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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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4 Things To Remember When You’re Frustrated And Want To Give Up

4 Things To Remember When You’re Frustrated And Want To Give Up

This whole finding “normalcy” around food is a doozy sometimes. It’ s like you think you got it… You have a really good few days of no binging, eating healthy, and trying to listen to your body and then BAM…something happens and you’re off track again. Doesn’t this journey kinda feel like you’re lost in another country, you don’t speak the language, and you’re trying to find your way around with a map? That is exactly how I felt (both literally…because I was traveling abroad and had this happen to me, and metaphorically with my eating 🙂 ) I spent
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The 3 Secrets Normal Eaters Know

The 3 Secrets Normal Eaters Know

You know the person I’m talking about…the one who can go away on a vacation and come back the same size, the one who passes on the 2nd piece of cake, and the one who can say “no thanks, I don’t want a cookie right now”. Most likely, this is the person you dream of being! Yes, it’s the “normal eater”. What do they know that you don’t? Well…that’s exactly what we’re talking about on today’s blog. Normal eaters used to be like scientific experiments for me. I “studied” them because dammit, I wanted to figure out how to not
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