Why is it so hard to get motivated to lose weight?

Millions of Americans struggle with obesity and the numbers continue to rise. Weight-related illnesses come at a high cost to a person’s health and add up to billions of dollars a year in health care. Many people know they should, but it’s so difficult to get motivated to lose weight. The struggle is real. Lose Read More …

Lose Weight Without Counting Calories

You’ve probably heard the long standing formula for weight loss – calories in, calories out. When you burn more calories than you consume, you’ll lose weight. Theoretically. But that’s not all you need to know. It’s a little more involved than that. Harvard Health Blog, posted an article last week: “There’s no sugar coating it: Read More …

It’s November! A Great Time to Commit to a Healthy Lifestyle

November is here! Leaves are changing, mornings are brisk (for some), and Thanksgiving is only weeks away. It’s a great time to commit (or re-commit) to a healthy lifestyle, to choose nutritious food and be active every day. “What?!” You may be thinking to yourself. “The holidays are coming up and that means lots of food, Read More …

Keep a Positive Self-Image as You Age

Gravity’s a powerful and constant force. I’ve always thought that gravity is to blame for wrinkles, sagging skin, and sagging body parts. Scientists say that’s not true. People will age no matter what. Something about Einstein’s theory of relativity, time, and space. Whatever. All I know is that Bette Davis knew what she was talking Read More …

How to Make Roasted Vegetables

You may have heard the weight loss advice: Eat right and exercise. It sounds so simple, but what does that mean? For starters, one of the most straightforward things you can do when you want to “eat right” is to eat more vegetables. And if you’re going to be able to make more vegetables part of a Read More …

Somewhere Between Fat and Thin

On a recent 3-hour drive home from Galveston to San Antonio, I listened to an episode of “This American Life” hosted by Ira Glass in which he looks at a topic from lots of different angles and talks to people who are connected to the subject in various ways. The episode was entitled “Tell Me Read More …

To Weigh or Not to Weigh?

To weigh or not to weigh: that is the question. If you’re trying to lose weight, this question becomes an important one. There seem to be 2 philosophical camps: the weight-not-ers and the weigh-ers. The weigh-not –ers say don’t weigh yourself because your weight can fluctuate daily and if you’re doing everything right and not Read More …

What about “The Change”? Yes, I’m talking about Menopause

I’ve been thinking a lot about menopause, specifically, about what my grandmother experienced during her “change of life” and how that was different from what my mom experienced and how that was different than what I’ve experienced so far; how going through “the change” should be better understood and more straightforward now than it was Read More …

6 Tips to Stay on Track Through the Holidays

It’s the holiday season and another year comes racing to a close with plenty of sweets, food, and drink to go with it. If you’re trying to lose weight or just maintain a healthy weight, the availability of holiday treats and trimmings can make getting to January without any extra pounds a real challenge.  Here are Read More …

Sugar season is near. Are you ready to stay on track?

Summer is long gone and October is here. For many of us, that means the season for regularly having easy access to lots of sugary snacks. If you have a sweet tooth, it can be really challenging to stay on track and resist the sweets because once you start it can be really hard to Read More …