Healthy Living

A Promise To Make To Yourself

I thought I’d share with you an excerpt from my book, Turning Off The Tap: Overcoming The Real Reasons We Overeat.  This is a declaration that I provide at the very beginning of the book and ask all of my readers to copy out and sign. I share it with you here for free and…

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Don’t Look Now But Your Fabulous Is Showing!

Let’s try a little exercise, shall we?   I want you to take a few seconds now to think about the things you’d like to change about yourself. Think about what you need to improve, what you should try to do better, and what you know you need to work on.   Got some immediate…

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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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