If you haven't seen it going around, I'd be surprised. There's a meme going around that says "Don't reward yourself with food, you're not a dog." Now, I have an entire blog about why food is so rewarding, and how that is both a good and bad thing, which you can read here. This blog, however, if different. What I find, is that often when people berate themselves for "using food as a reward" they aren't actually meaning a reward. To start with, it's horrible how much we berate
This is the first in a new series of QUICKIES! Short, but soooooo worth it ;) Last week I did a LOT of shopping. Both Costco and the grocery store- lots of food. Lots of snacks! I had taken a couple of the snacks to eat on the couch and for a couple of days had a REALLY hard time with keeping my snacking under control! I normally don't feel that hungry all the time! What gives??? What gives is that I had my snacks within arms reach and not only could I see them and be tempted
This is going to be my first blog that is going to really focus, behaviorally, on one specific aspect of weight loss. It is going to use a few technical terms but at the same time I'll try to explain what they mean so you can have a deeper understanding. If you have any questions, shoot me a message or drop a comment! Now let's jump right in! Let's start with the idea of a reward. Behaviorally we'd refer to this as reinforcement. The technical definition for reinforcement is
Yeah there it is, I said it. Detoxes and cleanses are super popular for weight loss and health and yet, they are complete and utter bullsh*t. Yes the idea sounds inviting. Take this/drink this a few times and clean out your system, which needs to be rescued from all the scary things you have put into your body! But what is really happening here?
Let's start with that buzzword "toxin." All detoxes and cleanses are marketed on the idea that they clear these mysterious, scary
Ah yes the delicious potato! At times vilified (STARCH! RUN AWAY!) and at times seen as a low calorie part of a well balanced diet. And then, there's the other extreme. The potato diet or potato cleanse. Have you heard of it? If not, consider yourself lucky, But if, like me, you see person after person using this method in an attempt to lose weight, you may wonder if it's a good choice for you. Let's start with a resounding NO. Any diet that has you eating only ONE food sourc