The Myth of the Fad Diet

Category: Health and Wellness, Weight Loss, Diet, and Exercise

10 Fad Diets that don’t Really Work In today’s impatient world, people try to find ways to achieve instant gratification—whether it’s work, play, communication, health, or beauty. As a result, so many diets promising much weight loss in a short amount of time are making the rounds. Some diets are genuinely good for you and […]

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GUEST BLOG! The Myth of the “Good Diet”

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‘The only good diet is a dead diet!’ – Experts Weigh in on Dieting GUEST BLOG – Rens van der Windt In the last ten years more than half of the world’s female population has been on a diet and around one third of men have tried to shed the pounds by dieting. People will […]

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Sexting and Second Helpings

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Bet you didn’t know that your super sized burger and electronically cheating on your spouse are likely connected. There is actually a logical connection between Anthony Weiner’s antics and that oversized slab of cheesecake. The obesity epidemic is a controversial issue in the US, but the one thing we cannot deny is that portion sizes […]

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Stand By Your Man

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It’s hard to watch uber-educated, power holding, game changing women living out a Tammy Wynette song. But here we are again. Fact is, Hilary Clinton is NOT a cautionary tale. Clinton stuck by her husband, who has likely been philandering since day one, and spun the political capital into gold – as secretary of state […]

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Wireless Witch Hunts

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In just a 5-minute span of glancing at the newspaper today I read two very different accounts about the dark side of our unfettered ability to put information out there whenever we see fit. The internet sometimes feels like a latter day Salem. The first was about Reddit offering up an apology for its role […]

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Feminist Leanings………

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Marissa Meyer, Sheryl Sandberg – we don’t play in the same sandbox by any stretch – but their wealth and visibility give them a chance to make noise about an issue that the rest of us continue to struggle with daily. Women getting ahead. Women having it all. Women leading. So why don’t we “lean […]

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Marijuana and Milkshakes

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How much regulation is too much? (a) do we regulate ALL vices – including potato chips and alcohol, and make them inaccessible? OR (b) do we make ALL vices available – alcohol, drugs, burgers, gambling, sex (sounds like Vegas to me……)? The problem is that we do a hybrid and since we aren’t transparent about […]

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Dating and Dessert: A Tweet Chat on More Love, Less Calories

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“Let’s go out for cupcakes,” he said. Seems innocuous, in fact, downright sweet. However, my friend was getting pretty bummed out. She likes the guy, it’s a new relationship, but she also has been working hard on a physical training regimen, and on losing weight. And it hasn’t been easy. She likes him, but would […]

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A Weighty Messenger……

Category: Health and Wellness, Uncategorized, Weight Loss, Diet, and Exercise

At a recent book signing I had an eye-opening experience. I am a first time author, so book signings still leave me with stars in my eyes and good feelings. You Are WHY You Eat takes on weight loss and health in an iconoclastic way – no prescriptions on what to eat, no magic promises […]

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Steroids for the soul…..

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As a psychologist and psychology professor who has been teaching Abnormal Psychology classes for over a decade – the Lance Armstrong interview and subsequent coverage reminded me of how naïve we are as a culture and how the media loves both demonizing and profiteering off of the diagnosis of our time. Narcissism. It’s so simple, […]

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