The Weight Loss Savvy Quiz—Part 2

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In the last newsletter, I addressed a few weight-loss and nutrition myths and facts. When it comes to successful weight loss, knowledge is power. You can’t ever know too much about what you put into your body or have too many strategies for enjoying a healthful relationship with food. Ready for another handful of smart… Read more »

The Weight Loss Savvy Quiz—Part 1

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Every day, countless people decide they want to change how they feel, how they look, how their bodies function. They pledge to adopt new habits, many of them following very specific, very restrictive rules about what, when, and how much to eat in order to drop extra pounds. Unfortunately, many of these people will fall… Read more »

From Questions to Results

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This month’s newsletters both highlighted some questions that I recommend asking yourself if you’ve ever struggled to achieve a healthful weight. If you’re ready to start on a journey to renewed wellness, these questions, and the resources that follow, are a great road map. Curious where this leads? Grab a paper and pen, and let’s… Read more »

3 More Questions to Stop Body-Bashing

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In the last newsletter, I asked two questions that reveal ways we can be less than kind, if not downright cruel to ourselves through negative self-talk about body image. Hanging on to those damaging thoughts can limit our possibility of success in weight loss as well as health and life in general. Here are three… Read more »

Two Key Questions to Stop Body-Bashing

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When new patients come into my office at the Park Avenue Center for Wellbeing in New York City, I consult with them at great length about what makes them unique, including their medical, emotional, nutritional, physical, immune, and allergic history. When the conversation turns to weight and self-image, though, it’s as if a cloud has… Read more »

Healthy Eating, Part II: Use Your Intuition

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Who said you must lose weight to be healthy? They were dead wrong. It’s time to realize that you must get healthy in order to lose weight, not the reverse. The diet mentality doesn’t work because it offers false hope for losing weight quickly and permanently, often using recommendations that are boring, restrictive, and unsatisfying,… Read more »

Healthy Eating, Part I: Throw OUT the Diets

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I’m excited about my new way of looking at eating. I’ve decided to totally eliminate the concept of “bad” foods. I refuse to feel guilty if and when I splurge. So far I’ve resisted the impulse to buy every tabloid that highlights a new fad diet modeled by a svelte, bikini-clad starlet. I didn’t always… Read more »