Sugar Addicts Weight Loss Diet


When I was pregnant with my second daughter 31 years ago my obstetrician was the celebrated, Dr. Christiane Northrup. At the time she was simply one of the OB/Gyns at a practice in South Portland, ME. She hadn’t risen to fame yet, but she definitely was already developing her theories that would later help her […]

Don’t Become a Fat Victim of Your Environment

We used to have to only worry about being tempted to buy a candy bar when standing in the check-out line at the supermarket. Today candy bars are available from vending machines almost everywhere!

There is food everywhere you go, and everywhere you look. There are signs and video and audio messages describing delicious food, telling you where to go to get it, promising it’s worth the trip and a good way to spend your money. You are hard-wired to want food when you think about food. You think […]

“All About That Bass” is Not a Healthy Body Message! It’s Messed Up!


All About That Bass is not a healthy body message. It’s messed up and I hate it! I I would be happy never to hear that stupid song again. The first time I caught Meghan Trainor’s catchy, little video on MTV I thought it was a fun song about a girl who loves her body. […]

No Health Care Benefits for You Because You’re Overweight?


This morning a local TV station in Portland asks the question on its Facebook page: QUESTION OF THE DAY — More companies are now monitoring not just your job performance, but your waistline as well. They are offering incentives for people who participate in wellness programs, and some companies are even limiting the health care […]

You Took it Off, Now KEEP IT OFF! 5 Tips for Maintaining Your Goal


It’s so discouraging to work hard, lose weight, and be back to where you started in six months, or a year. ¬†Even worse was getting to goal only to gain beyond your starting weight. No wonder so many people say, “Weight loss is hard, but not half as hard and maintaining weight loss.” Believe that […]

Do You Have to Lose Weight to be Healthy?


We hear a lot about the connection between health and weight. It’s hard to argue that being overweight is healthy. Maybe it’s healthy to be overweight, maybe it’s not. Is health really a matter of how much you weigh or what you do? I think there’s a lot of proof that weight is not the […]

Telling Yourself these 4 Big Fat Lies Keep You Big and Fat

I'm overweight because my metabolism is dead, I have a glandular disorder, and I'm addicted to carbs and I can't lose weight because I don't have the time or the money!"

Richard Simmons, famous weight loss guru drove around in a car with a vanity plate that read, YRUFAT. YRUFAT? I have an answer for him, that applies to not all, but certainly many people who are overweight and don’t want to be that way. They’re fat because they tell themselves lies. They tell themselves lies […]

Lose Weight AND Eat Halloween Candy!


Have you walked into the grocery store lately, or Walmart, or Target, or one of the big drugstore chains? If you have you probably have seen bigger, fuller, more Halloween candy displays than you’ve ever seen in your life! It’s a total candyrama! What does that mean to total, out-of-control candy lovers? It means you […]

Smoking! The Dumbest Thing I Ever Did to Try to Lose Weight!


The dumbest thing I ever did to try to lose weight was to smoke! That was even dumber than the unbalanced, low-calorie crash diet I followed in an attempt to lose weight fast! The low-calorie, unbalanced diet was my own creation. I wanted to drastically reduce calories and be able to eat what I knew […]

Run Your Body


No, this isn’t a blog about running. I’m no runner. I have no desire to become a runner. I think running is fine – great, even – for people who like to run. I’m simply not one of them and I’m happy that walking works as well for me as running works for others! When […]