Heidi Skolnik's Blog
On Mar 28, 2011Portions. No way around this one. No matter who you are or what you eat. Portion size matters.
On Mar 28, 2011
Move away from all or none thinking. For instance, I will only eat “healthy” foods may lead one to self talk that goes something like this : “I ate two cookies and have blown my diet for the day so I might as well eat the whole package of cookie” This type of thinking flies in the face of learning how to eat...Full Post
On Mar 26, 2011Reframe internal thoughts: try to tune into how you talk to yourself. Catch negative self talk or talk that takes you away from your goal. For instance: have you ever said to yourself “ I have had a tough day I deserve that ________(cookie, ice cream, bread and butter….).” Try to reframe that thought to acknowledge the...Full Post
On Mar 26, 2011Move daily. Be it a formal exercise plan or a brisk walk outside, get moving. It will lift your spirits as well and keep neurons firing, help with your body’s ability to handle glucose (better blood sugar regulation)…well, there are hundreds of reasons to move. Additionally, most people I work with...Full Post
On Mar 24, 2011
On my list of The Top Ten Weight Lost Tips:
Eat Breakfast: it can be very difficult to connect that eating breakfast effects your hunger at night but it is true. Eating a well-rounded substantial breakfast will help keep cravings in check and you will be less likely to overeat later in the day!...Full Post
On Mar 23, 2011
If you had to write your Top Ten Tips for Weight Loss, what would they be?
It may be that they change as your learning and understanding changes, your weight changes, your body image, your exercise capacity, your stage of life...but, it may also be that there are certain truths that remain constant....Full Post
On Mar 15, 2011
It has been a while...while I was not looking, the weeks ticked on. These past two weeks I traveled for work attending conferences and learning new information that hopefully I can share with my clients (and you!!).
A very exciting area of emerging research is epigenetics and nutrigenomics (still with...Full Post
On Feb 22, 2011
is the way to go. Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and WHOLE GRAINS decreased incidence of heart disease, infectious disease and respiratory disease. The beneficial nutrients found in whole grains are powerful when eaten daily over time. The amount of fiber needed per day, in this recent...Full Post
On Feb 02, 2011
Have you ever eaten more than you intended, or foods that were not on your “plan” and then, instead of getting right back on track, had a conversation with yourself that went something like this “I already blew it. I might as well eat the rest and start again tomorrow”?!
Learning how to recover from a “lapse”...Full Post
On Jan 29, 2011
I know, I know...here we are on a site that is focused on weight loss! What we look like matters, no question about it. But that is only one part of the equation. Weight matters for our health and well-being. Our fitness impacts every system in our body. Being fit affects our physical and mental health--what...Full Post