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Imagine being able to calm yourself down before stress drives you to the refrigerator.
Imagine having a quick way to regain confidence when you feel discouraged or anxious about your body…
The Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT, offers all this and it is, quite literally… right at your fingertips. Read the rest of this entry »
body appreciation, body confidence, diet, emotional eating, Weight Loss
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No matter where you are in your weight loss journey, these five promises will help you focus on what matters most.
Start by choosing one promise to honor each day. Take small steps and over time these promises transform into new skills that become life-long patterns.
Your body appreciates the effort you make to honor these promises and wants you to be patient and gentle with yourself. Begin today to create a loving, respectful relationship with your body…
1. I Promise to Speak to You Kindly.
(No self-criticism.) Read the rest of this entry »
diet, goddess, inner wisdom, meditation, spiritual weight loss, Weight Loss
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What if you already had what you needed to release weight successfully?
What if all the answers to your questions were right inside of you?
What if your own inner wisdom could guide you to a thinner you?
Meet… your Wise Self. Welcome this Divine being as she guides you to take better care of yourself and your body and help you live a happy, healthy life.
Who is your Wise Self? People refer to this spiritual power in different ways. It has been called the Inner Advisor, Spiritual Guide, Higher Self, or Divine Light. I like to call it my Wise Self because, like an imaginary friend to a child, she is my mentor, someone I call forth in my mind—a strong, down-to-earth woman who is knowing and loving and whose guidance is always available whenever I ask.
Here’s the thing: You probably already know your Wise Self. Read the rest of this entry »
diet, emotional eating, Weight Loss
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I received the following question last week. It describes a problem I know you may struggle with, so I’m answering it here:
“My biggest problem is trying to stop eating when my body has had enough. Once I start, it is very difficult to stop until I am miserably full. It just feels so good to eat… but it’s getting worse. Do you know how I can control this monster inside me?” –Kim
I know this feels like a huge challenge, Kim. And it is. But others overcome it and with patience and perseverance, you will, too.
Here are five things you can do that will help: Read the rest of this entry »
compulsive eating, diet, dieting, emotional eating, Weight Loss
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When you feel the urge to eat—and you’re not hungry—most likely it’s because you’re emotionally overwhelmed, stressed-out and unable to contain your emotions. Maybe you feel angry after arguing with your partner, demoralized because you gained a pound, or hurt because your best friend forgot your birthday.
Whatever the trigger, if your habit is to turn impulsively to food when upset, somewhere along the way you learned that food soothes your hard feelings and numbs your pain. We all need to feel comfort when upset. Food may feel like a trusted friend, always there when you need it.
But as you also know… turning to food when upset can harm your body and result in guilt and shame which just perpetuate the emotional eating cycle. To break Read the rest of this entry »
diet, emotional eating, relaxation, Weight Loss
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This sounds so simple… I know.
But releasing weight happens more easily when your body feels relaxed. A relaxed body is a happy body. And a happy body digests food better, optimizes metabolism, and reaps the benefits of good health and fitness more than a stressed body.
I’ve sometimes heard from clients that after a relaxing vacation—and despite eating more than usual—they not only didn’t gain weight, they released weight.
While I know this to be true from studies I’ve read about our body’s relaxation response, I never experienced this.
Until last month… Read the rest of this entry »
diet, emotional eating, meditation, Weight Loss
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If I told you there’s a simple thing you could do every day that promises to bring inner peace into your life and help you release weight, would you do it?
What if I told you it was easy? And only a breath away.
What if I told you it was meditation?
Releasing weight successfully, and permanently, requires harmony between your mind and body. Meditation helps create this vital balance. There are many well-documented positive physical effects of meditation. For example, it reduces stress hormones in your body so you feel calmer, changes the cells in your brain to improve cognitive function and reduces blood pressure.
But there is so much more. Read the rest of this entry »
diet, emotional eating, holiday overeating, holiday stress, Weight Loss
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We’re now officially in full-swing holiday mode. And it’s easy to let the to-do list, the cookie dough, the parties, and the lack of sleep pull us from our intentions and our schedule…right?
We rationalize tossing away our plans with thoughts like, “It’s more important to make these cookies for the neighbors than go to the gym,” or “Everyone overeats this time of year.”
Well, I know you can stay healthy, peaceful and on track with your weight-release or maintenance, even with all the temptation around you. Here are five of the techniques I swear by every December. Read the rest of this entry »
appreciation, diet, gratitude, holiday stress, Weight Loss
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While the holidays can be a joyful and blessed time, they also can be especially challenging when you’re struggling with weight, finances, or strained family relationships. Perhaps you feel a disconnect with this push to feel grateful if you’re feeling overwhelmed, lonely, or scared your weight-release journey will get derailed.
Don’t deny your feelings. Acknowledge all of them. But know when to let your feelings go so they don’t spiral out of control. Because it’s so important to remember that even with all the triggers and extra stress of the holiday season, there are so many blessings in each of our lives. And it is a beautiful and rewarding practice to take time to be thankful for these, big and small.
While you’re acknowledging all the gifts in your life, I want to encourage you to recognize the most important blessing of all: Read the rest of this entry »
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But when you decide in advance how to manage all the extra food and treats, and what supports to put into place, you can enjoy the holiday season with loving attention to your body and emotional well being (and continue to release weight).
It Takes More Than an Eating Plan
How to avoid holiday overeating is a common theme this time of year. With thousands of articles out there offering strategies and tips for eating mindfully, adjusting portions, rating your level of hunger, etc., I want to give you something different.
Here’s why… Of course it’s important to take healthy and responsible action steps to enjoy food in moderation, especially with the challenges of holiday festivities.. But equally important is transforming yourself into someone who naturally takes those steps because caring for your body and health is the only choice that makes sense to you.
So, how do you do that? Read the rest of this entry »