Ladies That Lunch: My Birthday

I probably should not be fessing up to such a decadent meal – I am doing A Course in Weight Loss, so it is hardly a shining example of my new found enlightenment. However, honesty is my policy, and luckily birthdays only come around once… Keep Reading »

Choosing Food That Loves You Back

I’m in the check out line at the grocery store, and notice the woman ahead of me eyeballing my cart. I looked down, and realized everything in it was super healthy, with maybe the exception of a box of Kashi. This will probably sound silly,… Keep Reading »

Jewels in Cannes

The Retreat: A Course in Weight Loss

When my life became one long hangover, leaving a wake of destruction in it’s path, I fell to my knees in agony and sought help from a higher power (that I wasn’t even sure existed) to remove my obsession with alcohol. It was the first… Keep Reading »

The Personal Chef Approach to Weight Loss

As much as I do not believe in resolutions, most of us do want to eat lightly after the excesses of the holiday months. The personal chef approach is a great way to stay on track. Even our best intentions run amuck when the other… Keep Reading »

“What Have You Got to Lose?” Love Affair

I certainly found the last few lessons of A Course in Weight Loss much smoother sailing. The letters to and from “Thin Me” really opened my eyes to why I carry the excess weight, and I’m not entirely sure a part of me isn’t still… Keep Reading »

What Have You Got to Lose? Digging Deeper

Model days
Regardless to whether you’re someone struggling over those stubborn 5-10 pounds, or someone with much more to lose – you’re most likely lugging around a lot of pain with the excess pounds. In fact, during the years I managed to stay rail thin as… Keep Reading »

What Have You Got to Lose? Getting Started

I’m not a compulsive over-eater when it comes to cooking savory food, so it doesn’t effect the majority of my work as a personal chef. My thing is sweets. One bite and the “off switch” just disappears.

Personal Chef Julie Anne Rhodes
Two days into reading A… Keep Reading »