Exercise Your Willpower

will-power-2Did you know that when you strengthen willpower in one area of your life, it can spill over into other areas? It’s like when you go to the gym and work your biceps—well, those stronger biceps come in handy outside the gym, too. In fact, willpower is Continue reading


Don’t Wait Until You “Feel Like It” to Take Action

dog bathHave you ever said to someone, “I need to bathe the dog, but I don’t feel like it,” to have them reply, “Well, save it ‘til tomorrow. You’ve waited this long—what’s another day”? Or maybe, “I had planned to work on the garage today but I’m really not in the mood,” followed by, “Don’t worry about it! The garage will still be there next weekend.” Continue reading

You Need Help


I few months ago, I had this conversation with Tina, a prospective client:

“How about your husband—is he on board with your desire to eat healthfully and lose weight?”

“Yes, he’s very supportivesupport,” she assured me. “He’ll help me any way he can.”

Then, a few weeks into my 10-week compulsive eating program, this conversation with Tina: Continue reading


Plan, Plan, Plan (it’s the only way you’ll achieve long-term healthy eating success)

Just yesterday, my client Maggie was blindsided yet again—this time by the obsequious benefactor of free samsamplesples at Whole Foods. Grocery stores are one of Maggie’s downfalls. Continue reading


To Change Your Diet, Eat What You Want (while following these rules)

Did you know there are several steps you can take to improve your diet even if you’re not

Evil Carrot Cake

ready to give up SAD (Standard American Diet) food? Continue reading


How to Binge or Overeat with Sanity (and increase the likelihood that you’ll get right back to healthy eats!)

The year was 2005, and, having recently discovered and devoured the bible of nutrient-rich eating, Joel Fuhrman’s Eat to Live, I was riding high on the same transitory motivational wave that has propelled many a dieter through the first few weeks of their latest weight loss effort. Continue reading


How the Environment Influences Food Choices

If you’re new to the whole high-nutrient, plant-based thing, the difficulty of commandeering your rational mind long enough to consistently make healthy food choices has probably not escaped you. In fact, maybe the struggle is what brought you to this blog. Continue reading