Self-care and self-kindness

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 moreSelf-care and self-kindness

If it’s not sustainable, it’s not success

Diets, cleanses and detoxes sell you on the promise of certain results: Lose XX pounds in X weeks! Flaunt a flatter stomach! Drop a dress size! Fit into your “skinny jeans”! Sometimes they even deliver on those promises.  Follow a restrictive diet or intensive exercise regimen for a month or two and you probably will … Read moreIf it’s not sustainable, it’s not success

The difference between losing weight and weighing less

If you’re not happy with your current weight, you probably spend a lot of time thinking about how to lose weight. “I will eat 1200 calories a day.” “I’ll ban all carbs.” “I’ll drink protein shakes for breakfast and lunch.” “I’ll do Whole 30. (Again).” But these are not strategies that lead to weighing less. … Read moreThe difference between losing weight and weighing less