Tag Archives: weight control

5 foods you should never eat at a fair

It’s agricultural fair season in Maine! It’s a Maine tradition that should never be missed! There’s so much to see and do at the fairs. 2016 Schedule of Maine Fairs And so much to eat! Traditional faire at the fair includes the fatty favorites: Funnel Cakes! French Fries! Sausage Sandwiches in big, bulky rolls and […]

Eat to Lose Weight!

If you think that you love to eat too much and that it’s standing in your way of losing weight, think again! You can eat yourself to your healthy weight and love every bite! There are 3 things that you’ll need to do to eat and lose: #1 Find fruits and vegetables that you love […]

Good Citizens Don’t Get Fat

“Fat-bashing in all its varied forms–criticism, exclusion, shaming, fat talk, self-deprecation, jokes, gossip, bullying–is one of the last acceptable forms of prejudice.” – excerpted from Good Girls Don’t Get Fat by Robyn Silverman, PhD In the five years since Robyn Silverman’s book was published, weight obsession has gotten worse. Prejudice against fat people is more prevalent and […]

Random Weight Loss Thoughts and 5 Tips

Sometimes random thoughts come into my head while I’m engaged in an activity that has nothing to do with weight management. Oddly when I lose attention in what I’m doing (and that happens a lot), my mind usually wanders to weight loss or food or some related topic. I decided that a few of my […]

5 Ways That Dieting Makes You Fatter

Want to lose weight by dieting? Don’t do it! Dieting might make you fatter! Dieting isn’t a lasting solution for reducing body weight. It’s far more likely to produce the opposite results.  You may already have experience with dieting and you know for yourself that it makes you fatter. Here is why: (Cue the Jaws theme!) 1) […]

Losing weight isn’t a do-it-yourself project

I spent more than half of my life trying to lose weight on my own. Logic told me I didn’t need help getting fat, so why would I pay to get thin? Turns out my logic was faulty. I know there are people who are very thin and struggle to gain weight. I also know […]

Why I Don’t Just Stop Worrying About How Much I Weigh?

I’ve been actively struggling with my weight since I was 16. It’s been up and down. Being pregnant was the only time I didn’t care how much I weighed. In the 1980s, when all 4 of my girls were born, my OB didn’t care either. I don’t know that pregnant women get the same luxury today. […]

Menopause and Weight Gain and/or Loss

Menopause and its affect on a woman’s weight is discussed often and understood less. Myth-information is everywhere and no wonder, there’s money to be made getting women to believe what’s not true. It’s a common myth to believe that menopause causes weight gain. Look at the back of any women’s magazine and count all the […]