Savoring and the Art of Thanksgiving

When there’s a lot going on, it can be hard to take it all in. That is sometimes how I feel when I sit down to Thanksgiving dinner. Our Thanksgiving meal (at the home of dear friends), is always preceded by a flurry of activity as a large group of us helps cook, nibbles appetizers, … Read More

Sleep and emotional eating: some food for thought

If you are working to take control of overeating and emotional eating, or if you are trying to lose weight, making sure that you are getting enough sleep is critical. We know that a lack of sleep plays havoc with your appetite-regulating hormones and will cause you to be extra hungry and crave carbohydrates and … Read More

Three steps you can take to avoid stress eating

Do you turn to food when you feel stressed or overwhelmed? Does a bad day at work send you off track with your eating or exercise plan? Does an out-of-control to-do list leave you craving chocolate? There are ways to avoid the stress eating/emotional eating trap. Here are three straightforward strategies you can try. 1. … Read More

Do you ask for what you want?

Whenever I coach someone about weight loss or about emotional eating, one of the first things we do is take a look at the big picture. I ask my clients to take a step back and use some targeted exercises to look at their life balance and their life satisfaction. Even when a client comes … Read More