Category: Weight loss

If your resolutions are already slipping, they probably aren't right for you

If your resolutions are already slipping, they probably aren't right for you
I’m always on board with goals and resolutions in December and January, but something that’s also super important to me is staying true to who you are and being brave enough to put it out into the world in the culture we’ve created of online shaming, criticism for being different, etc. Too often we take... Read more »

Yo-yo dieting, meet yo-yo self-improvement

Yo-yo dieting, meet yo-yo self-improvement
I haven’t talked about it too too much on the blog, but yes, I used to be a yo-yo dieter. (I promise, I won’t keep saying yo-yo every five seconds. It already sounds weird. Yo-yo. Yo-yo. Yo-yo.) It all started when I was about 12 years old, with a copy of Thin Thighs in 30... Read more »

My experience with disordered eating

In case you haven’t seen it already, take a minute to watch this video about what happened after a Swedish family ate all organic food for two weeks: I haven’t written about food in a while, for a couple reasons — I am interested in other things, not just eating healthy (yoga, meditation/mindfulness, all things... Read more »

Three reasons why you're not eating right — Part 2

In my previous post I told you one of the top three reasons why you’re not eating right: the media’s heavy influence, social media in particular, over what we “should” buy, cook and eat. Today we address another big one: Not separating psychological “hunger” from physiological hunger. Most of us don’t like talking about this one. We know... Read more »

Books to read in 2014

If you haven’t caught on by now, I am a self-improvement junkie. I never quite had the words to express that before (thanks, Kate), and even if I did I’m not sure I’d have used them until I read this quote from Brene Brown: “Living a Wholehearted life is not like trying to reach a... Read more »

Birthdays, reunions and exes: How to stop caring about what other people think of you

Your best friend’s wedding. Your 10th high-school reunion. Your 30th birthday. Your 40th birthday. God help us if we don’t have this figured out by the time we’re 50. Why is it that we have to wait for one of these “major life events” to take care of ourselves, lose the weight, splurge on a... Read more »

How do you know if you're really hungry?

Seems like a pretty basic question — how do you know if you’re really hungry? — but no, this is not an overly complicated way to explain to my 3-year-old what it means to be hungry. I could do that. He wouldn’t listen. I think we all know that lots of people, myself included, eat... Read more »

Healthy eating: Becoming aware and present through prayer and meditation

So we all know that I am a little more than obsessed with healthy eating, and becoming more aware and present through prayer and meditation is something I’ve also been working on. Only until now, those two goals were like friends on the opposite sides of the room at a party — yeah, I see... Read more »

Chasing skinny (and cut, and ripped, and shredded, and all of the above)

Writing this post makes me feel old. It’s not that I’ve given up. But… Don’t you remember the good ole days when “dieting” meant a Diet Coke for breakfast and your entire afternoon revolved around at least 20 minutes on the treadmill? Okay, maybe that’s just me. The thing is, that’s how my life used... Read more »

So have you broken your resolutions yet?

I know that’s a terrible way to phrase it, but let’s face it…most people don’t even START until today, which I think makes starting even harder. January 1st, yesterday, was the first day of the year, hungover or not. (Don’t let that deter you, however, if you don’t even have a list of goals or... Read more »