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Consumed by Food? 6 Lessons on Overcoming Disordered Eating

For a good twelve years of my life, I was obsessively consumed with food. I had this unhealthy relationship with my body and my eating. I simultaneously loathed myself and desperately desired to be skinnier, while also compulsively binging until I couldn’t move. For months I would restrict. I’d eat some fruit for breakfast, green peppers and ranch dressing for lunch, and a few bites of whatever was in my fridge for dinner. I was also hooked on diet pills and exercised until I worked off every single calorie I had eaten (which was not much). And then, because no
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Why Counting Calories Doesn’t Work (And What To Do Instead!)

Why Counting Calories Doesn’t Work (And What To Do Instead!)

We’ve been taught to think that counting calories is a great way to lose weight, keep our size stable, and prevent us from having serious muffin top. But, counting calories just ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. Here’s why counting calories doesn’t work: 1. It makes you think about food ALL the time. Do you really want to be weighing, measuring, counting and analyzing your food each and every time you eat? Hellz no. Living that way locks you into a “food prison”. And you don’t want to be a slave to scouring every label at the super market, checking
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The Salad vs The Brownie: How Do You Make Healthy Food Choices?

The Salad vs The Brownie: How Do You Make Healthy Food Choices?

It’s a showdown: A healthy, nutritious salad chock full of vegetable goodness and grilled chicken vs a decadent, just out of the oven, warm brownie with ice cream on top…. Which would you pick? And the more important question…how in Sam Hill do you make healthy food choices when you’re faced with such warm, gooey, delicious temptations?! I’ve had women ask me how I make my own healthy choices throughout the day. Because when you’re first starting out on this journey, it’s daunting to continuously choose the hummus and carrots when there’s leftover cake sitting on the counter. So here’s the
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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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You Know Everything About Nutrition. So Why Are You Still Overeating?

You Know Everything About Nutrition. So Why Are You Still Overeating?

You know the nutritional value of 95% of the things at the supermarket. You could recite the calories in a slice of pizza, list the things you “should” buy at the grocery store, recount the types of grains for easy digestion, and write out all of the most nutrient dense super-foods. But despite the fact that you know everything about nutrition and health, it seems you still end up eating all of the stuff you know you “shouldn’t”. So, why is it so hard to translate all of the intellectual information, all of the “what you KNOW you’re supposed to
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3 Things Never to Say to Yourself Around Food

3 Things Never to Say to Yourself Around Food

When you’re struggling with food or battling your weight, it’s easy to self-sabotage.  With constant self-criticism, berating our bodies, and punishing ourselves for things we did/didn’t do, we often become our own worst enemies. The things we are telling ourselves (subconsciously or consciously) can do us more harm than good. Here are the 3 things never to say to yourself around food:
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