Train Your Brain to Get Thin: Book Giveaway

I have the most exciting news first book is published and ready to be released.

Earlier this year I spent most of my time hard at work writing Train Your Brain to Get Thin.  Well, hard work does pay off and I am happy to say that I finally have a copy of my book in my hands.  Actually, I have more than 1 copy and I am giving one away to a lucky reader.

For those of you that don't know, weight management is one of my speciality practice areas as a dietitian and I worked in weight management before moving overseas.  This is definitely an area of interest of mine.  I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to combine two things I love- writing and weight management (helping people lose weight and develop healthy habits).

Here is more about my book, and to keep it simple, here is what it says about Train Your Brain to Get Thin on Amazon:

Conventional wisdom has always been that in order to lose weight, you need to eat less and move more. But skyrocketing obesity rates tell us that it's not that simple. If you really want to get in shape and stay that way, you need to start at the top--with your brain.
The latest research in neuroscience shows that the brains of overweight people are different than the brains of lean people--and not in a good way. Yet, you can train your brain to think like those skinnier counterparts--and leverage that brainpower to drop those extra pounds for good.

In Train Your Brain to Get Thin, you'll learn how to:
  • Control hunger levels to reach and maintain optimum weight
  • Defeat emotional eating at its core
  • Feed the brain the nutrients it needs for optimal performance
  • Trick the brain into working for, not against, weight loss
  • Get "addicted" to exercise, not food
  • And much, much more!
Train Your Brain to Get Thin combines the latest research in both neuroscience and human behavior to give you the brain-changing program you need to get fit, look good, and feel great--for life!

You may be thinking that this is not really my first book, and you are correct.  However, for The Muffin Tin Cookbook I was a contributing author so I consider this project to really be my first since it is the first full length book I have had published.

I want to thank each and every one of you.  I may not have been blogging as much recently, but I do appreciate all the support you have given me over the past few years.  I am super excited about this and I am so happy to be able to share this accomplishment with you.'s time for a giveaway.  Yes, a giveaway.  What book release would be complete without a giveaway, right?!?!

To enter, please leave a comment here with one healthy change you have made over the past year.  For a second entry, tweet about this giveaway (and include @RDonthemove with the tweet) and then leave a separate comment letting me know. This giveaway will run until Wednesday, November 28 @ noon EST.  Winner will be chosen at random.

Oh, and have a very Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!

My Guest Post on The Scoop on Nutrition

Just checking in.  While I have been busy hanging out with my husband after his return home, I have had some time to do some writing.  Of course all of this writing has been for other websites.  I have really enjoyed these opportunities to share my expertise on nutrition and a little about life in Japan.  My most recent piece just went up over at The Scoop on Nutrition, an awesome nutrition website/blog run by Emma Stirling from Australia.  Although I wasn't able to meet up with her at ICD, I do follow her on Twitter, and you should too (@EmmaStirling).  

So head on over and check out my post: 7 Healthy Lessons to Eat Like the Japanese

I'll be back soon with more on life in Japan, good eats, travel and nutrition.

QUESTIONS:  Have you ever been a guest blogger before?  Would you like to write a guest post for my blog?  Feel free to share the link(s) for your guest posts on other blogs.

Best News Ever!

My husband is safely home from a deployment!!!  I bet you were wondering why I haven't posted in a while.  Well, it's because I was busy getting ready for his return and in the 2 weeks since he has been back I have been using all of my free time to be with him.  But, I promise I will be back to blogging soon with fun and exiting pictures and details about our life here in Japan.  

It was so hard for the time he was gone to have fun stuff to post about because I was mostly at home working.  At least I had those 3 weeks in Australia to write about otherwise it may have been months without getting anything posted.  I had my friends here on base for support and to hang out with and I got off base whenever possible, so it wasn't the worst.  It is just much more fun when I have him around and I have a lot more "material" to write about.

Just wanted to check in and let everyone know I am still here.  Yep, still here and very happy to have my husband home!