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4 ways to feel good in your skin right now

Do you struggle with feeling amazing in your skin each day? Women and men often feel that the only way they will feel good their bodies is if they change or transform it.  We are always on the hunt for the next diet, beauty product or service that will help us shape shift into a […]

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The Body Image Blueprint Virtual Book Launch!

  Do you need the Body Image Blueprint? Thank you for your support and interest in my debut book, The Body Image Blueprint: Your Go-To Guide for Radical Self-Reverence! This body of work is the culmination of my life’s work both personally and professional. It’s deeply personal yet accessible to all. We’ve all struggled at […]

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4 myths about being Body Positive

Are you Body Positive? In the process of researching and then writing my book, I’ve come to find that there are some misconceptions about the use of the word “Body-Positivity.”  The term goes hand-in-hand with the Health at Every Size movement, and in conjunction with the belief that every body is a worthy body.  There […]

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Do you have Food FOMO?

  FOMO = Fear of missing out   What is food FOMO?   FOMO = Fear of missing out   This is something we often refer to in terms of missing a fun event or party with friends.  We hate the feeling that we were not there for something important, something epic, something fun, where […]

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Unique Coaching Niches {expert round-up post}

Coaching is a huge, booming industry and career choice .  The profession as a coach extends to health, money management, spirituality and beyond.   Back in the day, not even 20 years ago however, when you thought of the word coach, you’d probably conjure up your high school gym teacher or perhaps your Dad coaching little […]

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6-week Online Meditation Course Giveaway. Enter today!

  Have you gotten your Ohm on lately? Have you been wanting to learn how to be more mindful in your life but your monkey mind just keeps you out of commission in that area? If so, you’re not alone.  But, there are countless studies showing how meditation and mindfulness can aid in everything from […]

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Behavioral Change: 4 Reasons why you’re Stuck

  Behavioral Change is no joke. Have you ever tried to learn a new, healthier behavior only to feel flummoxed when you can’t seem to sustain it? This happens all the time. It can be really frustrating because we don’t understand why we can’t just “figure it out.” Am I getting some head nods right […]

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The Character of Kate: This is Us

For those of you who watch the popular, maudlin and addictive show, “This is Us”, know that you need hankies a plenty when sitting down to watch an episode.  Each story arc is beautiful and relatable in its own way. As an eating psychology coach and body image mentor though, you can imagine that the […]

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All you Need is Love: Self-love that is…

  “To Love Oneself is the Beginning of a Lifelong Romance” – Oscar Wilde   Ahh Valentine’s Day: A day of showing those you love how much you truly care. Giving chocolates, flowers, and jewelry are just some of the ways Americans commemorate this National holiday. The kids dutifully craft sticker filled paper hearts for […]

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I love Co-Schedule and here is why!

Co-Schedule is an effective and easy tool to use: When I was looking for an effective editorial calendar and social media planner, my research brought me to many different sites. I actually think I tried them all. There was always something missing. Either it was lacking a user friendly interface, or else it didn’t have […]

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Habits: Is there any hope of change?

Habits can be both good and bad. On the one hand, habits and routines can help us bring structure and certainty to our days.  Its what allows us to know instinctively what comes next after brushing our teeth in the morning or to know, without though, the complex steps of operating a vehicle day in and […]

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Healthy in a Hurry: 4 Strategies

Want to be Healthy in a Hurry? People ask me all the time about strategies they can use to eat healthy and live a healthy lifestyle even when they’re extremely busy. Let me assure you that eating healthy and being busy do not need to be in conflict with one another! The fact remains, however, […]

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The 10-minute Food Fix – (that you can do in your PJ’s)

I want to thank Audrey Holst for writing a guest blog this week for us about fixing our food fixes!  I’m so excited to have her contribute some wisdom for us as I’ve been following her for a while.  I also love that she is also based in Boston!    Here’s a little bit more […]

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5 Ways to Improve your Relationship with Food

    I know, I know,  you don’t get it;  You get along with everyone and have such good friends – so why does your relationship with food have to be so fraught, right?  Despite your easy going disposition and popularity in your communities  when it comes to food you two just can’t seem to get along. […]

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The 2017 Ultimate Self-Care Giveaway!

  This is the most epic Self-care Giveaway! Whew. 2016 was a bit rough for me….and maybe you… (and for a lot of 80’s pop stars and celebrities. Oh and Hillary Clinton – she needs this giveaway big time!) Am I right? Anyway, that’s why I am so glad that I teamed up with fellow […]

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Are you Binge Eating in the afternoon?

  The Afternoon Binge A lot of people tell me that they struggle with cravings and snacking post dinner. But some are surprised when they are feeling like having an afternoon binge between 3-5pm, either at work or right when getting home, and they are fatigued to boot! And no matter how many times it happens, […]

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11 Food and Body Positive Affirmations

New Years Resolutions seems to be all about losing weight, joining a gym or starting your next detox. While many people you know will be aggressively pursuing those often unsustainable or unattainable goals…you can be working on something far more sustainable and fun. These 11 body and food positive affirmations will serve as a reminder […]

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Input Days vs. Output Day

  There are days when I feel guilty for not “doing more” during my self-structured day, i.e. what I’m calling my Output Days. “I should be writing!” “I should be marketing!” “I should get to the gym!” These “shoulds” taunt me throughout the day until I either force myself to produce or go to bed […]

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Exercise: 6 ways to move when you have a bad case of the “I don’t want to’s”

  As human beings we were meant to use our bodies move and exercise.   Just look at a baby.  They marvel at their new skills of movement every day.  They exercise to the max just learning how to manipulate their own little bodies. My own children would jettison sleep time and again in lieu […]

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My top 10 Healthy Holiday Gifts Guide

Its cliche but our health is the most important gift we have.  However, when things get chaotic, stressful and busy, we tend to cut out the lowest hanging fruit, which sadly is often our own-self care and health habits.   I’m not immune to this either!   There are many days when I grapple with […]

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4 Body Weight-only Exercises to do at home!

Its going to happen. We have to not only face it but be proactive about it.  If you’re in a cold winter climate like I am here in New England, you might hit a wall with your outdoor exercise routine.  Or you may feel so warm and dry at home you don’t even want to […]

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Willpower: a Fickle Friend

    Willpower is an expendable resource.   It is a fickle friend that is totally there for you sometimes, and completely throws you under the bus at others. It’s like a muscle that gets fatigued and then needs a 3-day break. (and a massage) Using willpower is actually a way of bullying – because […]

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Food Shaming: Don’t Yuck my Yum!

  {No Food shaming Zone } We hear a lot these days about body shaming, which fuels the desperate quest for the so-called ideal body by means of food restriction, excessive exercise and medication. These heroic efforts generally lead to short-term success, but ultimately to failure and angst. This is a shame in and of […]

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Holiday Health: Tips for staying balanced and Well through the New Year

It’s a familiar scene: Crispy leaves once colorful and robust fall at our feet.  Squirrels start to gnaw at the remains of our pumpkin jack-o-lanterns and New Englanders scurry to complete their Winter accoutrements like boots, gloves and earmuffs.  We all start hunkering down what is often a long and snowy winter. The holidays are […]

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Free Post-Election 7-day cleanse

 Heal our bodies, heal our Nation This has been a bitter and stressful election cycle for many.   We need healing and many of us need to heal both emotionally and physically from it.    Clients I work with have come in worried about their futures no matter what the outcome and understandably using food […]

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4 things to do with left-over Halloween candy

I love Halloween just like the next person.     I live for anything kind of chocolate that has peanut butter in it (yes even Reese’s pieces) and just because one might be a health coach or a nutritionist, an MD or even a trainer doesn’t mean they don’t like to occasionally eat candy, even […]

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The FREE 5-day Full-fat Challenge. Are you in?

  Many of us have experienced this:  We’ve just eaten a fairly big meal, maybe even a feast or a Chinese meal out and yet when we get home, we’re poking through the fridge and the cabinets looking for something else to eat.  We just don’t feel totally complete and satisfied.  What is the cause […]

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5 Easy but Interesting Ways to cook with Plantains

If you are a huge fan of bananas as I am, it’s imperative that you look into cooking with plantains.  While meals with plantains are often found in many local latin american dishes, it’s origins can be traced to Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.   A bit tougher and harder to peel than our traditional bananas, plantains […]

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5 reasons why you still eat when you’re full (and what to do about it)

We have all had the experience of eating beyond the point of being hungry and beyond what our body needs.  As an intelligent species we can override innate biological impulses, unlike, say a lion.  We can rationalize why we do the things we do, even when we don’t really want to do them, or even […]

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4 Ways to reduce the overwhelm of a healthy lifestyle

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I am super excited to have a guest post today from Amanda Ah Sue, who blogs over at Work Week Fitness.  Amanda lost 30 pounds on her own and has dedicated her blog and her business to helping women demystify the challenges involved in becoming healthier in a really powerful and sustainable […]

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Dr. Strangetush or “How I learned to stop worrying and love the bum”

Do you get the “Dr. Strange Tush” reference?  If so, let me know!   For as far as I can remember, I’ve known I have had a distinctive backside. See this picture?   I think I am 7 years old here and I clearly remember being self-conscious when someone (the woman taking the photo) told […]

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Unhinge your Binge

Binge is a term Americans use a lot with respect to food and drink and even with watching the latest streaming Netflicks series.  But I want to delve into and focus just on the topic of binge-eating in this article.  Just say the words “Binge Eating” aloud right now and many of you will cringe.  […]

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“Do I look Fat?” (why I’ll never ask these 4 words again)

  “Do I look fat?” Why I’ll never ask these 4 words again: We’ve all asked this of someone: a spouse, a friend, a clothing store salesperson. We say it with hope, with longing and with some concern as well.  We think that somehow whatever reply comes from the lips of these individuals, will validate […]

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I was a Professional Dieter

  I was a professional dieter.   My resume included favorites like the cabbage soup diet, HMR, Weight Watchers, private nutritionists and just about everything else in between.  Even though I was dutiful in my dieting career and enjoyed my successes, I would inevitably quit my “latest job” (read diet) just like that! I needed […]

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5 Myths about Mindful Eating

  Mindfulness is here!  It’s being used as stress-relievers, pain management, binge eating cessation and more.  In fact there were 477 research papers on mindfulness by 2012.   And, nearly 100 randomized controlled trials on MBSR had been published by early 2014. We know that Americans eat way too fast.  We also know that we are […]

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7 unexpected (but natural) immunity boosters

Many things can cause low immunity:  From the environment, to our lifestyle choices and even genetics.  Stress, for instance completely depletes immunity.  In college, I remember getting sick almost weekly due to the stress of lack of sleep, and excessive studying (not to mention the partying which lowered my immunity for other reasons!).  But many […]

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Patterns of Diet and Nourishment

(This blog post is inspired and adapted by Marc David and the Institute for the Psychology of Eating – To find out more about the Eating Psychology Certificate program, click HERE)   Many people believe that once you find a good diet for you, it’s the one you should stick with for the rest of […]

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6 Health Cliches Re-envisioned

  Look, I like sound bytes and motivational quips like the rest of us, but something about the 6 health adages below really get under my skin. Maybe it’s the fact that they set up huge expectations for people to look perfect, eat perfect and strive for a “perfect” body. Maybe it’s because they are […]

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15 Must-try Meal Planning Hacks

  Meal planning can be a bitch: One of the main obstacles that my clients face in leading a long-term healthy lifestyle is figuring out how to plan meals and batch prep. More often than not, given our hectic, busy and distracted lives, it’s hard enough to get our kids out the door let alone […]

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Food Mood and Immunity

Hi Friends, Are you interested in how food plays a role in your mood and immunity?  I was too.  So, I created this slideshare so that you can easily access information to see which foods enhance health, immunity and of course your mood.  You might be surprised at some of the info you find here.  […]

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9 ways to Curb Carb Cravings!

Do you find yourself craving carb rich foods? Do you think you may even be strongly carb sensitive/addicted and end up easily binging on things like chips, cookies, crackers and other carb-centric foods? If so, you are not alone. The food industry creates foods that are awash with refined flours and sugars and it’s only […]

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The Psychology of Buffets (and 3 types of buffet-eaters to watch out for)

Buffets are a psycho-social food experiment which is ripe for analysis in order to determine who we are as eaters. Sometimes, the overwhelming abundance, variety and tantalizing presentation of foods can override our good judgment. For some of us, such a wealth of choices brings out primitive urges for excess in preparation for feast or […]

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Honor the Cravings

Cravings are common and normal. It’s often our body’s brilliant way of letting us know which nutrients we are lacking. I frequently hear from clients that they are craving a particular type of food. For some, it’s salty, crunchy chips, for others it’s something sweet and chewy and still for others it’s a savory comfort […]

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Emotional Eating: 6 Steps to Freedom

Are you an Emotional or Stress Eater? It makes perfect sense that human beings would turn to food for comfort. When we were babies and we cried, what happened? Breast or bottle = instant comfort. Later, when we skinned a knee or were bored, sad or in any way uncomfortable, our parents may have (with […]

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Summer Soup is coming!

I just love summer.  Finally, after a long New England Winter, I can be outside, tend to my garden, entertain outside and enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities like swimming, hiking, camping and just walking to do errands.  Another thing I love about summer is all the amazing summer soups.  I’ve always had a penchant […]

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What Kind of Eater Are YOU?

What Kind of Eater are YOU? Volume? Grazer? Binger? As you probably know by now, I am quite fascinated with the psychology of eating and who we are as eaters. Because of that I developed a little (non-scientific) quiz to get a better understanding of who you are as an eater and what drives you […]

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Stop Bullying your Body!

Everyone hates a bully right? A bully is someone who tries to exert control over one or more people by taunting, insulting, intimidating or verbally abusing them. We talk about bullies in school, on the playground, and even in politics. The overarching idea is that bullies basically “suck” and we should not tolerate any bullying, […]

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Micro-Mindful Moments

  “I am terrible at meditating” I’ll hear clients, friends and family say to me. “I don’t have the patience to sit still and allow my brain to stop thinking” or “for me to stop doing!.”   Many people have the misconception that mindfulness and meditation are things you are good at or not good […]

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Are you a Ping-Pong Dieter?

  We all know about the ubiquitous yo-yo dieter. Like a yo-yo, his or her weight increases almost automatically, and decreases again through a lot of effort, over and over again throughout adult life. Do you know what precedes a yo-yo dieter though? You guessed – it’s a ping-pong dieter. If you’re confused – read […]

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The Importance of Giving Yourself Daily Permissions

Hi Everyone!  I am so excited to have had the wonderful Sarah Steckler, write a guest post for me this week!  She and I are soul sisters in the realm of self-love and acceptance and I love her unique voice and message.  Please read the article below on the importance of giving yourself permission to […]

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How Giving up Gluten Made me Orthorexic

  Orthorexia definition: An obsession with eating foods that one considers healthy. This is an experience I underwent several years ago, after a slew of tests revealed potential allergies to numerous foods. As a vegetarian of 26 years, it seemed unfathomable that I would have to restrict my eating even further to now become gluten-free […]

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Parties and Health: Not mutually exclusive!

It’s hard to focus on healthy eating and exercise even when you’re in your home environment with nowhere to go and nothing to do. Imagine how difficult it is when you are at parties, events and other social situations. Certainly not everyone is as committed to his or her health as you are. In fact, […]

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My “Slip into Spring” Soup Program is Here!

         

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Be a Dietary Detective

  If you’re like me, in my adult life, I have followed many diets, food trends and “experts” who have told me what to eat, when to eat, and how much of it to eat. If there were a gimmicky juice cleanse that claimed to increase metabolism or a paleo for vegan’s diet that I […]

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That Time I hosted a “Chopped” Party

  “YOU HAVE BEEN CHOPPED!” One of my favorite shows on the food network has always been Chopped.  Competitive cooking shows are more common these days than a violent protester at a Trump rally – but there has always been something special about chopped to me.  Maybe it’s Ted Allen’s sincerity and sadness when he […]

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Become a Wellness Warrior

  Maintaining healthy behaviors in a world of drive-thru fast food and modern conveniences that allow us to stay sedentary can be very difficult! Join me, a Certified Eating Psychology Coach, weekly, to navigate the waters of our modern day culture to hone our skills in leading a healthy lifestyle for years to come! I […]

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The Blessing of a Broken Foot?

  In Wendy Mogel’s book The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, she postulates that skinned knees, like other childhood rites of passage are not only OK, but are also healthy and positive experiences for a child to have in order to learn resilience and grow into an adult who can tolerate the emotional ups and […]

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10 ingredients you’ve never heard of but should be cooking with ASAP!

    The saying goes that there is nothing new under the sun. This may be true but maybe we just haven’t explored everything under the food sun just yet. Try “brightening” your palate and your plate by incorporating these lesser-known but delicious and versatile ingredients into your cooking. If you already use some of […]

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Purple Carrot Giveaway!!!

Confession: For many years, I would make tasty, more elaborate dinner meals for my meat-eating family while skimping on my own meals by making frozen TV dinners and frozen vegetables. Because I’m a vegetarian/vegan, I often end up eating differently than my family because, unfortunately, they are not fond of vegan delicacies like tofu, seitan […]

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Your “Need to Do” vs. “Want to Do” Ratio

    What percentage of your day is spent doing what you NEED to do versus what you WANT to do? I would imagine it’s quite skewed – meaning we all have the daily drudgery that we must do – the laundry, dropping the kids at school, commuting to work, etc. and less of the […]

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11 Strategies for Healthy Vacations and Work Trips

Do you ever have the sense of wanting to just “give up” on your health and wellness goals when you go out of town because it just feels too hard or overwhelming?  Lets face it – maintaining healthy behaviors for a sustainable period of time is hard enough when you’re home and in your normal […]

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6 Unexpected Items to Add to Your Healthy Pantry/Fridge Staples

Too often, we mindlessly grab the basic items at the market, such as milk, eggs, bread and chicken, in order to ensure we can provide a healthy meal for our families and ourselves. (If you’re not sure at all what to buy–contact me right away at jenny@jennyedencoaching.com, and schedule an appointment with me!) Eggs, milks, […]

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Ten Mind/body and holistic ways to beat the winter blues

Waiting for warmth for a month and a day Droplets of sun graze through snow-drenched branches Waiting for warmth like a child lying on the pavement on a sunny day Next to a kitty sprawled out on the cloudy side. A plush towel as you begrudgingly step out of the shower That envelops you with […]

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Why I now like it when someone asks me “when are you due?”

When I was a child, I remember sticking out my belly to see what I would look like when I was pregnant. Pretend-time with friends often included a ball under a shirt to play the part of the “pregnant mom.” But when I actually became pregnant 11 years ago, I was self-conscious about the burgeoning […]

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9 ways to Curb Carb Cravings!

Do you find yourself craving carb rich foods? Do you think you may even be strongly carb sensitive/addicted and end up easily binging on things like chips, cookies, crackers and other carb-centric foods? If so, you are not alone. The food industry creates foods that are awash with refined flours and sugars and it’s only […]

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6 Ways to Embody your Body

Have you ever been very deep in thought, or involved in a quiet activity when suddenly, without notice, someone taps you on the shoulder. Your heart may race, you get solidly grounded in your body and its almost as if you went from head to body in a second flat. That, my friends, is what […]

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Catch up to where you are

“But the last time I dieted I was able to lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks!”   “I don’t understand…. I used to be able to work out and the fat around my tummy just disappeared!”   “Wait a minute, these jeans fit me last year and I’m practically the same weight now – why […]

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Dealing with Food allergies is nothing to sneeze at…

It is more and more common today that you will meet someone with food restrictions due to sensitivities and intolerances if not with serious allergies to certain ingredients in common foods. The question as to why this has occurred so much more often in the last decade is a debate for another day. But how […]

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Dejavu Dieting

I have been here before you say. I remember eating this piece of celery with no dip and being starving in this very same spot before! I get this weird feeling that I’ve actually been on this treadmill before. Is there creepy cosmic stuff going on or is it just dejavu dieting?   What is […]

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50 Shades of Gray for Black and White Thinkers

Do you struggle with black and white thinking when it comes to dieting, food, fitness and body image? Many of us do and that is normal. We expect our lives to operate around an on/off switch but unfortunately for many that come with understandable negative consequences. Case in point. You’re either eating kale all day […]

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Being Ok with your Own Nudity

Some people relish in their own naked bodies and can appreciate the nuances of their skin and particular body make up and shape. Others, not so much. I’ve always been in the not so much category. I have a rather large booty which has always been a source of insecurity for me and while I’ve […]

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7 ways Suburban mom’s can ward off a mid-life crisis without trading in the mini-van

I had always scoffed at the concept of a mid-life crisis. It was always something I thought 50-year-old men dealt with and once they got a sports car everything was ok again. That was until I turned 40 and had a crisis of my very own. Up until that point, I was dating, schooling, marrying. […]

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Exercise: The Joy of Movement

Exercise – UGH As a child I hated exercise….I mean hated with a capital H. I wasn’t an athlete nor did I think of myself as one or aspire to be one. I wasn’t picked last on teams per se but pretty damn close. I participated in team sports like soccer, basketball (my dad was […]

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Top 10 Crunchy snacks that don’t involve chips!

As a health coach people are always telling me they miss the crunch factor when moving from unhealthy foods like chips and crackers to a more plant based focus. Here are the strategies I give them, which help me with my own crunch bias on a daily basis! Cucumbers – my go to snack for […]

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10 Ways to incorporate more Greens into your Diet

greens3 wilted greens added to any soup green smoothies burrito salad – add recipe here add to wraps and sandwiches stir fry’s sautéed with garlic and olive oil salt and pepper add to omelets sneak them into quiches add crushed or pulverized greens to baked goods like muffins/brownies Grab a bunch of kale and shove […]

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