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The Negative Effect of T.V. on Eating Pleasure

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in iEat Mindfully™, TEST | 0 comments

The Negative Effect of T.V. on Eating Pleasure

This past Sunday was a busy day. I’m sure you have busy days too. But what I experienced Sunday really brought what I teach my clients to life.   My day started off cleaning out our storeroom. I’ve been after my husband for a long time to do this, so I was so glad we began this adventure. We then had some errands to do, and eventually we dropped my daughter off at her friend’s house for a birthday party.   The party was for 2 hours and it was a distance from our home. We wanted...

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There’s No “Throwing in the Towel” in Intuitive Eating

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in iEat Mindfully™, TEST | 0 comments

There’s No “Throwing in the Towel” in Intuitive Eating

If you are a chronic dieter, then more than likely you have “thrown in the towel” quite a few times.   A new diet comes to market. It’s exciting, this will be the one. You start the diet and things are going well. But then you had a bad day at work, you went on vacation or you had a fight with your boyfriend. Or, you get on the scale on weigh-in day and it hasn’t budged.   Either way, you ended up in the pint of ice cream saying to yourself “forget it, what does it matter...

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How Illness Affects Your Hunger Signals

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in iEat Mindfully™, TEST | 0 comments

How Illness Affects Your Hunger Signals

I’m writing this blog today with a cup of tea to my left, a box of tissues to my right and a throat lozenge in my mouth.   Yes, I am sick. My throat hurts, I am coughing and overall I just don’t feel well.   I don’t usually get sick so this is really throwing me for a loop. But I realize that there is a lesson here that I am eager to share with you.   After I woke up this morning from a difficult night sleep, I went into the kitchen to prepare my breakfast. What I realized...

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Intuitive Eating Brings Hope!

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in iEat Mindfully™, TEST | 0 comments

Intuitive Eating Brings Hope!

Dieting brings despair! Intuitive eating brings hope! Susan is a client I recently started working with. She has been overweight for most of her life. She has tried diet after diet. Yes, she lost weight, but then she gained it back plus some. This day was no different. She sat at her desk at work and decided she needed to start Weight Watchers, again, for the umpteenth time. But as she logged into her computer, she realized that there HAS to be another way. Weight Watchers worked for her in the...

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The Rush for the French Fries

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in iEat Mindfully™, TEST | 0 comments

The Rush for the French Fries

Were you ever eating with another person, or group of people, and found that you were eating so quickly for fear there wouldn’t be more food available if you wanted another portion?   Yesterday, my daughter Lauren spent the day with her friends. She has another few days before camp begins and they decided to walk to the local pizza store. The girls each ordered their respective slice of pizza, and one order of fries to share.   They placed the fries in the center of the table. And,...

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Resources and Support for Yo-Yo Dieters and Emotional Eaters

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in iEat Mindfully™ | 0 comments

Resources and Support for Yo-Yo Dieters and Emotional Eaters

How do you feel about seeking help for things that aren’t always going so right in your life?   Whether it be relationship tension, marital problems, school issues, work-related problems, do you suffer alone and try to figure it out by yourself, or do you seek the guidance of a professional who can be objective and help you work through the difficult times?   There is often a stigma around seeking help and many people feel like they should just be able to handle it on their...

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Diet Chatter at the Hair Salon

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in iEat Mindfully™ | 0 comments

Diet Chatter at the Hair Salon

It’s interesting the conversations you overhear in the hair salon!   Yesterday, I was at the salon getting my hair done. As I was sitting minding my own business reading some notes in preparation for an interview later in the day (as a side note, I was interviewed for a telesummit, more on that in the next week or so), I overheard a few women talking.   What do you think the conversation was about?   Well, when a bunch of women get together, the chatter is usually about the...

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Eating Intuitively While at Summer Camp

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in iEat Mindfully™ | 0 comments

Eating Intuitively While at Summer Camp

I work with both adults and children in my private practice. Most of my posts are geared towards adults, but today’s post will be focused on kids.   Obesity in kids is on the rise. This, I know, is not news to you. During the school year kids spend an awful lot of time in front of the screen such as the television, computer or smartphone screen. This takes away from the time they can and should be active and running around. Add to this the high fat school lunches, fast food dinners and...

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I Have Nothing to Wear!

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in iEat Mindfully™ | 0 comments

I Have Nothing to Wear!

You are standing in front of your closet and have no idea what to put on to wear today. You think “nothing will look good on me”. You reluctantly take out a pair of pants and a shirt and put it on. You look in the mirror and immediately rip these clothes right off your body. “Ugh”, you think. “Looks terrible”. Out comes the next outfit, then the next, and the next. Until you finally give up and leave the house with the first outfit you put on.   Would you like to change this...

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The 2 Steps You Must Take for an Intuitive Eating Experience this Memorial Day Weekend

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in iEat Mindfully™ | 0 comments

The 2 Steps You Must Take for an Intuitive Eating Experience this Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is coming which reminds me that the warm weather is here to stay and the cold winter is behind us. I love the summer, being outdoors, breathing in fresh air and spending fun relaxing time with family and friends. It also means barbeques, pool parties and vacations which all involve food.   For the chronic dieter, this might bring you stress. How do you stay on your diet when you are invited to these social gatherings where you are not in charge of the menu and/or...

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Say Sayonara to the Idea of a “Perfect Bikini Body”

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in iEat Mindfully™ | 0 comments

Say Sayonara to the Idea of a “Perfect Bikini Body”

It seems like we don’t have any “in-between” weather anymore. You know the kind of weather I mean. The days of cool breeze where you wear a light “spring jacket” or sweatshirt as you run your errands. Nope, we’ve gone from the cold of winter to the hot humidity of summer, even though it’s not officially summer yet on the calendar.   Although it is not summer yet, the beach craze seems to be spreading already. I’m sure you have heard and seen advertisements promoting diets,...

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Celebrate International No Diet Day with Me!

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in iEat Mindfully™ | 0 comments

Celebrate International No Diet Day with Me!

Today is a very special day… it is International No Diet Day!   This day is very near and dear to my heart as it celebrates body acceptance, diversity, and of course saying “no” to diets. International No Diet Day was initiated by British author Mary Evans Young, a feminist who led an anti-diet movement in 1992 called “Diet Breakers”.   This day of banning diets began in the United Kingdom as a day to encourage accepting your body and loving yourself and it has spread...

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Willpower is a Dieter’s Word

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in iEat Mindfully™ | 0 comments

Willpower is a Dieter’s Word

How many times have you used the word “willpower” when you’ve been on a diet? “I wish I had more willpower not to eat the cake”. “Why can’t I just have the willpower to say NO?” I am NOT going to eat the chocolate, no, no, no! I must have the willpower!”   How has this strategy of willpower worked for you?   I bet it’s worked for a short time, but inevitably when you try to “will” yourself to not eat something that you really would love to eat, you break down...

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How to Change Your Attitude Towards Exercise

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in iEat Mindfully™ | 0 comments

How to Change Your Attitude Towards Exercise

Mary sat across from me in my office. I was reviewing her nutritional history and noticed she answered the question of whether she exercises as “it depends”. I asked her what it depends on. Mary explained that it depends on whether she is dieting or not. If she is on a diet, she is also exercising. If she is not on a diet, she is not exercising.   Does this sound like you?   For many chronic dieters, exercising goes hand in hand with dieting. You start a diet and you start an...

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Powerful Strategies to Conquer Overeating – The Final 3!

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in iEat Mindfully™ | 0 comments

Powerful Strategies to Conquer Overeating – The Final 3!

Have you been following my series Powerful Strategies to Conquer Overeating on The Diet Free Zone Show? Last month I shared with you the first 3 strategies to conquer overeating and today I will share the final 3. But before I do, let me remind you what the first 3 strategies are. Strategy #1: Be patient! Forget about quick fixes. It can take 3-6 months to replace bad habits with healthy ones. You want these new habits to last a lifetime, don’t you? Then what’s your rush. Give yourself...

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A Mindful Eating Lunch Experience at the Kitchen Table

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in iEat Mindfully™ | 0 comments

A Mindful Eating Lunch Experience at the Kitchen Table

Rush, rush, rush! That’s how most of our days are. There never seems to be enough time to do the things we need to do.   How does that affect your eating? Do you stop during the day to actually sit down at the kitchen table to eat your lunch? Or, if you are at work, do you walk away from your desk and sit in the cafeteria or break room and mindfully eat your lunch?   If you do, then congratulations! But, if you are like most people, the answer is probably no.   I want to share...

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Being Intuitive and Mindful in Your Morning Routine

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in iEat Mindfully™ | 0 comments

Being Intuitive and Mindful in Your Morning Routine

If you are like most people, your morning is one mega rush! Quick jump out of bed, shower, get dressed and run out the door! You’re lucky if you grab a coffee and muffin to eat in the car as you head out to start your day. Or, you stop at the local convenience store and pick up a bagel with butter and ginormous cup of Joe. Worse yet, you don’t eat any breakfast and your first meal of the day is lunch.   Sound familiar?   If so, you are probably not stopping long enough to figure...

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Powerful Strategies to Conquer Overeating

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in iEat Mindfully™ | 0 comments

Powerful Strategies to Conquer Overeating

I recently started a series called Powerful Strategies to Conquer Overeating on The Diet Free Zone Show™ on my YouTube channel. In case you don’t subscribe to my channel (although you should…here’s the link to subscribe for free https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_vbh0Zqy6Y2TSQCbHQwziA ) I wanted to share the first 3 strategies with you here.   Click on the images below to watch the videos, then come back and comment below.   Stay tuned for the next 3 strategies in the coming...

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What’s Holding You Back from Saying YES to a Path of Intuitive Eating?

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in iEat Mindfully™ | 0 comments

What’s Holding You Back from Saying YES to a Path of Intuitive Eating?

I’ve just completed launching my program Freedom to Eat Forever and I’ve spoken and emailed with a lot of you. Many of you were ready to jump in and leave dieting behind for good. And some of you were hesitant. That’s fine, I respect that. You just weren’t ready.  Yet, it’s important to explore the reasons why you were hesitant. They likely include time, money, or fear.   Let’s start with time. You know the age old saying “there’s never enough time in the day”. Sometimes...

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Your Time to Achieve the Body You Love is NOW!

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in iEat Mindfully™, The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Your Time to Achieve the Body You Love is NOW!

Last night kicked off the Freedom to Eat Forever program and I am thrilled to see that participants are already having “ah-ha” moments! If you aren’t yet familiar with the program, Freedom to Eat Forever is an online small group coaching program to help you break free of the pain of dieting so you can enjoy guilt-free eating, a life free of dieting and a body you love.   Here is what one of the participants has to say about the Freedom to Eat Forever program:   “I realize...

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