Around the time I decided to quit dieting and trying to lose weight, I signed up for a nutrition class at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Two days a week, I left work, drove downtown, and sat in a classroom with a bunch of 20-somethings and learned about the science of nutrients and how food…

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It’s the holidays . . . time to eat, drink, and be merry! I used to totally blow it out during the holidays. What about you? Most of us eat too much, drink too much, and let it all hang out because it’s “that time of year.” But eating, drinking, and being merry — all…

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The other day, my daughters brought home a lottery ticket that their dad had bought them and excitedly told me to scratch the silver off to see what we’d won. Because they asked me to and were excited about it, I obliged. But I knew, of course, that there would be nothing to find. I…

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One of the biggest reasons we fail at losing weight is that we don’t set ourselves up for success. Actually, in most cases, we insert obstacles in our path . . . without knowing that we’re doing it. And because these barriers are invisible, we blame ourselves for the failure. These repeated failures make us…

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I recently read an interview with Carol Alt, one of the original supermodels and whom Hugh Hefner once called “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World.” In the interview she described being on a modeling shoot in her thirties with another up-and-coming model who was in her early twenties. The younger model was radiant and…

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How often do you see those beach-body photos of celebrities and with a stab of envy think, “I could never look like that”? And then, despite feeling like it’s impossible, you mentally calculate exactly what it would take to come close? You could run three times a week, do your barre workout twice a week,…

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There’s a powerful technique that Olympic athletes use to get exponential results in their performance – and the outcomes are dramatic enough to help them beat superior opponents. Even though you may not be an Olympic athlete (although if you’re a mom, you come pretty close), you can use this technique in your own life…

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Remember when Charlize Theron won the Academy Award for Monster? She transformed herself into a female serial killer, which included drastic physical changes, and she was amazing in the role. No disrespect to her and her acting ability, but there’s an unspoken rule that actors who radically alter their appearance for a role are more…

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There’s a famous story about Albert Einstein in which he explains his theory of relativity to his secretary. When she asked him what it was, he said, “When you sit with a pretty girl for two hours, you think it’s only a minute, but when you sit on a hot stove for a minute, you…

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Whenever I’m scrolling through Instagram, I invariably come across an influencer who’s promoting a healthy lifestyle. Most of her photos consist of some variation of her with perfectly toned abs and a glass of green juice – or some other kind of liquid meal – in her hand. (Inevitably followed by a picture of her…

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