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Name & Love Your Feelings to End Emotional Eating

May 26th, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Emotional Eating | 12 Comments »

4433501794_3f743ecc17_zThink back to the last time you overate—not because you were hungry—but because your feelings got the best of you.

Maybe you impulsively grabbed something from your pantry, binged after work by dashing through the fast food drive-thru or got up in the middle of the night to raid the fridge. Got the image in your mind? Okay, now… ask yourself:

What feeling was I trying to avoid? 



When I ask my clients this question, I typically hear, “I felt overwhelmed,” “I was stressed,” “I felt bad,” or “I’m not sure.” They know they felt something intense but can’t always pinpoint it. When we explore it further they sometimes can name it, but more often than not—at least in our beginning work together—they don’t know how they felt.

That’s because emotional eating—like any compulsive behavior or addiction—comes from the struggle to know and be with what you feel.

What you do know is you’re in distress and want to feel better—fast. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Ways Clutter Clearing Helps You Lose Weight

April 19th, 2015 Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Clutter Clearing | 8 Comments »

ClosetIs your home filled with too much stuff?

Do you constantly lose important items and spend precious time searching for them?

Does the thought of getting rid of old clothes—even when you haven’t worn them in years—send you into a panic?


Clearing clutter is one of the easiest things you can do to move your life forward. If you feel stuck in your weight release journey, get rid of your stuff to get back on track.

To become the lighter, slimmer version of yourself, you need to release the old to make way for the new. Have you heard the saying “nature abhors a vacuum?” What that means is as you create space by releasing clutter, the Universe naturally fills that space. Your energy field becomes open to renewed inspiration and expanded self-awareness that helps you live your best—and lighter—life. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Break the Binge Habit

March 24th, 2015 Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Binge Eating, Emotional Eating, Weight Loss | 3 Comments »

ToeatornotIf you compulsively binge-eat to deal with difficult feelings, you know it’s a tough habit to break. You beat yourself up and try to stop… but you can’t. It’s not that you lack willpower. You are strong. But once that urge strikes, it’s like a power overtakes you and your goal to stop the binge habit disappears.

Take heart. Here’s a 3-Step plan that will help: Read the rest of this entry »

The Hidden Reasons You Remain Overweight

February 24th, 2015 Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized, Weight Loss | 9 Comments »

DonutsYou know what to do to release weight, right? 

Eat nutritious foods, stick to reasonable portions and move your body.

Sounds so simple.

But if you’re like most people, you’ve probably discovered that it’s not.

Because releasing weight permanently isn’t about what you “do.” It’s about how you feel. And how you feel in your conscious mind isn’t necessarily how you feel in your subconscious mind. And it’s your subconscious mind that counts.

Your Conscious Thoughts Won’t Get You Slim

Your conscious mind guides many of your choices but your subconscious mind influences the outcome of everything. That’s why some people can know all the health risks of obesity and unhealthy foods and not change their behavior. The thing is, despite how desperately someone wants to be slim, on a subconscious level they’re receiving some kind of benefit by staying overweight. Read the rest of this entry »

28 Gifts to Honor Your Body

December 15th, 2014 Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Inspiring Tips | 6 Comments »

FootSoak2aIf 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 »

3 Tips to Gain More Peace & Less Weight this Holiday Season

November 17th, 2014 Tags: , , ,
Posted in Emotional Eating | 4 Comments »

Thanksgiving1‘Tis the season of joy and good cheer… right?

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 »

Trigger Foods: Love ‘em or Leave ‘em?

October 21st, 2014 Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Weight Loss | 22 Comments »

ItalianCooiesDo Halloween treats call out your name?

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 »

Message to us, from God…

October 20th, 2014 Tags: , ,
Posted in Spirituality | No Comments »

Relax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How Your Family Keeps You Heavy

September 17th, 2014 Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Weight Loss | 6 Comments »

SeptLL2_zYou’re at a family gathering, hoping to have a good time… when the questions begin.

“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 »

Tapping for Weight Loss

July 27th, 2014 Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Weight Loss | 2 Comments »

Imagine possessing a simple tool to curb your food cravings.

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 »