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4 Tips To Say No To Extra Food This Holiday

4 Tips To Say No To Extra Food This Holiday

I’ve been getting lots of emails from panicked people worried about holiday binging and weight gain. So, I thought I’d do a post to alleviate those fears and help you stay balanced. Here are 4 tips to say no to extra food this holiday 🙂 Keep Your Blood Sugar Balanced I will always have this as my number one tip for any “out of the ordinary” situation with food. Make sure to always keep your blood sugar balanced. It’s super basic, but super important. Plan your snacks, don’t go longer than 4 hours without eating, add protein to your meals,
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The 3 Things I Do Before Any Out of Routine Eating (Vacation, A Trip, Etc)

The 3 Things I Do Before Any Out of Routine Eating (Vacation, A Trip, Etc)

I just got back from ten days in Belize and I thought I’d be helpful to share the 3 things I do before any out of routine eating (meaning anything where I’m not at home making my own food 🙂 ). Vacations, trips, long weekends, parties…anything that I couldn’t control used to send me into a binge for weeks after I got back. It was terrifying for me to feel like I didn’t have control. To help you feel sane & normal around food when you’re on vacation, at an event or a party, keep this blog post handy! Here
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3 Ways To Quit The Clean Plate Club

3 Ways To Quit The Clean Plate Club

Do you swear to yourself you won’t finish everything on your plate but at the end of the meal realize that you inhaled all your food yet again? Welcome to the “Clean Plate Club” 🙂 (One that most of us don’t really want to be a part of!) So many of us struggle with wanting to clean our plates. But in the process of becoming normal eaters, it can be a valuable skill to learn how to leave the clean plate club behind for good 🙂 Here are 3 tips to help you quit the clean plate club:
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3 Things To Do To Stop Criticizing Yourself In Photos

3 Things To Do To Stop Criticizing Yourself In Photos

Are you plagued by the “I hate seeing pictures of myself” syndrome?? Today, I’m diving into how to stop criticizing yourself in photos. Do you look at every single picture you take and scrutinize your flaws, analyze your imperfections, criticize your faults, then sigh, and think that you’re just disgusting and there’s no hope for you? Well, my dear, I have a new way for you to approach looking at photos of yourself. I used to agonize over every single pic of myself. I’d notice my hair that was flipped out in a weird way, my nose that seemed crooked, my
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An Inside Look: What I’m Still Working On

An Inside Look: What I’m Still Working On

The ladies in The Normal Eaters Club know that I like to be fully open, honest and transparent. I always share tidbits from my own life: food struggles, habits I want to change, emotions I’m working through and other stories that help illustrate real-life examples of the ins and outs of this journey. When I was at the beginning of my own healing, I remember asking the woman I worked with a million questions. (What did she eat? Did she ever binge? Were all these emotions normal? Did she ever eat in secret? etc) I wanted to know that what I
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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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