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If you’re like me—and most people—come January 1st, you’ve probably already created a long list of New Year’s resolutions, goals or intentions to stay focused on being healthier, fitter and better to your body.
While those are great strategies, today I’ve got a powerful—and fun—alternative for you… one that will leave you feeling good, more in tune with your body, and in the flow of weight release. Especially after the extremes of the holiday season.
This January indulge yourself in the 28-Day Honor My Body Challenge.
Indulge in a challenge? Yes, you read that right. Here’s how it works:
Every day—for 28 days—simply give your body a gift.
If you’ve read my Seven Easy & Effortless Weight Loss Secrets, you may remember that Secret #7 is about doing at least one kind thing for your body every day. I want you to live that Secret. For 28 days… Read the rest of this entry »
body confidence, emotional eating, holiday overeating, stress eating
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But for many people the holidays bring added stress to an already pressured life. With extra demands on your time and finances, and the abundance of holiday foods and sweets, it may feel hard to curb emotional eating and stay on track with your weight-release plans.
Here are three tips to help you stay true to yourself and your body while enjoying the real gifts of the season: Read the rest of this entry »
diet, lose weight, release weight, trigger foods, Weight Loss
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Do Happy Hour chips and salsa compel you to snack when you’re not hungry?
Do you welcome, or fear, the holiday cookie platters soon coming our way?
How you relate to trigger foods helps you lose weight more easily or creates constant struggle. Take time to decide how you want to manage this… especially before the abundance of holiday sweets appear.
What is a Trigger Food?
A trigger food is one that causes you to lose self-control once you begin eating it. You then overeat to the point of feeling physically uncomfortable, emotionally upset with yourself, or both. Common trigger foods include fat and sugary foods such as cookies and ice cream, or fat and salty foods such as potato chips and dip.
A trigger food may prompt an overeating episode even when you’re not particularly stressed. You see the food, feel the urge, start to eat and can’t stop. Sometimes an emotional reaction prompts the urge to eat specific foods. For example, you have a difficult conversation or a tough day at work and immediately react by grabbing potato chips.
There are two opposing approaches to manage trigger foods. One says avoid them; the other says give yourself permission to eat whatever you want. Let’s take a closer look at both. Read the rest of this entry »
faith, spiritual weight loss, spirituallity
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diet, emotional eating, family loyalty, family pressure, Weight Loss
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“Is that all you’re eating?”
“Have you put on weight?”
“Are you sure you don’t want more cake?”
Sound familiar? These kinds of comments may seem innocent or even well intentioned, but you know how hurtful and unsupportive they can feel. And they run the gamut from inappropriate ways to express concern to mean-spirited attempts to sabotage your health and weight loss plans.
Here’s the thing: If you react angrily or try to defend yourself, you give up your power and make matters worse. When you rise above the drama and don’t let it affect you, you stop dancing the same old dysfunctional dance. Read the rest of this entry »
eft, emotional eating, emotional freedom technique, food cravings, tapping, Weight Loss
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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 »