Joe's Thumb is here someplace! Did your diet just go up in smoke with last Thursday’s fireworks? You are not alone my friend. So many of us let the holidays annihilate our best laid diet plans. We love to connect with friends and family around a long table of delectable treats. Everyone is laughing and… Continue reading BOOM!
Action leads to outcomes, right? Let’s say you want to learn to speak Spanish. Maybe you order an online course or go to a school that offers a class. At first you are motivated to learn because you have A GOAL. You learn the basic vocabulary and grammar; you practice your pronunciations and you study. … Continue reading How do you reach your goal of weight loss?
Time for some tough love. If you are overweight you are overweight because you are overeating. And if you are overeating, it’s for an emotional reason. Now let me back up to the idea of overeating. As soon as I said this, some of you were like “oh, she is finally going to tell us… Continue reading Tough Love on Overeating
Food as entertainment is deeply entrenched in our culture. When food was scarce, getting together as a community and celebrating the harvest served to feed everyone and bond the community. Food celebrations meant continued survival. Over time, as food became more available, we continued to use food as a way to celebrate. Think of our… Continue reading Let me entertain you!
I used to think that emotional eating meant scarfing down a tub of ice cream after heartbreak or eating a nachos supreme after a particularly trying day at work. It didn't occur to me that emotionally eating also applied to celebrations and the mundane. I for one used to think that a party wasn't a… Continue reading Do you emotionally eat?