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The Psychological Benefits of Losing Weight and Keeping it Off

We are all aware of the psychological and physiological ramifications of carrying extra weight. Let’s turn to a sunny note on the positive benefits of losing weight and keeping it off. A recent research review (Lasikiewicz et.al, 2013) looked at the psychological benefits of losing weight either by behavioral, or dietary changes, and surgery. It …

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Stress Eating 101

You’ve probably experienced stress eating and if you haven’t, you’ve must have heard of it. Things aren’t going too well, or maybe things are going too well and you feel a little overwhelmed, and you find yourself making … less than excellent food choices. But, why? Stress eating isn’t just an excuse and it isn’t …

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Negative Reinforcement Does Not Help You Lose Weight

First, let’s set a ground-rule. Leonard: “Everyone stop. This was a stupid idea. Negative reinforcement isn’t working.” Sheldon: “I think you mean positive punishment. Negative Reinforcement is the removal of a positive stimulus. But it’s a common mistake.” Howard: “Negative reinforcement is really wrong?”  Sheldon: “It’s used incorrectly all the time. Even Bill Murray makes …

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Lasting Weight Loss: Create the Results by Changing Your Thoughts

You have probably heard the statistic that is often thrown around that 95 percent of all diets fail. Whether or not this specific metric is accurate, it is true that most people who try a diet to lose weight are unsuccessful in either reaching their weight loss goal or maintaining their loss over a significant …

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Identify Your Food Feelings

A feeling is an emotional state or disposition. Your emotions are the part of your consciousness which involves feeling or sensibility. They’re your natural and instinctive responses to your circumstances, mood, or relationships. Currently, there’s no scientific consensus, one all encompassing, correct definition of our emotions. We just know they exist, they inform our decisions, …

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Identify and Overcome What Keeps You from Losing Weight and Keeping It Off

“I don’t have enough time to cook.” “It’s too expensive to make healthy food.” “I’m too tired to prepare all these meals.” “I just want to be able to eat without all this worry.” While these may seem like reasons why you are not losing weight, they are, in fact, excuses. The real reason you …

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