Never the Least Favorite that Breaks

It’s never your least favorite mug that breaks, is it? No matter your best intentions for your day, things happen – a broken mug, cross words with someone, traffic, the boss, or someone questioning (or bullying) your nutritional choices.  It throws you off, upsets or frustrates, and awakens your need for soothing – and the … Read more

Make it Happen, Make it Last

See video version here. Maintaining weight loss can be as difficult as losing weight, and most fail.  I did — many times.  I’d gain a few pounds, try to lose them, gain a bit more, lose some of it, but then I’d gain more again.  A couple of times I lost good chunks of weight, … Read more

Soothers OTHER than food

see video You have a story.  There are strong reasons you do what you do in everything from eating emotionally to cleaning your teeth to dressing yourself.  It’s a learned pattern of doing things in a way that seems easiest to us. The easiest way to deal with our emotional baggage is to eat, taking … Read more

Best Way to Overcome Emotional Eating

See video version here Emotional Eating is eating food for any reason other than hunger, choosing to eat to relieve some kind of pressure. We stuff down our feelings and follow them with a food chaser. Like any physical threat, the best way to overcome emotional eating is prevention, and the best prevention is practicing … Read more

Perhaps You’ve Heard (or Said) This —

Click here for video version Perhaps you’ve heard – or said – this:  When I get my head around this diet thing, THEN I can follow the plan.  What do we mean? WHEN life is calmer, and I can focus WHEN I get through (Insert event/holiday/project) WHEN I have time to cook/eat at home WHEN … Read more

The Primary Variable? Yeah, That’s Me

See Video Version Here Pick your diet.  They ALL work when you follow them. DANG! Well, that blows all my excuses out of the water, how about you?  Think of it, when have you followed a plan to the letter, and NOTHING happened?   It may happen after you’ve been on a plan for a while, … Read more

Frustrated Much?

See Video Version When you haven’t succeeded at your weight loss goals, it can be hard to believe the next thing will work long-term.  All the dieting, the workouts, the special supplements that promised the weight would “fall right off you” but didn’t — it builds a mental resistance. Maybe you’ve had thoughts like this: “Sure, … Read more

The Guilt-Shame-Beat-Yourself-Up Tango FAILS

See Video Version Emotional Eating is a behavior riddled with guilt and shame.  We know what we want to do, even what we intend to do.  Then something happens, and we find ourselves staring into the refrigerator—cue the guilt, shame, and beating-ourselves-up cycle. I get why we feel guilty.  We have/haven’t done something we said … Read more

Will It Work For ME?

Video Version We want guaranteed success. Mostly because we’ve tried so many things with varying degrees of success — and not just with the category of diet, health, and fitness, right?  We want what we buy to work as we expect.  With our weight loss efforts, perhaps we’ve been burned in the past with poor … Read more

Food As A Security Blanket Leaves Me Cold

see video version How does food become a security blanket?  It does, doesn’t it? Peanut butter is a signal food for me.  When I too often circle back to the kitchen to get a spoonful of peanut butter, I know I’m feeling more stressed or upset than I want to admit. It was a staple … Read more

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