4 06, 2021

Take Pause in the Moment before Mindless Eating

2021-06-04T12:59:48-04:00June 4th, 2021|Motivational Letters|

It is so easy, and so common, for us to eat mindlessly.  I may come home and begin eating whatever is available without thoughts about hunger, need and the quality of food I’m eating at the moment. This is especially obvious when we snack in front of the TV.  We snack automatically, distracted by whatever we are watching and end up eating far too much without regard for the consequences of weight gain or impact on our metabolic health. Eating mindfully takes a willingness to sit and slow down; to become aware of the emotions inside of us.  We must [...]

14 08, 2020

Perspective and Self-Talk

2020-08-14T12:52:17-04:00August 14th, 2020|Motivational Letters|

I wanted to go back to a letter I wrote many years ago, as I’ve noticed so many patients falling into the spiral of negative self-talk through the Covid-19 pandemic and all the nuanced issues are stemming from it.  To elicit change and create motivation, we must first look at how we are speaking to ourselves.  From there, we can work on shifting our perspective and acting on the things that are important to us. We are our own worst critics. We are at our worst when it comes to diets and exercise. One of the problems is that we [...]

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