Your Scale is Keeping You Fat

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I was one of those crazy people allowing the number on the scale to dictate my mood, my attitude and my self-worth. It was ugly and it was 50 shades (or more) of crazy. I would get up in the morning and not allow myself any coffee or water. I’d drive to the gym and workout with my trainer. No water still because, duh, I hadn’t weighed myself yet. When ...Read More

Is Food Your Drug? Overcoming Your Addiction

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For years I convinced myself that food made me feel good. I really thought it was true. After a long, hard day at work, thinking about relaxing at home with Mexican food and ice cream seemed to calm me. It provided a release. It gave me something to look forward to in stressful or emotional moments. Planning my “comfort food” let me escape for just a few minutes. What I’ve ...Read More

5 Strategies for Avoiding a Binge

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The downward spiral. Anyone who has ever been on a “diet” has probably experienced it. You have a taste of something that you have defined as “off limits” and before you know it, you’ve blindly devoured a sleeve of cookies or a pint of ice cream and even though you’re full, you keep reaching your hand into a bag of stale Doritos. You feel gross. You vow to do better. ...Read More

Measuring Non Scale Victories

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I spent years focusing on the wrong indicators of success. Whether it was the number on the scale or how many consecutive days of deprivation and "white-knuckling it" I could endure, the wrong focus was getting me nowhere...fast.  Looking back, I can say that my biggest fat loss wins have had nothing to do with the number on the scale. I’m so glad I'm finally at a point where I ...Read More

Why I Let Myself Go and How I Got Myself Back

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I let myself go. In a big, big way (pun intended). When I look at this picture on the left it breaks my heart. The girl in this picture was desperate. She was severely depressed. There was no joy in her life and she had to force herself to get through every day. It’s a weird dichotomy – the way I relate to this girl. I can look at her ...Read More

Why ‘Just for Today’ Beats ‘I’ll Start Tomorrow’

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It’s a slippery slope, that gear up mindset of “I’ll start tomorrow”. Our intentions are good – harnessing our energy to give it all we’ve got and fully commit with a clean slate. However, that mindset gives us permission to go hog wild until tomorrow – indulging to our heart’s content so that we’ve satisfied our urges before deprivation and restriction begin. If only we understood that the “I’ll start ...Read More

Want to Lose Weight? Ditch the Meal Plan!

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Have you ever used a GPS system to get some place? You diligently follow the prompts – the automated voice directing your every turn. Get off course? No problem. You keep going down the wrong road until you’re rescued by “recalculating!” and then obediently turn and merge only as you’re told. You arrive at your destination and have little idea how you got there or how to get back. Meal ...Read More

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What is Primal? And What CAN You Eat?

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The typical American diet has changed. Drastically. In fact, in wellness circles it’s referred to as “SAD” – the Standard American Diet. Quite fitting, really, when you consider the way we have replaced nutritious, whole foods with processed, chemical-laden convenience foods. If you compared the “Standard American Diet” 150 years ago to that of today it would be like comparing apples to orangutans. Think back on what you ate over ...Read More

My 130 lb Weight Loss Story

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My weight has always been a battle. I come from a long line of tall, thin women and I’ve always been an athlete but I have always struggled with my weight. I have lost  (and gained) hundreds pounds while frantically attempting just about every diet craze out there. I remember being on Weight Watchers in high school and eating all 30 of my points in fat-free microwave popcorn and sugar-free ...Read More

Episode 002 – Hormones Trump Calories – Why, How and What To Do About It

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In this episode we're talking about why calories are NOT the ultimate determinant of your weight loss. Sure, calories matter. You can't consume more fuel than your body needs and expect to burn fat. It won't happen. But a calorie deficit is not enough. It is your HORMONES that determine what your body does with the fuel you consume - regardless of if you're consuming more or less than your ...Read More


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