Holiday Survival Guide

The holidays are a time to eat, drink and be merry, but beware: if you overindulge in goodies, you may find yourself rolling into the New Year like a sugar plum fairy. To help you survive the season where butter and sugar ooze from every flat surface, we’ve assembled a list of 12 sticky situations…Read More


“God bless us, everyone,” piped Tiny Tim, as the characters of Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol settled ‘round the table for a massive feast. Yet holiday food can be a bane instead of a blessing millions of Americans on a weight reduction plan this year. No other time poses such a caloric temptation. And in many…Read More

The 4 Keys to Successful Weightloss

Have you tried diet after diet with little to no success? Do you feel like you have tried everything and still just cannot lose the weight? Every year, especially in the summer, fad diets or summer diet hacks pop up in magazines and online that promise you’ll lose a lot of weight in a short amount of time.…Read More

Striving for Perfection

We would always like to be perfect – it is human nature. However, this desire is unrealistic. Although this is obvious to most people, many dieters expect more than they can deliver. Your Thinking Process   We set goals for everything we do. Although we do not articulate a goal for every activity, hidden within…Read More

Setting Success Goals

Over the years we have seen that most of our patients initially set themselves up for failure in that the only goal they have in mind is to reach their “ideal weight”. At the same time, others around them have put that expectation on them as well (i.e. their spouse, friends, physicians and society in…Read More


This is the classic attitude problem that plagues dieters. It involves viewing the world and dieting, as either; right or wrong, perfect or terrible, good or bad, friend or foe, legal or illegal. I see this in nearly every dieter I work with. Here are some examples. You might have six straight days in which…Read More

Triple “A” Process for Positive Change

How many times have all of us asked ourselves why we get this uncontrollable urge to eat when we get upset over something (and of course many times we give into this urge)? Numerous patients over the years have asked me the same question. There isn’t a simple answer but, when I am posed with…Read More

Toughest Challenge of One’s Life

I don’t know how many times I have heard patients say, “I wonder why I can’t get my weight under control” or “I can’t figure out why I can’t lose weight”. They then go on to say that they quit smoking, they gave up drinking and that they are successful in most other areas in…Read More

Realistic Goals

This topic is somewhat of an overlap to previous articles (setting success goals, dimmer switch and coping with a lapse), but setting day to day realistic goals warrants its own discussion. Humans in general and dieters in particular, tend to be perfectionists and as a result try to be perfect all the time. If they…Read More

Diet Saboteurs

How often have the following examples happened to you? 1) You’ve lost a lot of weight and suddenly a co-worker brings in donuts to the office. 2) Your husband brings home a box of your favorite chocolates to celebrate your weight loss. 3) Your mom bakes your favorite pie and tells you how great you…Read More

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