Every person is different and every dieter has his or her own unique struggles; however, there are certain situations that make almost everyone vulnerable to temptation when dieting. A study recently published in the Annals of Behavioral medicine studied 80 people who were already trying to lose weight. They asked them to use an app … Continue reading What Makes You Vulnerable to Temptation When Dieting?
Holidays don’t have to be hard. A little planning and a lot of willpower will go a long way towards helping you achieve your goals. I first worked on these healthy eating and weight loss holiday tips a few years ago and have updated them every year since. Tip #1 – Have one basic health … Continue reading 50 Holiday Weight Loss Tips
I am a picky eater. I always have been, especially when it came to fruits and vegetables. I picked at them while guzzling diet soda and chewing a triple cheeseburger. I picked at salads while waiting for my Monte Cristo sandwich to come from Bennigan's kitchen. I rarely ate apples but would happily gobble down … Continue reading The Benefits of Being Picky
It seems easy enough doesn't it? Keeping junk food out of your house. After all, if you do not buy it then the junk food does not come in. Right? Well, kinda. In theory, if you live alone, no junk food comes in unless you buy it. Unless a friend comes over with snacks while … Continue reading Keep Junk Food Out of Your House: It is Up to You
My girls and I were out shopping late one evening a while ago and we passed by a yogurt shop. We decided to go in and have a little dessert. They had the usual flavors: Chocolate, vanilla, peach, blueberry, strawberry, coconut, etc. While we were standing there looking at the flavor selection, the manager of … Continue reading Large Portions Everywhere Make Dieting Harder
I recently read the book Do Hard Things, which is written by two Christian young men talking to teenagers about the importance of taking risks, making a difference in their world, and not waiting to "grow up." When I read this book it made me think about expectations we have of other people and expectations we … Continue reading Love Yourself Enough to Be Tough: Tough Love in Weight Loss
It's the New Year! I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday. We stayed home and had some family time which is always fun. Yesterday on the 1st, we had our annual Lego color wars contest where everyone in the family teams up (except me) and builds a Lego creation based on a single … Continue reading What Do You Want More? Choices in Weight Loss
I know I've talked about this before, but I have a new people popping in every day and wanted to touch on this really important concept once more. In the weight loss world, we talk a lot about reaching our goal weight, finishing our weight loss journey, and getting back to "real life." A goal … Continue reading Reaching Your Goal Weight Is Not the End
When do you celebrate your weight loss success? When do you declare yourself "cured, and fit, and whole?" We've all read the many stories of regular people and celebrities who have lost significant amounts of weight, and then gained it back. And the poor celebrities like Kirstie Alley lose and gain weight over and over again … Continue reading How Long Do You Maintain Before You Celebrate?
Image courtesy of Feelart/FreeDigitalPhotos.net Are you getting enough sleep? Do you have trouble controlling your cravings for junk food? If the answer to the first question is "No," and the answer to the second question is "Yes," then you might find this recent research study interesting. A study published in the journal Nature Communications examined … Continue reading When You Miss Your Zzzzz’s You Might Want These