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Be Kind To Yourself

Create your own positive voice. Think of the reasons you want to reach your weight loss goal (or any goal), not the reasons you don’t want to remain at your present weight. Tell friends how good you feel, rather than reliving your less-than perfect efforts. Give importance to the good stuff. Let go of all […]

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Staying Lean During Lean Times

Just because money is tight, your clothes don’t have to be. Today’s more conservative mood gives you an opportunity to concentrate on simple things that really matter – like the company of others and a healthy, delicious meal. Fill up on the ambience not the food. Share a meal. Consider ordering one appetizer & one entrée […]

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Do You Eat Too Quickly?

Are you a speed eater? This could be a plus if you’re a contestant at the Nathan’s Fourth of July competitive eating contest in Coney Island. If you’re trying to reach your weight loss goal, slowing down while eating is worth achieving. Take this quiz: – Do you cut nickel-sized bites of food? – Is each […]

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Travel Eating – Before, During, After

Before When you’re planning a trip, you plan the clothes, airline, hotel, and even some tours you want to take but you probably don’t plan your eating. The problem with most vacations is that people want to sleep late and perhaps leave the rigid schedule at home. If that translates into leaving all good habits […]

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Mindful Eating

If you are a compulsive overeater, a binge eater, or a food addict, there are some things you can do. 1.Set a goal. Rather than waiting, start now and decide how much you would like to weigh. 2.Decide whether you want to lose weight, gain weight or stay the same weight. Every time food is offered, proffered […]

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Prix Fixe

Valentine’s Day is coming and you have planned to go out to dinner with your signifcant other and/or friends. The restaurant is offering a prix fixe meal for the occasion. But is the prix fixe meal the best option for you? You’re thinking, it’s all included with the meal at a slight discount. It’s so […]

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One Bite

If you have been steadily losing weight and one day the scale stops moving, you’re eating more than you’re able to burn. Leaving over just one bite of food at each meal, adds up to be over a thousand bites of food by year’s end.

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New Year’s Resolution

If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to tackle your compulsion to eat when you’re not hungry, a goal without a plan is just a daydream. Baseball player Yogi Berra said “a goal without a plan is just a daydream.” Let me help you write a plan.

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Happy Holidays!

We are now deep into the holiday season and have been celebrating by eating and drinking with family and friends. Remember food nourishes your body to give you energy to do things you need, and want to do. And if it tastes good, smells good, and looks good, that’s a bonus and not a reason to […]

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The Scale

I went to a doctor and told the nurse I weighed myself that morning, as I do every morning. I was wearing jeans, two sweaters, underwear, and leather boots – and, I’d eaten breakfast. She said, I’ll take off 2 pounds. I told her the boots alone weighred 2 pouncs. She smiled but that’s all […]

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