Healthy Weight

emotional eating

Emotional Eating

In all my years as a health provider for women, I think I can count on one hand the number of women for whom emotions played absolutely no part in their relationship with food. Our emotions and how we eat (and when and what) are so intertwined that I think it is virtually impossible for […]

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relationships with food

Eating Is Not the Enemy: Repairing Your Relationship with Food

Many women have a rocky relationship with food – almost as complicated as their relationships with other people. We often personify food, holding it up as a hero or villain. Add to that the fact that women have been conditioned to believe that some foods we need (like healthy fats) are to be avoided at […]

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weight loss resistance

Are You Someone with Weight Loss Resistance?

There are people in the world who don’t have to work at staying thin and trim, and there are people in the world who do. For those in the latter category, the battle of the bulge can feel like a nemesis impacting them on many levels, physically and emotionally. Everywhere we turn we see advertisements, […]

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Weight Loss and Adrenal Stress

We all have times in our life when the demands are greater, and our stress load is heavier.   Regardless of the reasons – illness, relationship difficulties, work struggles, caring for an aging parent or ailing child – these difficult periods can result in a physical impact on our bodies. We may turn to food […]

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set point weight

Set Point Weight – Fact Or Fiction?

We all know that our hair color, eye color, freckles, personality traits, and more are inherited from our parents. Could this also be true about our weight? Scientists long believed that set point – which is our body to fat ratio within a 10-15 pound weight range – was inherited. It’s also important to remember […]

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belly fat

Blast Away Belly Fat

Belly fat, that stubborn ring around your middle, seemingly creeps up out of nowhere and seems resistant to traditional diet and exercise. Some women will cut calories and may lose inches in other parts of their bodies – but that oh-so-stubborn belly fat remains. Other women report taking on targeted and challenging exercise routines and […]

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weight loss metabolism

Weight Loss and Your Metabolism – Knowledge Is Power

It is almost impossible to be on the internet now without pop-up advertisements and click-here links that appear out of nowhere. They claim miracle weight-loss, or get-fit fast techniques that sound effortless, and I often wonder, is that possible?  I have had years of medical practice and nutritional training, but still I wonder, have they […]

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hunger hormones

Hunger Hormones

Hormones of appetite and satiety — how does the brain know when we’re hungry or full? What are the hormones that affect your appetite? How do the body’s other hormones influence hunger and satiety? Have you ever caught yourself mindlessly eating with little awareness of hunger, only to realize that “handful” of crackers turned into […]

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