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Finding Balance: Navigating Work and Wellness in a Busy World

Finding Balance: Navigating Work and Wellness in a Busy World Finding a balance between work and wellness can be elusive in today’s fast-paced world. This is especially true for women who tend to put everyone’s needs before theirs. Many of my female clients have adult children at home and care for older parents. Us baby…

The 80/20 Rule

The 80/20 Rule: Balancing Discipline and Indulgence in Your Diet CONGRATULATIONS!! Reaching your ideal healthy weight is genuinely a fantastic accomplishment. Along the way, you have learned what foods work best for your body. You have enjoyed movement and attempting new and different types of exercise. You have wrestled with your negative self-talk and won!…
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Winter Weight Loss Tips

Most of us would agree that Winter brings unique challenges when attempting to shed excess weight. That, along with the simple fact that most people do not stick to their New Year’s resolution beyond the end of January, adds to pounds coming on instead of off in the Winter months. We are past the December…
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10 Reasons to Balance Your Hormones

Boost Your Metabolism and Burn Fat: So many clients tell us they are frustrated with eating healthy and working out at the gym, yet the weight does not come off. Maybe a pound here and there, but that’s it. I understand entirely that incredible frustration. Let’s fix it together. Balanced hormones, like leptin and insulin,…

From Playground Teasing to Body Shaming

From Playground Teasing to Body Shaming Similar but Not the Same As a health coach and hypnotist specializing in weight management for women 45+, I have become acutely aware of the term Body Shaming. It took me a while to equate that with the teasing and mean words hurled at me as the fattest kid…

Mature Body Image Appreciation

As we age, the nagging negative body image of “feeling fat” doesn’t go away. For women over 50, more than 60% report issues with body image*. There are different reasons for this: cultural, physical, and our constant quest for personal “perfection.” Here is a look at a few challenges impacting positive body image in women…

Why Do New Year’s Weight Loss Resolutions Fail?

Beat the Quitters Day Odds Recently, on LinkedIn, I asked how many people would make a New Year’s Resolution related to weight loss, health, fitness, or simply eating healthier. I also posted a video discussing how while well over 80% of people make that kind of a New Year’s resolution, well over 60% give up…
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Debunking Myths: Powder vs. Liquid Collagen

I need clarification because there is so much marketing and advertising about collagen. I use ours and have seen the benefit of it. I wanted to have more of an understanding without all the hype, so we went to our vitamin company and their technical support department. I specifically asked about liquid versus powder since…

Weight Loss & Holiday Drinking

Cheers to Health: Smart Alcohol Choices for the Holiday Season The holiday season is a time of joy, gatherings, and indulgent treats and drinks. Navigating the festive season can be challenging for those watching their weight, especially when enjoying a festive drink. Here are some top tips for enjoying alcohol during the holidays without derailing…
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Navigating a Healthy Thanksgiving: Tips and Tricks

Thanksgiving is a time of joy, gratitude, and, of course, delicious food. However, for those of us trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, it can also present a bit of a challenge. Fear not! With a few smart choices, you can enjoy this festive season without derailing your health goals. Remember, Thanksgiving is just one…

Weight Loss Surgery for Teenagers

Today’s NY Times article about using bariatric surgery for teenagers is very upsetting to me. I am deeply concerned about turning to surgery with young people as an answer to obesity. I know full well what it can feel like to be fat, to be made fun of, and to hate your body as a…
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3 Reasons to Start Losing Weight in November

So many people give up on their weight loss goals during the last two months of the year, figuring they will wait until (yet another) January. Here are three reasons to start losing weight NOW in November: Embarking on this journey in November can set a positive tone for the upcoming year and help you…