Driving forces influencing behavior: 6 factors to understand

I love talking about behavior and behavior change. And I love watching people and observing their behavior trying to understand their actions, lack of actions or thought processes.

More, given my line of work, I love motivating and empowering you to change your behavior.  And interestingly enough, motivation and ability are two of the most powerful forces or sources to change behavior.

Motivation and ability can

facilitate behavior change

Anyone who's met me knows I am very motivating. And given my background in education and teaching, I love sharing, teaching, and instilling new skills.

Hence, I find this idea or model in how to change very intriguing.

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Colleagues sabotaging your diet? Food sharing at the office

Many of you know I dislike coworkers bringing food to the office.

I understand some do so to show their love. Other think they are liked for bringing in food, which turns into pressure for others to be expected to bring food. Some colleagues want to get rid of food they have at home and others don’t think at all.

Office: colleagues and shared food for everyone

I already addressed how or if eating healthily is a sacrifice in the article, Living a healthy lifestyle is a sacrifice- really?Continue reading

New Year’s Resolution: Behavior Change Made Easy- this is how we succeed

A couple of days into the New Year. Many of us might have made a few New Year’s Resolutions and most are probably still filled with good intentions and motivation.


New Year – New You


We all know, based on previous experiences the first couple of days or weeks seem easy to stick with a desired behavior


sooner or later many of us slip back into old habits…..and since it happens so gradually only very few of us can pin point to when and how it happened.


Behavior Change Can Be Easy & Sustainable

Since many of us forget what it takes to change behavior I have a few points or reminders for you.Continue reading

How dieting leads to body weight satisfaction, or does it?

Do you diet to feel good in your skin or to be satisfied with the shape of your body?

Do you use diets to lose weight or to be healthy?

 Mirror, mirror on the wall

how will I get the shape I want?

Why do you go on a diet? Because you

  • are obese (overweight, unhealthy weight,….)
  • feel fat and unsatisfied in your skin
  • hate the shape of your body
  • are number driven; the scale tells you you are fat so it must be true
  • are now heavier than ever
  • are farther away from your magic dream number than ever (and let’s be honest, many of you weren’t even that dream weight in high school. I, surely, wasn’t)
  • have a re-union coming up, recently broke it off with your partner or will be going on vacation and need to look somewhat decent in a bathing suit
  • suffer from health issues
  • ….?

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Diets, diet mistakes and how you lose fat/weight for good: eat less & exercise more might be wrong

Diet mistakes, not age, keep us from losing weight. Lose the weight for good with these fail proof tips.

Question of the week:

Is my age (mid 30’s) the reason it’s more difficult for me to lose weight and keep it off ?

Do you want the short answer or the long answer?

To diet or not to diet?

Weight, for many of us, an ongoing struggle

Most of us try to live as healthy as possible. Of course, we live in the real world with temptation, with social life, distractions, and relationship or work stresses.

With life, gradually, comes weight gain:Continue reading