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10 Simple Self-Care Secrets for Slimming Down

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When “experts” lecture us on weight loss, it’s usually all about exercise, calories, and carbs. While that’s good information, I’d like to offer some other tips that don’t usually make the diet books, from one compulsive eater to another.  They will require some effort, but I have found them to be absolutely essential to proper [...]

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A 60-Second Way To Create Positive Change

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Have you ever felt paralyzed by the prospect of change? On an intellectual level, we all know that change is inevitable (in fact it’s constant) and that to get what we want out of life, some changes are necessary. But knowing it isn’t enough. There has to be a way to make change fun and [...]

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How To (Painlessly) Design A Morning Routine to Help You Lose Weight

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Imagine this…...by the time you shake off the morning cobwebs and head off to work that you’ve already completed 5-10 positive actions that move you towards your weight loss goal! What if all of these tasks were completed almost unconsciously? What if it was as simple and routine as fixing your morning coffee? THAT is [...]

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Too Much Information? 4 Ways It Limits Our Decisions

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In your previous searches for a weight loss solution, have you found just one option that worked for you and stuck with it?  Your focus most likely quickly shifted to something new that caught your eye. Or, in researching, you found several more options to consider, and the quantity of information you found completely stalled [...]

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Wait… Isn’t Self-Care Self-Indulgent?

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Are you unsure of the difference between self-indulgence and self-compassion? You’re not alone! I’m going to give you the short version first, and then I’ll expand on it. This way you can rest assured that when you put yourself first, you’re doing yourself a kindness.   Self-Indulgence vs. Self-Care Self-indulgence is an immediate-gratification tactic that [...]

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Say It Or Stuff It!

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As emotional eaters, we tend to not only stuff our faces, but we stuff a lot of other things, too. We stuff our feelings, opinions, and many of the things that we really want to say. Since I was a kid I’ve been afraid of speaking my mind. I grew up in a family where [...]

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The Truth About Lack of Connection and Emotional Eating

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I recently read something that struck a chord in my heart: “Not all addictions are rooted in abuse or trauma, but I do believe they can all be traced to painful experience. A hurt is at the centre of all addictive behaviours. It is present in the gambler, the Internet addict, the compulsive shopper and [...]

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The Real Reason 98% of All Diets Fail

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Fun food fact: if you put lemons and limes in water, lemons will float and limes will sink. Lemons float even though they are heavier than limes. Lemons are larger, but they have a lower density than limes, and their rinds have dimples that trap air that helps them float. Limes are smaller, denser, and [...]

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Saying is Believing: 3 Steps to Being Nicer to Yourself

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The story you tell yourself reflects what you believe, and what you expect will happen. What you repeatedly say to and about yourself usually becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. It doesn’t matter what you believe. If you believe something, reinforce it with repetition and act on that belief. It will quickly become your reality! Good news/bad [...]

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How Gut Imbalance Can Keep You Irritable, Sick and Tired, and How to Improve in 30-Days (or Less)

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You’re outnumbered. There are close to 10 times as many bacteria cells than human cells in your body. In that sense, you are almost more bacteria than you are human! Taking care of the good bacteria and adjusting imbalances in your gut is key to fighting a laundry list of disorders. These include obesity, depression, [...]