Do You Use Food To Make Yourself Feel Better?

Serious question. When you’ve had a rough day at work? When traffic sucked and there were a million asshole drivers on the road? When you didn’t get the promotion you deserved? When your baby finally left home? When the scale didn’t budge after 3 whole days of following your diet perfectly? When nothing in your closet looked good on you today? When you’re just bored and there’s nothing fun to do? You get the drift. If you’ve ever found yourself [...]

By |2018-10-30T15:48:28-08:00October 30th, 2018|1 Comment

Your Thoughts Do Matter

THOUGHTS CAN BE YOUR BIGGEST HELPERS OR YOUR WORST ENEMIES WHEN YOU ARE WORKING TO CHANGE HABITS. LET ME TELL YOU THE STORY OF A WOMAN I KNOW. She works 60 hours a week at a desk job, 5 days a week. It’s a stressful job, she’s had it for 12 years and in the beginning she ate to deal with her stress. Over the years she gained a 100+ pounds. Then she made a decision to start dealing with [...]

By |2018-10-25T17:12:32-08:00October 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Is Eating Healthy Too Expensive?

ONE OF THE CONCERNS I HEAR IS, PEOPLE THINK EATING HEALTY IS GOING TO BE TOO EXPENSIVE. They think they’ll have to buy nothing but meat, eggs, cheese, and luxury items. THERE ARE A COUPLE FLAWS WITH THIS LOGIC. #1. WHEN EATING A DIET HIGHER IN FATS, VEGETABLES AND PROTEIN, YOUR HUNGER LEVELS GO WAY DOWN. You find that you get full faster and stay full longer. Hence you eat a heck of a lot less. You’re no longer on [...]

By |2018-10-16T11:11:21-08:00October 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Screw the Diet….Start with Maintenance

SCREW THE DIET…. START WITH MAINTENANCE. HERE’S THE PREMISE; YOU’RE WANTING TO LOSE WEIGHT AND GET DOWN TO SOME PARTICULAR NUMBER ON THE SCALE, RIGHT? Better yet, you’d like that to be a permanent situation, meaning you’d stay at that weight forever and never regain any weight If that’s true, you’ll have to be eating differently than you’re eating right now to maintain that new ideal weight. Right? WHY NOT SKIP THE DEPRIVATION, RESTRICTION AND TEST OF WILL POWER THAT [...]

By |2018-10-11T19:27:23-08:00October 4th, 2018|0 Comments

This Time I Mean Business

Once you’ve set your sights on improving your health, dropping a few pounds, you’re going to need a game plan. For starters, you’re going to want to know where you want to go, whether that is an ideal weight, a new blood glucose number, or some other goal post. You get to decide, but make it a concrete destination. Next, you’ll want to flesh out the vision of what it will be like to achieve that goal. The more detail [...]

By |2018-10-18T15:18:18-08:00September 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Fall is Full of New Possibilities

YOU’RE READY TO GET SERIOUS. Maybe it was the number on the scale this morning. Maybe it was your doctor telling you that you’re pre-diabetic and it’s time to get serious about your health, or diabetes in right around the corner. Maybe your knees are “shot” but the doctor says you have to lose 30 pounds before they’ll even consider surgery. I don’t know your reasons…but you do. THIS TIME IT HAS TO BE DIFFERENT. This time has to be [...]

By |2018-09-20T11:03:58-08:00September 20th, 2018|0 Comments

We’re in Real Trouble

YESTERDAY MY CO-WORKER CAME UP TO ME AND TOLD ME THE SADDEST STORY. His beautiful bright bubbly 6 year old came home from her first week of being in 1st grade, and told him, “dad…I need to lose weight”. WTF!!! Not three weeks earlier I was talking to an old friend and she told me her beautiful tall willowy nieces, age 11 and 12, said essentially the same thing, “Omg…I’ve got to lose weight!” WHAT HAVE WE DONE??! We didn't [...]

By |2018-10-11T18:48:37-08:00September 14th, 2018|0 Comments

What if it Was Possible??

Future self…what a concept. Who is your future self and how does she do life? I am totally jamming on this whole concept now. My new question for pretty much every minute of my day, “what would future Dani do?” “How does she show up?” I’ll tell you…she’s a lot more fun to hang around with than the old version of me. She’s got a spring in her step, and she’s all in for possibilities. She’s no longer looking in [...]

By |2018-10-11T18:49:04-08:00September 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Your Future Self

SO I’VE BEEN LISTENING TO THIS GREAT PODCAST CALLED "MORE MONEY" (‘CUZ LET’S FACE IT…MORE MONEY WOULD BE AWESOME, RIGHT?) It’s by this gal, Cassie Parks who I stumbled across while I was listening to another great podcast, "Not Your Average Runner" by my friend Jill Angie (ya, ya..I’m a podcast junkie). Anyway, Cassie talks about becoming your future self, which is a concept that totally applies to everything. I love the idea, and of course I want it all, [...]

By |2018-10-11T18:49:32-08:00August 31st, 2018|0 Comments

So you want to lose #20, #30, more?

How long has this been a thing for you? If you’re like most of the women I work with, these are same thoughts you have every day. You’ve been having them for years. They’ve become the soundtrack in your head. They sound something like this; Boy I really need to get serious I’ve got to lose this weight What’s the matter with me? Why can’t I get my shit together? If I could just lose #20 (or whatever) I’d be [...]

By |2018-10-11T18:50:28-08:00August 30th, 2018|0 Comments