3 big fat lies about losing weight

Here are 3 big, fat lies about losing weight that are responsible for unsuccessful weight loss. Lie #1: Carbs make you fat so the best way to lose weight is to cut carbs. Even famous cable TV doctor, Dr. Nowzardan, who treats the people on TLC’s My 600 Pound Life, believes carbs make people fat. […]

Do you really know what your body looks like

Sometimes my body image doesn’t match the image of my body I see in the mirror. It’s startling. I think I look one way, but the reflection of me I see in the mirror looks very different. It’s mostly a matter of age. I feel young and strong and forget that time and gravity have […]

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 […]