Can You Still Be Healthy if You’re Overweight?

We are frequently reminded that Americans are getting fatter and fatter. How many times have you seen television footage of headless people walking down the street with the camera focused on the abdomens, thighs and buttocks of very overweight people? A former surgeon general of the United States believed obesity was a greater threat than [...]

The “F” Word: Can You Eat It?

Seeing that I treat eating and weight issues, the “F” word I’m referring to is “FAT.” That’s the F word you thought I was referring to, right?! Well, how is fat defined these days? If we were to look it up in the latest edition of “Webster’s According to the Average Person Dictionary,” the definition [...]

Bathing Suits and Body Image

  Is there anything that creates more anxiety and discomfort for women than having to buy, put on, wear and be seen by others in a bathing suit? It’s that time of year and millions of women everywhere are fretting or simply refusing to partake in fun in the sun unless covered up from neck to [...]

22 Things My Patients Say They Needed to Learn In Order To Recover

“What does recovery look like?” is a common question frequently asked by patients and families. Patients often fear being recovered just means gaining weight and still being unhappy. While the answer to this question may seem like it should be simple and succinct, it’s actually quite complex. It’s even a question being debated and researched within [...]

Those Voices

We don’t hear much about them, but you know those voices -- the two that constantly compete for your attention from the time you get up until you go to sleep. Sometimes the voices may even get acted out in your dreams. It’s the healthy voice that says food isn’t bad, it’s okay to eat, [...]

Maintaining Recovery During The Holidays

Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations are underway and the media is flooding us with images that portray only positive, happy and warm interactions among family and friends as they eat and drink together. Probably everyone would like this to be true for them, but often it isn’t. Preparing for the holidays brings with it stress simply [...]

Dieting and Weight Loss Quiz

Answer “Yes” or “No” to the following questions: Do you think weight loss is a good way to improve your health? Do you ever feel hopeless about your weight? Are you careful with what you eat so you don’t have to exercise? Do you want to lose weight quick no matter what? Would you feel [...]

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