Resolve to Avoid FADs


This time of year, my social media feeds are flooded with advertisements and posts about all the miraculous quick fixes out there.  Complete with side-by-side photographic evidence!  But as we aim to make changes this time of year, it’s time to be smarter, not gullible, with the choices we make when it comes to weight loss.  And the first step is to know what FADs out their to avoid when it comes to weight loss. Continue reading “Resolve to Avoid FADs”

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Tips for Staying Fit During the Holidays


Need some added Monday Motivation after the long holiday weekend?  Check out tips from myself and fellow Registered Dietitian Nutritionists for staying fit during the holiday season. Continue reading “Tips for Staying Fit During the Holidays”

The Shame of Shaming


I recently had a patient come see me in my private practice who broke down into tears on my couch.  Her boyfriend of over 10 years calls her negative names and makes her feel ashamed of the recent weight gain she’s experienced in the past few years due to stress.  In addition to being frustrated with her weight, she now has uncontrolled diabetes and feels completely hopeless.  It absolutely broke my heart to hear the things she told me. Continue reading “The Shame of Shaming”

Banish the the Newlywed 15


Weight gain after wedding is common among couples- but does it have to be the norm?  Check out my latest tips on Inside Weddings for how couples can prevent the Newlywed 15.

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What has worked for you?  

What do you and your significant other find the most challenging?

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Couples and Weight Loss Surgery


A recent study of those undergoing weight loss surgery were found to have greater success when their partner was involved in the process.  Weight loss surgery is not a simple one and done approach.  Many factors play into the decision to have surgery, as well as recovery and overall lifestyle changes.  It can be very emotionally and physically draining.  Having a strong support system, especially from your significant other, is so important to overall success in weight loss surgery.  Having your partner involved, including visits to doctors and dietitians, will help with the stress of surgery (along with pre and post concerns).  And if you haven’t found that special someone yet, a close friend will do the trick.