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3 Things You Need To Ask Yourself Before Doing A Cleanse

3 Things You Need To Ask Yourself Before Doing A Cleanse

Cleansing is everywhere these days! Tune into any podcast, blog or social media outlet and you’ll hear claims about the benefits of juicing, fasting, and detoxifying. But is cleansing right for you? Is it something that will benefit you in your health journey? A cleanse isn’t something to be taken lightly. It involves special dietary needs and requires a lot of effort. Especially if you struggle with food and eating, cleansing can often set you back if it’s not done in the right mindset. So before you jump headfirst into starting a cleanse, ask yourself these three things to make
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Talking Fitness & Health With Amanda Hinman

Talking Fitness & Health With Amanda Hinman

Welcome to the inaugural episode of my interview series! Every month, I’ll be bringing a new expert on to dive into fitness, exercise, nutrition, health, life, intimacy, body-image and any other topic that I think will help you on your journey 🙂 I’m excited to introduce Amanda Hinman on today’s blog. She’s a fitness and health expert who brings a ton of exercise (learn how she views the word exercise in the episode!) knowledge to the table (something I don’t talk much about in my blog!) Check it out: Talking Fitness & Health With Amanda Hinman! Amanda Hinman works with busy parents
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How Long Will It Take To Accept Your Body?

How Long Will It Take To Accept Your Body?

A few months ago, I wrote about having a mini breakdown about my jean shorts not fitting. This was a big blow to me (well, to anyone who has struggled with body image issues), but especially for me because I had maintained my weight for a number of years. I had (finally) gotten to the place of stability, where I didn’t need 5 sizes in my closet, and all my clothes fit season after season. So when the jean shorts I had been wearing the last few summers didn’t fit, it hit me hard. What struck me the most was that
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If You’re Waiting Until You Lose Weight Before You Buy Clothes, Read This!

If You’re Waiting Until You Lose Weight Before You Buy Clothes, Read This!

I know, I know. You don’t want to buy the dress, shop for new jeans, or peruse the aisles of your favorite store until you’re at least 10, 15, 20+ pounds thinner than you are now. You imagine how you’ll look in that gorgeous dress you saw in the window the other day when you’re skinnier and rockin’ your new, sexier, more confident bod. You think that if you buy clothes now, at your current size, it’s somehow an admission to the world that you’re happy where you are and you won’t then lose the weight.  You also think that if you can
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When Eating What You Want Isn’t Working

When Eating What You Want Isn’t Working

I know I talk a lot about letting go of dieting and eating for satisfaction.  And I’m all about learning the whole “eat intuitively” and trying to figure out how to listen to what your body really needs and wants. But what happens when eating what you want just isn’t working?  Let’s say you’ve finally decided to quit dieting and adopt this more holistic approach to eating. You go to a party and promise yourself you won’t restrict, you’ll eat what you want like a “normal” human, and enjoy the event. And then when you get there, what you want
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58 Fabulous Ways to Find Freedom Around Food

58 Fabulous Ways to Find Freedom Around Food

Here it is…the whole enchilada, the entire kit ‘n kaboodle.  This is a compilation of every blog post ever written. Exactly 58 ways to help you find freedom around food, feel at ease in your body, and be at peace in your eating.  Happy reading! (Want a chance to win a $50 gift card?! Share your favorite post and be entered to win. Instructions at the bottom) Why Eating Healthy Is Like Dating A Guy That Looks Good On Paper The 3 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be Happier Today The Real Reason You Can’t Accept Your Body
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