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Understanding what “self-care” means “Self-Care” is a popular buzzword used to describe the act of participating in activities that benefit physical & mental health. It includes deliberate actions taken in an attempt to improve personal qualities such as confidence, creativity, productivity, decision-making, communication, and more. A common misconception is that self-care involves the act … Continue reading Stop Feeling Guilty About Self-Care
Quiet the noise of negative thoughts that are impeding your goals. By: Dr. Kim Feinstein, Psy.D The Power of Positive Thinking As humans, we engage in a constant internal dialogue called “self-talk” which combines our conscious thoughts with our unconscious moral compass. Through this act, our brain works to process experiences and use it … Continue reading How To Get Rid Of A Negative Mindset
By: Dr. Kim Feinstein, Psy.D. We all have the power to decide what we’re going to do next, but sometimes emotions can cloud our judgement. Here’s how to resist urges to engage in unhealthy habits. When we discover something that triggers the feeling of pleasure, the brain produces dopamine— a feel-good neurochemical. For this reason, … Continue reading 5 Tips for Better Self-Control
By: Dr. Kim Feinstein, Psy.D. You made your New Year’s resolution to lose weight. Starting with enthusiasm, meal prepping, increasing your water intake, exercise, and trying to avoid the temptations that seemed to lurk around every corner. Right now, you’re probably very committed to reaching your goals and ready to make the changes! However, as … Continue reading How to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution to Lose Weight
By: Heather Wright, FNP-C., Red Mountain Clinical Assistant Director After losing 147 pounds, I feel like a new person. I am healthier, happier and more active than I ever could have imaged. Now, I can do activities that I never would have been able to do at my heaviest weight, like hike regularly, scuba dive, … Continue reading Healthy Family Lifestyle: Setting Up a Lifetime of Health
After focusing on accomplishing one large task for so long, patients are often stuck wondering, “what’s next?” after achieving their weight loss goals. It can be tempting to go back to old lifestyle habits, but doing so can actually lead to rebound weight gain. At this time, it’s important to give yourself a pat on … Continue reading You’ve Reached Your Goal Weight, What’s Next?
Written by: Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Kim Feinstein, Red Mountain Weight Loss® Behavioral Weight Loss Specialist “On certain days, I could eat everything that is not nailed down. I find myself sneaking into the kitchen, rummaging through the refrigerator and pantry for something to eat. I begin to eat everything in sight. I justify my eating … Continue reading How to S.T.I.C.K. to Your Diet
By: Dr. Kim Feinstein, Red Mountain Weight Loss® Clinical Psychologist & Weight Loss Specialist There is no shortage of excuses for unhealthy eating and lifestyle choices. In my many years as a Clinician, I believe I have heard them all. However, if your ultimate goal is long-term success with weight loss and a healthier lifestyle, … Continue reading Own It!
Before the holiday season, perhaps you were highly motivated and committed to living a healthy lifestyle. Beginning each day with enthusiasm and hope, you did everything you were “supposed” to do – ate clean, exercised, and overall acted according to the lifestyle that would help you achieve your goals. Then the holiday season arrived. You … Continue reading Dr. Kim: Stop Wishing and Start Doing! How to Overcome Holiday Setbacks
Many of us are on one end of the spectrum or the other – you either bounce up out of bed with the enthusiasm of a puppy, or you lay in the comfort of your bed sheets until you can will yourself to put one foot in front of the other. Depending on age, you’re … Continue reading How to Jumpstart Your Day