Episode 97: Your Diet May be Causing You to Retain Fat

Could your diet be making you hold onto fat? In some cases that’s exactly what could happen. In today’s episode we talk about a study that examines women with high cognitive dietary restraint in women with low cognitive dietary restraint. So what is cognitive dietary restraint? It is the perceived ongoing effort to limit dietary intake to maintain or manage … Read More

Episode 95: Eff Aging Gracefully

What is ‘aging gracefully’? I did a little Google search and came up with various definitions,  but mostly it is an overused term that can be used to induce guilt and shame, especially in women. Forget what you’ve heard about aging gracefully. I’m asking you to explore a different attitude about aging and that attitude is JOY. In this episode, … Read More

Episode 94: Dark Secrets of Body Image in Midlife Women

Body Image issues are largely thought of a problem for adolescent girls and younger women. But studies now indicate that midlife women and women over 50 are just as likely to struggle with body image and disordered eating. If these women are going to get the assistance they need, the health care and fitness communities need to be aware that … Read More

Episode 92: Ten Non Diet/Non Exercise Tips for Getting Leaner

You know it’s a fact that exercise alone does not work for getting leaner. And we also know that dieting alone may help you lose weight but it may turn you into a skinny flabby person. There’s a better way around this, and I am not suggesting that you skip exercise or stop eating healthy. You’re going to want to … Read More

Episode 90: What You Need to Know About Glimmers

What is a glimmer? Think of it as the opposite of a trigger. Where a trigger sets off negative emotions, a glimmer sets off a joyful emotion. The theory supporting glimmers is associated with polyvagal theory. We are wired biologically wired to experience intense emotions both negative and positive. The negative ones protect us from danger but also are related … Read More

Episode 88: OMG! Don’t Be An Active Couch Potato

Have you heard of the term Active Couch Potato? It’s real, and not something you want to be. The name reminds me of being called half-wit, which a nasty substitute teacher once called me for talking too much in her class. Can you imagine? I am still pissed about her comment. Q: What exactly is an Active Couch Potato? A: … Read More

Episode 87: Everyone Loves a Challenge, but do they Actually Work?

Challenges at first glance might look like a great way to get motivated to achieve a goal or lose weight. But in truth, they rarely produce lasting results and often contribute to bad habits. In this episode, we episode discuss why challenges often backfire and what you can do instead to stay on your desired path. Everyone struggles with motivation … Read More

Episode 84: Why You need a Jar of Hearts

Why is it so hard to love ourselves no matter what? We know that loving ourselves is a prerequisite to loving others, as well as treating ourselves kindly and compassionately. Yet literally everyone struggles with this on some level. Cue up habits. Loving yourself needs to be a habit that you place a high priority on. As in we only … Read More

Episode 79: Three Terrible Taboos to Avoid for Better Aging

How do you picture your future life? Do you want to be the person who is slowly dying, in pain, and watching life from the sidelines? Or do you wanna be the person who has gusto and who lives life on her own terms until the very last moment?  I think we can all agree that we’d like to actually … Read More