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About Karen Donaldson

Karen Donaldson is a cravings and emotional eating expert whose heartfelt mission is to help women create a peaceful relationship with food and with their lives http://www.excelweightloss.com. She is a registered dietitian, speaker, author, radio show host and EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Certified Weight Loss Coach.
Latest Posts | By Karen Donaldson
Healthy Eating Mystery: What Are You REALLY Craving… and Why?
3 months ago

Healthy Eating Mystery: What Are You REALLY Craving… and Why?

To say that our relationship with food is complex is an understatement, especially when it comes to weight loss. If it was easy, I would put on my dietitian hat and tell you how many carbs, proteins and fats you should be eating. Read More

Is Insulin Resistance the Culprit Behind Your Belly Fat?
4 months ago

Is Insulin Resistance the Culprit Behind Your Belly Fat?

If you’re struggling with extra weight in the belly, insulin resistance may be causing the problem. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. One of its functions is to transport sugars from the blood into all other cells of the body so that the sugars can be used as energy. Read More

Can Positive Affirmations Help Us with Body Image and Weight Loss After 60?
7 months ago

Can Positive Affirmations Help Us with Body Image and Weight Loss After 60?

Most of us have heard about using positive affirmations. But are they really effective? And can they really help with weight loss? Read More

Breaking the Sugar Seduction: Conquer Your Emotions to Achieve Weight Loss After 60
9 months ago

Breaking the Sugar Seduction: Conquer Your Emotions to Achieve Weight Loss After 60

Are snacks something you eat to refuel between meals or something you do when you watch TV or are bored? Are sweets a reward for hard work or do you look for other ways to feel good? Read More

How Being a “People Pleaser” Can Sabotage Your Weight Loss Efforts After 60
10 months ago

How Being a “People Pleaser” Can Sabotage Your Weight Loss Efforts After 60

If you feel like everyone’s walking all over you, taking what they need with little or no concern for your needs, you may have what I call ‘doormat energy’ – pleasing others at your own expense. Read More

Why You Crave Comfort Foods Over the Holidays… and How to Fight Back
1 year ago

Why You Crave Comfort Foods Over the Holidays… and How to Fight Back

When it comes to weight loss, the holiday season usually spells disaster. Many of my clients share with me that between all the stress and all the sugar they would prefer to just fast forward to the month of March! Read More

Losing Weight After 60: Knowing What to Do is Different than Doing It
1 year ago

Losing Weight After 60: Knowing What to Do is Different than Doing It

Sometimes a client would confess to me, “I know what I’m supposed to do, but I just can’t do it!” and I would feel like screaming “ME TOO!” Read More