Category: fast and easy weight loss

After working with clients for close to 20 years and keeping 50 pounds off for more than 30 years, I am all too familiar with the challenges weight loss efforts bring.  I feel confident in saying that much of the weight issues in our country stem from two very basic things, poor nutrition and little […]
This morning while I was doing my run on my treadmill (-5 makes outside running no fun for me), I was channel checking and came across the Oprah show. She had Jennifer Hudson on her show so I stayed glued as I listened to her weight loss story.  Jennifer shared how she’s lost her weight […]
Since I lost my weight close to 30 years ago, I find that the biggest culprit of successful, long-term weight loss for people is unrealistic expectations. People see magazine covers or television shows, or award shows and assume that the way the models and stars of Hollywood look is the way they should look. It’s […]
"Processed foods have dominated our daily intake and most people are getting their vegetables when served on a hamburger or as a garnish. People walking down the street with drinks loaded with sugar or "pretend" sugar is a common site. It's all about quantity and rarely about quality."
For those of  you that have read my blog for awhile, you know I’ve never romanticized weight loss, nor have I ever promoted diets. For 20 years, I have always maintained that a healthy weight is a by-product of a healthy lifestyle, and the scale does not necessarily dictate good health. In all my years […]
After 20 years in this industry the one constant is people who want to lose weight want to lose it NOW! No matter how often I may remind people that fast and easy is never a solution to long-term weight loss, somehow it doesn’t matter. It seems that the more shows depict weight loss as […]
This past week, I once again has the pleasure of  meeting with Dr. Oz and the Fox Chicago “Ozzer’s.”  Dr. Oz wanted to talk to the Chicago group about their weight loss challenges and successes since starting his weight loss challenge in January.  Dr. Oz offered everyone an opportunity to ask questions. Many of the […]
I have a dear friend that has battled with weight most of her adult life. Whether it’s you or someone close to you, there is no greater pain that having someone you care about struggle with something, be it weight, relationships, etc. The other day we went out for lunch and she told me about […]
This past week a friend of mine shared with me that she has started taking diet pills, “just to help” expedite her weight loss goal. There was no question they had been working as she had already lost some weight, but the news really disappointed me. I’ve known this person for a long time and […]
This picture brings back a lot of memories. I was about 17 years old and about 50 pounds overweight. I was miserable  but hadn’t yet made the connection between my weight, my lifestyle and how I felt. It would be another year before I would finally have an “a-ha” moment and realize that I can’t […]