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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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“But If I Accept My Body, It Means I’m Giving Up!”

“But If I Accept My Body, It Means I’m Giving Up!”

Every single woman I work with is afraid to accept her body. (And I was terrified to accept my body for a long, long, long time). We have this belief that if we accept our bodies, it means that we’ll never lose weight and we’re giving up on ourselves. It took me years to stop despising my body, so I want to save you endless months of grief and turmoil by dispelling this belief. Accepting your body doesn’t mean you’re giving up. Giving up on what? Criticizing yourself until you feel like such a worthless piece of crap that you fall
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The 3 Things I’ve Learned About Self-Acceptance

The 3 Things I’ve Learned About Self-Acceptance

Acceptance is a huge topic. One that I could spend hours and hours talking about (and one almost every women I know struggles with). Having been on the journey to accept myself for over 15 years, here are the 3 things I’ve learned about self-acceptance: It’s a choice you make every day. Accepting yourself-whether that’s your body, your fiery temper, your tendency to shut down when things get emotional, your crazy, frizzy hair, or anything else about you-is a choice you make again and again and again. Despite how much we want to just accept ourselves and then “be done”,
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Why THIS Can Change Your Relationship To Food

Why THIS Can Change Your Relationship To Food

Mindful eating is one of the fastest ways to single-handedly change your relationship to food.  How can one “simple” practice be so powerful? Because mindful eating gently forces you to slow down and look at what you’re doing to your body when you eat. And in our fast paced world, we’ve completely lost touch with our eating and how food affects our bodies. We eat in our cars, in front of the TV, while we scroll through Facebook, etc. We’re constantly distracted, never paying attention to what food is actually doing to us! We’ve gotten so used to scarfing down our
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