How Food and Weight Cease to be an Issue

For YEARS I was on a diet, looking for the next diet or stressing and obsessing about my weight.  I was unhealthy and certainly unhappy and felt trapped in my body.  Slowly, but surely, as I started to work though some other issues, like what I thought of myself and

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How to Deal with Set Backs

Not too long ago, I was in a funk.  Nothing seemed to be going right, I got charged for something that wasn’t my fault.  I over-scheduled myself and was running around like a chicken with my head cut off and I was tired.  One thing led to another and I

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How to Create a Vision Board

It is said that how you start the year is indicative of how they year will play out. I start with a bike ride with my cycling family and visions of the year ahead. However, I grew up eating black eyed peas for luck and collard greens for money. I’m

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Finding Your Perfect Foods

Food is not good or bad, it just is.  So if eating certain foods doesn’t make us a bad person and we can eat whatever we want, how do we keep ourselves from eating play foods all of the time?   Ask yourself these two questions when making choices around

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Writing Goals that Yield Results

By now, I hope you’ve realized that this is about being fit, not worrying about being fat.  In case you still don’t believe me.  Listen to Steven.   Steven Blair is a renowned exercise researcher at the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina.  His research shows

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How to Become a Lifelong Exerciser

When it comes down to it, the real reason you’re not exercising consistently is because you are a taker.  You want to take the pounds away with exercise, rather than give your body the other benefits.  I was a taker for years.  I would work out 5-6 days a week

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Can you REALLY Control your Weight?

Many of us think we can because we remove calories and foods from our diets, start exercising more and see weight come off, but we have no idea if it was fat, or muscle tissue.  The problem with that is our body is designed to maintain a certain level of

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The Scale Ritual

It’s a ritual that we chronic dieters do 1-2 times a day, once a week or not at all when we are “off the wagon”.  Why is it so important to know that number?  What do we believe that number means? More importantly, is it true?   I watched it

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