Amy’s Corner: Distractions

I went to the hairdresser recently, and while I was there waiting for my “natural” blonde highlights to re-emerge, I heard client after client come in, sit in the swivel chair and say some version of this: “I want a change.” Followed by: “Not too short. Don’t cut too much. I want to keep it… Continue reading Amy’s Corner: Distractions

Member Spotlight: Aubrey

First name: Aubrey   Age: 46   Where do you live? Royal Palm Beach, Florida   Profession: Stay at home mom and homeschooler. (I was a teacher/Christian educator before I had my children)   Diet/weight history: I have always had a problem with my weight. My family has as I came by it naturally??… Continue reading Member Spotlight: Aubrey

Member Spotlight: Carrie

First name:  Carrie   Age:  47 in August, but feel like I am half that   Where do you live? Fairbanks, Alaska   Profession: Wife, stay-at-home-mother, and money saver   Diet/weight history?  Highest weight I logged in Fitbit was 245, but I know it was higher.     Successes achieved on low carb?  Blood pressure under… Continue reading Member Spotlight: Carrie

Diet & Weight Loss Myths


  There’s lots of misinformation out there, but often the greatest diet and weight loss lies are the ones we tell ourselves.   The Food I’m Craving Will Taste Awesome.   Maybe so. For the first three bites, anyway. But then, if you really pay attention, most foods offer significantly diminishing returns.   As you… Continue reading Diet & Weight Loss Myths

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Member Spotlight: Joan B

Name: Joan Bjornsgaard Age: 69 Live: Tulsa, OK Profession: psychotherapist for 28 years, still in practice   Diet/weight history: I’ve tried them all. I was first put on diet pills by my mom at 16 because I weighed 150 pounds, and I’ve yo-yo’d my entire life. Tried Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig. I lost 100… Continue reading Member Spotlight: Joan B

Member Spotlight:
Barbara F.

Name: Barbara Age: 58 Where do you live? Kenner, Louisiana Profession? Customer Service Account Representative Diet/weight history? I have tried many diets over the years and was not successful. I have been obese most of my life and my weight has been increasing every year…until I started Dr. Tro’s Weight loss program. Successes achieved on… Continue reading Member Spotlight:
Barbara F.

Member Spotlight: Gregg S.

Name: Gregg Schenck Age: 56 Where do you live?  Ponchatoula, LA – home of the Louisiana Strawberry Festival. Approximately 50 miles northwest of New Orleans. Profession? Oracle ERP Analyst / Developer Diet/weight history: My weight history can somewhat be described as a series of plateaus and failures.  When I was a child, my parents were… Continue reading Member Spotlight: Gregg S.

Member Spotlight: Beth

First name: Beth Age: 49 Where do you live? Charlotte, North Carolina Profession: Was in dentistry 16 years and now have gone into commercial banking as of July 11th. Diet/weight history: My entire life I considered myself fat, even at 150 pounds I considered myself heavy. My dad’s family are all morbidly obese. My grandmother… Continue reading Member Spotlight: Beth

Member Spotlight: Shannon

Join our community to interact with Shannon and others who are pursuing their weight loss journey’s First name: Shannon Age: 51 Where do you live? New Orleans area Profession? Customer Service Diet/weight history? I’ve done it all, and have gained, lost and gained back 75+ pounds three times in my life. In my early 20s… Continue reading Member Spotlight: Shannon

Member Spotlight: Sue

First name: Sue Age: 50 Where do you live? Cedar Falls Profession? Finance / Operations for a tech company Diet/weight history? I grew a foot between 4th and 5th grade, to my current height of 5’10”. I wasn’t fat but my height made me feel so much bigger than everyone else and I wanted to… Continue reading Member Spotlight: Sue

The Lying Liar: Learned Helplessness & Food Addiction

learned helplessness NOUN A condition in which a person has a sense of powerlessness, arising from a traumatic event or persistent failure to succeed. It is thought to be one of the underlying causes of depression.[1] What Is Learned Helplessness? Learned helplessness occurs when an animal is repeatedly subjected to an aversive stimulus that it cannot… Continue reading The Lying Liar: Learned Helplessness & Food Addiction

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Member Spotlight: Dee H

Name? Dee H Age? 52 years old Where do you live?  St. Joseph, MI (a little town on Lake Michigan) Profession?  Fundraiser for local Boys & Girls Clubs Diet/weight history?  First diet – age 8. I was a low fat devotee. Through high school and college I was always either dieting or eating junk. (Did… Continue reading Member Spotlight: Dee H

Member Spotlight: Julie

First name: Julie Age: 49 Where do you live? Bellingham, Washington Profession? Special Education Teacher (middle school for students with learning and behavioral disabilities) Diet/weight history? High fat carnivore (current); grew up in a unstable home environment; parents fed us vegetarian diet and restricted how much we were allowed to eat; competitive swimmer until age… Continue reading Member Spotlight: Julie

Member Spotlight: Lauren

First name: Lauren Age: 35 Where do you live? Niskayuna, NY Profession? CPA Diet/weight history? I’ve always loved food and have had an appetite. I was never skinny, but was always very active, played sports, and would not have been considered fat. I wore a size 8/ 12 in high school. In college despite being… Continue reading Member Spotlight: Lauren

Moderation is a Fairytale

At some point (likely many points) during your low-carb journey, you will encounter a tempting food that is off-plan, and something resembling the following will roll around in your brain:   “You can eat that — just have a few bites!! Go ahead! It’s fine! You’ve been so…good. You deserve a treat. You will get… Continue reading Moderation is a Fairytale

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