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Nutrition Toolbox – Plateau: Am I really stuck?

freelancer17   •   Mood   •   February 20, 2018

The dreaded plateau is often talked about, but what is it really?  A true plateau is when you’re nearly 100% on your eating and exercise plan, yet your weight will just not budge. This is actually a natural and healthy response, our bodies way of protecting us. As individuals lose weight, their metabolism (how quickly bodies […]

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Helpful Tips on Improving your Sleep

freelancer17   •   Mood   •   February 20, 2018

Helpful Tips on Improving your Sleep Consider the phrase, “weight loss strategies,” and it may bring to mind images of long jogs, mystery powder dusted over raw eggs in a blender, or jumping on the scale every morning.  Chances are, getting a good night sleep isn’t the first thing that comes to mind.  A quick […]

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Stress Management

freelancer17   •   Mood   •   February 20, 2018

By: The Mayo Clinic Staff Original Article Web Link : http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/stress-management/indepth/ stress-relief/art-20044476?pg=1 Expand your stress management tool kit by mastering these four strategies for coping with stress: avoid, alter, accept and adapt. When we feel the effects of stress weighing us down, it’s like lugging a backpack that’s becoming heavier by the minute. Too much […]

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Managing Weekends

freelancer17   •   Mood   •   February 20, 2018

The weekend presents a great opportunity to relax and re-energize from the week. Inevitably, it is less structured with a different sleep routine and often more social obligations among other things. Your weekend routine or lack thereof is much different than your weekday schedule, so it is common to face different challenges or get off […]

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Awareness checklist

freelancer17   •   Mood   •   February 20, 2018

Am I sitting? Eating fast or slow? Mindless munching or noticing each bite? Asking “ How hungry am I?” on a scale from one to ten. Multi-tasking or truly focusing on my meal? Rumbling stomach or bored, stressed, tired, anxious etc.

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Stopping Judgment with Self-Compassion

freelancer17   •   Mood   •   January 12, 2018

Why Self‐Compassion Trumps Self‐Esteem By Kristin Neff | May 27, 2011 | 10 Comments Researcher Kristin Neff reveals the benefits of going easy on yourself: less anxiety, less conflict, and more peace of mind. In this incredibly competitive society of ours, how many of us truly feel good about ourselves? I remember once, as a […]

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Finding the Motivation to Change Your Entire Life

freelancer17   •   Mood   •   January 12, 2018

B Y L E O  B A B A U T A Almost exactly 8 years ago today, I ran my first marathon and soon after I started Zen Habits. I’d changed a dozen or so habits, lost weight, was getting out of debt, quit smoking. And almost 7 years ago, I quit my job. […]

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Celebrating Wins

freelancer17   •   Mood   •   August 21, 2017

Celebrating Wins Now that you have chosen to work toward a healthy weight and lifestyle, it is crucial that you allow yourself to recognize and celebrate all the positive changes you are making. We call these “wins.” No matter how small it may seem, a win needs to be acknowledged and celebrated. Your long-term goals […]

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Fight Cravings: Try one of these before eating

freelancer17   •   Mood   •   August 21, 2017

Everyone occasionally has urges and cravings to eat when we know we aren’t physically hungry. When tired, bored, angry, depressed, happy, you name it. When a craving hits that is not hunger related it is a sign that we actually need something (a nap, a hug, a workout to blow off steam, etc), but when […]

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Avoid Free Foods. They are not really ” free.”

freelancer17   •   Mood   •   August 21, 2017

AVOID FREE FOODS. THEY ARE NOT REALLY “FREE.” By: Amy Margulies, Lead Registered Dietitian with Retrofit As a Registered Dietitian, I recommend clients avoid free foods that may be available during the course of each day. Yes, they’re tempting but they are hardly “free.” In fact, regardless of whether they are free in dollars and […]

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