Monthly Archives: July 2014

5 Ways That Dieting Makes You Fatter

Want to lose weight by dieting? Don’t do it! Dieting might make you fatter! Dieting isn’t a lasting solution for reducing body weight. It’s far more likely to produce the opposite results.  You may already have experience with dieting and you know for yourself that it makes you fatter. Here is why: (Cue the Jaws theme!) 1) […]

Losing weight isn’t a do-it-yourself project

I spent more than half of my life trying to lose weight on my own. Logic told me I didn’t need help getting fat, so why would I pay to get thin? Turns out my logic was faulty. I know there are people who are very thin and struggle to gain weight. I also know […]

5 Step Plan to End Emotional Eating

Emotional eating can be a among the more challenging weight-related behaviors to change. Many of us never learned coping skills. We feel a strong emotion, it can be either negative or positive emotions – and we use food to try to get away from the discomfort or to intensify the pleasure. When the cycle isn’t broken […]

Is Obesity is a Disease? AMA Says Yes… and So Does AHA

On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, the American Medical Association officially recognized obesity as a disease.  It was an action that asked doctors and insurance companies to put more emphasis on the health condition in order to minimize its effects.    The AMA made the decision that obesity is a disease at their annual meeting in Chicago […]

Nearly half the obese youth in America don’t know they’re obese

And that’s good news! Ideally none of the obese youth in America would know they’re obese. I’m not advocating childhood obesity. I’m advocating a happy childhood. I was a chubby child and I knew it. I felt inferior because of my size so I avoided activities with my peers. I used food as a substitute. […]

5 things that might cause obesity that aren’t your fault

We live in an obesigenic environment. That means you don’t have to sit on the couch all day, eating a lot of fatty foods and drinking a lot of sugary beverages to become obese. There could be other reasons besides lifestyle choices. Your weight may be a consequence of pollution, meds, or even germs. Science […]

How Was Our Service at Weight Watchers of Maine?

I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect good customer service. I love to get it and I hope my company gives it! There are a few places where I can count on getting excellent service, but in general there seems to be a bad trend. Service in many companies is going from minimal, to bad, to just […]

Unable to Exercise, Unable to Lose Weight?

Whether you’re unable to exercise because of your weight or you’re gaining weight because you’re physically unable to exercise, don’t think you’re unable to lose weight. You can lose weight without exercise. Here’s why: The majority of the calories your body burns everyday are to keep you alive. Most of your calories get used circulating […]

How to Really Get Rid of Stubborn Belly Fat

First the belly fat bad news. It’s not easy to get rid of stubborn belly fat. It’s not a matter of buying the stuff you saw on an informercial. Save your money, it won’t work. Don’t bother to eliminate wheat or all grains from your diet, especially if you enjoy them. Your belly fat isn’t […]

My 5 Best Weight Loss Tips Ever!

1. Weekly weigh-in. I used to weigh myself multiple times a day. It didn’t help me lose weight but it did help to drive me crazy. It’s normal for weight to fluctuate by several pounds throughout the course of the day. It’s mostly a matter of fluid shifts within the body – not rapidly losing […]