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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 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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Is There A Shortcut To Getting Through Food Issues?

Is There A Shortcut To Getting Through Food Issues?

When you’re struggling with food, constantly obsessing over your body, and desperately frustrated with your weight, it’s hard not to get sucked into the promise of a quick fix. Everywhere we look we see promises of instant “solutions” to our most-pressing problems. “Lose 10 pounds in 7 days” “Slim down in just one month” “Get bikini ready for summer with these 10-day cleanse!” Listen. I know how seductive these titles are. They promise quick fixes and fast results. It’s tempting to think the solution to our problem can be resolved in a few days, a week or a month.
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Revealed: An Inside Look At My Body Struggles

Revealed: An Inside Look At My Body Struggles

I wrote a post a few months ago called Revealed: An Inside Look At How I Eat  and received a ton of comments and emails about it, with so many woman saying it helped them to see what “normal” eating looks like. I wrote it because I wanted to give a deeper perspective of what a typical day looks like. Because when I was in the throes of dieting/restricting and then overeating/binging, I didn’t have a CLUE as to what it meant to eat normally. So I wanted to do a similar post and go in depth about the body-image
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The 3 Things I Discovered When I Stopped Weighing Myself

The 3 Things I Discovered When I Stopped Weighing Myself

When you’re battling your weight and body image, obsessively weighing yourself can actually do more harm than good in the quest for self-love and acceptance. I know because I used to be a slave to the scale. I weighed myself in the morning, after a big meal, after I worked out, after dinner, after anything really. What I saw on the scale dictated how I felt about myself, where I stood in comparison to others, and whether I was “acceptable” enough to wear certain clothes. My main theme was: The lower the number, the better I somehow was. If I
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The One Thing You Must Do Every Day To Fast Track Your Progress

There are a million “things you must do” out there when it comes to food and weight. (I.E. You must eat more greens, you must not eat after 7, you must have at least 5 veggies per day, etc) With all the “musts”, it can be hard to sift through the information to know what you actually should do! But I’m not talking about what to eat or not eat here. I’m talking about something that is actually much more important on your journey.  I’ve seen this time and time again working with clients and it’s also true in my
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