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How Do You Stop Eating When You’re Bored?!

How Do You Stop Eating When You’re Bored?!

Some of the biggest triggers that send us into food are stress, overwhelm, and boredom. Being bored can be really challenging to deal with…the goodies in the pantry & freezer seem to start calling our name the more bored we get! So what’s the secret? How do you stop eating when you’re bored?! Today’s video we are diving into just that: What to do when you’re bored but don’t want to eat! Even today, I occasionally struggle with wanting to eat when I’m bored because, well… I really don’t like being bored! (Especially for my Type A perfectionist personality who
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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 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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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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The Biggest Mistake You’re Making With Food

The Biggest Mistake You’re Making With Food

I recently wrote an article on MindBodyGreen called: The Biggest Mistake You’re Making With Food. And I got a lot of emails and comments about it. I’ve written about it before on my blog, but wanted to do a more in-depth video on this, as it’s super important. When we first start out on this path (trying to stop dieting and get our weight/food under control), we don’t know where to start. There are 4 billion articles out there (ok, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration… 🙂 ) on nutrition and dieting, and it’s easy to get confused about what to do.
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