Quick Guide: When to be Inconsistent

Our bodies give us all kinds of signals. Many times we ignore them. We usually do this because we have been taught that consistency leads to progress. Yet, at times our body’s needs interfere with our plans, and we need to adjust the plan. This week I ignored the signs my body was giving me. That decision turned out to … Read More

Feminine Over 50: Feet, Fashion & Function

I refused to listen to my feet, and they were right all along. For decades I coveted wearing heels that were 4+ inches, because I always thought  a woman should wear dresses with very high heels to show case her legs. Yes, I was shallow and vain about such things. Then there was the time I had to be on … Read More

When Will-power Wears Out

I started my first diet at age 14, and for 44 years I searched for a diet that would not lead to rebound weight gain, from exhausting my willpower. Watch this video to learn why will power is not a solution to managing and maintaining fat loss. Willpower is a brain drain, and all  quick weight loss diets are based … Read More

Cut Your Cardio in half for Double the Results

When my oldest two kids were an infant and a toddler, I would have given anything to sleep through the night. My perspective of nighttime feedings and colic changed when the next two kids came along. I saw night time feeding as quality time. I could have done this with all the babies but, I didn’t see midnight parenting as fun … Read More

Eating with Freedom AND Responsibility

Mr. Kennedy was our pal. He was also our elementary school principal. He was the fun kind of principal that we had a  healthy respect for. He was also a master at getting kids to understand rules without being stern. His advice was basic and so much of it has stuck with me years later. Mr. Kennedy was keen on preparing us … Read More

What Twinkies Taught Me about Consistency

Do you remember the Subway diet guy? He lost weight by eating only subs every day. And how about the Twinkie diet? That guy only ate Twinkies and lost weight. Over the last 33 years, I have sampled many diet strategies, (not twinkles or subs),  and I discovered a common denominator across all nutrition plans. Consistency in honoring hunger and … Read More