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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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The 5 Things I Wish I’d Known 5 Years Ago (Especially #2!)

The 5 Things I Wish I’d Known 5 Years Ago (Especially #2!)

One of my favorite things is journal reflections. I know, I know…I’m a nerd 🙂 But as I reflected back on my own battle with food and weight, I realized there were some things I wish I’d known! Hence, this post 🙂 So, here you go… The 5 things I wish I’d known 5 years ago:    “Backsliding” is natural.  In fact, it’s part of the whole healing process. Think about a hobby that you learned at some point in your life. It was a process of learning how to do it. You didn’t learn it overnight and wake up
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Interview Series: Mind & Body Transformation Coach Tonya Whittle

Interview Series: Mind & Body Transformation Coach Tonya Whittle

The Interview Series continues this month with a hot new year’s topic: fitness!  Join us and hear Mind & Body Transformation Coach Tonya Whittle spill the beans on fitness, disordered eating recovery, exercise, and more!  Watch to find out as we dive into: How she overcame disordered eating (she was on her first diet at age 8!) The simple yet biggest factor that plays a role in your success Why what we resist is actually our biggest opportunity to move forward How throwing out what you “know” can be the catalyst for opening you up to new results How changing the
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What To Do When You’re Afraid of People Judging Your Weight

What To Do When You’re Afraid of People Judging Your Weight

One of the big things I hear from clients all the time is this: What if people think I’m fat and gained weight? What if I go home and my family comments on my weight? What if everyone is thinking how frumpy and fat I look every time I’m out? A few weeks ago, one of my clients said, “well, if I was on an island with no one else, I wouldn’t care about my body and being a little bit heavier! It’s worrying about other people’s opinions that makes me crazy.” It’s like the fear of judgement from society
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Dr Lily Dishes on Intimacy, Sex And Body Image

Dr Lily Dishes on Intimacy, Sex And Body Image

For the millions of women who battle eating issues, body image is a huge part of the daily struggle. It can be terrifying to be in a relationship or to even think about intimacy when you absolutely hate what you see in the mirror. Enter today’s guest who is talkin’ all things sex and body image. Dr. Lily Zehner is a therapist who specializes in sex, intimacy, and relationships. And she’s battled her own eating disorder, so has some amazing tips to share from her own experience. We dive into some very taboo subjects (and quite frankly, more women NEED
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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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