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Jenn Hand

I help women find freedom from compulsive overeating, food addiction, and body-image issues.
How Do You Not Diet If You Have Weight To Lose?

How Do You Not Diet If You Have Weight To Lose?

If you follow my blog and know what I teach, you know that I do not “sell” weight loss. I am not a fan of “before and after” photos (read one of my most popular blog posts on that here), I don’t advocate clean eating, I never prescribe certain foods/plans, and I promote body acceptance (instead of reaching a goal weight and then accepting your body). BUT, the reason we diet in the first place is because typically, we aren’t happy with our bodies and we want to lose weight!  So how then do we approach this whole “not dieting”
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Is It Okay To Have Some Food Rules (Or Should You Give Yourself Permission?)

Is It Okay To Have Some Food Rules (Or Should You Give Yourself Permission?)

So I talk a lot about giving yourself permission, allowing yourself to eat more freely, and letting go of food rules.  I mean, it’s hard to get out of the “I swear I’m gonna start over tomorrow!” cycle when you have 100 foods on the list of “things I shouldn’t eat”. But how do you balance all the rules and “shoulds” you have in your head with the freedom you truly desire? That is exactly what I’m talking about in today’s blog. From the time we’re little, we are inundated with what’s healthy vs unhealthy, good vs bad. We grow
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The Unexpected Side Effects of Not Dieting (A Must-Watch!)

The Unexpected Side Effects of Not Dieting (A Must-Watch!)

What happens when you stop dieting, let go of controlling every morsel you put into your mouth, and begin to eat more “normally“? In today’s video, I’m diving into the unexpected side effects of not dieting. This is something not many people talk about. And it’s something I wish someone had told me when I first started. Because the more you know about what to expect on this path, the easier it is to keep going when it gets challenging. These unexpected side effects of dieting STILL happen to me often. As I’ve gotten more used to it, it gets easier
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“I’m Terrified of Gaining Weight!” (Is This You? Read on…)

“I’m Terrified of Gaining Weight!” (Is This You? Read on…)

Letting go of food rules, ditching the diet, and learning to be a “normal” eater are all fine and dandy…until the ole “but what if I gain weight?!” thought in the back of your mind is screaming at you to just CUT OUT THE CARBS or else you’ll spiral out of control! Sound familiar? I mean, the reason we’re dieting, counting calories and desperately trying to maintain some semblance of control around our food is because we’re terrified of gaining weight if we don’t micro-manage our choices! So how do you reconcile these two opposing thoughts: the fear of gaining weight
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How Do You Actually Accept Your Body?

How Do You Actually Accept Your Body?

We’ve been having a lot of discussion lately in The Normal Eater’s Club around body acceptance.  And some of the ladies have been asking, “but HOW do you actually accept your body?!” We know we’re supposed to work on body acceptance if we want to make peace with ourselves and be sane around food. But the question then becomes…HOW? The first step is beginning to change our beliefs. We live in a society that is body-centric. We are told how to look and what size we need to be to be enough. (And yes, there have been incredible body positive movements
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How To Stop Overeating At Night

How To Stop Overeating At Night

Do you get to the end of a “good” day with food and it all seems to go downhill after dinner? That used to be my biggest problem…I’d try SO hard to be good and conscious of what I was eating during the day and then all hell seemed to break loose at night. No matter what I did, I didn’t know how to stop overeating at night! This is one of the biggest struggles I hear from clients, too. So how do you start to “control” your cravings at night so you don’t end up binging? Here are 3
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