Weight Expectation Vs. Reality

If you weigh yourself daily, you’re more likely to lose weight and keep it off. That’s what many studies show… HOWEVER, some people, like many of my patients, have big time issues with weighing themselves daily. The small fluctuations in weight can cause a lot of frustration. Obsessing over the stupid number on the scale […]

Fruit Doesn’t Taste as Good as Cookies. Accept it.

There are some annoying fitness fanatics out there that try to tell people that eating healthfully tastes as good if not better than eating junk food. That’s just ridiculous. Of course a cookie will taste better than an apple. Of course the french fries taste better than green vegetables. We need to reframe the way […]

Protein Shakes for Weight Loss

When I discuss protein shakes with my patients, most of them think that they are just for muscle building. They believe that drinking them will add BULK. The truth is, protein shakes can be one of the most powerful tools you use for fat loss! The common belief of protein shakes is that meat head […]

Redefining Normal: A habit-based approach to weight management

Meet the Davis family. They have 6 children age 10 through 22. It’s normal for them to be seen walking around the neighborhood in groups.  The children play outside daily.  They do not own gaming systems, and physical activity is a normal part of daily life for them.  They have a large (and impressive) swing […]

How to Strengthen your Healthy Intentions

** Guest Post – Justin Kompf ** Having appropriate knowledge of healthy behaviors is only a small predictor of actual behavior. We can all think of people who know smoking is bad for them but do not intend to quit. Individuals dealing with obesity likely know that eating fast food several times per week will […]