Could there be ONE THING causing all your stress?

When people are not as happy as they should be and stressed out all the time what possibly could be the CAUSE? I bet it is about their BODY more than anything else. And they don’t have the body they want, need, and deserve because they NEVER stick to a weight loss method long-term. So…

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Before and After Pictures

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Tales of Weight Loss, Motherhood and Musical Theatre

It’s all too easy to fall prey to whatever the masses are doing. I know this first hand. Not only did I conform my beliefs around weight to fit the majority of dieters many years ago, recently, I conformed to fit in the world of American mothers. See moms in America do things differently than…

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If Dieting Doesn’t Work, What Does?

Last week I referenced a very well written article on why dieting doesn’t work. I believe the author did a great job at explaining what doesn’t work and even referenced mindful eating as a helpful strategy to implement instead. However, this isn’t the whole story of weight loss. The only way to truly encompass a…

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How Weight Loss Really Works

Tomorrow I talk to the middle school girls about weight, body image and eating disorders. And it wasn’t until 2 days ago at 3 am the talk finally came to me. I kept asking myself, how do I best influence these girls at such an important age? How do I teach them to stop worrying…

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I invite you to live a life 100% FREE of deprivation

I’ve always been the type of person that refuses to accept a solution that is out of alignment with the life I want to live. When I was struggling with my weight, I searched and searched, knowing that there absolutely had to be another way to lose weight that wasn’t about deprivation and extremes, and…

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The Dirty Little Secret Behind Dieting

I’ve been talking about conformity with my clients lately. I think it’s extremely important to know how seductive being part of the “cool” group is. In our culture, being thin (or having toned arms and abs) tricks us into believing that we have a seat at the cool table. In a recent article, Gina Rodriguez…

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Fitting In, Belonging and Weight Loss

In my behavioral change class we have been discussing the ideas behind how conformity influences our decisions. One of the studies that discusses the importance of conformity is the Asch experiment. In the Asch experiment we witness a person change their answer to a simple test of line lengths in order to be like the…

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Oprah and Weight Watchers

I’ve waited a while before I dove into the most recent weight watchers commercial featuring Oprah. I enjoyed this article and this article written by others surrounding this ad campaign. And I finally feel ready to speak up. Here’s the thing that both articles above point out, Oprah is the definition of success and yet…

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When we numb to avoid pain, we also block joy

I just finished the Gifts of Imperfection class with Oprah and Brene Brown. It’s been an incredible class with lots of breakthroughs. And I especially love the art journaling component. One of the big realizations I had was around numbing. I love how Brene discusses this idea of numbing. She says the following: 1. I…

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