Frequently Asked Question #9


Question: What does it mean when you say "If it’s not water it’s food"?

The phrase, if it’s not water it’s food is telling you it all counts. It all adds […]

Frequently Asked Question #8


Question: You say all food should be eaten on a plate with utensils (fork, knife, spoon/chopsticks). Why?

When you eat with your fingers, you can sneak the food under your […]

Frequently Asked Question #7


Question:  Why does weight loss seem so difficult to achieve and maintain?

I think you may underestimate the power and entrenchment of the habits and rituals connected to eating and […]

Frequently Asked Question #6


Question:  You say you can lose weight and keep it off and still eat “real” desserts. Is this true?

Yes. You can eat real desserts (and real food) in the real […]

Frequently Asked Question #5


Question: Why is a twenty-minute meal helpful when losing weight and keeping it off?

When you eat too quickly, you eat beyond the hunger and invariably eat too much; more […]

Frequently Asked Question #4


Question: Why is a wide variety of food helpful to losing weight?

If you eat the same thing every day, tuna-fish for example, after the first few bites you’re thinking, yes, […]

Frequently Asked Question #3


Question: Why is it helpful to differentiate between a physical hunger and an emotional hunger?

There’s only one reason to eat: Because you want to nourish your body. And if while you […]

Frequently Asked Question #2


Question: If all I eat are salads and diet soda, how come I still can’t lose weight? Could coffee, tea, and diet foods contribute to weight gain? They have no calories.


Frequently Asked Question #1


Question: What do you mean by a behavioral approach to weight loss?

Many of the foods you choose are conditioned responses to previously eaten meals, i.e., this is how I eat […]