Finding Peace

Over the last six years, I've witnessed my body go through many different phases.  When I first graduated college, I was working out constantly and eating "clean" - then I moved into a phase of life where binge eating took over - and now I'm finally at a place where food is no longer the enemy.  With all of these changes in my behavior came changes in my body's appearance and I've had to learn how to accept my body at every phase of life.

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Numbers Don't Define You

Recently, I was reminded of how much pressure I used to put on myself about weight.  I pressured myself to keep my weight under a certain number and celebrated when I was able to get there.  When I was at the doctor's office last week for a regular check-up, they had to record my weight.  Even though I do not weigh myself, I knew the general range of what was going to pop up on the scale.  When the number popped up, it was higher than that number I was talking about earlier - but I did not feel bad about it.  I felt good.

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Keeping It Real

Recently, I was reviewing professional pictures that I had done back in March.  I was very wary while looking at these pictures because everything about them were professional - the makeup, the lighting, the editing (some of them are actually unedited, but I have not posted them yet).  I was hesitant to start posting any professional pictures on social media because one of my intentions as a coach is to help women embrace their natural bodies and I felt like a hypocrite looking all done up.

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Weekly Eats No. 1

Due to popular demand on my Instagram poll, I bring you the first edition of my weekly eats.  Below is a list of what is in my fridge and pantry for this week as well as a few recipes.  I hope these meals inspire you to try new things as you journey towards complete food freedom.

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Dieting Versus Food Freedom

As a food freedom coach, I always preach throwing away your diet mentality and embracing a life of food freedom.  While you journey from dieting to food freedom, it is important to recognize when you the diet mentality is taking over.  Below, I've listed some important differences between the two.

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