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5 Ways a Health Coach Can Help Optimize Your Well-Being

Kayla Sheely , 08/04/2016

Anyone who wants to achieve peak performance should enlist the help of a coach. Want to advance in your career? Find a business coach. Need help with your love life? Hire a dating coach. Want to improve your health? Partner with a health coach!

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Practice 'The Wait' to Help Gain Self-control Over Food

Coach Caroline, 08/01/2016

Every time you wait before fulfilling an urge—every time you delay gratification—your brain changes a tiny bit. Over time, these changes add up to an ability to say no to health-degrading food and yes to the good stuff!

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Dietary Self Control is Limited

Coach Caroline, 07/27/2016

Did you know that having enticing foods in your vicinity—even if you aren’t drawn to them at the moment—can whittle away at your willpower? Any time tantalizing foods are within reach, you're more likely to give into the temptation.

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Celebrate Your Inner Chef!

Kate Glover, 07/25/2016

A perk of a healthy diet is that you often become your own culinary genius. Being your own chef allows you to know exactly what's in your food.

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Are You Eating Enough?

Coach Caroline, 07/22/2016

You hear it all the time--in order to lose weight, you must reduce portion size. Certainly, if you continue to consume fatty, processed foods you will have to eat less. But if you transition to a nutrient-dense diet, you will actually need to eat more....

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6 Reasons You Should Work with a Nutrition Life Coach

Kayla Sheely , 07/20/2016

There are so many conflicting health claims it’s hard to know what to believe. How are you supposed to know what is best for you? Partnering with an expert nutrition coach is one step you can take to cut through the confusion...

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One Step to Start Eating Healthier Today

Kayla Sheely , 07/18/2016

So you’ve decided you want to start improving your diet and eating healthier--that’s awesome! But do you start by overhauling your whole diet or by making smaller changes? I've found that simplicity is the key to making lasting change...

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Use the Clock to Help You Stick to Your Nutrient-Dense Guns

Coach Caroline, 07/13/2016

Our brains are hard-wired to seek pleasure in the form of calorie-dense food, and our environment controls our eating behavior, which makes it hard to stick with a healthy diet. Imposing some structure to your eating routines can help...

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Healthy Eating: 4 Steps for Getting Started

Kayla Sheely , 07/11/2016

When you make the decision to start eating healthier, it can be overwhelming. What foods do you cut out? What do you eat more of? There’s no magic bullet when it comes to your health, but here are some tips to get you started...

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Public Proclamations Can Help You Stick to a Healthy Diet

Coach Caroline, 07/08/2016

Sticking to a healthy diet in a nutrient-poor culture can be difficult—so difficult, in fact, that most people attempting this feat won’t manage to accomplish it despite their best efforts. But this technique may be able to help...

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