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6 Steps to Beat Your Sweet Tooth

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Sometimes you need something sweet. You need it more than you need to freaking breathe. You aren’t getting anything else done until you’ve scoured your cabinets and found something sweet. Uh huh. I get it. I’ve been there. I still get there!! There are several ways to keep that feeling at bay, but today we’re going to tackle it head on. I’m going to share with you some of the ...Read More

5 Ways to Maintain Motivation

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My weight loss journey has been a LONG one. I can’t remember ever not being on a diet. Granted, this time has been different – I don’t feel like I’m on a diet – I feel like I’ve adopted a new, healthy lifestyle that is naturally driving me towards my weight loss goals. However, even though it’s a lifestyle and there is no end point where I’ll go back to ...Read More

Primal Principles for Fat Loss

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I've written here about the Primal lifestyle philosophy and the types of foods I eat for fat loss. I've read a lot about different Primal and Paleo guidelines and, combined with my own personal and educational experiences, I've put together my own list of Primal Principles for fat loss. It's important to remember that the most effective plan is the one YOU will follow. This is not a challenge to ...Read More

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