5 simple ways to stop fighting picky eaters and start enjoying dinner again

I am often asked to share tricks to get picky eaters to embrace a wider selection of foods. Of these requests, dinnertime is often the greatest point of conflict. The following suggestions should make a single meal possible and ultimately enjoyable for the entire family. I advocate preparing a single family dinner, as opposed to cooking additional “kid food” with…

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Positive self-talk is the key to weight loss success | 6 phrases to change your perspective

The work of weight loss begins with changing what you put in your mouth. Lasting success is the result of learning positive self-talk and changing what you put in your head. Some time ago, I read an interview – Beth Aldrich’s Real Moms’ Strategy: Love Food & Lose Weight. She helps her new clients create lists of healthy things they love to keep on…

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The Half Her Size Story: How falling in love with food turned into extreme weight loss

I have been thinking (always thinking, probably over thinking). Up ‘till this point in my career, as a weight loss writer, I have started my story with the end. “My husband and I lost a bunch of weight, and now I write a blog.” However, my story started long before the happily-ever-after. My story starts with a chubby little girl,…

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Celebrating 5 years and over 300 pounds of weight lost

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? It is such an easy question to ask but much more difficult to answer. I can tell you this: If I were forced to answer the question 5 years ago I couldn’t have begun to come close to what has unfolded. The time feels like both a breath and a lifetime. On…

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Reader Question: Overweight and Expecting – How much weight should I gain?

This week I am just over halfway through pregnancy #2. Since announcing my current pregnancy I have received a lot of great questions about having a healthy pregnancy. Readers, friends, and family have all been especially curious to know how I am dealing with weight gain this time around. Truthfully it has been a bit of a struggle. I will be…

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