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Another Year, Another “I’m Going on a Diet”?

Another Year, Another “I’m Going on a Diet”?

When you’ve consumed a thousand holiday treats and feel awful about your body, the lure of “starting over” on January 1st entices us to make that infamous New Year’s resolution:  “I’m going on a diet!” (or your version of dieting…cutting out carbs, eating clean, limiting food groups, etc) Everywhere we turn, there is talk of dieting, losing weight, and promises to swear off junk food for good. The words, “I’m going on a diet” seem to become what you hear in everyday conversation at this time of year. But come February 1st  (or even sooner!), where are most of these people?
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The One Thing Missing From Your Diet (It’s Not What You Think!)

The One Thing Missing From Your Diet (It’s Not What You Think!)

We’re inundated these days with the latest fad diets, the top tips for keeping weight off, and the “fastest” way to lose 5 pounds in 7 days. And yet at no other time in our society have we struggled more to keep our weight off. We are a culture obsessed with being thin, but our obesity levels are off the charts! How can we be saturated with nutritional information but still struggle constantly with our weight? It’s because something is missing from our diets. When we have difficulty losing weight, we turn to analyzing our calorie intake and evaluating how
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Are You Convinced You Love Food Too Much?

So often in our weight struggles, we’re going to battle with food. We think we love food and convince ourselves that this food obsession is our biggest problem…that we just love Reese’s Cups, brownies, and ice cream waaaaay too much. We tell ourselves that if we could just stop being so obsessed with food, our problems would be solved. We’d stop eating that 5th piece of cake and not ever have that internal battle around dessert after dinner. (Sound familiar? And yes, when I was knee-deep in my binge episodes, I desperately wanted to stop loving food so much) But what if this
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Feeling Guilty About What You Ate?

Feeling Guilty About What You Ate?

If you’re feeling guilty about what you ate (or still feeling guilty from something you ate 3 days ago!), you’re not alone.  Guilt comes up A LOT with the woman I talk to. Guilt over eating 6 too many cookies. Guilt over having a third bowl of ice cream when you promised yourself you wouldn’t. Guilt over not going to the gym when you said you would. So much guilt in this whole mess! It’s a tricky emotion that guilt. It’s a hard one to work through because it’s often tied in with so many other emotions…hating your body, feeling
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3 Things To Do When You Have A Weekend Of Bad Eating

3 Things To Do When You Have A Weekend Of Bad Eating

I went to a small business owner conference this last weekend called Pioneer Nation. (And met some of the most fantastic people!) It was one of those weekends away where I didn’t really have much control over my food. We were at a mountain resort outside of Portland, Oregon, so there weren’t a whole lot of dining options. All meals were served on site. Breakfast was a buffet. Lunch was a sandwich, chips, and a cookie. Snacks were brownies, granola bars, and fruit. Dinner was on our own at one of the restaurants on site. I was there Thursday-Sunday. Essentially out of
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It’s Not WHAT You Eat That Matters

It’s Not WHAT You Eat That Matters

I know we get “proper” nutrition drilled into our heads  at a very young age. Carrots are good for you. Donuts are not. Kale is healthy. Doritos are not. Tomatoes are chock full of vitamins. Double stuffed Oreos are not. And then when we are old enough to know what’s “good for us” and what isn’t, it gets even more confusing. Because there are studies that say you need to drink diet soda instead of regular because it’s “better” for you, brown rice instead of white because it’s healthier, almond milk instead of cow’s milk because it has fewer chemicals, and
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