Category Archives: Food and Diet

So You Think You Can’t Afford a Meal Delivery Plan?

Our first step in the weight loss process is a structured meal delivery program. We think having the experience of eating a diet of 100% whole foods is the best place to start. This helps people to get a firsthand understanding of how addicting processed food is vs. how satisfying and delicious whole foods are.… Read More »


There is a common belief that if people could just “control themselves” they wouldn’t gain weight. This ties in closely with our American ethic of personal responsibility. As a self-reliant, individualistic society, we don’t like to blame others for our problems. It is no surprise that public discourse around food so often lands squarely in… Read More »

Two Principles of Weight Loss

This week’s weight loss class focused on food. Here are two principles of weight loss with regard to food that are worth exploring further. One is an internal principle: understand your relationship to food. The other is an external principle: focus on the quality of your food. Gaining mastery over these two principles will contribute… Read More »

Have You Been “Frucked?” Fat Chance…

” Key Points from Fat Chance: 1. Just eat real food, and many of your problems will be solved. Avoid restaurants, and read food labels carefully. 2. Exercise at least somewhat daily – not to lose weight, but to improve your health. 3. While not mentioned, meditation is an excellent way to reduce stress as… Read More »

Sugar Addiction

Check out this article in today’s New York Times about sugar addiction. Many people who struggle with overeating are really responding to an addiction to sugar. There is a real physical dependency that contributes to our difficulty in giving up these foods. The first step to tackling this problem is to mindfully tune in to what… Read More »

How to Handle Stress Eating

We’ve all been there. After a long stressful day, we overeat. As if the stress carved out a bottomless pit in our gut, we feel compelled to replenish it with food. In my case it used to be the Friday/Saturday combo. They were my busiest and most stressful days. Booked back to back with clients… Read More »

Weight Loss Plan for Thanksgiving

There are hundreds of practical articles and tips out there to help people handle Thanksgiving—and those are all great. However, I’d like to approach things from a slightly different angle: how to train your mind. Think of this post as a helpful “add-on” to whatever strategy you already have in place for the holiday. Shifting your… Read More »