Are You In?

see video version here Belief is essential because it means we’re more likely to be “all in.”  When we’re not, we half-heartedly say we want to lose or maintain our weight, but we don’t follow through because we are only partly invested in success.  Next week is Thanksgiving in the United States, a good excuse … Read more

Believe It — Or Not

See video here What do you believe about your emotional eating, diets, and weight loss?Is it possible to actually lose the weight and keep it off your body?  Do you think it’s possible to get a handle on emotional eating?  Is there a nutritional plan that will work for you? Our beliefs determine our outcomes.  Think … Read more

Is That Who You Want to Be?

see video here Renée is my middle name.  When my “legal” (read: First) name is called,  I’m the one for whom it doesn’t register, so they call again and eventually I jump up with “Oh, that’s me,” and I look a bit goofy.  Our names are a significant part of our identities, and if you … Read more

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

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