I learned this lesson the hard way. Every time I'd discover a new philosophy, I'd buy all the books and read all the blogs, and drastically change my life accordingly.
(Just ask my mom, she always had to text me before visits home to find out what my latest and greatest dietary restrictions were.)
It was a great way to experiment, but it was also an exhausting cycle of strict adherence for a period of time, followed by a major crash, followed by hating myself and feeling guilty for being "strong enough" to stay on course. Then I'd search for the next diet to try.
Surely it was the diets fault, right?Read More
Losing weight can be infuriating. It can feel like no matter how many salads you eat for lunch, or how many times you opt for fruit instead of fries (which, should that even be legal!?), the number on the scale just does not move. What gives??
I had a client in New York a few years back who wanted to lose 20 pounds. She was ready to make changes and put in the work, so we reviewed her food and exercise habits and made a few swaps. I was actually impressed by her willingness to abandon her beloved blueberry muffin breakfast for something more nutrient dense.
(Our connection to food is deep and complicated, and sometimes weird resistance pops up when we feel like we have to give up something we like in order to achieve something we want.)Read More
Summer is a magical time. The sun is out, the days are long, and people in general are in a better mood. When July 1st rolls around, there is a wonderful relaxed vibe that spreads throughout the office and carries over into everyday places like Starbucks and the grocery store. Strangers actually smile at each other!
But staying on track with your health and fitness goals can be a challenge during these glorious summer months. Vacations derail workout momentum, after-work drinks abound, and BBQ's with friends and family start showing up on your waistline.
I had this hilarious client in New York (like we used to double over laughing during sessions and every one would stare, but we didn't care. We were having a blast!), and one time we were talking about staying healthy while traveling and she joked,Read More