10 Tips to Win the Belly Fat War

 Most of my clients long for a flatter stomach and washboard abs. While you may want to slim down for vanity’s sake, shrinking your waistline is also important for your health....more

"I Want To Eat Healthier" - Making Changes in the Kitchen Towards a Healthier You!

I am probably the last person on earth who would ever have given healthy eating advice. Several years ago, before I remarried I was a self-confessed fast food addict. There were days when I ate fast food meals three times a day. Needless to say I gained quite a bit of weight and felt sluggish. Getting off the fast food drive-thru track wasn't easy. It was a die-hard habit and I absolutely went through withdrawals. ...more

Taming Holiday Tempation

 December 11, 2014By Dr. A...more

Day 8 - Resurrecting an Oldie but Goodie

I was trying to think of what to write about today, and I came across a posting by Heather who writes "The Waiting is the Hardest Part."  She participated in "Resurrection Blogfest III" yesterday where her fellow bloggers brought back a post from the last year.  I thought I would borrow her idea and repost one of my favorite posts from the last year.  Seriously, I tell patients this on a daily, so I am resharing this blast from the past... well, from 2/10/14 anyway.......more
I used to think I had to go through all this extra effort and learn how to master a dish to eat ...more

Closet shopping as diet motivation?

"Where did that come from?" T asked, eyeing the short white and red striped skirt I was modeling with a raised eyebrow....more

The Moment I Stopped Caring About My Weight

In college I was a svelte 130 pounds. I could wear anything and look like a waif. I could eat buckets of ice cream or live on black coffee and cigarettes, it didn’t matter because my weight was seemingly never more than an ounce over 130 lbs. Life was pretty good.And then I got mortgaged to my long-term boyfriend. Add 10 lbs.And then I got pregnant. Add another 10 lbs. once the post pregnancy weight finally evened out.And then I got married to the long-term boyfriend....more

Dangerous Weight Loss Pills

 On my website, www.SmashYourScale.com I work daily with women who are struggling with weight loss. Without fail every week at least one of my members asks, “Isn’t there a diet pill that works?”...more

Top 10 Reasons to Ditch Diets

Today, May 6th is International No Diet Day (INDD).  The holiday is dedicated to raising awareness of how unhealthy and harmful dieting can be and teaching people how to have a healthier relationship with food. In honor of INDD I've put together a list of the Top 10 Reasons to Ditch Diets.  1. Diets don’t work...more

The Five Bite Diet is an Eating Disorder Diet

Okay, it’s time for: The Worst Diet of the Month Award. The very first winner of this prestigious honor is (drum roll please)… the Five Bite Diet. A more accurate moniker might be, The Eating Disorder Diet. ...more

What’s the Best Diet for Weight Loss and Health?

I’ve seen a lot of diets come and go and come back again. From Ornish (10% fat, vegetarian) to Atkins (high protein, low carb) to Cabbage Soup and Paleo, been there, done that.You can probably guess the most common question I’ve been asked in my 20 plus years as a Registered Dietitian and Psychologist, “What’s the best diet, Dr. A?”...more