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3 ways to avoid head hunger during the holidays

Oh my, the challenges of the holiday season. Although this special time of the year is supposed to be full of good cheer and optimistic hopes for the New Year, for many of us there may be times of “holiday blues,” frustration and feeling overwhelmed.   continue

12 holiday gift ideas for people trying to lose weight and get healthy

Figuring out what gifts to give loved ones for holidays can be challenging, but it can be especially challenging when one or more of those loved ones are on a weight loss journey. Whether you are looking for a high or low budget gift, there continue

7 ways to develop good self-esteem

“I don’t want to belong to any club that would accept me as a member.” This infamous quote of Groucho Marx, comedian and self-critic always makes me laugh.  Details of the exact story are a bit unclear, but one interpretation is that he joined the continue

When diet and exercise aren’t enough

Losing weight is different for everyone. Many factors go into it including how much weight you want to lose, your genetics, build, medical history, and so on.  Like so many other things, what works for one person might not be a strong enough tool for continue

9 tools for your emotional toolbox

You lost your job and might lose your home.  A family member is seriously ill and you have to travel across the country.   Your divorce is finalized and your world feels strange and unfamiliar. We all experience major life events  that can rock our stability.  continue

When your brain won’t pick up the phone for your gut

The important connection between our brain and our gut is far overlooked. The way in which our brain and stomach communicate is through hormones. In simple terms, think of hormone-gut communication happening via the telephone. Most of the time, our stomach is “on hold.” That’s continue

What does insurance cover?

A couple of years ago, the American Medical Association declared obesity a disease.  This move by the AMA is helping to advance treatment and coverage. It is important that we look at obesity as a chronic disease. There is no quick fix or permanent solution. continue