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MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy

Specialty: Clinical Psychology
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The Maria's Last Diet blog is all about the psychological side of dieting. You choose the diet. We'll help you stick to it. We've made sticking to a diet a lot easier for women. If you get stopped by the same old problems when you diet, you are going to like the totally fresh approach of... Full Bio
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A diet plan that helps you emotionally too by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet I'm always reading someone else's weight loss success story - why can't I write my own? Someone else's weight loss success story means that it c ... Read on »
A Diet Problem That You Have the Power to Fix by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Instead of choosing sides on the  “Diets Don’t Work” issue, how about a new wrinkle—taking a stand against learning to be helpless. A diet food plan is a perfect bree ... Read on »
A Diet Tip About "Sticking to It" by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet Here's a good way to stay the course when you're on a diet. Be kind to yourself. Did you know that empathy and understanding facilitate change ... Read on »
A Dieting Tip That Can Work Wonders by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet Are you on a diet? Are you planning to go on a diet? Grab a notebook, or start a "diet journal" file on your computer. Everyday, make notes a ... Read on »
A Fail-Safe Dieting Plan for the Holidays by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet Everyone knows the equation: holidays = pressure + stress. Even when you try to reduce the stress, it’s still stressful. Even when you’re not ... Read on »
A Foolproof Plan for Losing the Weight by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet Any endeavor as important as losing weight requires that you have a solid weight-loss plan in place before you start. You may think that choo ... Read on »
A Formerly Chubby Woman by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria' s Last Diet I' m on the run now. I lost 33 lbs, feel great, lookin good. But they' re after me. They' re trying to catch me, jump back onto my bod. ... Read on »
A Good Body Image...At Last by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet "That Saturday when she stepped out of the shower, Maria took the first good long look at herself since she started that very last diet of hers. ... Read on »
A Good Weight Loss Program Teaches You Not to Overcontrol by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet In the book Relapse Prevention, G. Alan Marlatt talked about "overcontrol". This occurs, he  said, when someone makes an absolute commitment to cha ... Read on »
A good weight loss solution: know the problem by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet If the only thing you recognize is that you're a size 14 when you want to be a 4, or that you weigh 170 when you want to weigh 120, then you are bl ... Read on »
A holiday diet tip for you by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet A holiday celebration repleat with food and drink and interpersonal tension is a high risk situation for any dieter. So what's the trick? Dec ... Read on »
A Let’s Make Mistakes Attitude Gives Emotional Safety to Women’s Weight Loss by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet There are a number of emotional benefits to taking on the attitude that during the weight loss process mistakes are inevitable but good and you ... Read on »
A Losing Weight Story. How Often Have You Heard This? by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss When she lost all the weight, she was so pleased with herself. She had been a life-long casualty of the weight wars. She fought bravely, persevered, lost all that wei ... Read on »
A Mother's Day Tale: Why the weight stays on by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria' s Last Diet Tell me, do you think I' m just an out of control lost cause? Do you? I feel like it. Yes? It feels like a serious situation. How ... Read on »
A Mother's Overeating Trail by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet Once there was a little girl whose mother wanted the best for her. The mother had been chubby as a child, and she always felt disapproved of by her ... Read on »
A Must in Losing the Weight: The Drinking Water Debate by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria' s Last Diet The Health Journal column in the Wall Street Journal (July 1, 2008) pointed up the ongoing controversy about the advice we' ve heard so often: D ... Read on »
A New line of Weight Loss Psychology Books for Women — just in time for the New Year by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss The New Year is coming, and people like to keep the resolutions they make. Symmetry Press offers help, with its new line of weight-loss psychology books for women.   ... Read on »
A New Weight-Loss Book for Women — Stop Your Emotional Eating by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet Here's another excerpt from Stop Your Emotional Eating, just released as the latest book in the Symmetry Press weight-loss books for women Using P ... Read on »
A New Year’s Weight-Loss Resolution Laced With A Little Luck by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Where do you stand on the state of your luck when it comes to those knotty weight issues of yours? Are you lucky, or are you unlucky; or are you some of both? Do you ... Read on »
A Pattern of Eating That’s Hard to Break by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Sheila got right to it. The kids had left for school and her husband was well out the door headed for work. She sat down at the kitchen table like she had done so many ti ... Read on »