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Sick of the “Love Your Body at Any Size” Campaigns?

Sick of the “Love Your Body at Any Size” Campaigns?

In the past few years, it seems as if more and more companies/songs/advertising are hopping on the “love your body” campaign. You know the ones. Dove’s advertising showcasing women of all sizes.  Victoria’s Secret’s “I love my body” commercial.  Meghan Trainor’s number one hit.  But sometimes, even I (who write about this positive body kinda stuff) get sick of the “love your body at any size” campaigns. Because, really, if we are honest with ourselves, they aren’t quite working. How many women are there that still don’t love their bodies? (Yes, you can raise your hand too 🙂 ) There
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What To Do When The Bakery Aisle Is Calling Your Name

What To Do When The Bakery Aisle Is Calling Your Name

I was roaming the aisles at Whole Foods the other day and the bakery section caught my eye. And boy did it look fantastic!  The smell of freshly baked bread, the just-out-of-the-oven muffins, the delectable display of chocolate….yep, the bakery aisle was indeed calling my name! I tried to divert my attention away from the delicious goodies on display and focus on the task at end: buy lunch and nothing else, then exit the store.  (Why is it so easy to buy 987 other things that you don’t need at the store?) Buuuuut my diversion tactics weren’t working. I kept
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Does Your Eating Goes Haywire When You’re Out of Your Routine?

Does Your Eating Goes Haywire When You’re Out of Your Routine?

Aaaaand I’m back. I had a wonderful vacation in St. Thomas filled with lots of doing nothing, lying on the beach, staring at the ocean, and reading Harry Potter (officially as obsessed as The Hunger Games).  With vacation, of course, comes “vacation eating”. (I’m not sure if that’s an actual term, but I totally think it should be in the dictionary.) There’s nothing like being out of our routine that causes all of our good intentions to go out the window… It seems that being in a routine often helps keep our eating in check. We don’t typically finish each meal with
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Dreaming of the Day When…

Dreaming of the Day When…

You’ve been dreaming of the day when you drop 2 sizes, lose 10 pounds, and are finally happy with your body. The day you can really look in the mirror and say “heck yea, my body is awesome!” How long have you been waiting for that day to arrive? And how long have you been struggling with “falling off the wagon”, starting over, and getting focused on a new goal to finally achieve what you really want? So often, we live our lives focused on our next weight-loss goal. It’s the holidays and we promise we will eat healthy after
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To-Do List Too Long? Try This (Hint: It’s Something You Do All The Time!)

To-Do List Too Long? Try This (Hint: It’s Something You Do All The Time!)

When we get so wrapped up in our to-do’s, life can become a series of never-ending things we need to check off our lists. It’s impossible to get everything done and easy to get overwhelmed. Here is what was on my “Things to Do Today” List: (Note: I’m trying to pack 492093 things into my week before I leave for a vaca to St. Thomas-woohoo!)   Work tasks (17 to be exact) 2 meetings (my opinion of meetings=pointless 90% of the time) Stop at Target and Walgreens (stock up on toiletries) Dentist appointment (why would I schedule this for the day
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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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