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7 Steps to Releasing Emotional and Physical Pounds

All over the world, women struggle with their weight.

Years pass by and as those unwanted extra pounds continue to pile on, and you ask yourself— will anything ever work for me?

You try the latest diets, detox teas, exercise routines… Some of them worked, some of them didn't— but at the end of the day, nothing lasted forever and you're still not happy with your weight.

Have you ever considered that the secret to losing weight – permanently – is within you?

Now I am NOT suggesting that you beat yourself up even more than you already have. In fact, what I'm calling for— is exactly the opposite. 

Let me explain— because I know this sounds simplistic, and perhaps a little "woo-woo."

By learning how to truly love yourself (which is no small feat, btw), you unlock your hidden potential not only to lose weight permanently but embrace the life of your dreams.

What? How? Really? 

Because when we are in a state of self-compassion, we...

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Weight Loss for Women Over 40: 5 Steps To Success

The older we get, the more difficult it can be to lose weight naturally. Our metabolism can slow down, our less-than-healthy habits can become ingrained, and our hormonal imbalances can trigger intense cravings, stress, and emotional eating. 

Whether you’re looking to lose those stubborn 10 to 20 pounds or to lose a significant amount of weight, the success of your weight loss journey greatly depends on how you prepare for it.

In my years as a weight loss coach, I’ve discovered that, contrary to popular belief, losing weight is not just about food choices and exercising.

For real, long-lasting weight loss results, we need to change our lives in every way. It is not only about what you eat— it’s also about how you think and how you feel.

Now, this may sound overwhelming, but every journey begins with taking the first step.

So, if you're ready to ditch the fad diets and grueling workouts, and actually...

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5 Common Mistakes That Slow Your Metabolism

I get it: metabolism is a tricky thing to comprehend. In fact, it took me years (and plenty of mistakes) before I really understood how brilliant our bodies actually are, and how I could best support my metabolism, rather than confuse it. 

What is "Metabolism" anyway?

 

Here's why it's confusing: your metabolism is not "a thing," (like an organ), but rather, a series of processes that, together, break down food and convert it into energy.

Based on many factors, your metabolism either functions optimally, or, it can become quite sluggish, which can lead to weight gain and discomfort.

I’ve broken down the 5 core metabolism mistakes we make in the hopes that YOU can better understand the way your brilliant body works, and harness its power for your benefit.

Mistake #1: Blaming “Genetics”

“I eat healthily and I exercise and I still can’t seem to lose the weight”— is a common frustration...

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Best Diet for Women Over 40 [Ultimate Guide]

When choosing the best diet for women over 40, what should you keep in mind?

Did you know that up to 50% of women are on a diet at any given time? By the time we reach our 40's, unhealthy dieting and deprivation patterns can wreak havoc on our metabolism, cause hormonal imbalances, cause weight gain, increase uncomfortable perimenopause and menopause symptoms, and add unnecessary stress to our bodies— which can speed up the aging process.

The good news?

It's never too late to start eating right for your unique body, and there is a best diet for women over 40. 

Nourishing your body with the right vitamins, minerals, habits, and attitudes can shift you out of the cycle of depletion, and onto a healthier path where you lose weight quicker, reduce cravings, balance hormones, restore metabolism, and relieve some of the most uncomfortable symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. 

To do this, I like to start by reframing the concept of "dieting."

Rather...

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4 Hidden Factors Affecting the Quality of Your Food

We all know that the quality of the food we consume greatly affects how we feel, our weight and of course, our overall health.

But have you considered that beyond the nutrients, there are other factors that influence the energy we receive from the food we consume?

4 Hidden Factors Affecting the Quality of Your Food

1. The Cook's Mood

There is a great magical realism book (adapted to a movie in 1992) from the Mexican author
Laura Esquivel called Like Water for Chocolate.

In it, the protagonist’s emotions become infused into her cooking, transmitting her feelings to everyone that eats her food. If Tita was feeling loved, everyone felt her passion. When she was sad, the tears that slipped into her stews made everyone cry.

We might not be living in a mystical Mexican village but – just like Tita – the energy a cook has
while preparing the food can affect how you receive and process it.

You can test this by consciously observing the...

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