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What to do when you feel overwhelmed

I can’t tell you how many times someone has blamed their lack of commitment, and ultimately their health, on how busy they are. We’re all busy. I think it comes [...] Read More
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I messed up already…2019 is my year!

If you feel that way, this article is for you: The One Mantra to Adopt If Weight Loss Is Your Goal in 2018. But… To those who are still committed to [...] Read More
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The Power of M.P.H (Mindset, Psychology and Habits)

Think back to the last diet you did. Day one was easier than day 30, right? (If you made it that far) On day one, you’re filled with enthusiasm and [...] Read More
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Is September your January? Read this.

I was thinking about resolutions last night and this video came to mind. It’s upbeat music with people doing amazing things. It’s hard not to feel motivated after watching it. [...] Read More

I'll do anything to lose weight except…

A prospective client once told me: I’ll do anything to lose weight except… Eat well and exercise. HA! Why? Ultimately, it boils down to fear. Fear that eating well and [...] Read More
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A fun read on relationships, weight loss and work

Can I be real with you guys? Good. I love real talk. I have some friends who are a bit delusional about the nature of relationships. I think Hollywood perpetuates [...] Read More

How to quit smoking

Recently, I was invited to speak at a conference about habits. Good times. Someone asked me for advice on how to quit smoking. I figured I’d share what I said [...] Read More
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My theme for 2016. What's yours?

Now that we’re back to life / back to reality (Warning: This is throwback to a classic song) I wanted to share my theme for the year. Every year, I [...] Read More

How to get enlightened in 20 seconds

I know. I know. Big claim in the subject line. One of those claims where you just want to roll your eyes. BUT, I believe I can deliver. Here it [...] Read More

The key ingredient to weight loss and winning

I read an interesting article about NBA player, Mike Miller. Don’t worry! If you don’t like basketball this is still applicable to you. It was about how the only way [...] Read More

The George Costanza Technique

We all remember the days of Seinfeld right? I mean it’s still on all the time. Who can forget the music. (Hear it in your head now?) It was one [...] Read More

The all or nothing diet mentality

Do you have an all or nothing diet mentality? This post is for you. We think… “If I can’t be “perfect” why bother?!” Soooo, we let one indulgence turn into [...] Read More

Why losing weight is like Groundhog day

Happy Groundhog Day! Which reminds me… Did you ever see the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray? In it, he wakes up every morning only to re-live the same day [...] Read More

Why is change so hard and how to change

First, we’ll talk about why change is so hard. Then we’ll talk about how to change. Many of us (including myself) find it hard to tolerate change. Even change we know is [...] Read More

Do you know someone like this? They'll never get in shape.

Without fail, whenever I meet someone and tell them what I do, the conversation turns to all of the diets they’ve done in the past, including the one they’re currently [...] Read More

Why so many of us can't stick with a program even when we're succeeding with it

Once in a while, a successful client will tell us we’re sorta annoying. That makes no sense right? Let’s explore… As Dorie eloquently wrote awhile back…”sometimes she hates me.” (A [...] Read More

How to make big changes in your life

Today a client asked me if change was really possible. Change is not only possible, it’s inevitable. The world is changing every day. And so are we, whether we want [...] Read More

What to do if you're scared of change

Ah, happy New Year! If you’re scared of change this post is for you. It feels good to be back in the groove right? With each new year comes new [...] Read More

Why is Change so Hard + How to Actually Change

These are two of the most common questions I get: “Why is change so hard?” “How do you actually change?” Don’t read this until you have 5 minutes of uninterrupted [...] Read More

Are you tempted to give up when you're not perfect with your diet?

A few questions for you on this lovely Wednesday… 1. Do you think underperforming students who are paired with students who excel in school (even though at times, they might [...] Read More

September is the new January. Here's what to do about it.

You hear that?!?! Listen carefully. I’ll wait. Know what it is? It’s the sound of exhales throughout the World from Moms and Dads whose kids are finally going back to [...] Read More

Why would a client who is succeeding want to quit?

There’s a story about a woman who attends a weight loss seminar, and complains to the keynote speaker that, despite trying everything, she can’t lose weight. “You’ve tried everything?” asks [...] Read More

Why change is so hard plus my theme for 2013. Will you join me?

Happy New Year! We’ve heard it 1000 times before: A majority of us who make resolutions don’t keep them. Total Reading Time: 4 FUN minutes. Resolutions are all about change. [...] Read More

Slow week? The most perfect excuse ever

This is one of the slowest times of the year. Many people don’t do much of anything between now and the New Year except eat leftover holiday food, watch movies [...] Read More

How broken windows can impact our health and fitness

Happy Friday! In Malcolm Gladwell’s Tipping Point he brought to light the idea of the broken window theory – although it’s been around since the early ’80’s. The broken window [...] Read More

How to make big changes happen without it feeling overwhelming

Today a new client asked me if change was really possible. Let’s face it. If it were easy to change people would do it. It’s the accountability and pushing and [...] Read More

One of the most misunderstood words and how it can help you achieve anything

Thinking about the long-term is essential for overall happiness. This is the battle we all face: balancing living for today versus living for tomorrow. It turns out, we’ll actually enjoy [...] Read More

The number one reason why we eat when we don't want to

I’m really F I R E D up about this post. Because I know if you read it carefully, it can change the way you think, and ultimately, approach many [...] Read More

This secret spice guarantees weight loss success

People always ask me what my favorite spice is so I figured I’d share it with you right here, right now. But I’m not going to just tell it to [...] Read More

Why a client would want to quit after only 1 week AND losing weight

There’s a story about a guy who attends a weight loss seminar, and complains to the keynote speaker that, despite trying everything, he can’t lose weight. “You’ve tried everything?” asks [...] Read More

Dieters are notorious for this. And we're going to stop it right now.

We think… “If we can’t be “perfect” why bother?! Soooo, we let one indulgence turn into a whole week of indulgences. Let’s talk about the reason why us ‘dieters’ are [...] Read More

Ever wonder why your friends will pay alotta money for junk food but not healthy food? Read this.

In this post, I’m going to explain why our friends feel bad spending a lot of money on healthy food but seem to have no problem, at all, spending a [...] Read More

Why would a client who loses 3 pounds after week 1 want to quit? I'll tell you why.

There’s a story about a guy who attends a weight loss seminar, and complains to the keynote speaker that, despite trying everything, he can’t lose weight. “You’ve tried everything?” asks [...] Read More

What if you were born TODAY?

I hope everyone on the East Coast is okay from the hurricane. I know some of us are still without power. What a crazy week we’ve had! First it was [...] Read More

A VERY scientific term that could help you make better choices

I’d like to introduce you to a VERY scientific term I like to call: “The Difference”. One of my favorite lunch foods is tuna. I grew up on it. It [...] Read More

How to be the person you want to be (Hint: think Hollywood)

If it acts likes a duck all the time, it’s a duck. It doesn’t matter if the duck thinks it’s a cat. It’s still a duck as far as the [...] Read More

I feel like I'm holding my breath all the time

Helen, a client from JAPAN!, has a special request. She writes to me, “I wonder if you could give some ideas about how to maintain a sense of purpose and [...] Read More

Why some clients think I'm annoying

Hahahaha! I have to laugh with a subject line like that but I know it’s the truth… Thankfully, it’s only temporary. As Dorie eloquently wrote a while back…”sometimes she hates [...] Read More

Why would a client who lost weight after 1 week want to quit?

There’s a story about a guy who attends a weight loss seminar, and complains to the keynote speaker that, despite trying everything, he can’t lose weight. “You’ve tried everything?” asks [...] Read More

How do you know what you are or who you are?

If it acts like a duck all the time, it’s a duck. It doesn’t matter if the duck thinks it’s a cat. It’s still a duck as far as the [...] Read More

Why you're willing to pay top dollar for junk food and not healthy food (and how to change it)

Confession time… I love ice cream. I love cookies. I love pizza. I love hamburgers and fries. I’m not saying it’s not fun to eat unhealthy. Because it is. What [...] Read More

3 types of fear, and how it can hold you back

What’s really holding you back? C’mon. Let’s dig deep… What’s holding you back from living the life of your dreams? My bet… FEAR. Either fear of failure. Fear of success. [...] Read More

Let's Play Domino Rally

I used to love playing dominoes when I was a little kid. But not so much the game as much as setting up the dominoes meticulously, in anticipation of getting [...] Read More

It’s my birthday, and I want to celebrate with you! (Limited time promo ends on Tuesday 2/15/11 at midnight)

“That went really well!” I said to myself after getting off the phone with one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our generation. 1 week before the call, I got an [...] Read More

How to change in 2011

I hope you had a wonderful New Year! I’m really excited to get back into the groove, and I hope you are too. And while it can certainly be intimidating [...] Read More

Why your dumb friends will start their resolutions on January 1st, and why you won't

This is one of the slowest weeks of the year – unless, of course, you sell champagne and party hats. So naturally when everyone else slows down, so do we. [...] Read More

How to solve global warming

I’ll ya, the weather is all over the place. One day it’s hot, the next day it’s cold. What to wear? What to do? Craziness. According to scientists global warming [...] Read More

The most simple way to get your kids to eat healthier

I was talking with a client last week and she asked me if I had any simple ways for her to get her kids to eat healthier because a) she [...] Read More

Do you fear success?

Let’s say in this case, success means only using food as fuel. As opposed to using it as a way to soothe and entertain ourselves and suppress feelings. Well, there’s [...] Read More

How to swim

Let’s say we don’t know how to swim and we decide it’s finally time to learn. We want to overcome our fear of water. Bravo! That takes a lot of [...] Read More

One true fact about change

Let me start off by saying I hate change. But you know what? No one likes change! No one likes to be uncomfortable! We’re creatures of habit. Now, let me [...] Read More

Why People (Even Our Loved Ones) Sabotage Us

I get a lot of email from clients who tell me how their friends / coworkers family members are trying to sabotage their efforts. Ugh, I know. It’s frustrating. But [...] Read More

Two Ways To Be Motivated

I think there’s two types of motivators that can be very powerful forces in our lives. One might look at one (or both) of their parents, friends, colleagues, or someone [...] Read More

Are you Sabotaging your Weight Loss Success?

As we all know carrying excess weight isn’t healthy. But that’s okay. We’ll get there! However, in order to get there you need to let yourself be happier, fitter and [...] Read More

The Story of Tuna Fish and The Difference

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. The weather here was gorgeous. And when the weather is gorgeous in NYC ice cream seems to be everywhere! Let me introduce you [...] Read More

When Working Harder Doesn't Cut It

A few weeks ago I wrote about work. I’ll re-post below so we can reference: Clients tell me sometimes they’re not in the mood for it. Sometimes, I’m not in [...] Read More

How to Change in Less than a Second

I hope you had an awesome, fun, and active weekend! And if you didn’t that’s okay. It’s never to late to change. And if you did – you still might [...] Read More

The C Food Diet – I want to eat whatever I see!

A client feels she’s entitled to eat whatever she wants. However, she hates how she feels afterward. Let’s explore this a little: Absolutely! We’re all entitled to eat whatever we [...] Read More

Why you're willing to pay top dollar for junk food and not healthy food (and how to switch it)

Happy Friday! Jerry Seinfeld, the king of observational comedy, has a bit where he talks about food pricing in airports. His joke is something like, “14.95 for a tuna sandwich? [...] Read More

Is Change Really Possible?

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! So, a new client asks me if change is really possible. Well, change is not only possible, it’s inevitable. The world is changing [...] Read More

Waiting for the Stars to Align

I’m not going to lie. It’s been a really rough week for me. My cousin passed away on Friday of a massive heart attack. And then last night my mom [...] Read More

The beginning of Lent

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. A Christian tradition in which through prayer, penitence, almsgiving and self-denial – believers prepare for Easter. For those who celebrate Easter many [...] Read More

There is no such thing as love

Pierre Reverdy said, “There is no love; there are only proofs of love.” I love that quote! When I first read that it immediately made me think, “There is no [...] Read More