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Why SMART goals aren't really helpful for changing your body or getting healthier goal setting goals new year new year resolutions resolutions success weight loss goals

No less than a dozen times today alone, I've seen someone on social media telling people if they want to crush their goals this year, they need to set SMART goals.

And to that I say:

As usual, here I am again about to disagree completely with what just about everyone else says but hear me out on...

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3 Reasons Why Willpower is BS

I'm here today to clear something up about a particular word we hear ALL the time especially now that it's almost the New Year and all the diet and fitness advice is in overdrive.

That word? Willpower.

One phrase we often hear this word used in, especially around food is "build your...

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File these under: "more things I allowed diet and healthy eating culture to steal from me" healthy eating holiday eating self trust

When I was a little girl, my maternal grandparents lived some 800 miles away and we only saw them about once a year which was a real shame because in many ways, my maternal grandparents and our trips home to see them were the best parts of what was a rather tough childhood.

I’ve held on to...

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Conversations to stop having...

As you go about your holiday celebrations with family and friends the next few weeks, I wanted to leave you with this shortlist of suggested topics to remove from conversations:

  • Whatever diet you (or someone you know) just started... or just fell off

  • Justifications over what you're eating now...
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Why is Trusting Ourselves with Food So Hard? behavior change consistency healthy eating self trust

I take my dog into the woods for a walk at the crack of dawn every morning and the other morning when we were walking, I noticed a squirrel running up a tree beside us.

I smiled at him and stopped to watch him for a minute. He jumped over to another tree and started munching on some berries on...

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The Real Key to Moving More Isn't Motivation, It's This
When I was a personal trainer, I was always posting about workouts.
 
I mean, let's be real - it was bragging.
 
I was always bragging about how much I was doing, and how what I was doing was transforming my body into something that looked (what I judged to be) more visually...
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Why do you want to binge? A client example behavior change bingeing healthy eating self-trust

On last week’s episode of my podcast, I was talking a little about eating whatever we want and how that’s actually a healthier way to approach food than from the fear and control that drives, "I can eat this but can’t eat that" type of thinking.

Eating what we want is our...

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Can vs Can't Eat Foods + A Healthier Way To Approach Food habits healthy eating self trust

Recently, I was chatting with a friend who's been having some distressing digestive issues and just got a list of things she can and can't eat from her naturopathic doctor.

I died a little inside when she started talking about her "can and can't eat" list.

Luckily, she's pretty much...

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