I Know How to Take Care of Myself

I was watching an interview with Gordon Ramsay the other day. Jimmy Kimmel asked him how, as a chef, he is able to stay so trim and fit. His answer? “Well, I do know how to take care of myself.” Not sure why, but this stunned me.  Such an obvious and basic answer. He went […]

Fog Free Days

I love The Weight School I teach in-person and online with Susan Hyatt. One of the most rewarding things I do is read emails from women who have completed that course and have not only lost weight, but found a peace with food. As I hear feedback from these women, I’m always creating new ideas […]

Weight Suffering

Those of us who have weight suffered, don’t need it explained. We know it. We can still feel and remember the pain of it. Weight suffering isn’t just about how much you weigh or how good you look. It has very little to do with what types of food you eat. It has nothing to […]

Questions Change Everything

Right now I am in Hawaii with my family. I am truthfully having the time of my life. I watched my son surf this morning while drinking my second cup of coffee. It doesn’t get better. I came here when I was younger and  missed the experience and didn’t even know it. I was obsessed […]

I Just Wanted to Be Like Her

When I was younger, I just wanted to be like her. I spent hours thinking about how she had it made… She was beautiful. She was rich. She was talented. She was loved. And most of all, she was thin. Effortlessly thin. I knew that if I could just be her, I would have the […]

Overeating

Brooke:  What would your life be like if you could only eat when you're hungry? Client:  Horrible.  That would suck. Brooke: Why? Client: Because when it tastes so good it makes me happy. Brooke: So, overeating makes you happy? Client:  Yeah. Sometimes. Brooke:  How do you know you are happy when you are overeating? Client: […]

The Moment After an Unanswered Craving

This post is a journal entry I shared with my 42 day Jumpstart Students who requested it: There is a moment after an unanswered craving. A single moment… This moment of stopping and feeling requires consciousness and truth. Sometimes it feels easier to pretend…     Pretend I'm still hungry when I'm not.     Pretend that […]

Eat What You Want (WHAT?!?)

This is a guest post from my kick-ass friend and weight coach, Bridgette Boudreau: Eat What You Want (WHAT?!?) When I tell my clients they can eat what they want, they usually respond with some version of “Huh?” “You mean I can eat pizza?” Yes. “Nachos?” Yes. “Ice cream?” Yes. They tend to go two […]

What is it here to teach you?

"Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know. Even if we run a hundred miles an hour to the other side of the continent, we find the very same problem awaiting us when we arrive." -Pema Chodron Emotional overeating (what I call fog eating) is one of the best […]

You’re Gonna Eat Candy

Well, at least I hope you are. It is Halloween! There is so much candy in my house right now I could feed a small country. And yes, I am going to eat some. The difference between this year and ten years ago is not that I am going to eat candy. I have eaten […]