Healthy Living

Are you there yet?

Last week a friend said to me, “You know Sara, it’s hard to get somewhere you just left.” I had to sit with that for a bit.  First, it’s not even true. It’s easy to get somewhere you just left – turn around! But I realized that he wasn’t talking about logistics, he was speaking…

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My husband won’t stop bringing chips and cookies home

My husband won’t stop bringing chips and cookies home

“My husband won’t stop bringing chips and cookies home.” “It hurts my mother’s feelings if I don’t eat everything she makes for family dinners on Sunday.” “My co-workers bring donuts and cookies into the office all the time.” These are things I hear almost every day in emails and messages from people who follow my…

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I want to eat like a normal person

I want to eat like a normal person

“I just want to be able to eat like a normal person,” she said. I was chatting with a group of moms at the hockey arena (waiting for my daughter to finish her game) and the subject of dieting came up. Of course I was fascinated by what each of them had to say about…

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Are You Doing the Self-Sabotage Cha-Cha?

Are You Doing the Self-Sabotage Cha-Cha?

It’s time to talk about something that I’ve named the “Self Sabotage Cha-Cha.”  The “Self Sabotage Cha-Cha” is when we get into a cycle with healthy choices where we’re taking one step forward and then two steps right backward.  I call it a “cha-cha” because it feels a bit like you’re dancing. You’re going back…

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3-Step Holiday Survival Roadmap

3-Step Holiday Survival Roadmap

It’s that time of the year again and the holidays are just around the corner! Here in Canada, Thanksgiving was in October and for my American friends, Thanksgiving is coming up this week, and with Christmas, Hanukkah and a host of other holidays also on the horizon, you might be wondering, “How am I going…

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Binge or Healthy Indulgence?: Simple Two-Question Test

Is it a binge or a treat? A healthy indulgence or an emotional eating episode? Balance or chaos?   I, for one, do not want to live in a world where any foods are forbidden. I believe that we can have whatever we want to eat, we just need to consciously make choice and then…

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Stop Fighting with Your Body

By the time clients come to me, they’ve tried everything.  Low carb, carb-cycling, low fat, sugar-free, Paleo and vegan. They own all the Jillian Michaels DVDs, yoga gear, at least one dusty treadmill and have every milestone trinket that Weight Watchers gives out. But they’re still overweight, miserable and frustrated as hell. Part of them…

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Everything is Progress (Even the Cookie Cravings)

Before I really did the work on mindful eating and rewriting my relationship with food, this was my typical pattern: Spend the weekend making great plans about how well I’m going to eat from now on. Grocery shop and prep soups and salads for the week ahead. Eat really well on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.…

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