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May 28

Practice Hunger

Wouldn’t it be great if your stomach was equipped with a visual gauge, similar to the gas gauge in your car? That way your body would tell you exactly how many calories you need in order to gain, lose or maintain your weight. That’s exactly what most diet programs aim... read more →
May 19

Become

Not having an endpoint can make it hard to understand this process; there’s no destination except that you learn how to aptly eat for hunger and fullness and balance your intake in order to maintain a healthy body and healthy weight.  BECOME is the practice of sensing hunger, balancing protein... read more →
May 12

This Could Be You

"I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in my early twenties. Although I did not experience many of the extreme weight loss/gain issues that other PCOS people experience, my appetite changed. I constantly felt hungry and never fully satisfied. I have always been very active, but when I started... read more →
Apr 29

The Devil is in the Details

The idiom “the devil is in the details” means that mistakes are usually made in the small details of a project. Usually it is a caution to pay attention to details to avoid failure. I use the phrase in the opposite way: If you get too bogged down in the... read more →
Apr 22

For Life

It doesn’t work to just eat as much as you want of only healthy foods. Ask anyone who’s tried it. Eventually, you realize that you have to eat within the structure of what your body can handle — the incinerator. Or, you realize that it can’t be sustained because you... read more →
Apr 15

FOMO

Although you might have excitement when beginning a diet and the changes it might bring about, there is also immediate FOMO involved: “fear of missing out.” The struggle is real. In ONE-TWO PUNCH nothing is removed or cut out. You’re making a choice about WHICH protein and WHICH carbohydrate. That... read more →
Apr 08

Permission

When I meet with clients in my office I say this, “For the next 5 minutes, don’t look at my earrings.” Most eyes go STRAIGHT to the earrings. They didn’t even notice my earrings ... until I said that. Suddenly, there’s interest in my earrings. It’s the same with ANYTHING... read more →
Mar 31

Portion Distortion

ONE-TWO PUNCH allows you to get serious about portion control.71 Sometimes, when you follow a diet, you’re focusing on what you eat, by cutting out food groups and not how much you eat. It’s important that you view foods a little more equally and lose the judgment. With this shift... read more →
Mar 25

What About Alcohol?

The last few pages include a lot of chatter and graphs about grams of carbohydrate, protein and fat. I included this for factual information, comparison and example. It would be easy to go down the rabbit hole with the particular grams of carbohydrate, protein and fat of various food items.... read more →
Mar 19

Milk

Milk is also considered a hybrid food in OTP. It used to be that when someone said milk, everyone knew they were talking about cow milk – that was the only available option. Now, there’s rice milk, almond milk, hemp milk, flaxseed milk, coconut milk, soy milk, goat milk, oat... read more →