March 25, 2015 | Uncategorized | tagged , , , , , , , ,

If food rules your life in any way, you’ve come to the right place.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, up to 24 million people in the U.S. have some type of eating disorder (anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating).  Anorexia and bulimia are very serious and potentially life-threatening conditions which require medical and psychological attention.

A far greater number of people suffer — and I do mean suffer — from disordered eating patterns, where the unhealthy relationship you have with food diminishes the quality of your life, and possibly your health.  I’m sad to say that out of the hundreds of personal training clients I’ve worked with over 15 years (mostly women aged 35-65), only a very few didn’t exhibit behaviors associated with disordered eating patterns.

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Disordered Eating Patterns: A Screwed-Up Relationship With Food

May 6, 2015 | Disordered Eating Patterns | tagged , , , , ,

$blogMost people are familiar with the Big Two eating disorders:  anorexia and bulimia.  Somewhat less familiar is binge-eating disorder.  Even less familiar but much more common are disordered eating patterns, which have lots of symptoms that many of us have come to accept as a normal way of relating to food.  I don’t know what “normal” is, but I do know that accepting this screwed-up relationship with food is a mistake. … (more)

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Diets Revisited – Part 2 Fen-Phen: The Next Best Thing to Recovery

April 22, 2015 | Diets, Uncategorized | tagged , , ,

Remember this diet-pill duo from the mid-’90s?  The combination of phentermine and fenfluramine not only virtually eliminated one’s appetite, but — even better — eliminated all thoughts of food, which was a blessing for anyone battling disordered eating.  To be free from thinking about food every minute was wonderful and liberating.  I’d never, never felt anything like it and wanted to stay that way forever.

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Diets Revisited – Part 1

April 16, 2015 | Diets, Uncategorized | tagged ,

It’s time for a trip down diet memory lane…a chance to reminisce about some of the absurd and unhealthy methods I’ve used over the years to lose weight…“and keep it off!”  (Yeah, right.)

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Diets Revisited – 7 Days Without Food — The Diet From Hell

April 8, 2015 | Diets, Uncategorized | tagged , ,

I ate ’em all.


In 1979, I dropped out of college and moved from Boston to Sarasota, FL, where my mother and stepfather lived.  It was a nice enough place, but I moved because my life was a mess and there was no where else to go. The previous six months in Boston were miserable and frightening; depression led to a fear of leaving my apartment, which meant it was impossible to hold down a job. At almost 21, I felt like a failure and had no idea how to change my life.

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