A Fat Kid’s Tips for Raising Healthy Children

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My weight was the center-focus of my childhood. I was raised to view foods as either “good” or “bad” I was acutely aware that everyone in my life wanted me to lose weight. We rarely had junk food in the house. I was discouraged from getting seconds at a meal and having any type of sweet was usually frowned upon. From my mom’s standpoint, she felt that by stocking the ...Read More

5 Steps To Building Healthier Habits

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Chances are, in order to reach your fat loss goals you’re going to have to create some new habits. If only it was as easy as bottling up your good intentions and writing down some goals. It wasn't so easy for me. My terrible habits were so deeply engrained in me they felt automatic. Choosing comfort foods on a bad day almost didn't feel like a choice, it had become instinct. ...Read More

The BEST Vegetables For Fat Loss

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Just like all carbohydrates, fats and proteins are not created equal from a fat loss or nutrient density standpoint, the same is true for vegetables. Yup, some vegetables are far more healthy than others. There is a particular group of vegetables that are health and nutrient POWERHOUSES. They can facilitate fat loss, boost the immune system, balance hormones and much more. Which vegetables are these? Cruciferous vegetables. Cruciferous vegetables should ...Read More

The ONE Factor That Kept Me Fat

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When I look at pictures from when I weighed over 300 pounds I inevitably wonder how I let it happen. At some point along the upward journey why didn’t I stop and say, “Woah now, enough is enough”? Why did I just keep buying larger sizes without recognizing that things were out of control? I had no accountability. I’m not talking about a counselor or trainer; I’m talking about the fact that ...Read More

Gluten: Is It Stalling Your Fat Loss?

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There’s lots being said about gluten these days, huh? It seems like most people are wondering if they should eliminate gluten or not and the grocery aisle of gluten-free products is growing by the second! But what IS gluten and who needs to be concerned about it? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barely, rye and other grains. Due to modern food processing, it’s also in most oat products. ...Read More

The Duct Tape of the Human Body?

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Oh boy am I excited to write about this topic. I’m not sure why – it’s not something that has been a lifelong passion for me or anything – but when I started to learn more about it and realized how much of what I thought I knew was wrong, I knew I had to share it with you. I want to talk to you about cholesterol. That word has ...Read More

The Most Dangerous Time For Fat Loss

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A few weeks ago I had a bad night. I went into it tired (which can always go very badly) and I got some news I didn’t want to hear. I immediately started crying. Had I been home, I probably would have gone to bed and that would have been the end of it. I wasn’t at home. I was out of town. And there was cake. Tired + Tears ...Read More

My Weight Loss Motivation Mantra

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One of my favorite quotes is from Marcus Aurelius: “Would you have a great empire? Rule over yourself.” I love this so much I have it written on the wall of my office and in a note in my iPhone. These simple two sentences have been one of my greatest motivators during my weight loss journey. I’m sure the words mean very different things to different people but I want ...Read More

I Was Wrong About Weight Loss – Are You?

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I am guilty of feeling jealous when I watch weight loss shows like the Biggest Loser. I start to feel a little defensive and edgy as they boast their 10 lb per week weight loss. This angry little tape plays in my head: “Sure, weight loss can’t be all that hard when you have a kitchen stocked with healthy foods, a staff of fitness professionals at your finger tips, no ...Read More

Have Weight to Lose? Try Failing!!

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I have failed over and over again. I have created plans, set goals and missed them by miles. I’ve beat myself up, told myself off and thrown in the towel hundreds of times. You know what? It has helped me. That’s right: All those repeated failures gave me incredibly powerful information that all came together to allow me to change life. From all those failures, I have the incredible benefit of ...Read More


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