Unhelpful Comments

In working with clients, I hear a lot of stories about other people making unsolicited comments about their weight, whether well-intending or not. These could include things like:”You look good!” or “You look so much better!” or “How’ve things been going? You look different!” The same is true in times of struggle, whether a person … More Unhelpful Comments

Is Sugar Addicting?

I was part of a discussion last week regarding sugar addiction. The question was posed about whether such a thing as sugar addiction exists, and quite a few strong opinions were shared around the room. References were made to a variety of theories, ranging from the dopamine response, modern food technology conspiracies, and even the … More Is Sugar Addicting?

Some Thoughts On Cravings

A quick google search for the word “cravings” yields almost 250¬†million results. Scrolling through the feed, the overwhelming majority of links lead to website offering tips and tricks for avoiding, overcoming, and distracting oneself from cravings. I used to search phrases like “how to kill cravings” all the time. I was afraid of hunger, fearing … More Some Thoughts On Cravings

Why “counting macros” might not be the best idea

Before I get started, I want to clarify that there isn’t anything¬†inherently wrong with counting macros. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the practice, “counting macros” refers to measuring a person’s daily intake of macronutrients (carbohydrates, fat, and protein) and keeping them below certain levels. While it is certainly possible to establish a … More Why “counting macros” might not be the best idea