What to Do When Your Diet Fails

The statistics are grim. Eight out of 10 dieters regain their lost weight within two years of their diet, and two-thirds put on even more weight. Note: The operative word here is “diet.” As a transformational weight loss coach and life coach I have personally and professionally been in the non-diet camp for years, fighting my own war against the diet industry and media siren calls to lose weight...
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The Transformational Path to Breaking Any Plateau

Plateaus happen. In weight loss. Your career. And definitely relationships. All of these areas require determination and discipline to simply maintain—and even more concentrated efforts when it’s time to jazz things up. Face it. Life hits mediocre sometimes. It just does. So often we catastrophize: ‘I’m destined to never lose weight!’ (four weeks into a new program.) ‘This isn’t the job I...
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What’s in a Number?

Studies show that external measures of: achievement (i.e. counting calories), success or lackthereof (i.e. your weight on a scale) and rewards (i.e. money) often don’t motivate, and, in many cases de-motivate. Yet many weight loss programs emphasize the numbers. The same is true for health improvement programs designed to lower your cholesterol and blood glucose or boost your muscle...
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What Everyone Ought to Know about Dieting

1. Dieting causes stress, which triggers your body to increase cortisol as well as insulin production. Cortisol encourages you to store fat, making any weight loss attempt harder, while too much insulin makes you incessantly hungry…


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The Pursuit of a Healthy Weight (Heaven Part 2)

When I—and you!—gloriously pursue, and gracefully accept, a healthy weight, we radiate that magnificent energy outward. It’s as if we are walking down the street and subtly nodding and beckoning to those we meet: “You are worth it. Come experience how fantastic it feels.”


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The Pursuit of a Healthy Weight (Heaven, Part 1)

What if heaven were wanting life to be exactly what it is? To be unmistakably content no matter the number on the scale. To even rejoice when it fluctuates because then I know I’m alive—growing, stretching, loving my husband, eating, running, getting my period.


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