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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