How Many Times Have You Started A Diet?

We’ve all seen the statistics on weight regain after dieting… or even while dieting for that matter. For most of my adult years, I was on some kind of diet – low fat, low carb, paleo, sugar free, clean eating. I finally figured out how to lose weight, but I still had that diet mentality […]

What Is The Scale Trying To Tell You?

I’m sure you’ve heard time and again that the scale doesn’t matter. (It shouldn’t.) Muscle weighs more than fat. (It doesn’t.) When you start dieting and working out, you lose fat and gain muscle so the scale won’t change. (Maybe, but it depends.) The scale can be crazy at times, and take you on a […]

Banish Cravings and Taste Bud Boredom

Before starting my Accidental Fitness Quest, my favorite thing was to stop every Friday on the way to work and get two fully loaded cream filled chocolate iced donuts AND a venti white chocolate mocha with whipped cream. Holy caffeine gods, my arteries just slammed shut typing that out. That was every Friday! Plus whatever […]

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!

When working with my nutrition clients, eventually I get asked a question like “This week I have an event. Is it OK if I have a piece of cake, a glass of wine, pasta, or <insert food of choice here>?” My answer 99% of the time is “Yes, go ahead.” If it’s over the phone, […]

Hangry – The Intersection of Hunger and Anger

You know that old joke about being on the Seafood Diet? I see food and then I want to eat it. Last time in the Health Doesn’t Weight series, we talked about what a balanced meal looks like and checking in with your stomach 3 or 4 hours after eating one to see if you’re hungry […]