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How To Stop Emotional Eating

How To Stop Emotional Eating

Do you know you eat emotionally, but can’t quite seem to stop? A part of letting go of emotionally eating is understanding what the process looks like AND what to do to replace food with another coping mechanism. We don’t just make ourselves stop overeating when we are emotional (that’s just another rule we force upon ourselves…and we all know what happens when we make ourselves follow a rule: we want to BREAK IT!). We learn how to replace food with another habit that better serves us.  The world of emotions can be confusing, intense and intimidating at first. I
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Do You Eat Perfectly All Day And Binge At Night?

It’s the start of a new day (or week). You woke up and swore on every last dime that today is the day you’re going to make some changes around your food. It’s 9:00 am and you’re off to a great start: You got up to go to the gym and sweated it out to lots of cardio. You had a chock-full-of-nutrients Kale smoothie for breakfast. Lunch rolls around and you ate exactly what you had packed: a salad with all the fixins-lettuce, broccoli, cucumbers, carrots, peppers, grilled chicken and a sprinkling of cheese. At 3:30 pm you eat your healthy snack
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What Does Eating “Healthy” Actually Mean? Find Out Here

What Does Eating “Healthy” Actually Mean? Find Out Here

Ever wonder what eating healthy actually means? (I never thought about it for many years, as I was just caught up in trying to follow rules and plans and diets). So many times, we have this cookie cutter image of being healthy. We think kale smoothies, fresh juices, lean proteins with salad and 45 minutes of cardio every day. We tend to think of health as the picture perfect woman on the cover of Women’s Health (you know, smiling happily in her skimpy shorts and sports bra, showing off her toned abs). But what does eating healthy actually mean?  And
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How Much Should You Be Exercising?

How Much Should You Be Exercising?

Like all things food and weight loss related, every time you google something about exercise, there are a thousand different schools of thought about what you should do. Here is some of the advice I’ve heard: Exercise 30 minutes a day 5 times a week Exercise 12 minutes 4-5 times a week if it’s HIIT (high intensity interval training) Exercise 60 minutes a day 3-4 times a week So…how much should you be exercising? Before we get into the nitty gritty of this question, I want to share a bit of my own exercise history (because I’m at sort of a
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Why I Threw Out Everything I Knew About Nutrition

Why I Threw Out Everything I Knew About Nutrition

I used to know everything about nutrition. I knew the calories in 95 percent of the items at the grocery store, which foods had the most omega-3s, what a plant-based diet did for the body, how food combining helped digestion improve, and which foods had the lowest fat content and fewest calories. I spent two years in a graduate program, studying nutrition and spending most of my spare time absorbing as much information as I could about plant-based health, nutrition content, minerals/vitamins, food-related diseases, and a healthy diet. At the same time, I was also knee-deep in battling disordered eating.
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Think You Just Need More Willpower To “Fix” Your Food Issues?

Think You Just Need More Willpower To “Fix” Your Food Issues?

Do you think you just need more willpower to stop giving in to temptation? I used to think if I just had more willpower, more self-control and a little bit more discipline, I would finally have it altogether around food. I mean, almost every diet out there tells you “not to give in!” “resist the cupcake, it’s not worth it!” and “you can do it, don’t succumb to temptation!” But the reality is, how many times can we resist the 2nd piece of cake, the basket of bread at the restaurant and the homemade baked cookies in the break room
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