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Should You Cut Out Carbs?

Should You Cut Out Carbs?

Should you cut out carbs from your diet? Ahhh the million dollar question. (And one I hear all the time from clients.) Cutting out carbs is something everyone THINKS they need to be doing in order to lose weight. If you’ve struggled for years battling your weight and food, it can seem that there is a direct correlation between cutting out carbs and weight loss (not to mention we’ve been taught that carbs are “bad”!) I went to a wedding in Florida this past weekend and two of my close friends were on a “no carb” kick…both trying to lose weight
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Do You Want To Lose Weight More Than Anything?

Do You Want To Lose Weight More Than Anything?

Almost every single woman I work with tells me the same thing… I just can’t be happy with myself until I lose the weight I’ve gained. I feel so disgusting in my body and I know losing weight will make me feel more comfortable. I hate what I see in the mirror and I just want to be the size I was two years ago.   This desperation to lose weight can become an obsession: thinking that when we’re smaller, when we lose weight, when we fit into the smaller jeans size…THAT’S when we will finally love, accept and like
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Why Clean Eating Can Be Harmful (& What You Can Do Instead)

Why Clean Eating Can Be Harmful (& What You Can Do Instead)

Clean eating is all the rage these days. Wherever you look, there’s someone raving about the benefits of their 30-day eating clean challenge, showcasing amazing before and after pictures, and swearing to eat this way forever. Which is great if it works for the person doing it. But there’s a huge part of the population that battles dieting, food and weight (*raising my hand because I’ve binged and restricted for over 12 years of my life…) So for them (and me!), clean eating can be a slippery slope down into the abyss of rigid, restrictive, dieting habits and back into
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What Do Binging & Facebook Stalking Have In Common?

What Do Binging & Facebook Stalking Have In Common?

So what DO these two seemingly unrelated things (binging and Facebook stalking) have in common? Let me explain. Last week I wrote about emotions and food. Namely, that when you start to feel your emotions and not use food to numb out, escape, or forget about your feelings, it ain’t always pretty. And one of my clients was confused. And so I launched into this crazy metaphor about Facebook Stalking and she had an a-ha moment. So I realized this was a must-share. Because, c’mon…who hasn’t engaged in bit of harmless Facebook stalking? I’ve stalked ex’s, girlfriends of ex’s, friends
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Crazy Numbers in The Weight Loss Industry! (And Trying A Different Approach…)

Crazy Numbers in The Weight Loss Industry! (And Trying A Different Approach…)

Wanna hear two insanely staggering numbers? $60 Billion The annual revenue of the US weight loss industry, including diet books, diet drugs, and weight loss surgeries.  (Source: US News) 108 Million The number of people on diets in the US. Dieters typically make 4-5 attempts per year.  (Source: ABC News) Holy crapola! Yes, you read those numbers right. Americans spend $60 billion PER YEAR trying to lose weight. That. Is. Insanity. And that’s just in the US and not even counting other countries! (or maybe us Americans are just way more vain and obsessed with our appearances 🙂 ) 108 MILLION
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The 5 Things I Wish I’d Known 5 Years Ago (Especially #2!)

The 5 Things I Wish I’d Known 5 Years Ago (Especially #2!)

One of my favorite things is journal reflections. I know, I know…I’m a nerd 🙂 But as I reflected back on my own battle with food and weight, I realized there were some things I wish I’d known! Hence, this post 🙂 So, here you go… The 5 things I wish I’d known 5 years ago:    “Backsliding” is natural.  In fact, it’s part of the whole healing process. Think about a hobby that you learned at some point in your life. It was a process of learning how to do it. You didn’t learn it overnight and wake up
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