Reason #99 to Never Enter the Grocery Store Without Your Grocery List

The grocery store. Fraught with pitfalls. Even if you eschew the inner aisles and their processed pseudofoods in favor of the whole foods found around the outside of the store, you must still contend with the bakery and its temptations.

This is why all the experts advise us to come with shopping list in hand. Stick to the list! No inpulse purchases. It’s good advice, but the list serves another purpose as well. It turns out that we’re more likely to make emotional, impulsive choices when our rational brains are busy… [Read More]

Top Strategies for Watching Calories When Dining Out

Eating out. Sometimes it seems impossible to make good choices. Restaurants sell more food when it tastes good, and the easiest way to make it taste good is to add fattening sauces or unhealthy amounts of salt or mounds of sugar.

Mmmmmm. Delish.

So what’s a girl to do? That skinny girl is screaming to get out, so you could grab some chocolate to shut her up before ordering a plate of fried chicken. Or you could buck up and devise a strategy to make sure your meal doesn’t turn into a dieting disaster.

Here are some of my top dieting strategies […]

Pay at the Pump

To lose weight, I try to incorporate a lot of little strategies. One strategy is to pay at the pump.

Not a strategy, you say? I respectfully disagree. The gas station convenience store is fraught with dieting pitfalls. Take this glorious, thigh-expanding, artery clogging example of heavenly goodness. I love love love these things. All 450 calories of them.

I'm pretty sure I've been in gas stations that sold nothing but Little Debbie chocolate pies.

In fact, whatever your dieting weakness, the convenience store seems to stock more of it than anything else.

Why put yourself through it?* Don’t go inside. Pay at […]