP. #68: Menopause, Weight, and Body Changes

Women’s bodies change throughout our lives.We go through puberty, pregnancy and childbirth, perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause.Our bodies have a brilliant, miraculous system through which they

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EP. #67: Guided Urge Surfing Meditation

Do you struggle with the urge to eat when you aren't hungry? Urge Surfing is a way of being with those urges without acting on them or resisting them.In last week’s episode, I introduced the practice

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