Posts Tagged 'Challenges'

Self-Talk

Published on: 2018-04-20 6:47:40 AM | Motivational Letters

On my holidays I read a powerful yet simple book that reflects each of us.  I will leave the name of the book till the end, for reasons you will see when the title appears! It has lead me to this blog post.  It certainly cannot replace the excellent prose by the author, however his, and my message, is clear.  We have thousands of thoughts roaming around in our brain, especially the emotional area, which dictates how we behave and react.  Whether we are facing decisions at ...

Long Weekends and Special Events

Published on: 2018-03-29 11:50:44 AM | Motivational Letters

You have had a good week and feel totally in control.  Now you are facing the long weekend with dread.  Holidays, parties, and special occasions can present a challenge as quite often the focus is on food. The trick is to be prepared, avoid the anxiety that sometimes comes along with dieting and celebrate at the same time.  The following are a few suggestions to help you have fun and still control your eating.  Planning ahead is important. Try to anticipate what foods might ...

Eating Healthy this Holiday Season

Published on: 2017-12-15 6:35:33 AM | Motivational Letters

This time of year can be incredibly stressful and difficult when it comes to eating and being in control.  The following are some tips for getting through the season and feeling great about how well you managed!  Realize that you will be faced with many challenges; pre-plan how you will react to those challenges.  Thinking ahead is absolutely essential when it comes to feeling in control and making good decisions during an event.  Allow yourself flexibility - remember: ...

How Fast Will I Lose?

Published on: 2017-10-20 8:38:46 AM | Motivational Letters

This is such a common question, yet it is impossible to answer. For decades it was thought that weight loss was a simple mathematical equation based on calories in and calories out, but this equation has never worked and will never work.  It is based on the ongoing myth that eating 500 calories less, or exercising 500 calories per day will lead to a deficit of 3500 calories, and eureka one loses 1 pound per week.  But it doesn’t work.  It doesn’t work because our ...

Night Eating and Holidays

Published on: 2017-10-06 6:23:33 AM | Motivational Letters

This week, it struck me (yet again) how many of us struggle with evening snacks.  It’s almost a universal problem in our society, but how do we control it better?  Most of this is simply habit. Whatever receptors in the brain we have triggered with repetitive evening snacks, they now demand something at that time. We usually aren’t “truly” hungry. The mind “wishes” for some food –usually in the starch/sugar category.  But why? And ...