why do you want to lose weight?

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why do you want to lose weight?

When clients come to me for help losing weight I ask one simple question: “Why?” Why do you want to lose weight? Everybody has a different answer. Some want to be good role models for their children. Some want to fit into their skinny jeans. But the underlying motivation is the same. Everybody wants confidence, joy, and acceptance. It’s interesting though, that we subconsciously assume our extra weight is what’s holding us back from achieving those things. Is it really? your weight is out of your direct control There are many things that are directly within your immediate control. Your … Read More

change your mindset to change your behaviour

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change your mind to change your behaviour

Today’s post is written by guest author, Tami Lyon. Tami is a Registered Dietitian practicing in California. She is also the chief nutrition consultant for MealEnders, a small sweet morsel that starts with a smooth satisfying outer later that melts into a tingly middle. The experience lasts about 20 minutes giving your body enough time to send fullness signals to the brain after a meal.  change your mindset to change your behaviour New Year’s resolutions are easy to make, but can be tough to follow through with. Furthermore, changes to our daily routine and diet are hard to stick by. But there are a … Read More

how to control food cravings with one simple change

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Black Bean Brownies

This article originally appeared on Kath Eats Real Food.  Kath is a Registered Dietitian and bakery shop owner who posts delicious recipes and informative nutrition articles. Check out her blog to be inspired by what a Dietitian really eats! how to control food cravings with one simple change I used to have a love/hate relationship with chocolate. I loved the taste, and the way it melted so decadently in my mouth.  I loved it so much I could eat it nonstop.  I hated that I WOULD eat it nonstop. I loved eating chocolate but I hated it for revealing my weakness. I … Read More

5 ways to hack your eating habits

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This article originally appeared on Kath Eats Real Food.  Kath is a Registered Dietitian and bakery shop owner who posts delicious recipes and informative nutrition articles. Check out her blog to be inspired by what a Dietitian really eats!  5 ways to hack your eating habits Our brains are tasked with many decisions every day. Brian Wansink, author of Mindless Eating, has estimated through his research that over 200 of those decisions are food-related.  Does that surprise you? It should, since most of those decisions happen so quickly you don’t even notice them! Carefully evaluating each decision we make would be too … Read More

how to eat less and enjoy food more

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Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

This article first appeared on the MealEnders blog. MealEnders is a small sweet morsel that starts with a smooth satisfying outer later that melts into a tingly middle. The experience lasts about 20 minutes giving your body enough time to send fullness signals to the brain after a meal.  Disclosure: MealEnders has generously sent me and my I Quit Overeating clients samples to try but I was not compensated for mentioning their brand.  Eat less- enjoy food more I never tell my clients how much to eat. Are you surprised to hear this? If you’re like most people, you think of dietitians as … Read More

3 huge benefits of a strategically packed lunch

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If you’re looking for the one thing you can do to improve your health and weight the most, it’s no secret. At least, I try not to keep it a secret… Listen to your body’s fullness signals. Stop eating when you’re full and satisfied. It’s not actually very difficult to do, if you take the time to learn how, and everybody can do it. It does come with some changes to your eating routine. Sometimes this means leaving some food on your plate. Sometimes this means getting a second helping. When you’re eating at home, that’s not a problem. You can … Read More

why people binge eat

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Why people binge eat

If you’re looking for a new way to reshape your thinking about food, into a healthier attitude that makes it easier to eat the right foods for you, check out this story. The twist ending will drive the point home! A snake darts across your path and your camel is spooked. The last thing you remember is being bucked into the air. You wake with a sore head, no camel in sight, and nothing around you but sand dunes, heat waves, and wind. “Just get back to the group,” you think. You try to retrace your steps, but the wind … Read More