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The Most Powerful Tool

Most of those who read this will immediately discount, disregard, or resist this tool. Watch your brain’s reaction when I tell you that the MOST IMPORTANT TOOL you will ever use to help you reverse your diabetes and lose weight is a food journal. Yes: a pen and piece of paper. A record of everything […]

Why It’s So Hard To Eat Only When You’re Hungry

Don’t think you’re an emotional eater? Answer this one question: Why are you eating when you’re not hungry? All of us do this.  Actually, we are probably doing lots of things besides overeating to deal with emotions that we don’t want to feel.  Let’s look closely at what’s behind it. Why feelings matter Feelings are […]

Type 2 Diabetes: Is It My Genes or Is It My Fault?

I love my clients and my patients. It’s not uncommon for me to hear from either that they blame someone or something for their lifelong struggle with diabetes.  It’s funny how our minds search for a reason, and they get pretty creative in the process. There is such a range of explanations our minds find […]

Change Because You Want to, Not Because You Have To

No body wants to do anything they HAVE to do. Do you think you HAVE to get control of your weight or your diabetes?  That you HAVE to take medications or check your blood sugars? When you have to do something, you end up forcing yourself, pushing yourself toward it.  You resist it.  You argue […]

Is It Possible to Have Fun Reversing Type 2 Diabetes?

Awesome question, right? In life coaching, we are in the business of asking awesome questions.  When you ask awesome questions, you get awesome answers. Try it. Answer this question right now: “How can I have fun while reversing my diabetes?”  Sit with it for a minute.  Focus your mind.  If you do not direct your […]

How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Without Hunger

Hunger is painful.  And scary for most people.  Enough of it will break anyone’s determination to lose weight and improve their health.  😩 Anyone who has ever followed the conventional dieting advice of restricting calories and exercising more probably remembers suffering with hunger.  We have to lean HARD on our willpower to push through it, […]

How To Survive Deprivation

Deprivation is a feeling that usually happens when we are restricting our options.  It’s the wanting of something we cannot have. For any of us that have changed our diet in an effort to lose weight or improve our health, this is a big reason we avoid diets.  Deprivation becomes an obstacle to reaching our […]

Who Are You If You Don’t Have Type 2 Diabetes Anymore?

Living with a disease like Type 2 Diabetes or obesity affects your life every day in countless ways.  It’s no wonder that it becomes a part of your identity. Even if you haven’t acknowledged that you identify as a person with a chronic disease, it’s probably impacting your thoughts day to day in a way […]

How To Survive the Holidays With Type 2 Diabetes

Ok.  We just got through round one. Thanksgiving is a holiday centered around indulgence, so understandably this is going to be an obstacle for people trying to keep their blood sugars under control. How did it go for you?  Have you thrown in the towel and surrendered to the onslaught of celebratory binging going on […]

Why Exercise Does Not Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

I will never tell you not to exercise if you want to.  Exercise has enormous benefits, both mental and physical.  I don’t even need to get into all those benefits, because most people are well aware that exercising is good for you. However, it is misguided to believe the reason why you haven’t reversed your […]