“Just don’t do that!”

Martha Beck: “I know I should eat celery instead of fudge, but what if I really want fudge?” Trainers/Dietitians: “Well, you can have a small square of dark chocolate.” Martha Beck:”But what if I really want fudge?  With marshmallows? Trainers/Dietitians: “Oh you don’t keep that kind of thing in the house.” Martha Beck: “But what…

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Go With Your Gut!

The expression you’ve got guts or go with your gut actually ties in with your intake of food.  We have a brain in our belly and it speaks to us all the time, we just don’t’ always tune in.  “Seldom will you see a lion all confused and anxious about which would be the best…

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Hopscotch, Duck, Duck, Goose, and ABC’s

All right, maybe ABC’s are a little too primitive but there is nothing wrong with having a little fun.  No scratch that, having a lot of fun!  We tend to think once we grow up and become adults it’s about all work no play (or very little).  Have you ever thought to yourself, I just…

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What is Coaching?

It seems as though many people don’t understand what coaching really is and I felt the need to explain this wonderful process.  We live in a world that tells us there is something wrong with us if we overeat.  Our society tells us we must look a certain way to be considered beautiful and certain…

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Your 3 Eating Senses, Can You Hear Them?

“You must finish everything on your plate, after all there are people starving around the world!”  I know this quote all to well, not from my family but from many of my clients, and we all say the same thing; how is it that if I finish my plate other people around the world aren’t…

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Running to a no end road

How many times should I do cardio a week? How many calories should I eat? When will I start seeing results? Can I have a 6-pack? These are just some of the questions I get asked on a regular basis. What I have noticed with these questions is that everyone is looking for an endpoint.…

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The American Weight Loss Program

As I was watching American Idol a commercial came on for weight watchers. (Yes I watch American Idol and am proud of it). This commercial stated “stop dieting today”. I turned to my roommate and asked, what sort of non-diet requires watching your weight? This brought up an entire discussion on the title of this…

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Underliving

I am tired of the term “overeating”.  I am going to refer to overeating as under living.  If someone asked you if you had a problem under living you would probably laugh.  Of course I am not under living thats crazy, they would say.  However you cannot live your highest quality of life if you…

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My News Years Resolution is to Never Have Another New Years Resolution

I have never written a new years resolution in my life. I never gave much thought to this before but I actually think this is rare in our society. Why do we write resolutions on January first? What is it about the end of one year and the beginning of the next that prompts us…

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Self Help Books or Society’s Necessary Reading Material?

“You will never realize your best destiny through the avoidance of fear. Rather, you will realize it through the exercise of courage, which means taking whatever action is most liberating to the soul, even when you are afraid.” I stumbled across this quote while reading “Steering by Starlight” by Martha Beck. This is considered to…

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