barriers to weight loss

Satisfying Mind Hunger

By Brenda Rogers / 10 Dec 2015

By Geneen Roth During the peak of my diet and binge days, hunger had nothing to do with how much I consumed–I ate because I was angry, sad, bored, lonely, or tired, or because I was celebrating, grieving, or getting ready to go on another diet. It never occurred to me that eating had anything … Read more

Good and bad food, good and bad me!

By Brenda Rogers / 30 Oct 2015

Very frequently I hear a client explain their eating habits since their last visit in terms of “I’ve been good or I’ve been bad”! The belief that some foods are better than others, indeed that some foods are inherently good while others are inherently bad, has become a well-accepted underpinning of current nutrition lore. In … Read more

Is your life a whirlwind at the moment

By Brenda Rogers / 27 Apr 2014

What fabulous things can you do to support yourself while you’re going through pesky change?  How can you thrive through adversity? Recently, I found out that a tenant I had in an investment property was moving out (in a market that had dropped significantly) and, on the same day, that the house we are renting … Read more

Bummer, I’ve lost control of my eating…

By Brenda Rogers / 07 Feb 2014

Are you out of control?  Maybe you are a Carb Addict? Did you know we crave what we’re allergic to?  Or to put it another way, we can become addicted to what we are sensitive to. Do you really have a binge eating disorder or an emotional eating problem OR are you simply addicted to … Read more

You just want to look good, right?

By Brenda Rogers / 23 Jan 2014

I was speaking with a client this week who is well into her 60s – a lovely, kind lady who just has a few extra kilos particularly around the middle.  She wants to lose weight!  We were laughing as she told me how she remembered her mother telling her, years ago, that she wanted to … Read more

Gluten and weight loss

By Brenda Rogers / 11 Nov 2013

Could your health and your weight improve with the removal of gluten-containing products from your diet?  You could do a blood test to find out if you are reacting to gluten or you could remove gluten for a couple of weeks and then reintroduce it, taking note of your symptoms.  Gluten can take a while … Read more

More barriers to weight loss

By Brenda Rogers / 25 Oct 2013

Stress and poor sleep Our adrenal glands make the hormone cortisol in response to stress.  Excess levels of cortisol can cause fluid retention, bloating and weight gain around the neck, trunk and abdomen.  If stress is severe or prolonged, it can cause chronic elevation of the hormones cortisol and adrenaline and this can result in … Read more

3 barriers to overcome for weight loss

By Brenda Rogers / 10 Oct 2013

Recently, I started coaching a new group of women wanting to lose weight.  The program is for 8 weeks and the excitement at the beginning is palpable.  Everyone is filled with hope and longing that their weight loss goals will be fulfilled.  Then reality bites!  At around the 4-week mark the cracks begin to show, … Read more

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