Most people I meet who are overweight, over eat. It’s also likely that some of the foods they eat can’t be absorbed and/or digested by their body. So their mind body system is underfed, malnourished and stressed out. It’s no wonder they complain of fatigue and anxiety and crave simple carbs and fatty foods.
As a psychologist, I look to food second to explain the symptoms a client describes. First I ask about their current life situations. So often it is both that lead to the distress they feel in their body and mind. This fact generated this post and I could write hundreds more on this topic. But I will start with a couple of suggestions you can incorporate into your life right now. Why wait! (more…)
When the new year comes, a frequent topic for magazines, TV hosts and bloggers to focus on is decluttering everywhere; closets, basement, pantry, office, make-up and file drawers. Annual may work for some, but for me it’s definitely more than a once a year clearing-out!
I find the more often I toss things out or give them away, the easier decluttering on a fairly regular basis becomes. What had once appeared to me a sparse closet after a major decluttering three years ago, I quickly discovered wasn’t sparse at all because I liked everything in it. I felt abundant in there, and I knew I’d feel good and look my best in whatever I picked out to wear. Plus, it was more manageable when I was scurrying to get it together and leave. (more…)
My heart went pitter patter reading about a recent study that confirmed my belief that people who weigh themselves regularly lose more weight than those who don’t.
In this study, one group weighed themselves once a week, the other not at all. In my weight loss MAPPING program, I want you to weigh yourself every morning – naked. (more…)
I first heard about the amazing weight loss result that occurred when a woman reduced the time period in which she consumed calories each day to somewhere between 9 and 12 hours when I was attending a continuing education on nutrition and the brain. It was in Pasadena in early 2012. And the woman the speaker, a psychiatrist and neurology doctor was showing pictures of as she lost weight, dramatically,was his wife. She stood up as our jaws dropped. She also exercised daily, ate intentionally healthier meals and took nutritional supplements. (See more, with a video, too. ->) (more…)
Have you been avoiding changing the course of a meaningful part of your life because it’s so darn hard to do? For as many times as you’ve been successful, there are likely more times that the old ways return seemingly stronger than ever. We’ve all been there, but there’s an easier way.
Here are 4 steps that make changing easier because when changing is filled with wonder, paying attention to your life, and finding your direction unfolding in front of you, you’ll never feel completely lost and alone in the climb up the mountain.