Done With Dieting

What if You Win the War with Your Body


When I was new to the coaching world I attended a training class where one of the mentor coaches asked a question that had a profound impact on me.


The question was “if you’re at war with your… Continue reading

I Was “Good” All Day But Lost it at Night


Ever feel like you eat well all day only to lose control and eat everything in sight at night?


I have seen this play out hundreds of times in my life as well in the lives of many… Continue reading

It May Be Woo-Woo, But It Works


Breaking the yo-yo diet cycle requires a willingness to try something new. I am not talking about trying the new diet that your girlfriend is raving about unless you really want to subject yourself to a new set of… Continue reading

Scale Back on the Weighing


Over the years I have spoken to hundreds of women who want to lose weight and become obsessed with the scale. They feel like they need the scale to confirm if they’re “being good” or if they’re getting out… Continue reading

What I Wish I Would Have Learned When I Was Younger

Do you ever wish you could go back in time and share some words of wisdom with your younger self?


When I think of all the years I wasted hating my body, I wonder what my life would have… Continue reading

The Mysterious Habits of Normal Eaters


Many of my clients come to me feeling like they have wasted so much time and energy obsessing about food. They have spent years trying to lose weight.


They are sick of yo-yo dieting and want to figure… Continue reading

Who “deserves” ice cream?


I wrote this post in honor of all the young girls who sadly step into the dieting trap with no end in sight. It is my deepest hope that our generation of women will learn how to end the… Continue reading

Don’t Leave Her Off Your Gratitude List


With Thanksgiving coming up, sharing what we are grateful for comes naturally. While it is easy to express gratitude for our family, friends, and favorite things, we often leave out one special person.


We take her for granted.… Continue reading

Three Simple, but necessarily easy ways to start Befriending Your Body


As a recovered body hater, binge eater, and yo-yo dieter I am thrilled and grateful to be able to share tips on how to “Befriend Your Body.” A few years ago, if anyone would have told me that I… Continue reading

Do Before Pictures Motivate You Or Make You Miserable?

Do you take “before” pictures? If you answered yes, I am curious to know if they motivate you in a positive way or make you feel worse and defeated.


I know many people love the “before” picture technique, but… Continue reading

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The way you stressed making small measurable changes, made the goal appear a lot more attainable. The way you stressed making small measurable changes, made the goal appear a lot more attainable.

Michele Potter
Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture City of Gaithersburg