How To Stop Caving To Your Cravings!

Cookies and ice cream and chips – oh my! I don't know about you, but temptation seems to be everywhere. We all know that we need to cut back on the amount of junk and processed food we eat. 

But knowing and doing are two completely different things! 

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How Negative Emotions Affect Your Weight And Health

There's a ton of research on the impacts of negative emotions on the body. Negative emotions can lead to weight gain, pain in the body and low energy among other things by increasing your stress level.

Did you know that experiences from your childhood and the negative thoughts and emotions associated with them can cause ill health and weight problems as an adult?

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How To Get A Body You Love

I recently heard that 92% of women hate their bodies and I know that women’s bodies can be hot topics on social media, particularly celebrity women.

I’m not sure where people get the idea that it’s ok for them to judge or criticize what someone else looks like.

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Three Simple Ways to End Emotional Eating

Food is not your friend – although many people (mainly women) turn to food for comfort in times of stress and difficult emotions. I struggled with emotional eating for most of my life and it's probably the biggest challenge I've had to overcome.

I started turning to food for comfort before I even turned 10. I had strong emotions which I didn’t know how to handle.

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Five Steps To Reach Your Wellness Goals

As a health coach, the three most common wellness goals that I hear are: lose weight, eat better and exercise more.

But, many people try fad diets and crazy exercise routines that they can’t stick with for the long-term. They don’t fully understand what it takes to make healthy living a lifestyle and what’s going to work for them.

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How To Make A Resolution You'll Keep: One Simple Strategy

It’s a New Year and you know what that means. Lots of people have made resolutions that this will be the year they “get healthy”. But, only 8-12% of people who make a New Year’s Resolution stick with it for longer than a few weeks.

Every year for about 15 years, I said this will be the year I “get healthy”. I was fat, sick and depressed for most of my life and I spent thousands of dollars on diet and weight-loss programs thinking that losing weight would solve all my problems.

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Want more presence this holiday season?

If you're anything like me, you've grown tired of how hectic and commercialized the Christmas season has become. I used to get so wrapped up in preparations (shopping, cooking, cleaning) that I often would feel stressed-out, cranky and overwhelmed.

It definitely didn't feel like the most wonderful time of the year!

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Is your body sending warning signals?

Our bodies send us signals all the time. When we go too long without eating, our tummy rumbles, we feel tired and sometimes even hangry (when you get so hungry that you're cranky). 

When we’re nervous or worried about something, we often feel butterflies in our stomach. Some people even worry so much that they throw up!

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What does it mean to eat clean?

Up until the last 50 years or so, humans were generally well and able to stay healthy long before anyone knew what a calorie was. How did they do it without knowing what an antioxidant is, or how many fat grams was in their lunch? 

Answer: They ate real, mostly local food that they prepared themselves.  

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What Are Therapeutic Diets?

Many people know that it's a good idea to eat better, but they have a hard time putting it into practice. However, more and more people are starting to realize that the food they’re eating is making them sick.

If that’s true, doesn’t it stand to reason that food can also be used to help heal the body?

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Spring 2016 Detox - Part 2: Trusting My Instincts

The most important thing I’ve learned over the past few years on my healing journey is to listen to my body and trust my instincts. When I first found out about this detox program, I truly believed it would help me get back on track after a period of being less vigilant about my food choices as I should be.

Don’t get me wrong, I was still eating healthy real food. It’s not like I was hitting up fast-food places or eating junk/processed food, but I was not watching my diet as closely as I should be.

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Life Without Gluten - A Celiac Story

May is Celiac Awareness month. My youngest daughter, Heather, was diagnosed with Celiac just before her second birthday in 2004.

Adjusting to a gluten-free diet is not as difficult as it may seem at first, but it's definitely much easier now than it was 12 years ago! 

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