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I help women find freedom from compulsive overeating, food addiction, and body-image issues.
4 Tips To Say No To Extra Food This Holiday

4 Tips To Say No To Extra Food This Holiday

I’ve been getting lots of emails from panicked people worried about holiday binging and weight gain. So, I thought I’d do a post to alleviate those fears and help you stay balanced. Here are 4 tips to say no to extra food this holiday 🙂 Keep Your Blood Sugar Balanced I will always have this as my number one tip for any “out of the ordinary” situation with food. Make sure to always keep your blood sugar balanced. It’s super basic, but super important. Plan your snacks, don’t go longer than 4 hours without eating, add protein to your meals,
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Why Is Not Dieting So Damn Hard?

Why Is Not Dieting So Damn Hard?

I’ve tried to count how many times this last month I thought about dieting in some form or fashion. By dieting, I don’t mean a full blown “I’m cutting out carbs or going on Paleo”. I mean more of a “hmmm, I should really try to eat super healthy and perfectly”. (The number of times that thought popped into my was 22; yes, I did count 🙂 ) This is coming from someone who hasn’t officially dieted in 6 years, who has been working on my “stuff” for 13 years, and who knows inside & out that restriction never ever
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How To Stop Beating Yourself Up For What You Eat

How To Stop Beating Yourself Up For What You Eat

Do you find yourself always feeling guilty and criticizing yourself about something you ate? Whether it’s after Thanksgiving dinner, post get together with friends, or after an 8 pm cookie binge, we constantly feel guilty about what we’re eating. Here’s how to stop beating yourself up for what you eat. Remember these 3 things to help you stop beating yourself up for what you eat: There is no “perfect” day of eating. Whenever I get back from vacation or have a few days where I overindulge, I notice myself trying to get one “perfect” day of eating in. I’ll try
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The 3 Things I Do Before Any Out of Routine Eating (Vacation, A Trip, Etc)

The 3 Things I Do Before Any Out of Routine Eating (Vacation, A Trip, Etc)

I just got back from ten days in Belize and I thought I’d be helpful to share the 3 things I do before any out of routine eating (meaning anything where I’m not at home making my own food 🙂 ). Vacations, trips, long weekends, parties…anything that I couldn’t control used to send me into a binge for weeks after I got back. It was terrifying for me to feel like I didn’t have control. To help you feel sane & normal around food when you’re on vacation, at an event or a party, keep this blog post handy! Here
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How Long Will It Take To Feel ‘Normal’ Around Food?

How Long Will It Take To Feel ‘Normal’ Around Food?

Exactly 14 years ago I sat down across from the woman who would end up being my therapist. Almost before she had a chance to greet me, I desperately asked her: “How long will it take to feel normal around food? How long until I stop binging and overeating?”  I needed to know what I was in for. I wanted a definitive answer, so I could mentally prepare myself for the hard work ahead. “Well, it really depends on you,” she answered. That was NOT the answer I wanted to hear. I was looking for an exact timeframe like: “1
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The 3 Things You Must Know About “Food Issues” (From Our Retreat!)

The 3 Things You Must Know About “Food Issues” (From Our Retreat!)

I just wrapped up the inaugural Normal Eaters Retreat in Breckenridge, Colorado and it was…incredible. I left with my heart overflowing with emotion: Gratitude that I got to spend 4 days with the most honest, authentic, funny, beautiful group of women I’ve ever met. Deep joy at hearing and seeing shifts, wins, a-ha’s, and progress. Appreciation at how sharing stories & experiences together can feel so healing.  Awe of how much courage and honesty each of the women had in facing some of their biggest fears.  When I first started my business, I dreamed of creating a space (in person)
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