Healthy Eating Pattern 101 You’ve likely heard it a million times: the only sustainable way to lose weight and keep it off is through lifestyle change. It’s true. And it’s slow compared to extreme calorie or food group restrictions, timed-eating restrictions, fasting, and extreme, repetitive sweat sessions. It’s also not very flashy. Invariably, though, theContinue reading “Question of the Day: Can I Lose Weight Without Dieting?”
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Question of the Day: How Do I Deal With Obstacles and Lapses?
3 Tips to Getting Back Up Again You’ve embarked on a new fitness plan, a healthy eating pattern, a smoking cessation program–or maybe you’ve been absolutely spiffy at it for months–and then the inevitable happens. You stumble. You miss a session. You give in to temptation. Maybe you think: “No problem, I’ll get to itContinue reading “Question of the Day: How Do I Deal With Obstacles and Lapses?”
Question of the Day: Can I Be Body Positive AND Try to Lose Weight?
I’ve noticed that people often have a difficult time holding two different thoughts as true at the same time, such as the dialectical premise that you can practice “radical acceptance” of a past trauma AND wish to move on from it, or “radically accept” that you live with chronic pain AND that life is worthContinue reading “Question of the Day: Can I Be Body Positive AND Try to Lose Weight?”
Question of the Day: I Hate to Exercise! What Should I Do?
(Or, I Don’t Have Time or It Doesn’t Work or … ) This is today’s question to spur reflection and provide a moment for you to get present with yourself. I will follow it with an example from my own life or an experience shared with me. You may want to contemplate the question orContinue reading “Question of the Day: I Hate to Exercise! What Should I Do?”
What is a Healthy Eating Pattern? …Or What I Eat on a Typical Day
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans as set out by the U.S. government (and I strongly suggest you download the pdf of the latest edition*) recommends that most adults consume at least 2-1/2 cups of vegetables, 2 cups of fruit, 6 ounces of grain (more than half as whole grains), 3 cups of dairy, 5-1/2 ouncesContinue reading “What is a Healthy Eating Pattern? …Or What I Eat on a Typical Day”