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Need Someone to Knock the Cookies out of your Hand?!

Today is my Birthday and I’ll be honest, I’ve never been a fan of it. I’ve never been one to love all the attention on me, but for years my birthday haunted me for a very different reason…the cake.

The build up to my birthday was the worst, I would diet like a crazy person, was starving all week long, cranky, and miserable. By the time my birthday hit, I was ready to dive head first into the cake. I would get a sugar headache, feel sick, and then spend several days in regret and serious restriction mode.

If you’ve ever experienced this before, you just get it. Body shaming, constant attempts at weight loss, and feeling like a ‘crazy person’ around food, is something that’s just a bit too common among women these days.

Now here’s the deal, I used to offer coaching for women who struggled with these feelings, however I have since shifted my focus to more of a healthy lifestyle, fitness, and nutrition approach. But, that doesn’t mean these problems don’t exist and need to be addressed.

There are certain people who come to me, desperate to lose 10lbs, but can’t seem to get it together. They can’t put down the cookies, or they can’t stop thinking about their next meal, they can’t find sanity around food.

That’s were Isabel comes in. 

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Isabel Foxen Duke is a good friend and colleague of mine who I always refer my clients out to. You see here’s the thing, before you can start living a healthy lifestyle, you need to have a healthy mindset and that’s exactly what Isabel preaches.

Isabel’s running a free video training series this month that I’m SUPER pumped about. This training shares some of her most critical insights on emotional eating, binge-eating, diet-binge cycling, and “generally feeling crazy around food.”

Isabel won’t only address your emotional eating patterns — she’ll help you end all the crazy-making food and body thoughts that instigate those patterns to begin with. You know, so food stops tempting, taunting and tantalizing you…and starts just being food.

Knowing Isabel’s work myself, I can attest that this chick knows what she’s talking about and produces serious results in the emotional eating world — if these are issues you struggle with, I highly recommend that you take a look and sign up for the training – it’s totally free!

Can’t stick to a diet no matter how hard you try? Check this out.

Today I want to talk to you about a very sensitive and challenging issue.

I see too many women in my life and work constantly struggling with food and their weight, and today, if you fall into this category, I want to talk to you…

I want to talk to those of you who are:

Constantly searching for the perfect diet,

and constantly falling off the perfect diet,

Constantly swinging between “this time I’ve got it,”

and “oh crap, I suck, I’ll never get this.

and always feeling “good” or “badly” about yourself,

depending on what fits in your closet, or how well you ate that day.

More than anything, I want to talk to those of you who feel like dieting or weight management are a full time job — think about how much more full your life would be, if food didn’t take up so much time and energy.   

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Isabel Foxen Duke, my friend and founder of Stop Fighting Food, is committed to helping women break out of this tiring cycle.

Unlike other food or body experts, Isabel doesn’t think this is an issue of will power or finding the right diet.

She spent years studying women’s behaviors with food, and discovered that it’s our beliefs and thoughts about food and weight that keep us stuck in the diet-binge cycle — and it’s in changing our thinking that we can find a way out.

I know it can feel like a lot. A little over a year ago, I was at my breaking point. I felt like an absolute lunatic with my food. I knew what to eat, and why I should eat, but for some reason or another, I couldn’t help but dream about chocolate all day long. I’d start a diet; it would go well until Friday. Friday night would come and my efforts would demolish. I’d let my guard down, and suddenly there was no stopping me. At this point, I was a health coach myself, and yet I couldn’t manage to get a grip on my own health.

All I wanted was to love my body, eat well, and nourish myself, but I couldn’t put the pieces together. Frustrated, and downright miserable, I turned to Isabel. Isabel did for me what dietitians, therapists, and eating disorders specialists couldn’t…she could relate to me. She was real with me. Honest. Sincere. She told me exactly what I needed to do to be a normal person around food, and even if I didn’t want to hear it, or do it, she pushed me to get it done.

If you’re over the diets and want to finally start thinking differently, you can check out Isabel’s free introductory video series here.

Isabel’s unique voice in the “emotional eating” space has helped thousands of women all over the world (even Ricki Lake is a fan!) and I’m personally a proud supporter of her work.

You don’t have to live your life clinging desperately to diets, only to end up with your fingers in a jar of Nutella at the end of the day

Here’s the link again if you want to check it out and sign up if you’re into it!

Also don’t hesitate to shoot me a message if you want to know more about my personal experience working with Isabel! I have nothing but the best things to say about her!