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Healthy Bedtime Snacks

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We all know the importance of sleep! Your body burns fat, regenerates your cells, and slows the effects of aging while you sleep! Sleep has been referred to as the hormonal reset button for your body. And what happens when you don’t get quality sleep?  Your fat burning hormones become a disaster! Lack of sleep elevates our cortisol levels and stress hormones, causing our bodies to S ...[Read More]

5 Tips for Holiday Portion Control

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Holiday portion control–those can seem like a string of bad words if we aren’t careful. The holidays (aka the FEASTING SEASON) are filled with festive parties that often include large quantities of delicious food. And, of course, the holidays are a wonderful time to “eat, drink, and be merry,” but if you want to celebrate the season without wrecking your fitness or fat loss ...[Read More]

Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain: Tips & Tricks

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Avoiding holiday weight gain may seem like a Christmas miracle, but with just a few simple and smart strategies in place, you really CAN avoid packing on the extra pounds this holiday season! Don’t get me wrong, I believe the holidays should be celebrated. Everything–including holiday indulgences–can be enjoyed in moderation. But if you’re looking for some simple ways to manage th ...[Read More]

Ditch the Diet: Are You a Diet Perfectionist?

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Are you a diet perfectionist?   I work with women all the time who struggle with this area of perfectionism.  As a “recovering” diet perfectionist, this struggle is near and dear to my heart.   Generally, a diet perfectionist sees great results and feels completely in control for a few weeks or months. And then…the real struggle starts. Whether it’s a stressful job, big life ch ...[Read More]

Ditch the Diet: 5 Simple Strategies for Reframing Your Food Mindset

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In this post, we talked about distorted thinking patterns and signs you may need to think about reframing your food mindset.  The challenge is to address negative or unhelpful thoughts by reframing them into positive and more realistic ways of thinking about food. But this often proves much easier said than done. Even if you recognize your distorted thinking about food, many women find i ...[Read More]

Ditch the Diet: 9 Signs You Need to Re-Think Your Thinking About Food

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Developing a healthy relationship with food goes far beyond what you’re putting on your plate.   For many women, nutrition struggles begin before they even take a bite. Your thoughts about food impact your relationship with food, so part of finding food freedom means fixing your food mindset. Today we’ll take some time to develop awareness of your thoughts without judgement. Recognizing how y ...[Read More]

Living the BeyondFit Life

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You may be wondering about living the BeyondFit Life. If you want balance in your life when it comes to food and fitness, I’m here to tell you, there’s no better way! Many women struggle to maintain weight loss long-term. While fad-diets, 30-day plans, and other “quick fixes” might help you drop pounds initially, keeping weight off proves incredibly challenging. Research show ...[Read More]

Ditch the Diet: How to Know If You’re Hungry

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Hunger, a natural biological cue, lets you know your body needs fuel. Often, when women diet chronically, they continue to deny their biological hunger. Over time, they experience a compensatory biological reaction and lose the ability to determine if they’re hungry. If you don’t respond to hunger knocking on your internal door, eventually it will stop knocking! When hunger stops “ ...[Read More]

Ditch the Diet: 4 Reasons I Have No Forbidden Foods

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Everyone struggles sometimes with the foods they eat, the fitness goals they set for themselves, the balance they try to achieve to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  But some of us struggle every day, every moment even, with food playing a huge stressor role in our lives. Honestly answer the following questions to determine if you need food freedom: Do you tell yourself that you can’t or shouldn ...[Read More]

Ditch the Diet: Why Don’t Diets Work? 2 Reasons to Avoid the “All-or-Nothing” Approach

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Why don’t diets work? Let me paint you a mental picture… Every day millions of women wake up and vow to “get back on track” with their diets.   They start the day with a healthy breakfast and the motivation to “stick to the plan.” Their “food rules” tell them that carbs are “bad” so they decide to be “good” and order a salad for lunch. But as the day goes on, stress increases and ...[Read More]