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

8 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? Consider this: Every thought you think and every word you speak is an affirmation – even the negative stuff…

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9 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…

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10 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…

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1 year 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. You wanted to go on a walk, but you put your plans…

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3 years ago

What if Weight Loss Is Not About the Food? Emotions Can Control Your Eating Habits Even After 60!

Here’s the question that I get asked nearly every single day, and not just during weight loss ‘season’: “I know what I’m ‘supposed to do’ to lose weight, so why can’t I do it?”

My clients then go on to explain that they’ve tried cutting their carbs or adjusting their macros or tracking their calories, but it’s just not working.

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3 years ago

What is Your Weight Loss “Heart-Set” and Why Does it Matter After 60?

As a registered dietitian, the clients and patients I see are usually struggling with health issues such as overweight, obesity, insulin resistance, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, and more…

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4 years 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

4 years 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!

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5 years 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