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Changing lives one reasonable bite at a time
Once-a-year blooms remind us that life is a cycle and that the more mindful we are that change is constant, the sooner we can also bloom again.
Dieting can be a concept that doesn’t work for everyone. Otherwise those of us with “diet mentalities” wouldn’t have to keep starting and re-starting diets over and over again.
When offering support to someone who's recently lost their source of income or career, sometimes less is more.
Isolating ourselves has the potential to harm our psyches and adversely affect how we treat one another going forward. Here are some tips to help combat the longterm side effects.
Celebrities like Lizzo preach self-love and acceptance. But does that translate to permission to allow ourselves to remain at a weight that could be harming our physical health?
For anyone trying to lose or keep off excess weight, the onset of the holidays can bring with them a panic that goes beyond making our list and checking it twice.
Good news! You can have your cake and eat it, too. But that might start with changing your questions about how to achieve the weight loss success that's evaded you up till now.
We can’t see around life's virtual corners. But all sorts of change—and possibility—lie just beyond them.
A bright outlook can be a gift to ourselves—a gift that has the potential to remind us that no matter what we’re going through, there is always joy to be had.
Eating to excess, no matter what the food choices, is still eating to excess.
By not being fully present (whether running errands or attending parties), we aren't allowing ourselves to achieve the kind of peace of mind that being 'in the moment' offers.
Despite a rough start at life, these kittens were anything but bitter or scared. They were ready to roll with whatever life had to offer. A lesson I soon learned to take to heart.
Despite the flowers, the brunches, and the greeting cards, certain holidays can elicit more angst than joy—especially for those who've survived traumatic childhoods.
Even those of us committed to presence of mind can sometimes find ourselves distracted by the past or future. But what can we do to re-set when catching ourselves in the act?
Talk to almost anyone you know and they’ll likely tell you that 2017 has been a year full of challenges. This can sometimes be a rough planet. But it can also be a giving one.
When we care for something, it thrives. When we shun it, it withers. Therefore, isn't it time we stop mentally knocking ourselves down when we think of goals we haven't yet met?
With the advent of social media, we’ve all become a little more “brave” in regard to sharing our opinions. The parallels to other life disagreements have not been lost on me.
What we say to and about ourselves matters. We hear it. We feel it. We embody it. It becomes part of our psychological makeup on every level.
No matter how many times we replay past events or decisions in our heads, they are never going to be undone. So the sooner we swallow hard and move on, the better.
This year why not make this the last time you begin a 'weight loss plan' and, instead, think of it as a 'clean, healthy eating for life plan?'
While we don’t always know what obstacles lie ahead, no matter what knocks us down, we have the option of getting back up and recommitting to moving (or stumbling) toward our goals
Being "on" or "off" of a diet has become part of the weight loss industry vernacular. But this way of thinking can often lead to more weight gain than actual weight loss.
Wanting a quick fix (which can include fads, pills or even surgery), some dieters often ignore the actual "work" it takes to successfully lose excess weight once and for all.
No matter how well we've survived horrors from our past, there are times that events can reappear and cause us to once again face what we thought we might never have to face again.
Hell hath no fury like a "trigger food" does for someone with a dieter's mentality. Especially when that someone is trying to eat, live and think healthy.
No matter how the medical community classifies our national (and individual) obesity issues, let’s not forget that that the real cure still comes from inside ourselves.
Sure, I took off 250 pounds of excess weight without pills, surgery or gimmicks. But keeping it off still requires commitment—especially when it comes to certain food groups.
Next time a stressful situation is playing on an endless loop in your mind, try giving yourself this simple dog command to see if it might help bring back some perspective.
Can there really such a thing as eating too many steamed green beans? In my experience (as someone who has taken off over 250 pounds and kept it off for a decade)... Absolutely.
2016 is the year you can lose your excess weight. But only if you think of yourself with love, acceptance and the knowledge that you got it goin' on -- even as you are right now.
Gregg McBride is the author of Weightless: My Life as a Fat Man and How I Escaped and Just Stop Eating So Much! Completely Revised & Updated.
Changing lives one reasonable bite at a time.