Posts by Sara Best

Are you there yet?

Last week a friend said to me, “You know Sara, it’s hard to get somewhere you just left.” I had to sit with that for a bit.  First, it’s not even true. It’s easy to get somewhere you just left – turn around! But I realized that he wasn’t talking about logistics, he was speaking…

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My husband won’t stop bringing chips and cookies home

My husband won’t stop bringing chips and cookies home

“My husband won’t stop bringing chips and cookies home.” “It hurts my mother’s feelings if I don’t eat everything she makes for family dinners on Sunday.” “My co-workers bring donuts and cookies into the office all the time.” These are things I hear almost every day in emails and messages from people who follow my…

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I want to eat like a normal person

I want to eat like a normal person

“I just want to be able to eat like a normal person,” she said. I was chatting with a group of moms at the hockey arena (waiting for my daughter to finish her game) and the subject of dieting came up. Of course I was fascinated by what each of them had to say about…

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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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