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Category: Weight Loss

How to Spot a Fad Diet

As the start of another new year rolls around, many of us reflect back on the last couple of months, wishing we’d eaten a bit less or maybe moved a tad more. We start to think about how we want THIS year to be different… And then we hear it… “Lose 21 pounds in 21 days, guaranteed!” … Read More

How Do You Measure Success?

How do you measure success when it comes to your health? Is it a clothing size? A number on the scale? Or is it on how you are moving the needle toward better self-care? Maybe it’s all of the above. Although, if your success is only measured by a number…beware. In our size-obsessed society it’s easy … Read More

Feeding the Real Need

July marked my 10th anniversary at Structure House. That fact truly delights me – I love being part of this community – my colleagues and co-workers, on-campus participants, locally-residing participants, and the hundreds of alumni who have taken parts of Structure House into their lives. As I reflect on the decade that has passed (quickly, I … Read More

PCOS, Nutrition, and Metabolism

Many people are interested in the factors that affect their metabolism, but don’t know what they can do to make a difference. One, major factor that influences the body’s metabolism is the endocrine system, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age 1. WHAT IS PCOS? There is still … Read More

Weight Regain – Biology, Behavior, or Both?

Did you read it? I’m referring to the May 2nd New York Times article on obesity, which was focused around the weight regain experience of some contestants from The Biggest Loser. If you are interested in the biological aspects of weight gain and loss it is worth the lengthy read. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/02/health/biggest-loser-weight-loss.html?_r=0). As a health psychologist specializing in weight management, … Read More