Category: Weight Loss

Marie Kondo Your Diet


The art of simplifying your diet in order to eat less and live more. There is no question, our food culture has exploded into the extreme excess. It’s not just that there are an insane number of restaurants (660,000) and grocery stores (38,571), but we talk about food, look at recipes, plan how we’ll eat less food, shop at Costco, read food blogs, and stuff our cupboards with more food than we can even eat in a week. Food has found it’s way into our lives beyond being fuel for our bodies. From 1970 to 2008 the available amount of […]

The Non-Diet Approach to Healthy Weight For Kids


How to set eating boundaries to help kids be their healthiest weight. The first thing parents want to talk to me about is their concern for their kids weight. They want advice on setting food boundaries with their kids, without making their kids feel bad about their weight, putting them on a diet, or triggering an eating disorder. I get it! I know as parents you want your kids to have the best opportunities and the brightest future. And while parents don’t want to talk about how their kids weight might affect those opportunities, so many of you are thinking […]

34 Portion Control Tips for Real Life

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These portion control strategies can help you when you are attempting to lose weight with simple portion control, or you just want to stop overeating. When it comes to portion control tips or strategies, many experts have great ideas, but are they realistic? Do their tips and strategies for portion control help when there is a container of ice cream in your freezer, and you can’t stop thinking about having another bowl? I’ve been having and listening to conversations of people who struggle with overeating and portion control, and have found these tips and strategies that have worked for one […]

Ultimate Guide to Portion Control


What you should know about portion control and how to make it work for weight loss. You’ve probably come to the conclusion that controlling your portions could be the answer to losing weight. I can tell you, it most definitely is the answer! If you’ve ever eaten more than one bowl of cereal, dished yourself up a pint of ice cream, or put your hand multiple times into a bag of chips, you probably know why you aren’t losing weight. The portion control approach to weight loss just makes sense! As human beings, we should be able to eat a […]

11 Tried and True Ways to Stick To a Diet

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I’ve tried enough diets to know that sometimes it’s easy to stick to a diet, and sometimes you want to throw in the towel early.  So, what is the difference?   What makes a diet easy to stick to, and what makes them feel like you want to bury your head in a pint of ice cream?  With experience, research, and social reporting, I’ve nailed down the top 11 things that make diet adherence easier, and how you can use this to your advantage to actually lose weight, no matter what diet you choose to try. FACT: You need to stick […]

Discover Your Why


How many times have you tried to lose weight and your goals didn’t stick? Finding your why is the best solution to finally accomplishing your goal!

My Weight Loss Manifesto

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A manifesto is a public declaration of intentions, motives, and views. (wikipedia) This is my personal declaration of intentions, motives and views in relation to my weight loss journey. I love science, but for this article, I’m throwing science out the window and simply writing what has worked for me, how I have been able to lose weight in the past, and what my plans are for the future. Rather than an article, this is going to be my innermost thoughts and ideas about my own struggles over portion control. I need to have on record what is working right […]