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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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The Real Reasons Why Fad Diets Don’t Work

Did you know that 98% of people who go on diets to lose weight gain their original weight back – and then some?

It goes like this:

You hear about the latest fad diet, check out some pretty amazing testimonials and before/after pics on Instagram, buy the food/pills/shakes/teas/membership required. You are PUMPED. This is going to be your triumphant attempt at losing the extra weight you’ve been struggling with for years.

Except, you don’t…

And so the cycle repeats itself as you get increasingly frustrated with your weight (and yourself) or give up and think that you’ll never be able to lose the weight.

I promise it’s not you.

Here are the top 3 real reasons why fad diets don’t work:

1. Your Body Thinks You’re Starving

The first problem with fad diets is that when you focus on losing weight – instead of fat – you lose sight of feeding your body with the right nutrients for it to function at its best.

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10 Gifts to Give Yourself This Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, & it's a perfect time to look at ways we can decrease stress and find opportunities to pamper ourselves. 

As moms, we're taught to juggle:

    • our career

 

  • our family
  • our relationships
  • cleaning and managing the household
  • providing meals for the family
  • our family's health
  • social functions and responsibilities

It's like the more we “do,” the better moms we are....

Step 1. Identify your stress

Social media is flooded with moms volunteering at their kid’s school, starting up home-based businesses, making creative snacks for their kids' lunches and taking care of elderly parents... Oh, and behind the scenes, they're the primary health care decision makers for the family.

It’s no wonder that women are more likely to experience emotional and physical stress than men!

And, one of the ways that we manage stress is through eating.

In my new book, Love Yourself Healthy, I talk about how eating healthy...

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Hush Your Inner Chatter... and Listen

How many times do we think about making a change, but never quite get around to it?

For many of us, the changes we've been wanting to make have been staring us in the face for YEARS. But life gets in the way. Kids happen, crises occur, and our goals get sidelined over and over again.

And listen, all of these obstacles are very real— but with the right tools, you can learn to move through them with ease.

One of one of the most life-changing struggles we can ever conquer is learning how to manage our thoughts.

I know it's not easy.

With our lives spinning faster each day, it’s easy to get lost in the constant inner chatter we have with ourselves, letting our thoughts run free like a pack of wild hyenas.

Most of us get to a point in which we don’t even identify destructive dialogues or take time to consider how our thoughts affect our mood, our mindset, our relationships and our lives.

Gaining clarity in our thoughts is one of the greatest gifts we can give...

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