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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 Weight Loss Success Story is Always Built on Baby Steps by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet It is not the diet per se that brings successful weight loss. It is what you as the dieter already have inside you that is essential to your succes ... Read on »
A Weight Loss Success Story is More Than Commitment and Willpower by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet So you have the will to lose weight. You want to. You need to. You set your weight loss goal. But... Just your commitment to a weight loss go ... Read on »
A Weight Loss Success Story is Surprising Sometimes by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet April 3rd I meant to say this in the therapy session today, but I couldn't. It was much too private and it flew right out of my head. I'll tr ... Read on »
A Weight Loss Tip About Eating Secretly by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet Do you sneak food? Do you know why you do it? If you have bouts of eating secretly, you are certainly not alone. Many women who have problems ... Read on »
A Weight Loss Tip About Self Evaluation by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet Dear Maria... This morning I had a breakthrough. I usually have my best moments first thing in the morning. So here it is: I don't like what ... Read on »
A weight loss tip for those of you with low self-esteem by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet Protecting your self-esteem is important. High self-esteem probably means that you are likely to succeed in life. If protecting your self-esteem ... Read on »
A weight loss tip that can free you from food by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet Here's a good exercise to help you take the focus off food and put your energy where it needs to go. Answer these two questions: What are t ... Read on »
A Weight Problem Myth On Its Weigh Out: The Fruit Theory by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss What kind of fruit you are is no longer relevant to greater risk for heart disease. Prior to a recent review of the research , it was believed that being an “apple” shape ... Read on »
A Weight-Loss Challenge that Many Women Face is Doubting Themselves by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss When it comes to losing weight, do you have confidence or do you doubt yourself? If you are confident, you will most likely validate what you are doing to lose the weight ... Read on »
A Weight-Loss Goal is a Lofty Thing. Too Lofty? by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Greta was seated with all the other dinner guests. They had just finished cocktails and hors d”oeuvres and drinks, and Greta was proud of herself for not taking any—no dr ... Read on »
A Weight-Loss Psychology That Does No Harm by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss “Do no harm.” This has long been the credo of physicians. It is an important principle in any situation in which some form of help or treatment or repair is required. ... Read on »
A Weight-Loss Question: When Is An Obstacle an Obstacle? by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Everyone knows and expects there will be obstacles, lots of them, on the way to a weight-loss goal. The obstacles are there and you have to find a way over them or around ... Read on »
A Weight-Loss Support Group Can Be Just What the Doctor Ordered by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Although they are not for everyone, mutual support groups can be a big help. Here are some of the pluses: Others face similar proble ... Read on »
A Well-Kept Weight-Loss Secret by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss So you intend to. That’s all well and good. But how and when? Have you made any plans? Are your plans specific enough? OK, you made plans, and they are specific enough fo ... Read on »
A Woman’s Guide to Weight Loss: What About Yourself Are You Proud Of by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss How can we help? Is there a side of you that you’re proud of? Can you use this side to make it less difficult to lose weight? Here’s what Cynthia did. She was hav ... Read on »
A Wrecked Weight Loss Diet - Who Hasn't Had One? by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria' s Last Diet But - a diet failure can tell you about:    what kinds of things tend to come between you and your goals    where you need better planning ... Read on »
Ability to Make Changes by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria' s Last Diet At Maria' s Last diet, we' re always investigating the concept of personal change. FYI: there is a nice piece in the New York Times (July 24, 200 ... Read on »
About Binge Eating by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria' s Last Diet There' s an interesting piece in the April 24th New York Times in Tara Parker-Pope' s "Well" column titled: Monica Seles Talks About Binge Eating ... Read on »
About Getting Weighed at Your Doctor’s Office by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Don’t worry about getting weighed at your doctor’s office the next time you go. Your primary care physician, if he or she is like the majority of primary care doctors in ... Read on »
About Making Good Choices For Losing Your Unwanted Weight by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Do you really decide what to do based on what you expect will bring the result that you want? While this way of looking at things seems incontrovertible, there are ot ... Read on »