Posts by Sara Best

Why Resolutions Don’t Work and What to Do Instead

You might be reading this at a different time, but I’m writing this at the beginning of December and already there’s a lot of talk about New Year’s resolutions. Now, I don’t know you, but my guess is that when you hear the words “New Year’s resolutions,” your heart sinks, your stomach flips, and you’re…

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Are You Doing the Self-Sabotage Cha-Cha?

Are You Doing the Self-Sabotage Cha-Cha?

It’s time to talk about something that I’ve named the “Self Sabotage Cha-Cha.”  The “Self Sabotage Cha-Cha” is when we get into a cycle with healthy choices where we’re taking one step forward and then two steps right backward.  I call it a “cha-cha” because it feels a bit like you’re dancing. You’re going back…

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3-Step Holiday Survival Roadmap

3-Step Holiday Survival Roadmap

It’s that time of the year again and the holidays are just around the corner! Here in Canada, Thanksgiving was in October and for my American friends, Thanksgiving is coming up this week, and with Christmas, Hanukkah and a host of other holidays also on the horizon, you might be wondering, “How am I going…

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Working WITH Your Brain Instead of AGAINST It to Beat Craving

There’s something I see again and again when I work with clients and my students in my Change Your Brain – Change Your Body program.  It’s something that so many of us are doing and it’s something that always results in us feeling like we’re taking one step forward and three steps back.  What I’m…

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Night-time binges and snacking keeping you stuck?

You know how it goes.  You do so well all day with healthy eating: Healthy smoothie for breakfast, a salad for lunch, healthy balanced dinner, even those nutritious snacks that you packed in your purse to take with you.  Everything is going to plan until night-time comes along and you end up plopped on the…

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Social Summer: 3 Tricks to Making Good Choices

Summer is hard. Don’t get me wrong; I love the summer. I love being outside, having the windows open and eating my weight in watermelon and strawberries. But I have found that it rivals the holiday season when it comes to challenging our intentions for staying on track with healthy eating and exercise. In fact,…

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Sixteen and a Half Years

I think my phone is trying to tell me that I’m wasting my life. The latest update on my iPhone brought with it a fun new feature called “Screen Time” that tracks the amount of time I spend on my phone each day as well as what apps and features I’m using that time on.…

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