Three Problems With IIFYM and How to Fix Them

IIFYM stands for If It Fits Your Macros, and if you’ve been on the dieting scene for any length of time, I’m sure you’re familiar with the concept on a high level. You figure out your calorie needs for your goal, come up with a set of protein/fat/carb numbers to hit daily, and get to […]

Change Is Hard But You Are In Control

A lot of times we talk about change. We plan to change. We make diagrams on what we need to change. Some times we already know what we need to do without having to plan. Then we stall and don’t change. All talk, no action. I’m the first to admit that change is hard. I […]

Compassion Is The Key To Long Term Change

Have you ever just not wanted to go to the gym but thought “I don’t want to but if I don’t get my minutes in, I won’t lose weight this week?” What about eating tuna, chicken and steamed veggies while thinking “Gah, I just want a burger and fries but I can’t.” I want to […]

Four Ways To Enjoy Vacation And Not Undo Progress

Summer is time for vacations, road trips, and fun stuff with the family. It’s also a time when people begin diets with the intention of looking good for vacation, and then fall apart and undo everything while away. The plan doesn’t always start out that way either, but often the mindset changes and becomes “Well, […]

Ladies Who Lunch – The Key To Long Term Weight Maintenance

When I was growing up, my grandmother used to brunch and lunch with the ladies. It was a big social event for her and on brunch days, she’d hold off on breakfast so she could eat with her friends and chit chat. Three larger meals like breakfast, lunch and dinner while socializing and enjoying the […]