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Cheat vs Choice

I hate when I hear someone tell me they cheated on their diet.  Often they will preface this by saying they were “bad” and feel guilty.  I always respond by asking them not to use the word cheat but instead choice. Why? The word cheat reinforces a diet-mentality and the All-or-Nothing thinking that goes with […]

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Progress, Not Perfection.

As much as I try not to, I can be a perfectionist. If someone had told me this about myself 10 years ago I would have laughed (one quick peek in my closets and dresser drawers, for example, would set them straight!). Truth is, I am very much an All-or-Nothing person. Either I do something […]

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AMA Recognizes Obesity as a Disease (causing ugly prejudices to surface- film at 11)

While leisurely checking my Facebook feed Wednesday morning, before jumping in the shower for work, I saw a post from NBC News CT discussing the AMA’s (American Medical Association) decision to recognize obesity as a disease. While this is not news to the World Health Organization, FDA, and the IRS (just to name a few) […]

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Just got back from the ASBP Obesity Conference in San Diego.  Great info to come!

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Dear Scale: It’s Not Me, It’s You.

When something like a number on a scale can take you from confident & hopeful to self-loathing & hopelessness, it’s time to break up with your scale. Believe me, I understand! We are all so conditioned to want to see that number go down, but your body weight is only one measure of your progress. What […]

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The First Thing You Should Do If You Are Serious About Weight Loss…

    The best advice I can give may seem simple, but the most effective things usually are: Write down a list of ALL the reasons why you want to lose this weight. Be as honest as you can and don’t leave anything out (no one else has to see it). I had about 30 […]

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Originally posted on it's the satiety:
Stepping Stones (Photo credit: Rich Jacques) Satiety-Focused Weight Health A walk through … This is not specific advice to be used without consultation with your personal doctor. This is presented for the purposes of discussion. This is “the middle part”, which belongs within a larger context of each person’s…

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Struggling with Motivation?

    Staying motivated can be a struggle — our drive is constantly assaulted by negative thoughts and anxiety about the future.  “Why bother, I’ll just go back to how I ate before.”  “Well, I messed up today, might as well keep on eating.” A key to maintaining my motivation during my weight loss journey […]

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Out with the Old, In with the New (Big News!)

Well, 2013 is almost here. Time to take stock of the past year and look forward to the next. 2012 had its share of challenges, but I finally have some wonderful news to share! I was fortunate enough to meet the owner and Medical Director of a new state-of-the-art medical weight loss clinic in West […]

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Surviving Holiday Eating

Ah…the Holidays! That time of year when I would gain at least five pounds and never lose them. According to a report from The New England Journal of Medicine, neither do most people. It was a time to splurge! Indulge! Besides, January 1st was right around the corner with its’ promise of New Year’s Weight […]

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