There are so many extra opportunities to indulge at this time of year. As we’ve been talking about all month, the idea is not to completely avoid all the good things. But at the same time, if we indulge at every opportunity, it’s probably going to undermine our goals/progress. Instead of trying to indulge less, … Read more Learn to indulge more extravagantly
It’s not just you. MOST of us end up eating more sugar, drinking more alcohol, missing more workouts, and eating fewer vegetables at this time of year. We THINK the problem is that we’ve lost our motivation. But I don’t think we stop wanting to weigh less just because it’s the holidays. It’s just that our usual … Read more Staying motivated through the holidays
In the Weighless Program, we have members spanning a wide range of demographics. One well-represented group is perimenopausal and menopausal women. As a result, a common question that pops up is whether or not the “middle-age spread” is inevitable. As we tell our members, just because something is common, doesn’t mean it is inevitable. I … Read more Menopause and the Middle-Age Spread
Aaaand, here we are. As much as we may (or may not!) look forward to them, the holidays can wreak havoc on your healthy lifestyle. Parties and get-togethers every weekend. Tempting treats are everywhere we look. Schedules go into the blender. (Workout? What workout?) [Click here for your Healthy Holiday Tip sheet] We tell ourselves … Read more How not to backslide during the holidays
After enjoying a delicious meal or indulging in a treat, do you immediately feel dread over what the scale will say the next day? If you get on the scale and see that you’ve gained two or three pounds overnight, does this throw you into an emotional tailspin? It’s time to lose the scale drama! … Read more Letting go of scale drama
“I’ve tried everything and nothing has worked. ” We hear this all the time from people who want to work with us. But when we really peel back the layers, it turns out that they haven’t tried anything at all. Not really. Here’s how it usually goes down: You buy into a new idea–eating clean … Read more Here’s what to do when nothing is working
How long have you been wanting to lose some weight? To feel good about your body? To have a less fraught relationship with food? A lot of people I know have been struggling with these issues for much of their adult lives. They’ve cycled through periods of concerted action and long stretches of inertia. A new … Read more The hidden cost of an unmet goal
“I basically eat healthy but ______ is my weakness.” Chocolate. Junk food. Chips. Beer. It doesn’t really matter what you fill the blank in with. The idea is that you’re pretty disciplined. Except for this one thing. Your kryptonite. That one thing that strips you of your strength, your reason, your free will. You’re simply … Read more What’s your kryptonite?
Last week, I put up a poll in the Weighless Life Facebook group, asking people what was keeping them from making progress toward their goal. The #1 thing people said was holding them back? Lack of motivation. Well, at least it wasn’t lack of will power. I think we’ve FINALLY started to come to grips … Read more The #1 thing holding you back?
Researchers writing about mindful eating in Frontiers in Psychology interviewed a number of overweight people about their attitudes towards self-care and self-kindness. The results were fascinating. The subjects were very uncomfortable talking about ways that they were kind to themselves. They seemed to equate self-kindness with self-indulgence, which they saw as a negative trait. They … Read more Self-care and self-kindness