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Tag: weight loss

Is it “Taste Worthy?”

Years ago, as I was emerging from my struggles with overeating and binge eating, I faced a dilemma. I knew I had to ease up on my self-imposed restrictions (because they were part of why I binged). Yet, I didn’t trust myself to make good decisions. I started to use a very simple question: Is…
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Why Do Mind-Body Wellness Coaching Programs Work?

As a Mind-Body Wellness Coach, I’m often asked questions like: “What makes you different?” and “Why can you help me when [other technique] didn’t work?”  These are very good questions to ask, and I enjoy answering them. One answer is: each of my clients receives a customized movement and breathing practice as part of their…
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How NOT to Just Say F**k It: 5 Strategies for Getting Back on Track

Let’s be real. Those of us who have goals around health and wellness aren’t perfect. (That’s OK, by the way!) From time to time, we’ll make decisions that are contrary to the promises we make to ourselves. Some examples of goals we might have include: Limiting sugar | caffeine | alcohol | chocolate intake Exercising…
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Post-run Smoothie

After my boyfriend settles down a bit from a run, he’s hungry. Yet, he often has to go back to work. Since he enjoys smoothies, I put together this simple recipe, which can be made ahead of time and shaken-up a bit when it’s time to drink. Ingredients 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (I use…
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Meditating Your Way to Healthy Digestion

Meditation is essentially a practice in training one’s mind, so it can be done anywhere, using anything as a point of focus. Applying meditative techniques when moving throughout one’s day can be thought of as mindfulness. Since we eat at least 2-3 times a day, meal times are a natural opportunity for meditation, using food as our focus.

4 Simple Ways Yoga Can Support Your Nutrition & Weight Loss Goals

Are you part of the 71% of Americans who just resolved to diet or eat healthier? One of the 65% who resolved to exercise more? Or one of the 54% who resolved to lose weight? Yes, those are the percentages of Americans who claimed they made such resolutions for 2019, as reported by Statista: Given…
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Woman binging overeating chocolate.

4 Ways to Lose Weight this Year Without Going on a Diet

Of the Top 10 New Years Resolutions from 2019, #1 was “Lose Weight / Healthier Eating”. I expect this particular resolution is in the top 3, if not #1, year over year. It’s widely believed the most popular way to lose weight is to diet. While the tides are starting to shift, the diet industry…
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What Your Diet Plan Should NOT Look Like

Are you still working to stick to a diet plan? This post uses an example to illustrate some reasons why popular diets fail, and how you can transform your diet plan into a nourishment plan.

Which Comes First? Confidence or Control?

When people interested in my mind-body wellness programs schedule their complimentary conversation, I ask what they would ideally like to gain from our work together. Nine out of 10 times the answer is some variant of: “I’d like to be in better control of myself.” When we talk about what benefit having this control (over…
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Live Your Life, Love Your Food

There was a time in my life where I was obsessed with food, and like all obsessions, this one took some time to unravel. When I was being good, I was following someone else’s plan about how and what I should eat. Certain foods were off-limits, though if I’m honest with myself, I wasn’t entirely…
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