Amy Culver - The Queen Of Lean

12/29/12
Holiday stress

12/15/12
Holiday season isn't all just about food

12/01/12
Plan ahead to stay on the right track

11/17/12
Prioritize this Thanksgiving

11/03/12
Choose treats wisely during the holidays

10/20/12
Starting a weightlifting routine

10/06/12
Healthy body has right signs

09/22/12
You need a livable food plan

09/08/12
Tailor your food according to needs

08/25/12
Plan strategies for when life gets hectic

08/11/12
Traveling can challenge eating habits

07/28/12
Parenting your own inner spoiled child

07/14/12
Long-term motives create long-lasting results

06/30/12
Interval training works for anyone

06/16/12
Check ingredients when eating out

06/02/12
Get out of the house for your workout

05/19/12
Lack of sleep may lead to weight gain

05/05/12
Cooking extra saves time and calories

04/21/12
Even small changes can make an impact

04/07/12
Swimming is a good
all-around exercise

03/24/12
Don't let slip-ups destroy your plan

03/10/12
Make your lifestyle and health compatible

02/25/12
A little exercise can yield big results

02/11/12
Food plans can help you eat right

01/28/12
Moderation is weight-loss key

01/14/12
Give your weight-loss plan time

12/31/11
Combat post-holiday blues with activity

12/17/11
Choose holiday calories carefully

12/03/11
Good kitchen tools make life easier

11/19/11
Enjoy feast in moderation

11/05/11
Start planning holiday meals now

10/22/11
Don't buy Halloween candy too early

10/08/11
Theaters offer healthy snacks

09/24/11:
Try to avoid evening snacking

09/10/11:
Tips to stave off hunger pangs

08/27/11:
Stuck?  Reassess your routine

08/13/11:
Avoid peaks and valleys in diet

07/30/11:
Measure size of food portion to help tip scale in your favor

07/16/11:
Learn to love being thin

07/02/11:
Change your lifestyle; don't just diet

06/18/11:
Fruity thoughts to keep fit

06/04/11:
Water can ease cravings

05/21/11:
Working a pool into your exercise routine

05/07/11:
Stay focused, move forward

04/23/11:
Delay caving to craving

04/09/11:
Review of daily plan should include diet & activities

03/26/11:
Holidays are never-ending

03/12/11:
Measuring food is key to weight loss

02/26/11:
Food-logging can help in weight loss

02/12/11:
Find ways to make exercise fun

01/29/11:
Reserve time for your exercise program

01/15/11:
Substitutions for your holiday treats

01/01/11:
Moderation is key to good diet

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Parenting your own inner spoiled child

I have often said that I am a great mom but a lousy parent.  This is because it's Mom who gets to do all the fun and loving stuff while the parent is the one who has to set boundaries.

Parenting is hard.  It is sometimes so difficult that we don't even parent ourselves.  We all have inside of us a spoiled little brat that tends to burst out in temper tantrums.  For some of us, that little brat is all about food.

We are hungry and get cranky if we can't eat right now.  We get sullen and depressed because we can't have dessert, especially when all of our friends get to.

It is times like these that it helps to consider what a good parent would say.

Consider that moment when you are feeling gnawing pangs of hunger.  Picture the child who is hungry now, but whose parent doesn't want them to spoil their dinner.  A parent might remind you that you just had a snack an hour ago, and tell you that you are not likely to starve, though it may feel like it.  Or they may hand you gum or a mint to settle you down, and then remind you that dinner will be coming soon.

Or how about that time when you are out to lunch with all of your friends and they decide to indulge in dessert, but you know that you shouldn't?  A good parent would tell you that just because their parents allow it doesn't means it's okay for you.  They may not need to lose weight, or may not be trying to, but that dessert will easily derail your food plan.

So, when that bratty inner child starts acting up, look for your inner parent to help keep things in line.