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Too Stressed To Lose Weight

TweetStress causes the trifecta of weight loss failure: it makes us overeat, zaps our motivation to exercise, and by exhausting us, makes us more sedentary. I have seen many patients fail to lose weight simply because the stress in their […]

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Dining out: A treat or a habit?

When I was a kid in the late 70’s/early 80’s going out to eat was a treat. When your birthday came along you’d get excited because that was

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The Unfortunate Consequence of the “Whole Food” Movement

Imagine your roof has a leak that could cause damage to your home. You want to repair it but it will take a lot of effort. You believe

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Confessions of a lapsed diet tracker

"I stuck with diet tracking for a while, but it got to be too much. When I'm stressed, and admittedly, when my eating is out of control, I

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It’s Time To Do Something About Your Sleep

The research on poor sleep and obesity is ever growing.  Consider the Nurses’ Health Study, a study of 60,000 women who were followed for 16 years to understand

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Join the FUdiet Facebook Group!

I am excited to announce the launch of the FUdiet Facebook Group*, a fun, supportive, informative community around weight loss and healthy lifestyle.   Join us! What is it?

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God Bless The Broken Road

The most frustrating thing about weight loss is the two steps forward one step back experience. One day you are down a couple of pounds, then a few

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Why do I need to track calories to lose weight?

Imagine a friend came to you and said she needed help balancing her budget.  She’s spending more than she earns and getting into some real financial trouble--so much

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How Goal Setting Can Hinder Your Success

Peter had his heart set on getting an MBA for years.  He finally went back to school, took classes at night, and then 3 years later finished the


The Perfect Diet Doesn’t Exist

My colleague, Dr. Brad Appelhans and I wrote an editorial that came out today in the Journal of the American Medical Association entitled, A Call for the End

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