Have a plan. Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, if you fail to plan, you can plan to fail.
It’s a theme I hear from clients—not planning. Not having a plan leads to problems with not making good decisions and often mindless munching. Continue reading
What does a 150 calorie snack look like? Portion size distortion is very real especially in the U.S. It’s too easy to overeat without realizing it! Here, are a few snack ideas to get the most of your food. Some great. Some not-so-great.
Curious to know what 150 calories of Snickers looks like? Less than a Clif bar? Think again!
One of the most important things my clients work on when we begin our coaching relationship is to honor hunger and fullness. It’s one of the best ways to break away from the diet mentality. There are many examples of how this propels my clients forward in establishing a healthy relationship with food.
Previously I wrote about a common reason someone might hit a plateau in their weight loss efforts. This post is not about plateaus but just weight loss in general—why someone may not make the progress they feel they deserve.
Let me tell you about another client I had and not an uncommon issue I see amongst individuals doing all the right things but lamenting, “I just don’t get it. I don’t eat fast food, fried food, refined white flour, highly processed foods, etc. but I’m not losing weight. I should be losing weight eating the way I do.” Continue reading
Eating out shouldn’t be filled with guilt and regrets. It should be a pleasant experience. When choosing a restaurant, what do you look for—ambiance, convenience, price, taste of food, healthier options? Continue reading
Nuts are an excellent snack. But at 200 calories per ¼ cup they can be a challenge to portion control and therefore easy to overindulge. Many a new client has told me they eat them knowing they’re healthy yet they still seek my nutrition coaching services because of weight challenges. Weight management can be difficult even with making healthy choices. Continue reading
Years ago I had a client losing weight but hit a plateau. She was frustrated her weight loss had come to a halt. On several occasions I had asked her to keep track of her food so I could help identify where she might need to make modifications. She was very resistant to keeping a log—too busy, always forgot etc. At one appointment she said to me, “You know, I eat different when I write it down.”
I let that statement sink in for a moment and it didn’t take long for her to start laughing. She realized, that’s the point right? Indeed. It is. And eating different in a positive way. Continue reading
Have you ever been so hungry that you ate so fast and too much? All of a sudden your stomach is about to explode? It has been said it takes 20 minutes for the brain to register fullness. If hungry I’m sure you know you can eat a lot in a short period. Gradually brain chemicals and stomach hormones catch up to one another—then it’s the oh my gosh why did I eat so much feeling. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Continue reading
If the majority of your diet comes in a package, box, can, or from a drive-thru, chances are you might be able to blame your weight on the food industry. A few years ago I watched the most fascinating 60 Minutes segment. I still have it saved on my DVR. There is a company that is one of the largest in the food industry for what they do. You likely never heard of them. I had not. Continue reading