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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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Why I Stopped Looking at my Body in the Mirror Everyday (And Why You Should Too!)

Why I Stopped Looking at my Body in the Mirror Everyday (And Why You Should Too!)

What’s your reaction when you look at yourself in the mirror? I’m guessing it’s not a big smile radiating love for your amazing body, acceptance of all your “flaws” and admiration of all that your body does for you? Instead you’re plagued with the “Ugh, I hate looking at my body in the mirror” thoughts.  Amiright?? (Yes, I’m part mind-reader 🙂 ) I used to simultaneously be obsessed with looking at my body in the mirror while also hating what I saw. For oh-so-many years, I had this crazy morning ritual. I woke up, headed to the bathroom, lifted up my shirt,
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Are You Up for the Thanksgiving Challenge?

Are You Up for the Thanksgiving Challenge?

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s almost Turkey Day here in the US, and I am headed to Pittsburgh to spend some QT with the fam (and to see my 5 nieces and nephews, who I can’t wait to squeeze 🙂 ) Thanksgiving is one of those times when even the people who are “normal eaters” find that they eat WAY too much and struggle to pass on the 3rd piece of pie. So for those of us who have “food struggles”, it’s often a very triggering, crazy food obsessed kind-of day. So, here is a little trick that’s really useful, for all
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How Taking Care of Yourself Helps You Stop Binging

How Taking Care of Yourself Helps You Stop Binging

In my blog post from last week, I outlined why the urge to eat the entire bag of Wheat Thins is message; it’s a signal to stop and look a little bit deeper to see what’s going on inside. This frantic, compulsive feeling can be taken care of when you begin taking better care of your inner needs. Yes, taking care of YOU really will help you stop binging! The truth is…none of us REALLY wants to inhale a million and one calories in one sitting! Excessive overeating is how we’ve learned to cope-to stuff down what we don’t want to deal with, to
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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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