How do we stay true to our health goals while dealing with people who may be upset or threatened by our new way of eating?Read More
What’s the biggest obstacle to reversing chronic disease and getting to a fit weight?
In this podcast interview, Howard shares the surprising answer.Read More
WellStart’s Chief of Behavioral Science explains why the “falling off the wagon” metaphor is so harmful to our efforts to lose weight and make sustainable diet and lifestyle changes.Read More
I lurk in a weight loss support group on Facebook so I can maintain understanding and empathy for folks at the early stages of their weight loss journey, and for folks who have been at it for a long time without success.Read More
Today, I answer a question posed in the comments of yesterday's talk, which was about turning vague intentions into action plans.
The question was, what happens when we set clear and measurable goals, and fail to achieve them?Read More
Sometimes we can get caught in a shame spiral when we continually give in to a bad habit. And that shame spiral can fuel and reinforce the bad habit. Here’s a technique to investigate the shame, and turn it on its head, so that we can use our deepest values to power our behavior.Read More
Good intentions are fine. But how do we make the shift from thinking to DOing? This three-word question is the litmus test of a serious action plan.Read More
Often, we overcompensate for a missed workout by starving ourselves. Or by spending two hours at the gym as penance for a piece of cheesecake. The Swedish concept of “fartlek,” a training technique used by runners, can help us get out of this constant cycle of “crime and punishment,” and move us toward our goals.Read More
There are three valid reasons for not starting an exercise regimen when you’ve just begun a new way of eating. And you should exercise anyway. Watch today’s WellCast to find out why.Read More
If you know what you should be eating and you still find yourself tempted by all these "bad" foods in your environment, what can you do? Today's tip: pretend that your life is a video game.Read More