The Challenges of Making Changes

If you’re like me, nobody spoke to you about nutrition growing up. It wasn’t taught in school, your cafeteria served things like pizza, nachos and tater tots and there were soda machines everywhere peddling you sugar sweetened and toxic treats. So what happens when like me, you reach a point where you are suddenly 40 or more pounds overweight and your doctor is now talking to you about things like high cholesterol, diabetic medication or high blood pressure? Are you doomed to be unhealthy for life? Is this really a “normal” part of aging?

The answer is absolutely not.

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Why Health Is About More Than Weight

As a health coach, one of the most common things I hear from clients is how they are so bummed out because they weighed themselves on their scale at home and it doesn’t show a significant pound loss. Well, let’s get the record straight on some things so that you can stop obsessing over the scale and understand why being HEALTHY is about SO much more than just weight loss.

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3 Simple Tricks to Keep the Weight Off

 

Many of my clients ask me how I have managed to keep the weight off after all these years. For those of you who don’t know me, I lost 50 pounds about 13 years ago and that loss is what catapulted me into the nutrition business and ignited a passion for being and feeling healthy that I never knew existed prior to my lifestyle shift.

Being an emotional eater, (and it doesn’t really matter what emotion it is), as well as a boredom snacker I have developed a few tricks for keeping myself successfully healthy long term:

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How Addressing Our Physical Health Leads to Inner Healing

I still remember it like it was yesterday. I was 22, had a great paying job and was in the prime of my life…..right? Wrong. I was 40 pounds overweight, had no energy, and was tired CONSTANTLY no matter how many hours of sleep I got or how many naps I took. I was having headaches every day, and literally woke up one morning realizing that I was no longer me. What happened to me? Why was I no longer the happy, upbeat, fun loving person I had always been?  I realized that I just simply didn’t have any physical energy to be that person anymore, and that scared me.

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