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The 5 Books You Must Read If You Struggle with Food or Weight

The 5 Books You Must Read If You Struggle with Food or Weight

Throughout the years I struggled with food, battled my weight, and hated my body, books became my lifeline. I devoured anything related to helping me not feel like a crazy person around food. My sister still makes fun of my ridiculous (read: excessive) collection of self-help books. But books can be such a great tool to help you on your journey. Here are the 5 books you must read if you struggle with food or weight:  Book One:  Women, Food, and God Geneen Roth’s books were my saving grace during my years of all-over-the-place-eating. I would read her books and be sobbing one
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How To Eat Like A Normal Person

How To Eat Like A Normal Person

It’s the million dollar question: how do I eat like a “normal” person?! Because if we knew the answer, well…we wouldn’t be struggling so much with finding our “zen” around food/eating. We’ve all had that friend…the one who takes 3 bites of cake and pushes it aside, who leaves the last few bites of her pasta dish because she’s full, or who passes the candy dish without indulging because she just doesn’t want it. Meanwhile, you are wrestling with not wanting to eat the cake but promising yourself you’ll won’t eat more than a bite, struggling to leave anything on your
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The Key to Lasting Weight Loss

The Key to Lasting Weight Loss

The world of weight loss is insanely confusing. If you google “the key to lasting weight loss”, there are about 1001 different solutions that come up. All the experts say different things: cut out carbs, don’t eat anything processed, use ideal combinations of food, limit food after 7 pm, incorporate more fat, never eat sugar, go on this detox, try this 10-day cleanse, etc. (If you missed my blog talking about letting go of dieting, get it here!) And believe me, I’ve tried them all. Because for about 12 years of my life, all I wanted was to lose the weight that
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The 5 Things You Can Do To Not Overeat At Christmas

The 5 Things You Can Do To Not Overeat At Christmas

Have you ever had that meal where you’ve eaten so much you feel like your pants are gonna pop, your stomach is going to burst, and you need to be rolled away from the dinner table? Yep, been there, done that.  I’m going to save you the misery of having Christmas dinner be one of “those meals” with these 5 simple steps. Here are 5 things you can do this week so you don’t overeat this Christmas (or whatever festivities you have this week!):
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3 Reasons Why Overeating Can Be a Good Thing

3 Reasons Why Overeating Can Be a Good Thing

Wait, what? Overeating can be a good thing? Have I gone off the deep end? I know what you’re thinking, “ummm, overeating is NOT a good thing. I hate myself after a binge, I have no self-control and feel disgusting.” So how could it ever be a good thing? Disclaimer: I am not talking about the occasional “Oh, I ate too much” overeating. I’m talking about the frenetic, compulsive, holy-shit-I-just-ate-an-entire-gallon-of-ice cream kind of overeating. Or the stuffing-your-face-with-Wheat-Thin-after-Wheat-Thin-until-the-box-is-gone type of episodes. Before you disagree, let me explain. You see, overeating until you want to unbutton your pants is a message. That desire
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Are Your “Food Rules” Holding You Back?

Are Your “Food Rules” Holding You Back?

Oh, those sneaky little food rules we have for ourselves. They can creep up on us when we least expect it.  I can’t eat after 7 pm  I have to have a salad for lunch during the work week  I am allowed to eat cereal only on weekends Or my favorite… (because I totally do it all the time) If I eat the icing from the cake, it doesn’t really count. So often, we live by these food rules we’ve made for ourselves; they’ve become such a habit that we aren’t even aware that they aren’t serving us!  When we actually
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