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Why Eating Healthy Is Like Dating A Guy That Looks Good On Paper

Why Eating Healthy Is Like Dating A Guy That Looks Good On Paper

We all strive for eating healthy and trying to be as nutritionally sound as possible. But sometimes eating chai seed smoothies, flax oatmeal, and kale as every side dish can actually turn out not so great. Let me explain… Let’s say a client hands me their food journal and it looks like this: 8:00 am: greek yogurt and blueberries 11:00 am: handful of almonds 12:00 pm: salad with grilled chicken and extra vegetables 3:00 pm: an apple with nuts 6:00 pm: tilapia with broccoli and cauliflower This is like the quintessential near-perfect diet diary, amiright?! I mean, submit this in class and you’d get
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The 3 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be Happier Today

The 3 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be Happier Today

Sometimes it’s the things we need to let go of doing that are holding us back from making progress and moving forward. It’s true that we are often our own worst enemies 🙂 Here are 3 things you need to stop doing to be happier (in all areas of your life, not just food and body!) 1. Stop trying to be perfect. As women, we have this idea in our head that we need to be super human. We strive to be the best mother, most loyal friend, perfect girlfriend/wife, A+ student, and the greatest employee. On top of that, we
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What To Do When You Want To Be Farther Along Than Where You Actually Are

What To Do When You Want To Be Farther Along Than Where You Actually Are

These past few weeks have been a whirlwind, as I’ve been in full launch mode for Healing From Within. I’ve been hunched over my computer, writing copy, scrutinizing each word of my sales page/emails, analyzing metrics, numbers, conversion rates, page views, opt ins, and going into the “business” metrics side of determining how effective my marketing has been. I’ve been going and doing and obsessing and frantically doing even more so I’d have THE “perfect” launch. And quite frankly, I’ve been feeling like a crazy person. (No one tells you when you start a business that it will be filled
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The First Step In Getting Off The Diet Roller Coaster

The First Step In Getting Off The Diet Roller Coaster

When the cycle of “dieting then overeating, then promising to start over tomorrow” seems to have you in it’s grip, there’s something I want you to do… I want you to begin to forgive yourself. This truly is the first step in getting off the diet roller coaster. Forgiveness. It’s a simple word with a big meaning. And it can go a really really long way in helping you start to change some of things you do around food. Forgive yourself for putting your body through the endless diets, food restriction phases, times of overeating, and nights where you indulged waaaay more
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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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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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