Author Archives: caryl

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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Appropriate Portions

I am 5’1″ tall. You may be taller. Yet if we both ordered the same chicken and broccoli in a Chinese Restaurant, the waitperson would not go into the kitchen and say: “One person is 5’1″ and the other is 5’9”. We both would get the same protion. But who is the portion meant for? Is […]

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Unrealistic Expecations

Unrealistic expectations make you believe you’ll never succeed, every effort is for naught, and you are forever destined to fail. If you give too much credence to your real or imagined failures and not enough to your attempts, your interim successes, and your accomplishments, you will become the failure you think you are. Create your own positve […]

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Too Much, Too Fast, Too Late

Do you eat too much? Do you eat too fast? Do you eat too late? Maybe all three? If this is the case, you may also be overweight. If you’re stuggling, there are things you can do. Repatterning. Repatterning is to identify your eating patters and then change them a a nickel sized bite at […]

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Habits, Rituals, Traditions

The holidays are coming. From Halloween candy, all the way through New Year’s champagne celebrations, everyone has a memory of specific food and drink that means an enjoyable celebration. The memory is short. You may forget the day after hangover, or the days after weight gain. You may even have forgtten the week after tight clothes, […]

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