The statistics are grim. Eight out of 10 dieters regain their lost weight within two years of their diet, and two-thirds put on even more weight. Note: The operative word here is “diet.” As a transformational weight loss coach and life coach I have personally and...
The Transformational Path to Breaking Any Plateau
Plateaus happen. In weight loss. Your career. And definitely relationships. All of these areas require determination and discipline to simply maintain—and even more concentrated efforts when it’s time to jazz things up. Face it. Life hits mediocre sometimes. It just...
What’s in a Number?
Studies show that external measures of: achievement (i.e. counting calories), success or lackthereof (i.e. your weight on a scale) and rewards (i.e. money) often don’t motivate, and, in many cases de-motivate. Yet many weight loss programs emphasize the numbers. The...
What Everyone Ought to Know about Dieting
1. Dieting causes stress, which triggers your body to increase cortisol as well as insulin production. Cortisol encourages you to store fat, making any weight loss attempt harder, while too much insulin makes you incessantly hungry…
The Pursuit of a Healthy Weight (Heaven Part 2)
When I—and you!—gloriously pursue, and gracefully accept, a healthy weight, we radiate that magnificent energy outward. It’s as if we are walking down the street and subtly nodding and beckoning to those we meet: “You are worth it. Come experience how fantastic it feels.”
The Pursuit of a Healthy Weight (Heaven, Part 1)
What if heaven were wanting life to be exactly what it is? To be unmistakably content no matter the number on the scale. To even rejoice when it fluctuates because then I know I’m alive—growing, stretching, loving my husband, eating, running, getting my period.
The Pursuit of the Perfect Weight (Hell, Part 2)
Yet, on the best day of my life, I still felt just the teeniest bit on the hefty side. I still had cellulite. And I still wasn’t in love with what I saw in the mirror…By fixating on a perfect weight, I created the perfect hell for myself.
The Pursuit of the Perfect Weight (Hell, Part 1)
Although I stopped dieting a long time ago, I realized today that I’ve been putting myself through another kind of hell over the years. The pursuit of the perfect weight.
Dear Media: Please Stop the Diet Talk!
Last week, Washington Post health columnist Jennifer LaRue Huget and other media reported that some weight loss experts now recommend we evaluate our relationship with food rather than continue the diet talk. It's a great start, but woefully short-sighted. For the...