Happy New Year! Ok, there’s no way I’m going to start off a brand new decade with a post about how much water you need to drink or what kind of cardio you should do. I wanted to come up with something truly inspiring for the first post of the year — and honestly, I…

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If I asked you what you would wish for if you could have anything, I’ll bet you’d say to be thin or to lose weight or to have the perfect body. Maybe you would say all three. But in light of the fact that you’re probably knee deep in New Year’s resolutions right now in…

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Every morning, my personal assistant drags me out of bed, pours me a cup of hot coffee, and leads me to my desk to get organized. Then my personal trainer shows up. And before I have time to protest, she’s already got me started on a 5-mile run. After that, my personal chef hands me…

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I vividly remember riding in the car with my parents on the way to the beach. My brother and I would be crammed into the back of our wood-paneled station wagon with suitcases, our two hamsters, and a bunch of other stuff we didn’t need, playing I Spy to entertain ourselves. Every 20 minutes or…

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I was once in a relationship where communication was a huge issue. One of my biggest frustrations was that I felt like my partner didn’t understand me when I tried to express my feelings. I would say how I felt, he wouldn’t respond, and I would get upset. Then he would say, “You just want…

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Dietitians work with all different kinds of people with all kinds of issues. They work with patients with diabetes who are in renal failure. They work with patients who have cancer. They focus on patients with severe burns. But none of the people I counsel have life-threatening illnesses or injuries — they’re just trying to…

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My girls hate math. I always excelled at reading and writing, so I’m not much help. They have math homework every night, and it’s a real struggle. (For them and for me.) I try and help them through it by asking questions and letting them figure it out for themselves. But invariably, when I leave…

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When I was in my early 20s at my first real job in Atlanta, my coworkers used to compliment me on my sense of style. I made a real effort to keep up with the latest trends, and I prided myself on being one of the most put-together people in my office. After I got…

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It’s really easy to fall into the trap of making excuses. No one likes to admit it, but we all do it. And this is especially true when it comes to our health. The two biggest excuses we give when we choose not to do what’s best for ourselves (and, yes, it’s a choice) are…

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One of the easiest ways to lose weight is to keep yourself so busy that you’re not constantly thinking about eating or trying not to eat. Before you start screaming at your laptop, I get it — you’re already busy. I’m sure you go 90 to nothing as soon as your feet hit the floor,…

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