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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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My shame and vulnerability story

It’s no secret this motherhood thing has been hard for me. It has felt like it’s been harder for me than anyone else in the world. When I would talk about it I would feel this creepy crawly feeling all over my body. Like everyone else was thinking, “what is wrong with her, why can’t…

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Why you overeat and binge eat over and over again and what to do about it

You know the feeling you get when you ate that extra serving of dinner and are uncomfortably full? Or when you make 12 trips to the kitchen after dinner when you know you couldn’t possibly be hungry? Often times we call this guilt. I feel guilty that I ate all that food. I shouldn’t have…

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Book Interview “The Chakra Energy Diet”

I was pleased to find a fellow Chakra writer out there in Becca Chopra and was honored to read her book, “The Chakra Energy Diet“. I highly recommend you give it a read! Meanwhile here is a short interview from Becca herself: 1) What inspired you to write The Chakra Energy Diet? Becca: Too many of…

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