Posts Tagged ‘Weight Loss’

Women’s Health Articles

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Dr. Katz is quoted on occasion in Women’s Health magazine articles – most recently on “jumpstarting” your diet.   Earlier, in January, she contributed to the dialogue on resolutions.


The Best Diet is the One You’ll Stick With

Friday, April 10th, 2015

“For any given person, it’s really a matter of what can they stick with,” says Michael Jensen of the Mayo Clinic, summarizing an extensive review of long-term weight loss studies. In other words, whether a person loses with low-carb, Paleo, Mediterranean, or some other diet, what matters most is not the diet type, but whether or not that person’s still on track beyond the six-month point. Staying on track for a year or two, and then forever, is what promises the best and most lasting results for improved weight and health. This bottom line seems to emerge whenever diets are compared over longer periods: there are no magic bullets, and the best diet is the one you’ll stick with.

What will you stick with, though? That question itself can be hard to answer. Depending on the search terms you use, you can find over 69,000 diet books on (that’s for “Health, Fitness and Diet”). And the site promises, in addition, over 5,000 new releases within the next ninety days. How do you possibly know which regime will suit you, which advice will help?

The Best Diet

When I think of “the best diet is the one you’ll stick with”, I envision a two-part project.   Each part deserves thought, and usually also time for learning and trial-and-error. First, the question of what will indeed suit you needs answering. Many people, I find, know pretty much what this is. Melanie, for example, absolutely knows she feels best, loses weight, and cuts cravings when she eats a very low carbohydrate diet.   Jacqueline, however, hates eating all that meat and prefers a more vegetarian routine. She finds that avoiding sugar is the key for her to stay on track. Mark always does best when he puts the limits on eating out and focuses on simply eating a little less at each meal—portion control. Once he does that, the rest seems to fall in place. (more…)


Weighing in on “Weighing In”

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

 Here is a recent Thin From Within entry from Psychology Today:


It’s a common question, with an answer that has shifted over time:  “How often should I weigh myself?” asks the person hoping to lose.  That person may well know the excitement of seeing the lower number….as well as the distress that an unchanged—or worse, higher!—number can bring.  More than once, this same person may have experienced the “weighing in” as the “giving up”  point of an effort to eat differently. (more…)


Leaving the Kingdom of Sweets

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

My New Year’s blogpost at Psychology Today helps us consider how to Leave the Kingdom of Sweets behind, post-holidays.  It also proposes that we integrate some of this “leaving behind” into the New Year in whatever way works best for us.  Click here to read the entire post. 

Best wishes for a healthy happy New Year!



Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

“Lose weight quick!” …..“drop pounds now!”….. “special miracle diet!” You may not expect to find those words here……focus as we do on keeping weight off, avoiding yo-yo diets and fads, nurturing healthy eating habits. Yes, most of us share these important food and diet concerns. And yet…..we still itch to lose those pounds, and preferably to lose them now. We want those pounds off! Often with good reason, too. So, in this season of starting fresh, let’s look at some weight loss tips and how they can help. (more…)



Saturday, November 14th, 2009

I’m so happy to launch EatSanely, my new website, course, and blog. I’ve been working toward this project in various ways for years–as a psychologist, eating disorders specialist, and person who’s very fired up about the food craziness surrounding us.

To start with, let me restate here my working definition of “sane eating”: In short, this is eating in a way that maintains a healthy-enough weight, for good, without constant worry or guilt. In other words, without short-term or extreme diets cause frustration and regain. This doesn’t mean one way of eating fits all. It also doesn’t mean that this is easy, or that it happens all at once. Given the world we live in, though, it does mean that we each have to find some way of reaching that sane eating path—because our food world isn’t going to change overnight. Finding your own path to sanity can take trial and error, and time and attention, given that we live in a world of fast food, fake food, 300,000 diet books, and 1,400 calorie hamburgers. I believe there’s a way for each of us, though. And that’s what this work, and this forum, is about.

In this weekly blog, I’ll talk about sane eating “building blocks”—change strategies, coping skills, and “food for thought” that might help in paving a sane path. Also, as I comb the media daily for the helpful and the ridiculous, I’ll often comment on what strikes me there.

I hope you’ll join me in this exploration. I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts, your ideas, your questions, your successes and frustrations. Let me know what you think!