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58 Fabulous Ways to Find Freedom Around Food

58 Fabulous Ways to Find Freedom Around Food

Here it is…the whole enchilada, the entire kit ‘n kaboodle.  This is a compilation of every blog post ever written. Exactly 58 ways to help you find freedom around food, feel at ease in your body, and be at peace in your eating.  Happy reading! (Want a chance to win a $50 gift card AND a free coaching session?! Share your favorite post and be entered to win. Instructions at the bottom) Why Eating Healthy Is Like Dating A Guy That Looks Good On Paper The 3 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be Happier Today The Real Reason
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Don’t Spend Another Summer Hiding In Sweatpants.

Don’t Spend Another Summer Hiding In Sweatpants.

Feelin’ crazy around food and hating your body go hand in hand. When you’re feeling insane around food (i.e. you eat 9 cookies in one sitting, followed by an “I blew it”, which sends you to the freezer for the rest of those skinny cow ice cream sandwiches…) it stems from a deep hatred of not liking your body and thinking your thighs, butt, arms, legs, and stomach need to be fixed. You want to control, restrict, and diet because you’re trying to sculpt/tighten/tone your body into something that’s more acceptable/desirable/sexier/thinner/etc.  And when does this whole vicious cycle seem to rear it’s
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The Real Reason You Can’t Accept Your Body

The Real Reason You Can’t Accept Your Body

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about body acceptance lately. And the reasons why you (and most women) can’t accept your body. Warm weather is here and it’s that time of year when all of our insecurities start bubbling up… “Do my thighs look fat in these shorts?” “Will my love handles hang over my bathing suit?” “Does this tank tap make my arms look big?” And it got me thinking about accepting our bodies. I mean, really, truly accepting them. It was a beautiful day out a few weeks ago, so I got out my jean shorts to wear.
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3 Ways To Feel Good Naked (Even When You’re Feeling Fat)

3 Ways To Feel Good Naked (Even When You’re Feeling Fat)

Whether you’re single or in a relationship, the thought of stripping down to your birthday suit can be terrifying.  When we hate our bodies, we panic at the thought of showing off our physique, hide under baggy clothes, and dread the moments where we have to be intimate. I know it’s hard when you despise your body to believe that people wouldn’t run away in horror if they saw you naked. A few weeks ago, I had a lovely woman write in to me: I met a wonderful man when I was living abroad. It’s been a year and a half now that
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Your Guide to Surviving the Fitting Room Mirrors

Your Guide to Surviving the Fitting Room Mirrors

Think of the last time you went shopping for some kind of clothes, grabbed a few styles/sizes, and headed to the fitting room to try them on. Did it leave you feeling awful about yourself and hating your body? Trust me, we’ve all battled those fitting room mirrors. Going into the fitting room and seeing yourself almost butt ass naked, standing in front of the 3 angled mirrors, fluorescent lights magnifying every flaw you’ve ever tried to hide can dampen even the most self-confident person’s mood. I’m not sure why dressing rooms aren’t spa-like…you know, with subtle lighting, serene music, nourishing
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Why I Stopped Looking at my Body in the Mirror Everyday (And Why You Should Too!)

Why I Stopped Looking at my Body in the Mirror Everyday (And Why You Should Too!)

What’s your reaction when you look at yourself in the mirror? I’m guessing it’s not a big smile radiating love for your amazing body, acceptance of all your “flaws” and admiration of all that your body does for you? Instead you’re plagued with the “Ugh, I hate looking at my body in the mirror” thoughts.  Amiright?? (Yes, I’m part mind-reader 🙂 ) I used to simultaneously be obsessed with looking at my body in the mirror while also hating what I saw. For oh-so-many years, I had this crazy morning ritual. I woke up, headed to the bathroom, lifted up my shirt,
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