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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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What To Do When You Hate Seeing Photos of Yourself

What To Do When You Hate Seeing Photos of Yourself

Are you plagued by the “I hate seeing photos of myself” syndrome?? Do you look at every single photo you take and scrutinize your flaws, analyze your imperfections , criticize your faults, then sigh, and resign to thinking that you are just fat, ugly 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 also 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 one tooth that was
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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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Sick of the “Love Your Body at Any Size” Campaigns?

Sick of the “Love Your Body at Any Size” Campaigns?

In the past few years, it seems as if more and more companies/songs/advertising are hopping on the “love your body” campaign. You know the ones. Dove’s advertising showcasing women of all sizes.  Victoria’s Secret’s “I love my body” commercial.  Meghan Trainor’s number one hit.  But sometimes, even I (who write about this positive body kinda stuff) get sick of the “love your body at any size” campaigns. Because, really, if we are honest with ourselves, they aren’t quite working. How many women are there that still don’t love their bodies? (Yes, you can raise your hand too 🙂 ) There
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