Posts tagged with "ditch dieting"

Why You Should Ditch Cheat Days

Posted March 14, 2017 in cheat days, health coaching, weight loss and 2 more

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You've probably seen the images on social media of a giant greasy burger and fries or a big piece of cake covered in buttercream frosting with the caption, "Cheat Day!" Or maybe you've been out with a friend and she declares that it's her cheat day so she can order whatever she wants. 

What is a cheat day? It's basically a day that you're allowed "cheat" on your diet and eat whatever you want. As a health coach, the terms cheat day or cheat meal make me cringe. 

Why?

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Four Reasons Why You're Not Losing Weight

Posted September 20, 2017 in weight loss, ditch dieting, lose weight and 4 more

Struggling to lose weight? These four things could be holding you back from finding your healthy weight.

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I was recently thinking back to when I first started my weight loss journey. I constantly felt overwhelmed by all the different diets, health magazines and wellness blogs. 

I would start a plan, eat a food or meal that wasn't on the plan, and feel like I totally failed. My guilt about failing yet another diet plan would send me down a spiral of binge eating, feeling guilty then looking for another plan to jump into.

I always thought it was me. I didn't have enough willpower or I didn't want it enough. 

When I finally realized that it wasn't me, it was dieting, I felt free! But letting go of that dieting mindset can be a challenge. 

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