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What to do when the scale drives you crazy

Scale paranoia isn’t rare. Lots of sane, sensible, confident people fall apart at the idea of stepping on the scale. That metal contraption on the bathroom floor is just waiting to wreck their day, maybe their week, perhaps their life! I can’t argue that it’s not discouraging to cut back on how much you eat […]

Can I drink alcohol on a diet

Today is a very Spring-like day. It’s the kind of day that makes you think about summer and enjoying adult beverages. As you think about that cold one, or the frosty glass rimmed in salt or whatever your pleasure you might all of a sudden come up short. The thought, “oh no, I’m on a […]

3 fun ways to lose weight

If losing weight were fun more people would be successful. Part of the problem with weight loss is people treat it like a punishment for the crime of letting myself go. I want to emphasize no crime was committed and therefore there is no punishment necessary. Now that we have the idea that obesity is a punishable […]

Why you need to stop gaming your weight loss system

Some call it cheating, some call it something else, and some see it as a sign of weakness and inability to stick to a weight loss plan. I prefer to call it gaming the system. Sometimes gaming the system works well, very well indeed, in your favor. Look at the fabulous success extreme couponing fanatics […]

Feed yourself the way you feed your pet to maintain healthy weight

What happens when you allow your pet access to its favorite food 24 hours a day? You probably don’t want to try it to find out. Your pet, like most animals, will overeat until it becomes extremely overweight and inactive. It’s not natural for animals to have complete and consistent access to highly palatable food. […]

What to do when you’re not losing weight

Weight loss is tricky. Sometimes you do what you’re supposed to do and the weight comes off. Sometimes you lose weight even though you’re mostly not doing what you should be doing. Sometimes you’re doing everything possible to lose weight and you aren’t losing an ounce. What’s up with that? Weight loss is a lot […]