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The power of a Sisterhood – where one is weak, many are strong

Lately I have been digging deeper to write from a place in my heart I have kept tightly closed for a long time. As I begin to express the emotions behind my weight loss journey – and how I continue to live at a healthy weight – it feels equally important to offer support to more women pursuing their own weight loss…

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Healthy eating for the rest of us

I have been thinking about the shouting match that persists in the healthy eating and fitness communities. The majority of the loud voices claim they have the answer to whipping the world into shape. Many of those answers require extreme measures to achieve – measures that are unreasonable for most people trying to keep afloat in their busy lives. So called, healthy…

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Winter Weight Loss 101: How to make Hibernating Healthy

The other day I caught a story on the news that felt very familiar. In a nutshell: “January is a tough time to lose weight!” A study has shown (probably several studies have shown) like animals people are conditioned to maintain their body fat through the coldest part of winter. In other words humans are programmed for hibernating. Makes sense…

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If you want to lose weight – start thinking like a kindergartner

When adults approach weight loss, or any significant life change, we have huge expectations of getting everything right from the beginning. As a result, programs that advertise “lose weight quick” or “30 days to success” are wildly popular. But, what if we gave ourselves permission to think like a kindergartener and embraced the reality: learning how to lose weight is…

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Positive self-talk is the key to weight loss success | 6 phrases to change your perspective

The work of weight loss begins with changing what you put in your mouth. Lasting success is the result of learning positive self-talk and changing what you put in your head. Some time ago, I read an interview – Beth Aldrich’s Real Moms’ Strategy: Love Food & Lose Weight. She helps her new clients create lists of healthy things they love to keep on…

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