Category: Blog

A Short Read On Underreporting

One of the most challenging aspects of fat loss, for both the client and the coach, is handling the underreporting of food. Underreporting isn’t always conscious. Sometimes it happens without us knowing that it’s happening. Here’s a quick list (not exhaustive) of ways that underreporting can happen: -Using an inaccurate option in a food tracker […]

The Skills Of Eating

I just finished reading the book “The Elements of Style” by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White. This short book is packed full of insight into how to be a better writer. Since I am either writing articles like this one, writing posts for social media, writing messages to clients in email or messenger form […]

Days Of Love And Wonder

Building off of last week’s post, I wanted to add some more thoughts to this conversation on love and relationships. Not just the love we share with others but the love we have for ourselves and the relationships we keep as a result of both. Marissa and I just returned from a short getaway celebrating […]

Sketches (Year 8)

I knew I loved her… I knew that I loved Marissa during our first weekend together. Something clicked, something indescribable. We obviously hadn’t spent much time together yet but when I got that feeling, that first step forward was with a question: “Would you like to meet Jackson?” She said, “Yes” and somewhat unfairly, I […]

Willing To Walk Away

There’s a tip I’ve been giving to my clients lately with regard to fat loss. It’s easy in theory and it takes practice in execution. Be willing to walk away. Walk away from food on your plate. I know that flies in the face of those who grew up encouraged to be members of the […]

“The Doctor’s Quick Weight Loss Diet”

A couple of years ago, I wrote an article on this site in reference to a diet book I had read that was published about 80 years ago. I continue to find it fascinating how diet culture has evolved over the years: from the things that were true then which are true now and, of […]

An Addict’s View Of The Six Stages Of Change

I recently finished the book “Changing For Good” by Drs. James Prochaska, John Norcross and Carlo DiClemente which details the six stages of change also known as the transtheoretical model of change. The authors used this model to discuss how change that lasts affects smokers, drug addicts, chronic overeaters and alcoholics. I wanted to take […]

How Will You Lose?

Once upon a time… I probably thought that everyone could lose weight via more exercise and less food. And, in its simplest form, that IS how people lose weight (or more specifically, lose fat). However, if you’re reading this, you likely know that just exercising more and eating less is far easier said than done. […]

Do You Even Forgive?

I look back on my life and I have to think where forgiveness has played a part. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve had to routinely reach out to people in my current and former lives to tell them: “Hey, you remember such and such incident? I’m really sorry for how I behaved.” It’s a liberating […]

20 Life Lessons From “Gram”

For the last 11 years, I’ve written thousands of words about my father. In many respects, there are so many words of love I’ve written about him that it’s a shame he wasn’t alive to read them. Perhaps that’s a regret of mine. Not that my father left this world doubting my love for him, […]