Willpower & Your Relationship With The Word “NO”

Some people say that willpower is a finite resource, while others disagree. I think what’s important to know is that willpower shifts and changes, it’s not a fixed point. It changes based on your internal and external factors. It changes based on how you’re feeling that day, whether you’ve had enough sleep, what else you…
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Do You Struggle With Black & White Thinking?

Black and white thinking is the cognitive distortion I see most in my practice. The American Psychological Association defines cognitive distortions as “faulty or inaccurate thinking, perception or belief.” Black and white thinking is also known as all or nothing thinking.  While there are many cognitive distortions (you can find a list of the most…
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Someone about to take a piece of fried chicken. There are french fries, a donut and a coke on the table

Are Processed Foods Bad For You?

I’m about to give you what I consider the only nutritional advice that is true for everyone across the board. This is for every shape and size, not just those working on weight management.  If you are looking to be healthy, free of disease, free of body image struggles, free of weight struggles, reduced anxiety…
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A Fixed Mindset vs. A Growth Mindset: Why It Matters When It Comes To Weight Loss

The work that I do includes learning about the conscious and subconscious parts of our brain, and the role these play in our everyday behaviors. My focus is on our conscious ability to shift the mind, how that affects who we are, and all of the outcomes we see in our lives, including our weight…
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a young adult wearing a sports bra and leggings is looking at herself in the mirror. She is pulling at her stomach and is upset with the way her body looks

How To Overcome Your Negative Body Image

Today is about helping you get to a place where you’re finding more peace and ease with your body. I am going to give you TWO tangible steps you can begin using TODAY to start on this journey.  These are two really powerful steps that I use with all of my clients who are struggling…
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Why Do We Stress Eat?

Why do we stress eat? We’ve all heard the saying “comfort food”, but what does this really mean? Is food really comforting? Or is it just a psychological or emotional attachment? And why do we reach for the crackers, cookies and muffins when we’re feeling particularly stressed out? It turns out, there is pretty good…
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