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What Does Eating “Healthy” Actually Mean? Find Out Here

What Does Eating “Healthy” Actually Mean? Find Out Here

Ever wonder what eating healthy actually means? (I never thought about it for many years, as I was just caught up in trying to follow rules and plans and diets). So many times, we have this cookie cutter image of being healthy. We think kale smoothies, fresh juices, lean proteins with salad and 45 minutes of cardio every day. We tend to think of health as the picture perfect woman on the cover of Women’s Health (you know, smiling happily in her skimpy shorts and sports bra, showing off her toned abs). But what does eating healthy actually mean?  And
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How Much Should You Be Exercising?

How Much Should You Be Exercising?

Like all things food and weight loss related, every time you google something about exercise, there are a thousand different schools of thought about what you should do. Here is some of the advice I’ve heard: Exercise 30 minutes a day 5 times a week Exercise 12 minutes 4-5 times a week if it’s HIIT (high intensity interval training) Exercise 60 minutes a day 3-4 times a week So…how much should you be exercising? Before we get into the nitty gritty of this question, I want to share a bit of my own exercise history (because I’m at sort of a
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Why I Threw Out Everything I Knew About Nutrition

Why I Threw Out Everything I Knew About Nutrition

I used to know everything about nutrition. I knew the calories in 95 percent of the items at the grocery store, which foods had the most omega-3s, what a plant-based diet did for the body, how food combining helped digestion improve, and which foods had the lowest fat content and fewest calories. I spent two years in a graduate program, studying nutrition and spending most of my spare time absorbing as much information as I could about plant-based health, nutrition content, minerals/vitamins, food-related diseases, and a healthy diet. At the same time, I was also knee-deep in battling disordered eating.
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Think You Just Need More Willpower To “Fix” Your Food Issues?

Think You Just Need More Willpower To “Fix” Your Food Issues?

Do you think you just need more willpower to stop giving in to temptation? I used to think if I just had more willpower, more self-control and a little bit more discipline, I would finally have it altogether around food. I mean, almost every diet out there tells you “not to give in!” “resist the cupcake, it’s not worth it!” and “you can do it, don’t succumb to temptation!” But the reality is, how many times can we resist the 2nd piece of cake, the basket of bread at the restaurant and the homemade baked cookies in the break room
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Why Self-Forgiveness Is The Answer

Why Self-Forgiveness Is The Answer

So much of this food journey is spent beating ourselves up, berating ourselves for not being able to eat healthy (even when we know so much about nutrition), and living in this state of regret and guilt over failure around food. I used to spend days and sometimes weeks lamenting over something I’d done: eating too many cookies at a party, giving in to cravings after dinner, starting a diet on Monday and failing by Wednesday. I carried guilt, embarrassment, regret, shame and despair around almost constantly. It was exhausting. Not only was was I battling food every day, but then I
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Are You Unintentionally on a Diet?

Are You Unintentionally on a Diet?

Restrictive thoughts can be sneaky little devils. We’re happily going about our day and think we are eating healthy…then BOOM after dinner, we find ourselves eating cookie after cookie and can’t seem to stop. What’s going on? It could be that you’re unintentionally on a diet. Any form of restriction or dieting will inevitably end up in a binge. Why? I call it the Law of Dieting: for every diet there is an equal and opposite binge. So how do you do if you’re unintentionally dieting? There are thoughts like these that run through your head… I’m not going to
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