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…Read More
Self-Sabotage and the reason we fall prey to it every time.
I can’t tell you how many questions I get about self sabotage when it comes to healthy eating. We feel like we do so well all day or all week or for a few weeks or even a few months. But then eventually we end up going right back to our old habits and patterns…Read More
Can Law of Attraction Help you Lose Weight?
For those of you who are huge fans of Abraham, Esther and Jerry Hicks, Napoleon Hill, Louise Hay or Mike Dooley, the concept of the law of attraction will be very familiar to you. For those of you who are new to this idea, the basic concept behind the law of attraction is that “like…Read More
Stop Fighting with Your Body
By the time clients come to me, they’ve tried everything. Low carb, carb-cycling, low fat, sugar-free, Paleo and vegan. They own all the Jillian Michaels DVDs, yoga gear, at least one dusty treadmill and have every milestone trinket that Weight Watchers gives out. But they’re still overweight, miserable and frustrated as hell. Part of them…Read More
What Overeating Is Really About
“I have no willpower around carbs.” “It’s sweets! I absolutely cannot have them in the house or I’ll eat the whole thing!” “I was good all week and then I just went crazy this weekend at a friend’s BBQ.” I can’t tell you how many times I hear one of these when talking to a…Read More
The “I Deserve It” Lie
As I stood in line at my favourite coffee shop this morning, I became transfixed by the slightly golden butter croissants lying on a white paper doily in the glass case by the cash register. I was hungry and croissants are one of my true weaknesses. The rich, buttery flavour and the way they almost…Read More
What the Reason Might be When the Scale Won't Budge
It seems like losing weight should just be about math, right? Calories in, calories out. If the calories in are greater than the calories out, we gain weight. If we shift the equation and make calories out greater than, poof, we drop the pounds. And sometimes it does work like that. But sometimes it doesn’t.…Read More
You Do Not Have to Try Harder
I was talking to a client this week about her habit of binging on junk food when she worries about her son. Her son is 33 and autistic with highly violent tendencies. The drywall in their home is riddled with holes from where’s punched through the walls. He’s given her husband black eyes. He recently moved into a group home…Read More
If Dieting Doesn’t Work, Why Do We Keep Doing It?
We know dieting doesn’t work. The diet industry is growing, not shrinking. If it actually worked, everyone would have lost all the weight and they’d be out of business. Moreover, clients tell me all the time that they hate dieting, that they would give anything to be free of their battle with food. So, if…Read More