Tag Archives: portion control

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 does it mean to eat better

What does it mean to eat better? Eating better is changing some less healthy eating habits for healthier ones. That’s all. It’s not as difficult, uncomplicated or unappealing as we’re led to believe. This may include getting fewer calories, more nutrients, healthier ways to prepare food and possibly eating less processed foods and more whole […]

Learn this skill to maintain your goal weight

There is a statistic that tells us 99% of all weight loss attempts eventually fail. I reject that it’s actually 99%. There is really no way to accurately measure how many weight loss attempts fail. I’m certain that it’s far fewer than 99% and the National Weight Control Registry has proven it, but that doesn’t […]

Amaze Your Friends! Eat a Single Potato Chip Right in Front of Their Eyes!

People love magic tricks! Here is one you can do for your friends that will have them utterly amazed. They will want to know how you did it! What trickery did you use to make them think you ate a single potato chip – just one, no more! You don’t have to have to be […]

We Don’t Need (no stinkin’) Restaurant Label Law (part 2)

Yesterday I shared my position on Section 4205 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Act), that was signed into law on March 23, 2010. I know that I took a controversial position. I think it’s important to further clarify why I wrote we don’t need a menu calorie labeling law. It’s important to state: I […]

My 5 Best Weight Loss Tips Ever!

1. Weekly weigh-in. I used to weigh myself multiple times a day. It didn’t help me lose weight but it did help to drive me crazy. It’s normal for weight to fluctuate by several pounds throughout the course of the day. It’s mostly a matter of fluid shifts within the body – not rapidly losing […]

You can overcome emotional eating

If I am frustrated, angry, bored, or happy, I am also hungry. It’s been this way for my whole life. I’ve learned how to eat in response to emotions without overeating. I’ve also learned how to work through some emotions. I feel them, they are less overwhelming than I thought they would be and eventually […]

What’s the healthiest weight loss habit of all?

Anybody who’s read a few of my blogs knows that I’m not hung up on optimal health. I like to be healthy and I want to take good care of myself to protect my health, which by the way, I recognize how lucky I was to be born with it and still have it after 60 […]

The “Healthy Food” Myth

Let’s stop calling food “healthy” right now! You can have “healthy habits” because that’s using the word correctly. in this context the word healthy is used as an adjective adverb. Food, however, is an inanimate object. Unlike plants, people, and animals, food can neither suffer poor health or enjoy good health. In other words food […]

Don’t Let Diets or a Scale Wreck Your Weight Loss Progress!

Show me a scale that hasn’t had some choice words slung at it, and I’ll show you a brand-new scale still in the box! Who hasn’t stepped on the scale only to yell with joy, anger, confusion or sheer hatred, “There’s something wrong with my scale!” Fact is, most scales have enjoyed and endured a […]