What It Really Means When You Think You’re Too Busy to Lose Weight

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

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Lentil Salad Your Way

Lentil SaladLentil salad has become a regular part of our lunches, and I probably make it monthly. It is super healthy and high in protein. You can improvise with this to make this your own by making

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Chocolate Nut Cookies

Chocolate Nut CookiesIngredients100 g. (3 1/2 oz) dark chocolate125 g. (1 c. plus 1 T.) Almond Meal (I use Trader Joe's)125 g. (4 1/2 oz) coarsely chopped pecans150 g. (3/4 c. plus 2 T) dark brown

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What You Need to Know to Enjoy Holiday Parties Without Gaining Weight

It is holiday party time! What does that bring to mind for you? Lots of fun seeing friends? Neighborhood cookie swaps? Dreading your spouse’s office party? “OMG, how much weight will I gain THIS year?”Holiday

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Red Lentil Harvest Soup

Red Lentil Harvest SoupThis is a great recipe to make with root vegetables in the fall and winter. A very healthy and delicious vegan soup that's easy to make and freezes very well. Enjoy!Ingredients2

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Why Avoiding Your Problems Causes More Problems

Do you eat when you aren’t hungry to avoid unpleasant emotions? Some of the most common reasons why people eat are to avoid feelings like:1. Frustration2. Boredom3. Fear4. Anxiety5. Loneliness6. Being

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Shari’s Hummus

Shari's HummusI've tried making hummus any number of ways, and this is the preparation I like the best. I almost always have some hummus on hand for lunch or snacks.Ingredients3 large cloves of garlic,

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12 Common Excuses for Overeating and Why They’re Lies

How many excuses do you have for eating when you aren’t hungry or have already eaten enough? We all have them. Today, I’m calling you out on yours!I’ve written a lot about how our decision to eat

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Plan Ahead to Prevent Weight Gain this Holiday

Thanksgiving dinner. You know there will tons of food. In past years, maybe you’ve eaten too much. Maybe way too much. This year, you’ve resolved will be different. You are not going to overeat. But

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How to Enjoy the Holidays Without Gaining Weight

It’s November, and that means the holidays are not very far down the road. Thanksgiving. Hanukkah. Christmas. Kwanzaa. Festivus. Whatever you celebrate, it is likely that food is involved. What does

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Afternoon Snacking: 21 Alternatives When You Aren’t Hungry

For the past two weeks, I’ve led participants in my Facebook group, Ditch the Diet Tribe, in a Freedom from Emotional Eating Challenge.  They are a great group of people doing the hard work of breaking

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To be a Healthy Weight, Learn How to Listen to Your Body

How do you decide when to eat? By the clock, as in “it’s noon, so it’s lunch time”? When you see food that looks good? How about because you feel the physical sensation of hunger? When we were

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Beverages for Taking the Edge Off Your Hunger

When I am hungry and it isn’t meal time, I sometimes choose to consume something to take the edge off my hunger, but that will allow me to be hungry at mealtime. Here are a few of my choices. Matcha

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Are You Really Ready To Lose the Weight for Good?

Do you want to lose weight? Do you really want to get down to a weight that is healthy for you? Just how important is this to you? What if you have weight-related health problems like high blood pressure

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Do You Think Life is Supposed to be Easy?

As we navigate this journey called life, many of us acquire ideas that hinder us. Ideas like we should never be uncomfortable or we should avoid discomfort. Or everything should be easy.Then we turn these

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When You Mess Up, the Key to Success is Getting Right Back on Track

Every morning, I start my day by drinking a glass of warm water and lemon, with which I wash down a probiotic capsule. Although my digestion is pretty good these days, that wasn’t always the case. After

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Are Your Beliefs Keeping You From Achieving Your Dreams?

Are your own beliefs keeping you from reaching your goals? As a life and weight coach, I work with many people whose biggest barriers to achieving their dreams are their own beliefs. Most of these beliefs

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Forget Willpower! Effort is the Key to Successful Weight Loss

Effort. It is what we do to get things done. To achieve our goals. Some things require a lot of effort, and others require very little. Our success boils down to how much effort we put into something. This

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Escape from the Prison of Your Thoughts

My wife and I live in Maine.  It’s a beautiful state, and the weather in the summer is usually gorgeous – mid seventies, not too humid.  This year, not so much.  It

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