Consider limiting excess sugar.

The effects of cutting sugar from the diet can be tremendous for skin, mood, energy, feeling balanced, and weight control! The positive effects are something to truly be grateful for, even if you've been eating excess sugar for years! Learn more from health.com...  http://www.health.com/nutrition/health-benefits-quitting-sugar

Halloween candy guide.

Here is a Halloween candy calorie guide from Hungry Girl. Don't be afraid to add treats into your diet in moderation! Life is not about complete deprivation, and deprivation only makes it more likely you'll fall off and binge. Work on being mindful when you indulge. Sit down, savor that treat, pay attention to that taste you've … Continue reading Halloween candy guide.

Coping with food.

Sometimes food is used as a tool for coping and you may not even recognize this is the case. I previously discussed the difference between emotional hunger and true hunger. Emotional hunger is more likely to lead to negatively coping with food. Coping with food can lead to weight gain, poor health, lethargy, low mood, … Continue reading Coping with food.

Set realistic goals.

Set goals based on healthy behaviors, not related to weight or size. Weight loss, weight maintenance, and improved physical and psychological health are natural byproducts of healthy behavior!! In my obesity-related research, I found that self-efficacy is the number one predictor of starting and maintaining behavior change. We gain a sense of self-efficacy when we … Continue reading Set realistic goals.