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Why Deprivation Doesn’t Work & What Does…

What do you think of when you hear the words diet and deprivation? Maybe you think of going without your favorite foods, ignoring your hunger, or even spending long hours at the gym as penance for decadence because you *gasp* fell off the wagon (whatever wagon you happened to be on). The problem with deprivation… Continue Reading

No Judgment Needed…

People in different diet camps love to argue over which foods you should and should not eat— sometimes with what seems like religious fervor. If you’ve ever been the victim of such judgment you know it doesn’t feel good. At a health coaching conference last summer I could feel the piercing glare of a women… Continue Reading

The Power Of Now…

You’ve probably heard that it is important to make S.M.A.R.T. goals (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely), but did you know that there is a way to make these goals S.M.A.R.T.E.R.? In fact making your goals S.M.A.R.T.E.R. is one of the keys to success. Why? The “–E.R.” stands for evaluate and re-evaluate. This is the… Continue Reading

Burning Brightly…

Valentines day is a time for love and romance. And today I want to talk about love, but not of the romantic kind. Today we are talking about self-love. I know lame– right? But before you slam your laptop shut, or get distracted googling “Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston, stay with me for… Continue Reading

My Story...

I started my first diet when I was 13. The low fat diet I followed was super easy. All you had to do was keep your fat down to 20 grams a day. You could eat cookies and processed junk, as long as the food was low-fat. And guess what? It worked. I lost 10 pounds over the summer, but that is about all I did that summer. I was too hungry and tired to do anything else… I really couldn’t function, and guess what else happened? I gained all the weight back the next year.

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