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MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy

Specialty: Clinical Psychology
California
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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Weight-Gaining Meal (Present) vs. Losing More Weight (Future)—Which Will Prevail? by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet Opportunities abound during your weight loss efforts to choose between a future goal, such as losing some more weight, or a present reality, suc ... Read on »
The Process of Weight Loss and You by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet The weight loss process—stress or challenge? Which is it for you? You most likely perceive the process of weight loss as stressful when the situ ... Read on »
Weight Loss Psychology for When You Intend Losing Excess Weight by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet You may think that what you intend is also what you might expect, but this is definitely not a given. You may intend to lose all of your unwante ... Read on »
When You Disobey Your Weight Loss Routine… by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet What happens when you break the weight loss routine you set up for yourself? Let’s say you ate more than you planned to, or you slipped from you ... Read on »
Why Not Practice and Have Easier Weight Loss by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet Practice what you preach. Practice makes perfect. Practice is everything. Practice as if you’re the worst; act as if you’re the best. Where ... Read on »
Unable to Lose Weight Because of Your Personality by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet Can weight-gaining and weight-maintaining forms of eating be a personality issue? See for yourself. Here’s how you can check yourself out and se ... Read on »
You Can Get Motivated to Lose Weight in a Way You Might Not Have Thought Of by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet Here’s a funny idea. Weight loss motivation not only comes from how much desire you have to lose your unwanted weight, it also is a function of ... Read on »
Do You Mind What You Eat? by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet Is what you expect what you get? The bag of chips, the bar of chocolate, the richness of the lasagna, the heaping spoonfuls of sugar, and the tw ... Read on »
Do You Compensate When You Violate Your Weight Loss Routine? by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet What happens when you’re set on losing unwanted weight and you violate your weight loss routine? What do you say to yourself? What do you do? Do ... Read on »
Do You Need Help with Emotional Eating When You’re Having a Bad Day by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet Do you eat too much food or eat too many fattening foods when you’re having a bad day? Do you feel trapped and stuck in this pattern of eating o ... Read on »
Need Help to Lose Weight? What Is It With the Way You Eat? by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet When you are insistent upon losing your unwanted weight, how will you get those needs met that your weight-gaining and weight-maintaining patter ... Read on »
Self-Evaluation During the Weight Loss Process by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet As you go through the process of weight loss, there will be many opportunities for self-evaluation. It will be only natural for you at times to ... Read on »
Using Psychology to Lose Weight Involves Understanding Your Emotional Life by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet Believe it or not, an internal struggle to deal with other people can result in being unable to stop weight-gaining and weight-maintaining kinds ... Read on »
Are You Finding It Difficult to Lose Weight? See If You Are Being Impulsive. by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet “Before I knew it, I was…” “I just had to have some.” “I couldn’t resist.” “There was no stopping me.” Have you ever done any of these thing ... Read on »
Excess Weight to Lose—but by Force of Habit Calorie-Rich Snacks Get in the Way by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet What’s the deal? You were not hungry, but you ate nonetheless. You snacked, and it was pretty soon after dinner. You definitely weren’t hungry. ... Read on »
Alas! The Loss of Pleasure From Losing Excess Weight by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet When cutting back in some way in order to lose your unwanted weight, you are cutting back as well on the pleasure associated with your old eatin ... Read on »
How to Stay On Your Weight Loss Regimen by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet How can you adhere when things interfere? Isn’t this the hallmark of the weight loss process as you know it? You try and try to stick to it—the ... Read on »
When Being Optimistic Can Make Weight Loss Problems by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet Have you gotten sorely discouraged when you didn’t lose any weight one week? Have you experienced a desire to quit your weight loss diet when yo ... Read on »
A Big Weight Loss Behavior—Do You Know When You Are Full? by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet When you eat, how responsive are you to internal cues of fullness? Take the following quick measure and see. Rate each item using this scale ... Read on »
Why You Should Use Psychology to Maintain Weight Loss by MariasLastDiet.com Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss by Maria's Last Diet When you are trying to maintain weight loss, it is important to eat enough so you feel full. While this is true, foods high in satiety value are ... Read on »