Make the Body/Mind/Mouth Connection

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Having worked in the weight-loss and maintenance industry, I have a deep interest in learning the different methods and avenues taken in this field. When Margaret Marshall's book Body, Mind and Mouth: Life's Eating Connection floated across our laps, I was extremely taken by the title and ready to …
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Changing the Things I Cannot Accept

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I accept the things I cannot change … I accept the things I cannot change… Nope, it isn’t working. I do not accept the things I cannot change, although I do wish to change the things I cannot accept. Sound familiar? It is no secret that we are our harshest critic, and chances are, we are our own …
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How to Love Your Flaws, No Matter What They Are!

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We've got so much love for unconditional self-love around here. And as a mom, it's an important trait to have and to model for our little ones. With that said though, we'd be lying if we said we wouldn't change anything about ourselves if given the chance. (Pretty sure if you polled new moms, they'd …
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Finding Happiness In The Weight-Loss Struggle

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Weight-loss is not easy, and neither is maintenance. There comes a point when you take a step back and wonder, is it going to be like this forever? Will I spend the rest of my life monitoring every bite I take and over thinking every workout I do? When will I find that balance? I was at Fusion …
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Dear Yoga Pants …

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You rock my world. You make any bad day good and any self-indulgent day feel justified. There is something about you that I have yet to figure out. Maybe it’s your elasticity, maybe it’s your slimming effects, but you have a way about you. You are kind to me during my worst days, the days when not …
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That Clean Life: Testing the Project Beach Body Two-Week Plan

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I follow many health and fitness pages on all forms of social media. I’ve “met” many fitspirations and have even become a better cook for my lifestyle through the people I’ve connected with. For a while now, I’ve been following Abigail Keeso, a registered nurse who created That Clean Life through …
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Body After Baby: Your Mindset Matters

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Body after baby is possibly the touchiest subject for most mamas. It's no secret that we gain weight during pregnancy; our bodies change and things shift. You know what I'm talking about. Body parts are seemingly no longer located in the domain they used to be in! Our bodies don't feel like they …
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Don’t Let the Scale Get You Down!

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Morning sickness may be a crapshoot during pregnancy --- some have it, some don't --- but one sure thing is weight gain. And while some women never have a problem seeing that number grow ever larger over the course of pregnancy, others might get a little anxiety about the 25- to 35-pound jump in …
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My Weight-Loss Journey: Little Steps, Big Changes

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My weight has been a constant battle in my life. Following college, I didn't love my outward appearance, and I was ready to make a change. It took seven years of yo-yo dieting and many tears before I locked a plan down. Prior to having Evan, I'd lost 60 pounds on Weight Watchers and went on to …
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