WAZE, Outsmart Food, Together

Wouldn’t life be that much easier if we had an app that helped with making food decisions – like a WAZE food app? Not only could you avoid traffic on your way to work but also rush hour in the kitchen. Police reported ahead: the all you can eat buffet. In reality you’ve heard on […]

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Two Things for Change to take place: Motivation and Importance

You want to change your lifestyle and something is not quite right but you can’t quite put your finger on it. You try to make changes but somehow they don’t stick. How motivated are you and how important is the change to you? Research shows for change to take place you have to be both […]

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How do you Enjoy the Taste of Eating Healthfully?

Registered Dietitian Day is Wednesday March 12th and in anticipation of it the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is having a contest for RD’s.  The winner will have their photo on a Times Square banner for the day. The question for the contest is: “How do you help clients enjoy the taste of eating right?” […]

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What Behavior Change are You Ambivalent About?

Recently I’ve been doing numerous trainings in Motivational Interviewing, a language I learned and trained in to help clients resolve ambivalence with behavior change. What is surprising to me is that so many health care professionals feel they can give people a laundry list of what to do and expect them to be successful, while they themselves […]

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The Dichotomy of Weight Loss and Instant Gratification

We live in a world of instant – instant messaging, texts, faxes, emails and technology – a world far different than the human body. I can’t count how many times a year a client comes in wanting to lose weight NOW when they have been gaining weight for months or years. The body is worlds […]

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Motivational Interviewing: What’s in it for You?

  Some of you know I’m trained in Motivational Interviewing and now teach workshops in my office, in Los Angeles, and other parts of the country. Since many of you have asked what it is I decided to devote a blog to it as well as start a separate blog on my site for professionals or those who want […]

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Changing the Brain for Health

What do you tell yourself about the food that you eat or the food you like?  How often do you say it out loud? One thing that keeps coming up in the research is how the brain is responsible for your default responses to food, how you move, and many ways you function in life. […]

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Internal Desires Outlast those New Year’s Resolutions

As I was cleaning out my old files yesterday, tucked under the old folders, was a neatly typed out list of New Year’s Resolutions for 2010.  About half of them had been checked off and a few more had been done leaving about one-third of them for a later date. I did not make resolutions […]

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Time for Health?

I read a statistic in a study last week that astounded me: People spend about 74 minutes/day browsing the internet and 81 minutes per day using “apps” or smart phone applications. So how is it that we have time to devote 155 minutes per day or about 2.5 hours for technology but not for our […]

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Getting the Brain on Track for Change

You keep saying to yourself “I’m going to eat differently tomorrow” or “this time I’m really going to stop eating all those carbs.” But for some reason you can’t change your eating patterns for the life of you.  And now research shows you are not alone, and your brain may be responsible. If you want […]

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