Jan 15

This Could Be You…

I was raised in a clean-your-plate culture with media touting 5’10” female models weighing 106 pounds. My tall slender grandmother called me out as “pudgy” whenever I gained 5 pounds or more. I started dieting around age 14 and have yo-yoed my 5’5” body between 118 – 170 pounds too... read more →
Jan 08

Are You Hungry?

You can ask yourself whether your body indeed needs fuel. External sources of false hunger, like appetite and craving triggers, are usually for something specific, something delicious.  You can ask yourself, “Am I so hungry that I’d eat steamed broccoli, brown rice and grilled chicken?” If you’re not actually physically... read more →
Dec 18

Is It “Time” to Eat?

An external cue for many people is the clock. What makes you reach for something to eat? Do you feel the need to eat at “breakfast time” or “lunch time” or another typical mealtime? I frequently ask clients what prompts them to eat at a particular time. A common response... read more →
Dec 11

Partly Cloudy

There are many things that can be mistaken for hunger. Your ability to detect hunger and fullness gets clouded by other influences; a primary influence is emotions. Any emotion under the sun can mask your sense of hunger. Stress is a term possibly used to describe ANY uncomfortable feeling. More... read more →
Dec 04


Many things can confuse your ability to detect true physical hunger and fullness. If you’ve been ignoring your hunger and fullness signals for a while, your physical sensitivity to them decreases.13 This comes from chronically restricting food intake, continually cleaning your plate or limiting eating to certain times when following... read more →
Nov 27

Overriding the System

For the purpose of this book and to decrease confusion, I am over-simplifying a complex process. In a way, ghrelin and leptin act in opposition to each other for the body to maintain ideal energy balance or ideal body weight.15,19,26 But being the complicated humans that we are, this system... read more →
Nov 20

The Incinerator

The first and most crucial part of ONE-TWO PUNCH is BURN: eating when you are hungry. Even if you stop doing any other part of ONE-TWO PUNCH, keep adhering to the foundational principle of eating when you are hungry. Recognizing physical hunger and eating when you feel that sensation is... read more →
Nov 13

This Could Be You …

Finally…something has clicked in my psyche after a lifelong battle with weight and food obsession. After a lot of therapy, cultivating my spirituality and my work with Claudia, I’m probably the happiest I’ve ever been in my life. I am 36 years old and have been on diets since I... read more →
Nov 06


ONE-TWO PUNCH (OTP)  was specifically created to show you how to put the best aspects of nutrition information into action — in a way that makes sense. It’s designed to feel comfortable and still allow you to reach your health and fitness goals.  This concept evolved as I was trying... read more →
Oct 30

Is This For You?

Do you want to eat healthy without trying too hard? Are you tired of dieting to get the results you want? Why is it so complicated? Why do we need so many plans, directions, instructions and laws governing our eating? Every year it is something different. Eat this, don’t eat... read more →