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Think You Need To Lose Weight For An Upcoming Event?

Think You Need To Lose Weight For An Upcoming Event?

Whether it’s a wedding, a work event, a reunion, or some other special occasion, there’s this idea we can have when we aren’t 100% happy with our bodies: we think we need to lose weight for an upcoming event. There’s a certain seduction to losing weight or getting thinner… We imagine a scenario in our heads where we’ll be the head turner, where others are envious of how amazing we look, where our partner will be proud to have us on their arm, where we’ll feel like the sexiest version of ourselves if we just lost a pound or twenty before
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3 Body Image Lessons I Learned At The Beach Last Week

3 Body Image Lessons I Learned At The Beach Last Week

I was in San Diego over the 4th of July for a long weekend getaway and spent lots of time on the beach (ahhhh!) Being in a bathing suit is always a good test for me and helps me see where I am in my journey… Am I triggered by other women’s bodies? Do I feel self-conscious? Am I comparing myself to someone else? It shows me where my triggers are, where I still have work to do on self-acceptance, and how comfortable I feel in my skin. So here are my reflections from the beach I wanted to share
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Want To Feel Amazing In Your Bathing Suit? Remember These 3 Things!

Want To Feel Amazing In Your Bathing Suit? Remember These 3 Things!

It’s officially summer here in the States and we all know what that means….tank tops, shorts, bathing suits (or swimming costumes for the Brits!), and revealing clothes that make us want to run away screaming. So when you’re feeling like all you want to do is wrap a big sweatshirt around yourself to cover up, is it possible to feel amazing in your bathing suit? Today’s blog shows you how to take some small action steps to begin to feel GOOD in your bathing suit! I absolutely love all things beach: the sound of the waves hitting the shore, the feel of
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3 Things To Do To Stop Criticizing Yourself In Photos

3 Things To Do To Stop Criticizing Yourself In Photos

Are you plagued by the “I hate seeing pictures of myself” syndrome?? Today, I’m diving into how to stop criticizing yourself in photos. Do you look at every single picture you take and scrutinize your flaws, analyze your imperfections, criticize your faults, then sigh, and think that you’re just disgusting and there’s no hope for you? Well, my dear, I have a new way for you to approach looking at photos of yourself. I used to agonize over every single pic of myself. I’d notice my hair that was flipped out in a weird way, my nose that seemed crooked, my
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How Do You Accept Your Body When You Don’t Like What You See?

How Do You Accept Your Body When You Don’t Like What You See?

A part of the journey towards being “normal” around food is learning to accept yourself. But how do you accept your body when you don’t like what you see?! That is exactly what I’m talking about in today’s blog. I got an email the other day that said: “I am done with dieting. Dieting, food programs, and strict eating rules are something I’m really working to put behind me.  I simply cannot count, obsess or think about food anymore. BUT I also can’t accept my body. I just can’t accept where I am because I don’t LIKE where I am.
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Why Your Natural Weight Isn’t What You Think It Is

Why Your Natural Weight Isn’t What You Think It Is

What is your natural weight and how do you “get” there? This is something I battled for a long time. I knew I didn’t want to diet or go on an extreme food regime, but I also wanted to get to my “natural weight” (aka the weight I thought my body should be at). I spent years being in one place (at one weight) and wishing I could be somewhere else (at another weight). It caused me so much suffering and pain because I resisted, struggled against and battled my body. What if I told you that your natural weight
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