Denial

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One component of addiction is denial. (Denial is a state of mind marked by a refusal or an inability to recognize and deal with a serious personal problem.) You might […]



Are You and Your Employees Gaining Weight?

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If you or your employees are gaining weight, you may be a part of the problem.

Remember the days when you actually put on a hat and coat, waited for […]



Food Addiction Around the Holidays

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If you are a compulsive overeater, a binge eater, or a food addict, it becomes particularly problematic during the holidays where there is more food, more often, in more volume than […]



Is Your Weight up Because The Stock Market is Down?

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When the stock market goes down does your weight go up?

Do you eat because of stress, tension, anxiety, and pressure? Have financial woes given you additional reasons to eat […]



Changing Your Conditioned Responses to Certain Foods

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When trying to lose weight, there are certain foods that each person is more attracted to than other foods. Some find the morning cup of coffee quite addictive. To others […]



Body Image

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What do you look like? How big (or small) are you? How tall (or short)? How much do you weigh?

When I ask participants how much they use to weigh […]



Unrealistic Expectations Can Cause Failure

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Weight gain is an evolutionary process. Some people call it creeping weight. The scale turtles inexorably upward – a tight skirt, a belt notch, an I-can’t-zip-up-my-pants inch at a time. […]



What Is Real Hunger?

In order to identify hunger, you must first understand what it is. This is not as easy as it seems. Many of you may never have let yourself experience true […]



The Four Stages of Breaking an Addiction

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Nowhere does the Four Stages of Addiction come into play more powerfully than when you resist changing a habit relating to the foods in which you self-medicate. For most of […]



The Ritual Of Food Addiction

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If you've been trying to figure out the weight-loss game for as long as I've been coaching people – several decades – you've most likely been trying to avoid food, […]