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Low Fodmaps Diet 101

Yet another diet?! Well, this one is meant to be used in a therapeutic manner to decrease the symptoms of digestive issues, rather than how you might think of a typical “diet” where weight loss or body composition changes are the desired outcome.  Let’s take a closer look at why someone might consider following a Low FODMAP Diet, the potential benefits that have been studied, and what foods are allowed.  What are FODMAPs?  There are some common short-chain carbohydrate-containing foods that cause the bowel (intestines) to expand due to the fact these particular foods attract fluid and produce gas when…

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Help! I Overeat – and I Don’t Know Why?!

Do you ever start eating when you’re feeling upset or stressed, even though you aren’t even hungry? Do you ever start eating just because it helps you feel better emotionally – kind of like a warm blanket?   If you answered yes to either of these questions, you might be an emotional eater – often combined with the act of binge eating.  People have different ways of handling and managing their feelings and behavior when they’re feeling depressed, stressed, or upset about something. Some people choose to turn to food as a way of managing these feelings as food fills an…

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How to Beat Negative Self-Talk and Limiting Beliefs

A little self-criticism is a normal shared human mental pattern, and can even be healthy for the most part. But, we can also just as easily open the door to that overly vocal “negative nelly” voice in our head.    However, if your negative voice is preventing you from doing what you want or need to do in your life, then it has to get booted back out the door. This kind of mental chatter has no right to set up shop in your mind.   Deeply held negative beliefs, especially when they’re firmly rooted in your unconscious, stress you out, damage relationships and…

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Amber Leigh

I have always battled with my weight. I was always the “big girl” in the group. I have tried many things. Things I am not proud of like starving myself, living off of only crackers and water and taking diet pills. None of those things worked, in fact they did the polar opposite. I also was working out at the gym all the time. I would go 4 times a week thinking that this is the routine I needed to get myself to where I wanted to be. It wasn’t working. I was getting frustrated and began to feel even…

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