Posts From the monthly archives: "April 2009"

Want a Cookie?


Have you ever been around someone who is continually pushing food on you or others?  Parents and grandparents are excellent at being “food pushers.”  I was in a meeting this week where the host was continually offering chocolate cookies to everyone at every break.  “Want a cookie?”  “Want a cookie?”  Yes! I want a cookie…(Read More)



I’m really good at setting high expectations and goals for myself, then being disappointed when I don’t reach them.  However, one thing I have learned is to celebrate when I do things right – even if it is something small.  Yeah, small – like choosing to have veggies over chips with my sandwich. I think…(Read More)

Try It Again, Sam


I grew up around Tex Mex and Mexican food.  If you are from the Southwest, you know that most Mexican food is served with Spanish rice.  Honestly, I’m not sure what all is in Spanish rice (other than rice and occasionally carrots and/or peas).  But, as I kid I decided rice just shouldn…(Read More)

HALT Your Eating


I was listening to an audio session by Nancy Clark, one of the best Sports Dietitians in the business the other day.  The session is about eating to lose weight while still being active.  One concept she brought up struck a cord with me.  In a prior blog post, I talked about using the “Apple…(Read More)

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