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April 2, 2016
Mentally Debating Your Food Choices

Tired Of Mentally Debating Food Choices?

Are you tired of mentally debating food choices? The mental debate over food choices is a real struggle for many of us. In fact, I would dare say that mental ping pong determines our food choices the majority of the time. It’s that point when a craving hits…your mind begins […]
March 12, 2016
weight loss mind hacks

Weight Loss Mind Hacks

I talk a lot about how our thoughts about food determine our eating. But sometimes, our minds can use a little help! I have discovered a few weight loss mind hacks that help me feel more satisfied. I talked about a couple of these mind hacks in an earlier post, […]
February 6, 2016
Midlife perspective on weight

Midlife Perspective On Weight, Fitness and Priorities

Today, I’m talking about midlife perspective on weight. If you know anything about me, then you know I am passionate about fitness at midlife. I do believe that freedom from the “weight” of excess weight is possible and I encourage people to rethink their relationships with food. I have written […]
January 23, 2016
can we really trust a diet

Can We Trust Diets To Give Us Lasting Results?

If you have ever struggled with your weight, then you have tried your share of diets. But, can we trust diets for lasting results? Can We Trust Diets? We all do it. We find ourselves on the merry-go-round of too much food, too many indulgences and no discipline when it […]
December 17, 2015
Conquer the lure of holiday sweets

How To Conquer The Lure Of Holiday Sweets

All those yummy holiday sweets…it’s enough to send your head into a perpetual spin if you are trying to maintain your weight during the holiday season. Today we’re talking about how to conquer the lure of holiday sweets.   How To Conquer The Lure Of Holiday Sweets The closer it […]
October 15, 2015
dessert separate from meal time

Keep Dessert Separate From Mealtime

I received a lot of great feedback about my dessert habit in a recent post, My Most Effective Fitness Habits. Since so many of you seemed particularly interested in finding ways to handle dessert in a balanced approach to fitness, I thought it was worth writing a separate post to […]
August 12, 2015
How To Overcome The Vacation Fat Mentality

How To Overcome the Vacation Fat Mentality

I just returned back home to Manila after spending two months in the US visiting family and taking my daughter to see some prospective colleges. Vacations often spell disaster for weight loss or maintenance. In the past, regardless of how hard I had tried to lose or maintain my weight, […]
July 30, 2015
We Should Not Be Relying On Fullness As A Signal To Stop

Relying On Fullness As A Signal To Stop Eating

Should we rely on a feeling of fullness as a signal to stop eating? People often eat until they feel full, but this may not be the best indicator when you are first trying to alter your eating habits to lose weight. The Problem With Relying On Fullness As A […]
July 25, 2015
Money or Mind For Lasting Weight Loss

Mind Over Money For Lasting Weight Loss

If you are anything like me, you have been lured into buying a magazine because the front cover offered the key to unlocking the secrets of weight loss. You have most likely tried countless approaches to shedding the pounds. Personally, I have done calorie counting, diabetic exchanges, low carbohydrates, frequent […]
July 18, 2015
How To Lose Weight When You Sit All Day

How To Lose Weight When You Sit All Day

It’s easy to start believing that it is impossible to lose weight when you sit all day. I mean, hey, there are only so many hours in the day. So, it can be really frustrating to consider losing weight or getting fit when you have to sit all day at […]
June 25, 2015
Gaining Weight With Age

Gaining Weight With Age

Weight is an emotionally charged issue. It affects every aspect of our lives: self esteem, confidence, energy level and overall health. It can be even more deflating to notice yourself gaining weight with age even though you are still eating the same things you always have. I regulated my weight over […]
May 28, 2015
Top Four Excuses For Being Overweight- I Eat Because The Food Is There

Top 4 Excuses – I Eat Because The Food Is There

In this series we have talked about three excuses for overeating: 1.       I Am Bored. 2.       I Like The Taste Of Food. 3.       I Am Stressed Out. But, there is one more that should not be overlooked. Top Four Excuses – I Eat Because The Food Is There Did you […]