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What We Can Learn From A Soggy Rat

There’s an experiment that’s been conducted hundreds of times in hundreds of labs around the globe. Sometimes it’s done with rats, sometimes with dogs, sometimes with broke college students. When this particular experiment is done with rats, scientists take one rat and put it in what they call a “shuttle box.” This is a box…

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Is There A Way to Access More Willpower?

Tell me if you can relate to this… Part of you wants to make healthier eating choices, but you continually find yourself falling back into old habits and eating things that you know aren’t going to serve you. And every time you tell yourself that you just need more willpower or motivation to stay on…

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Carbs or Protein? Do They Even Matter?

We’re all out there searching. Searching for the perfect diet, supplement, or ratio of carbs to protein that will flip the switch and make it finally feel easy to stay on track to lose the weight and improve our health. You know how it goes… You heard about your sister-in-law losing 25lbs doing keto, or…

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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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Should You Count Calories or Listen to Your Body?

Is it better to count calories or listen to your body? Plan out all your meals, snacks, and treats, or enjoy everything in moderation? Restrict yourself more or give yourself more permission to enjoy? The truth is that we need both. Both structure and freedom are required and when we prioritize one over the other…

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Are You Afraid to Succeed?

I know you’re afraid to fail, but is it possible that you’re even more afraid to succeed?   You want to lose the weight, have the energy, wear the clothes, do the activities, cook the food, live the life, enjoy the peace, and experience the self-confidence.   But is it possible that the idea of…

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How Long Will it Take to Create a New Habit?

“How long does it take to create a new habit?” This is a question I get asked all the time. 21 days? 33 days? How long does it take? And I can always hear the underlying desperation in their voice that’s really asking me, “How long do I have to endure this before it feels…

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Why Resolutions Don’t Work and What to Do Instead

You might be reading this at a different time, but I’m writing this at the beginning of December and already there’s a lot of talk about New Year’s resolutions. Now, I don’t know you, but my guess is that when you hear the words “New Year’s resolutions,” your heart sinks, your stomach flips, and you’re…

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Social Summer: 3 Tricks to Making Good Choices

Summer is hard. Don’t get me wrong; I love the summer. I love being outside, having the windows open and eating my weight in watermelon and strawberries. But I have found that it rivals the holiday season when it comes to challenging our intentions for staying on track with healthy eating and exercise. In fact,…

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