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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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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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