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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 AND a free coaching session?! 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
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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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Your Guide to Surviving the Fitting Room Mirrors

Your Guide to Surviving the Fitting Room Mirrors

Think of the last time you went shopping for some kind of clothes, grabbed a few styles/sizes, and headed to the fitting room to try them on. Did it leave you feeling awful about yourself and hating your body? Trust me, we’ve all battled those fitting room mirrors. Going into the fitting room and seeing yourself almost butt ass naked, standing in front of the 3 angled mirrors, fluorescent lights magnifying every flaw you’ve ever tried to hide can dampen even the most self-confident person’s mood. I’m not sure why dressing rooms aren’t spa-like…you know, with subtle lighting, serene music, nourishing
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The 5 Books You Must Read If You Struggle with Food or Weight

The 5 Books You Must Read If You Struggle with Food or Weight

Throughout the years I struggled with food, battled my weight, and hated my body, books became my lifeline. I devoured anything related to helping me not feel like a crazy person around food. My sister still makes fun of my ridiculous (read: excessive) collection of self-help books. But books can be such a great tool to help you on your journey. Here are the 5 books you must read if you struggle with food or weight:  Book One:  Women, Food, and God Geneen Roth’s books were my saving grace during my years of all-over-the-place-eating. I would read her books and be sobbing one
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Are You Up for the Thanksgiving Challenge!

Are You Up for the Thanksgiving Challenge!

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s almost Turkey Day here in the US, and I am headed to Pittsburgh to spend some QT with the fam (and see my grandpa, who is now 102 years old!) Thanksgiving is one of those times when even the people who are “normal eaters” find that they need to be rolled from the table, jeans about to pop, turkey coma in full effect. So for those of us who have “food issues”, it’s often a very triggering, crazy food obsessed kind-of day. So, here is a little trick that’s really useful, for all the “crap, I want that
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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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