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24
Mar

How to Break the Binge Habit

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: (more…)

24
Feb

The Hidden Reasons You Remain Overweight

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. (more…)

17
Nov

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

‘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: (more…)

21
Oct

Trigger Foods: Love ’em or Leave ’em?

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. (more…)

17
Sep

How Your Family Keeps You Heavy

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. (more…)

27
Jul

Tapping for Weight Loss

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. (more…)

27
Jul

5 Promises to My Body

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.) (more…)

22
Jun

Lose Weight with Help from Your Wise Self


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. (more…)

28
May

How to Stop Overeating

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: (more…)