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Everyone gets discouraged at times. That’s okay. When you feel stuck and upset about your weight, shift your energy by saying to your body two simple words:
Appreciation is one of the most powerful forms of affirmation. Words of appreciation release an energy that strengthens and supports your body. That’s because each cell in your body has an intelligence and awareness of its own. While different from how you and I might process it, the cells in our bodies thrive on the healing energy of appreciation.
While I’ve known about the power of appreciation for a long time, I became a more enlightened believer when I learned the story of Myrtle Fillmore. Read the rest of this entry »
binge eating, compulsive eating, diet, dieting, emotional eating, overeating, Weight Loss
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So many situations come up in life that can test your resolve to eat well and in moderation: Attending a party with an abundant buffet, seeing your Aunt Sally’s Decadent Double Fudge brownies at the family barbeque, feeling so stressed at work that you think only a cookie from the lunch room will calm you down.
While you can’t avoid some triggers and food-challenging situations, you can empower yourself to shift your mindset. Action follows thought. When you make a conscious effort to change your thinking, you strengthen your resolve to proactively—and mindfully—take charge of your actions and choices.
These four powerful questions help you do that. Next time you’re triggered and about to take a bite, ask yourself: Read the rest of this entry »
body confidence, body image, emotional eating, spiritual strength, summer clothes, Weight Loss
Posted in Body Confidence | 4 Comments »
Not for everyone.
When you’re sensitive about your weight, a day at the beach is no picnic. The more revealing clothes of summer can pull body insecurities right to the surface.
It’s hard to enjoy summer activities when your mind is preoccupied with negative thoughts about your body. But with help from your Higher Power you can enjoy that day at the beach feeling cool, confident… and wrapped in love. Read the rest of this entry »
compulsive overeating, diet, dieting, emotional eating, emotions, feelings, stress, stress eating, stress management, Weight Loss
Posted in Emotional Eating | 12 Comments »
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 »
body confidence, clearing clutter, clutter, clutter clearing, diet, emotional eating, Weight Loss
Posted in Clutter Clearing | 7 Comments »
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 »
binge eating, body confidence, dieting, emotional eating, food addiction, food cravings, Weight Loss
Posted in Binge Eating, Emotional Eating, Weight Loss | 3 Comments »
If 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 »
body confidence, diet, dieting, emotional eating, Weight Loss
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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 »
body confidence, emotional eating, holiday overeating, holiday stress, honor your body, Weight Loss
Posted in Inspiring Tips | 6 Comments »
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
Posted in Emotional Eating | 4 Comments »
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 »