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EP. #39: How to Enjoy Holiday Deliciousness Without Gaining Weight

If you live in the USA, chances are you’re celebrating Thanksgiving this week. Happy Thanksgiving to you!Regardless of where you live, we’re entering a festive holiday season.Hanukkah. Christmas. Kwanzaa.

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EP. #38: How to Quiet Your Inner Mean Girl

You Can't Hate Yourself Thin!How often do you criticize yourself in a day? You know what I mean--the voice of that inner mean girl who finds fault with how you look or what you do.Maybe the voice reminds

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EP. #37: How to Deal with the Urge to Eat When You Aren’t Hungry

Do you have difficulty dealing with the urge to eat when you aren’t hungry?Are you in the habit of using food as a pacifier when you aren’t hungry?Do you think the feeling of food in your mouth is

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EP. #36: Why You Need More Pleasure in Your Life that isn’t from Food

Do you make time for pleasure in your life? I’m talking about pleasure from sources other than food.One of the reasons so many people are overweight and have difficulty dropping those extra pounds for

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EP. #35: How Meditation Helps You Lose Weight

Are you a stress eater? Then it’s time you learned how to manage your stress in a more productive way. Here's why. As long as you stress-eat, you won’t be able to drop those extra pounds and keep them

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EP. #34: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Efforts

Do you feel frustrated in your weight loss efforts because it seems like you keep making the same mistakes over and over?Have you vowed a million times to stop doing certain things, like continuing to

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9 Fun Exercise Options for Women Who Hate the Gym

I don’t have to convince you that exercise is a necessary component of good health. Some of its benefits include that it can lower blood pressure, improve cardio health, lower your

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EP. #33: 21 Mantras for Weight Loss Success

Does your brain make lots of excuses for you to eat when you aren’t hungry? Excuses like, “I had a hard day and deserve this” or “I’ve been so good all day”?  If you’re an emotional

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EP. #32: 12 Excuses for Overeating and Why They’re Lame

Do you have a bunch excuses at the ready to justify eating when you aren’t hungry? Or continuing to eat when you’ve already had enough?  In this episode, I talk about those

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EP. #31: Stop Associating Food with Sin and Guilt!

Do you consider certain foods “sinful?” Do you ever say something like, “This chocolate mousse cake is so sinful!”  Then after eating those “sinful” foods,

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EP. #30: Overeating is a Symptom, Not the Problem

Do you beat yourself up for overeating?   Do you think you’re weak or inadequate because you binge on sweets or believe you can’t control yourself around food. You aren’t. You

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EP. #29: Do You Overeat to Avoid Wasting Food?

Were you cajoled into eating everything on your plate because your parents led you to believe there was some value in being a member of the Clean Plate Club? Or maybe you were encouraged to eat more

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EP. #28: Do You Think You’re Too Busy to Lose Weight?

How many times have you said to yourself--or others-- something like, “I really want to lose some weight, but I just don’t have time right now!” or “I’m too busy to lose weight!”  I’ve

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EP. #27: How to Measure Your Progress and Not Get Discouraged

This week’s episode is super important and it may be a turning point for you. It may help you stick with your plan and not give up.  I’m talking about why it is necessary to stop approaching

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EP. #26: Road Blockers and Role Models

Are there people in your life who seem to want to sabotage your efforts to lose weight and develop a healthier relationship with food? It could be a relative or a friend. Maybe a coworker. Your

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EP. #25: Dealing with Common Social Eating Situations

Eating is a very social thing. We plan events of all sizes around it. Parties. Weddings. Holidays. Meeting your friends for lunch.  Eating is so social that some people actively dislike eating

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EP. 24: 10 Stories That Stop You From Dropping the Weight

What stories do you tell yourself that keep you from finally dropping your extra weight? Maybe you don’t realize it, but we all have our little stories. Things we believe about

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EP. #23: Why Fat Talk Harms Women and How to Stop It

Are you a fat talker?  You heard that right. No, it isn’t a typo. What I mean is —do you talk to other women about how fat you feel or about other women’s weight? Like when someone

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EP. #22: To Lose Weight, You Must Learn to Love Yourself

Learning to love yourself is an important step on the weight loss path.  Maybe you’ve heard this before and thought, “What? How can I love myself in this body? If I love it,

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EP. #21: Eating and the Law of Diminishing Returns

You’ve probably heard of something called the Law of Diminishing Returns before. If you’re an economist, you know it well. In a nutshell, it essentially means that the value or

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