Next Month, You’ll Eat Everything but the TV ;)

Face it. Dieting almost ALWAYS leads to losing – then gaining back – all the weight you’ve lost – plus MORE. A meta-analysis from UCLA showed that almost 100% of dieters end up gaining weight over the long-haul. (Scientific American, April 5, 2007) So yes, you’ll be eating everything not nailed down within a month, right?…

Body Image and Men:The Man on the Chicken Diet

  (NOTE:  All characters in this blog and book are fictitious. ) I wasn’t sure I had heard him right.  A physician came into counseling to get help with anxiety and depression, and told me during one of our first sessions that he was going on a chicken diet. “A chicken diet?”  I asked. “Yeah.  I…

Stop Playing Diet-Binge Ping Pong!

How many times have you gone “on” a diet and then “off”? You know, that all-or-nothing thinking. It’s also called black and white thinking. Deep in your heart, you know that – DIETS DON’T WORK AS LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS. You’ll most likely lose the weight. But you will eventually gain it all back – plus more!…

The Game of Body Shame

   Game of Body Shame: Start with your game piece- shaped appropriately like a pair of jeans. All players start at square one – the square of shame. 1. Shame: You feel discouraged because you don’t match the photo-shopped, false concept of beauty promoted in our culture. Roll the dice and move to the next…