How do you celebrate your weight loss victories? Do you have a happy dance or do you buy yourself something totally awesome? Probably the only wrong way to celebrate these kind of victories is with food. However, what do you do if you gain weight? Do you guilt yourself to do unplanned workout or do you punish your scale by hiding it in a closet? It is interesting to know how we all deal with our ups and down.
Sometimes we lose weight so unexpectedly, we are shocked, but so much more often we get frustrated by a gain. Where did it go wrong? Could it be a muscule gain or did the cookie I ate two days ago make me gain 2 lbs? After thinking about it – I finished my daughter’s mac-n-cheese yesterday, maybe that was it. I am hungry, I crave things, and I gained weight – that is so unfair!
Let’s face it we all crave bad food sometimes. Some of us stronger than others; I can’t resist a piece of pizza once in a while. What is worse than eating a piece of pizza? Guilt. It comes way too late when there is nothing we can do about 300 calories that vanished in our stomach. “I did so good for the whole week, then I ruined everything and I feel horrible about it”. Sounds familiar?
But what if we could change that? What if there was a way to give a makeover to mac-n-cheese and brownies to make it better and healthier? I really hope there is a way to improve our unhealthy favorites and our special guest does tell us how to do it.
Special Guest: Corinne Dobbas, MS, RD, (@RDCorinne) a leading nutrition counselor, writer, speaker and trusted nutrition source for the media. She believes that optimal health starts with the activity that you do every day—eat. Corinne is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with a Masters in Nutrition who adores helping people find health through nutrition. You can find Corinne in the San Francisco Bay Area counseling, speaking, and writing about nutrition. She specializes in weight management and sports nutrition.
“You have the power to create the best, healthiest, and happiest you there is. It’s my job to help you find that “best” you.”
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