October 2011 Blog Posts

weight loss honeymoon period

Hi everyone! Hope you're all having a great week so far. When I read blog posts from various members of the WLB community, a common recurring theme that stands out to me is the issue of motivation. How do you motivate yourself to stick to your diet, even when there are difficult emotional triggers? That is something difficult in itself, but another common issue is motivating yourself AFTER you lose the weight. Motivating yourself to maintain your weight loss, that is. We're all familiar with the concept of a honeymoon period, and I think we can extend that metaphor to weight loss....

How to avoid overeating

Hey guys, my last post wasn't properly formatted, so I'm trying this again! Life can be stressful, right? When we're overcome with emotions (with negative emotions, in particular), it's difficult to have the restraint or practical thinking that helps us avoid overeating and stay on track with our diets. Relationship drama, breakups, problems at work...I've tried to solve them all with high-calorie sweets. Other times, you're simply in social situations where eating (a lot) is expected. Say, when you're at a dinner party and the host offers you a second serving. Or when a nice colleague decides to surprise everyone at...

How to avoid overeating

Life can be stressful, right? When we're overcome with emotions (with negative emotions, in particular), it's difficult to have the restraint or practical thinking that helps us avoid overeating and stay on track with our diets. Relationship drama, breakups, problems at work...I've tried to solve them all with high-calorie sweets. Other times, you're simply in social situations where eating (a lot) is expected. Say, when you're at a dinner party and the host offers you a second serving. Or when a nice colleague decides to surprise everyone at the office with cookies. When you find yourself in a stressful situation where you...

Healthy Snack Ideas Continued

As most of you who read this blog know, I’m a big proponent of snacking. Snacking helps control hunger and lets us avoid overeating at meals.   In a recent interview with Women’s Health Magazine, Tara Gidus who is a registered dietician said that a healthy snack should be in the 100- to 200- calorie range.   Here’s my latest suggestions for health snacking ideas:   1) Kashi Chewy Granola Bars Calories: 130-140 per bar Added bonuses: 4 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein, real nuts, and whole grains!   2) Fage Total Greek Yogurt Calories: Just 80 per serving   3) Soy Chips Calories: 100 per pack, with 7 grams of soy...

Welcoming Fall

Hi Everyone! For a while, it felt like summer was here to stay, but as the days grow shorter and the temperatures continue to drop, it seems Fall has arrived. From the perspective of dieters seeking to lose weight, summer comes with a few benefits: fresh produce at farmer's markets gives us a ton of options for health meals, and longer days with agreeable temperatures make it easier to fit regular exercise into our already busy schedules. Do the shorter days and cooler weather have you done? Don't let it. Here are...

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