And making healthy eating choices helped her husband get fit too. "I joined the BMI Challenge after a girlfriend had registered and told me about it. I was facing my 50th birthday this year, and decided it was now or never for the weight to come off. Challenging myself by betting on myself to lose … Continue reading Member Turns 50, Gives Herself a Big Gift—Way to Go, Patti!
Sitting by the pool, feeling restless, wanting the ice cream bar that that lady over there is eating? Or how about that tall sugary drink that has 650 calories? Are you ordering dessert AT EVERY MEAL because you’re hundreds of miles away from home and nobody you know will see you? Heck, you’ve earned it. … Continue reading Don’t Undo the Good Work When You’re on Vacation!
If we ate only when we were actually hungry, few of us would struggle with our weight. Why do we end up eating so much more than we need? How can I gently relieve myself of the need to eat when I'm not hungry? Almost everyone eats for comfort once in a while, but for … Continue reading Don’t Do it Alone!
Some of my bad eating habits used to happen like clockwork... My big vice: late night snacking! Curbing the snacking was one of the hardest challenges that I faced when I decided to lose weight. If you have the same problem, you’re not alone. A common refrain is: I don’t know what it is about … Continue reading Great Tips for Late-Night Snackers
Yes! Understanding the importance of calories is as simple as understanding one important fact: There are 3,500 calories on every pound of fat. For each pound you want to lose, you have to burn 3,500 more calories than you eat. If you eat 3,500 calories today, and also burn 3,500, that means you haven’t gained or lost any weight … Continue reading “Do Calories Really Matter for My Team?”
In 1990 a client with diabetes told me something I've never forgotten. She said she didn't want to lose anything else since she'd already experienced multiple losses in her life. She decided that in order to be healthy, she'd be okay gaining. When I looked at her with concerned eyes, she said, "Don't worry, Ellen, … Continue reading Instead of Losing Weight—Gain Thinness!
Ever feel so bone tired you can't even fathom standing up to make dinner? That happens to many of us these days with work-life balance being not so balanced. Knowing that, we need to be prepared for those days instead of being surprised by them, and sabotaging our weight loss efforts as a result. Why … Continue reading “I’m so tired, what can I eat”?