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Author Archives: Pat Fiducia

Pat Fiducia is Chief Operating Officer of CalorieKing Publications. She is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) with a specialty in weight management. Pat owned her own weight management center, treating hundreds of overweight clients with a comprehensive program that encompassed nutrition, fitness and behavior change. MFTs are licensed mental health professionals who work with individuals; couples whether or not married; families of all types; and groups to cure or relieve mental, emotional, and relational concerns of all kinds. MFTs have minimally acquired two-year masters degrees, 3,000 hours of supervised experience, and have passed two rigorous exams.

Coping with Emotional Eating

Hunger doesn’t always come from the stomach; the mind can be an equally-powerful trigger when it comes to the urge to eat. For example, many of us get “hungry” when we feel a need to ease feelings of discomfort. This sort of hunger has nothing to do with providing our bodies with energy. It is [...]

Let’s Get Trigger Happy!

Do you buy popcorn just because you always eat popcorn at a movie, even when you're not really hungry? Meet your triggers and learn how to master them.

Bye Bye Bathing Suit Blues

Au revoir self-consciousness! With our tips you'll feel more comfortable in your swimwear.

The Holidays are Busting Out All Over, But You Don’t Have To Be

The CalorieKing Blog explains how to beat the holiday bloat, with a little help in portion control.

Are You a Binge Eater?

Are you binge eating? Binge eating is defined as compulsively eating unusually large amounts of food in one sitting and is usually done secretively. Even infrequent binges to mask emotions should not be taken lightly. View them as a wakeup call. Something in your life is in disarray. Binges are masking what’s eating at you, so read this CalorieKing article for more information and tips on how to manage it.

Is Your Scale a Game Changer?

Many of us allow a number on the scale, to change the game and go back to old eating habits. It’s not an uncommon reaction, but here are some reasons to stick to your game plan. Your scale could be a game changer for you and the CalorieKing Blog will explain why it's not always correct.

Are You Trigger Happy?

The CalorieKing Blog tackles emotional eating triggers. Learn how to recognize your eating triggers and how to control them as you diet.

Unrealistic Expectations and Goals

Unrealistic expectations and goals are a one-way ticket to disappointment, frustration, self-doubt and failure. Research shows that setting your weight loss standards too high increases the risk that you may just give up altogether. CalorieKing will help you recognize what is unrealistic and what is reality.

Celebrating the True Heart of Valentine’s Day

Why not take the stress out of Valentine’s Day by dropping the unrealistic expectations and commercial nature of the holiday? Let's take a step back and remind ourselves about what the holiday is really all about, and find new ways to express our love without adding to our waistline. CalorieKing will be your guide!

Fending Off Diet Saboteurs and Saying No!

If you have difficulty saying no, especially, when people offer you food, you are not alone. It’s a problem for many people. It’s especially problematic at parties or other events where it’s a ritual Fending off diet saboteurs and saying no.to accompany the event with large quantities of food and drinks. A Super Bowl party is a prime example. It’s unthinkable to watch the big game without lots of food everywhere. So, be prepared.