Friday, March 12, 2010


Have you lost the same pounds over and over again? If that is the case for you like it was for me then the following statement applies to you: "Whatever you've tried in the past didn't help enough or you would have lost weight and kept it off." Please answer the following questions to determine where your motivation level.
1. How willing are you to change your eating and exercise habits?
Not at all..... A little...... A moderate amount...... A lot..... Completely
2. How willing are you to tell relevant people you're changing the way you eat? Not at all..... A little...... A moderate amount...... A lot..... Completely
3. How willing are you to invest money for healthy foods and put in the time needed to exercise and prepare healthy foods?
Not at all..... A little...... A moderate amount...... A lot..... Completely
If you are not completely willing to do these things, you will need to learn how to increase your motivation because these tasks are essential. If you need motivation consider joining my next Weight Loss Challenge group. It starts Monday, April 12th from 6:45-7:45pm. You will receive 12 weeks of motivational support and you can lose that excess weight!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Got Cravings?

Cravings are “a strong desire for something." For me the craving is usually something sweet and creamy like a big piece of cake with frosting an inch thick. Why is it that I rarely crave something that is healthy for me???? Well I did a little research to find the answer to my question and this is what I found out.

Cravings are not simply about willpower, nor are they simply about emotions. There may be several underlying physiologic causes feeding your desire for something sweet. We often associate certain foods with love and acceptance, and scientists have looked at our brain chemistry to understand how food can directly affect our “feel-good” neurotransmitters like serotonin. What’s interesting is that eating any kind of sweet or refined carbohydrate will satisfy the brain and increase serotonin — but it won’t trigger the signals that tell our brain we’ve had enough.

My conclusion is that cravings will always be with us!
Dr. Janet

Friday, January 15, 2010

Weight and Emotions

Whether you are trying to lose weight, gain weight, or maintain your weight you must admit that you are engaged in a cognitive battle. Thoughts and emotions just seem to race through your mind, intruding from a place unconsciously known to you, stimulating and igniting your passions and desires. This is where the battle begins...should I or shouldn't I.