Posted on: July 13, 2021 by
“NOTHING tastes as good as being SLIM feels.” That’s something I say to clients all the time. I use it in my email signature, my voice mail recording, and in my weekly pod-cast sign-offs. If only saying that to yourself every day as a sort-of mantra would be enough to get  [Read more...]
Posted on: July 10, 2021 by
Challenging clients vs. difficult clients. Hmm? 🤔 Everyone in business has them. In my world, challenging clients are those who’ve tried everything and failed; have multiple medical issues; suffer with autoimmune diseases; are going through the emotional infertility process; are in the midst of a messy divorce or other household trauma;  [Read more...]
Posted on: July 3, 2021 by
In my line of work, I often have the “busy vs productive” conversation with clients. They’re 𝑎𝑑𝑑𝑖𝑐𝑡𝑒𝑑 to “busy.” They 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑 “busy.” They 𝑐𝑟𝑎𝑣𝑒 “busy.” Because “busy” takes the focus off the work that needs to be done on and for themselves. Too many folks wear “busy” like a great badge  [Read more...]
Posted on: June 26, 2021 by
In my article, Stretch(pants) Your Way to Fat(ter), I write about one of the realities that have sprung up over the decades as Americans have continued to get fatter — the false sense of reality one gets from stretch fabric – you know, yoga pants, leggings, drawstring waists and the like. They allow you  [Read more...]
Posted on: June 20, 2021 by
Bronnie Ware, an Australian, spent several years working in palliative care caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. She recorded their dying epiphanies in a blog called “Inspiration and Chai,” which gathered so much attention that she put her observations into a book, “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying,”  [Read more...]
Posted on: June 10, 2021 by
As all clients, past and present, know, I, and my mom before me, have always used 4 words to succinctly sum up the wide-ranging services we provide and why we’ve been so successful for almost three decades: Discipline, Guidance, Structure and Accountability. But what exactly is A𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲? The easiest way to explain  [Read more...]
Posted on: June 3, 2021 by
It surprises a lot of people to know that we have fat cells in our bone marrow. In fact, bone marrow fat cells comprise the largest population of cells in the bone marrow cavity, and is considered to be the third largest fat depot, after subcutaneous fat (under the skin) and visceral fat (stored  [Read more...]
Posted on: May 26, 2021 by
You know what’s a big YAY in summer? Crab legs! So, as we approach the summer time, I wanted to give you some information about crab legs to help you with portion control and menu planning. First, you should know that crabs are at different points of growth when fishers catch them, so  [Read more...]
Posted on: May 20, 2021 by
Yoga pants. Leggings. Sweat pants. Elastic waistbands. Easy. Comfortable. Super-stretchy. And a false sense of reality. Yoga pants and leggings, in particular, are designed to stretch something ridiculous, like 1000%, and yet somehow hold you in, “hide” the real you. They’re tummy control. Hip control. Thigh  [Read more...]
Posted on: May 13, 2021 by
“Each time you discipline yourself to persist in the face of distractions, diversions, and disappointments, you feel better about yourself.” ~ Brian Tracy Excellence at a craft or skill, outstanding performance in sports or the arts, or attaining sobriety over any addiction, cannot be reached without it. Eating right and  [Read more...]
Posted on: May 6, 2021 by
One of the words I use all the time in my weight loss coaching is MOMENTUM. Building a head of steam. Getting the wind behind your sales. Being on a roll. And you can’t possibly do that—with anything you’re trying to achieve—without understanding and putting into practice another all-important word: CONSISTENCY. Consistency  [Read more...]
Posted on: April 29, 2021 by
“I’m not losing weight because I’m building muscle” . . . says the overweight or obese client who only recently started working out at the gym! Here’s the reality, folks: Building muscle takes much longer than most people realize. It’s a slow — almost excruciatingly slow — process.   [Read more...]
Posted on: April 22, 2021 by
Getting frustrated at a lack of progress – or what people perceive is a lack of progress – is why so many quit trying to lose weight. Actually, when you think it’s time to give up . . . that’s the time to think again . . . and to think about  [Read more...]
Posted on: April 15, 2021 by
“Expectations are premeditated resentments.” That slogan apparently originated in 12-step programs, and I believe it contains some useful, practical information for all of us about the psychology of expectations. First, merely expecting something to happen will not make it happen. If you believe your expectations alone will bring you what you  [Read more...]
Posted on: April 8, 2021 by
The quick fix. The magic bullet. The miracle pills. It’s the holy grail of dieters everywhere. They search and search. They get excited by medical research that boosts their hopes about something coming down the pike that will cure the overweight malady once and for all without a lot  [Read more...]
Posted on: April 1, 2021 by
I’ve been at this weight loss gig for a long, long time, and I can say, without question, that almost all clients, even if diligent with portion control in all other food groups, are very often very lax when it comes to control of their herbs, spices and other seasonings and especially in their  [Read more...]
Posted on: March 11, 2021 by
I get that question a lot, and, being that I don’t have a crystal ball, my answer is always the same: “It depends.” I realize that’s not what most people want to hear, but the rate at which a person will lose weight depends on a lot of things. It’s like  [Read more...]
Posted on: March 4, 2021 by
Want to know why 8 out of 10 new businesses fail within the first 18 months?     Because the owners didn’t have a strategic plan to achieve success.     They may have had a brilliant idea, a great product or service, they may have been be very smart. But hoping and wishing  [Read more...]
Posted on: February 25, 2021 by
Right up there with “I’m not that fat, I’m big boned” is the other falsehood that “My meds me fat.” God, I hear that all the time or someone will write that on the initial questionnaire they submit: “I was skinny my whole life and started birth control last year and gained 50  [Read more...]
Posted on: February 11, 2021 by
Self-efficacy is a person’s belief that any action they take will have an effect on the outcome. It is not self-confidence, nor a belief that one is competent to do something, although it may involve both. Self-efficacy is our inner expectation that what we do will effect the results we want. If  [Read more...]
Posted on: February 4, 2021 by
There are so many reasons why you decide to lose weight, but when and why you do decide depends on your mind, not your body. After all, “decide” is a mental function, is it not? . . . and the start (and the continuation) of a dietary/lifestyle change is a mental process. There are  [Read more...]
Posted on: January 28, 2021 by
An issue I encounter with many folks I meet in the office—and, dare I say, most—is not how absolutely disorganized they are but how adamant they are that they are organized to a fault in every aspect of their lives EXCEPT FOR (wait for it . . . ) their weight, eating lifestyle and  [Read more...]
Posted on: January 21, 2021 by
The biggest challenge for people making any kind of change in their life is that they are impatient. They don’t feel like they get the results as quick as they should. This is certainly true in the effort for weight loss. One of the things that I tell people: “Give yourself time  [Read more...]
Posted on: January 13, 2021 by
It would be tempting to believe that an obese person has more fat cells, but the quantity of fat cells does not change. What is different in the obese vs. leaner person’s fat cells is just the size. Scientists have known since the 1970’s that the amount of fat cells in both  [Read more...]