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Can attention seeking help you lose weight?

So there’s a problem. It’s called the Tyranny of Tomorrow. That’s when we say, “I’ll start tomorrow!” or “I’ll get back on track on tomorrow!” Tomorrow holds the promise of a fresh start, a better future, one where all things fall into place and we’re finally on the road to being complete. But more often […] Read more…

How to Focus on Health if You Don’t Want to Lose Weight

Being uncomfortable in our own skin is like being simultaneously caged and exposed. On one hand, we feel trapped in our body; our shame and dissatisfaction makes us wish we could shed our shell. On the other hand, we feel like our body is under a magnifying glass. In our mind, everyone sees our flaws […] Read more…

7 Tips For Breaking Through A Plateau

You know what’s more maddening than being stuck in an uphill battle? Being stranded in a plateau with nowhere to go. At least when we’re crawling uphill there’s a definitive (although steep and difficult) path. When it comes to fat loss (or any fitness endeavor), being stuck in a plateau can leave us feeling incredibly […] Read more…

A Day In The Life

So I decided to do this post not because my life is particularly interesting or exciting, but because I thought it would be helpful to show people how I practice moderation, especially when I’m on a cut. This was from Friday, Nov. 11 and I was actually a bit tighter with what I ate than […] Read more…

What It Takes to Reach Your Goal: Going Mental

  As the “fitness girl” in many of my social circles, I get asked for advice every now and then. The number one question is usually, “How can I lose weight?” When people ask this they’re looking for advice about specific diet and exercise protocols, but in my opinion, eating healthy and working out is […] Read more…

The Maintenance Game

The health and fitness world is overwhelmingly preoccupied with fat loss, but what happens when you actually reach your goal and have to learn how to maintain it? So I gained 20 pounds. And then I lost most of it. But this isn’t a story about how I put on the weight (fried food, alcohol, […] Read more…

The more things change, the more they stay the same

Arguably the hardest thing a person can do is change. In many cases, I am skeptical of one’s capability to erase a deeply seeded habit or mentality. Same thing goes with adopting new practices. But it’s possible. And I know this because I’ve seen it. Not often, but often enough. In myself, I have seen […] Read more…