Why Can’t I Put the Cookie Down?
Dieting with the enemy: How to deal with weight loss sabotage
Recently I was away for a family vacation in the Adirondacks. For about 24 hours my diet consisted of beer, fudge from the Candy Cottage in Old Forge, and pizza. Also, I had the good fortune of being in the right place at the right time when a bag of marshmallows fell out of some […]
Goals are Useless Without a How and Why
Changing health behaviors can be extremely challenging . Behavioral theories usually include measures of four variables that have a direct or indirect influence on our behavior. These include behavioral intentions, attitudes towards the behavior, perceived control over the behavior, and social norms/support as they relate to the behavior. When we are trying to lose weight […]
Exercise can Feel Terrible but that’s Okay
In my life, I’ve had more than a handful of unrealized goals; I will never play professional basketball, I failed to become an incredible hip hop dancer (never tried I just like the idea), and it’s unlikely that I will ever share a life with Emma Watson (sigh). Based on these lofty goals, it’s easy […]
Two years ago I started running. Prior to that I used to be adamantly against it. It’s not that I thought it was bad; I was well aware of the health benefits, I just didn’t like it. Sometimes exercise can feel terrible and this particular form of exercise just felt awful to me. Then a […]