weight loss

Book Review – The Obesity Code

When you think about weight loss, do think, well, I’ll just eat XXXX-number of calories and add in exercise.  Well, it shouldn’t surprise you that I’ve been contemplating the lack of successful long-term weight loss and maintenance for my clients using the classic calories in “calories out” model?  I know, I’m bucking the “truth.”  Or is it a “myth?”  It […]

What’s On Your Counter?

Spring is a time for fresh starts and new beginnings. Many individuals choose to spring clean their surrounds by decluttering and organizing. But did you know that what’s on your countertop correlates to your body mass index (BMI)? [1] Recent research out of Cornell University revealed that what is on your countertop does, in fact, reflect on your hips. The […]

Unclutter And Lose Weight

Today is my last instalment of the four areas that most influence and boost your self-control and thereby strengthen your habit formation as outlined in Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin — unclutter.  I’m going to use declutter or dejunk, as these are terms I’ve used for decades.   Before I delve into decluttering and its benefits to losing physical weight […]

Move, Baby, Move

I have often wondered why habits come and go, but some last a lot longer. Gretchen Rubin suggests that habits that bring about positive noticeable strengthen your self-control “serve as the Foundation for forming other good habits.” [59] Sleep, movement, nutrition and decluttering are foundational habits that make it easier to make other habits stick. True, when you get enough […]

Finish or Not – Part 2

In my last blog post, I explored Gretchen Rubin’s “No Finish Line” and how a finish line can influence permanent habit formation.  This time I want to further explore how this strategy of having no finish line has changed how I plan to eat/drink right and move consistently. Just because I consistently “do” an action, doesn’t mean it becomes a permanent […]