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Behavior Change… It’s not New… It’s Already You.

I think a lot of people go about “reaching their goals” and “changing their lives” with an unsustainable, mostly unsuccessful mindset called “I HAVE TO CHANGE EVERYTHING ABOUT MYSELF TO GET WHERE I WANT TO GO”. This is the mindset that results in New Year Resolutions burning out by February, Weight Loss Diets looping you back into weight gain within a year, and Big Dreams …

Relax… You’ll Lose Extra Weight

Do any of the following habits describe you? Fast Eater Eat on the go Eat while in a stressful state of mind Mindless Eater Binge Eater Emotional Eater Overeater Always on a Diet Feel guilty about what you are eating Skip meals If one or more of the above phrases describes you… it’s likely you are causing your body to live in a “low-level stress …

Eating Intuit: Step 6 – RELATIONSHIP PART 2

In  Eating Intuit: Step 6- RELATIONSHIP PART 1, We took a real, honest look at how our relationships, in particular how WE are showing up in relationship… can affect our stress, weight, body image, digestion, metabolism, immunity, mood… the list goes on. Let’s generalize and make a bold statement: Our state of Health is directly connected to our Relationships! Ok, Tessie, I buy it. Especially because I …

Eating Intuit: Step 2- RELAX

Welcome Back! And If you are like “Uh, Tessie, what do you mean?… it’s my first time here!” Well then… Yay! Welcome 🙂 We are learning how to Elevate our Food & Body Relationship through my 7-Step System Called Eating Intuit. The process is about healing our relationship with Food and Body so that we are at peace with food. It’s about loving our bodies EXACTLY …

A Scientific Explanation Behind Our Eating Behaviors

Listening to this TED Talk from the context of Eating Psychology, I had 2 thoughts. 1. It makes perfect sense that our coping behaviors for stress begin when we are young, whether we start smoking to “look cool/fit in” or start overeating because our brain associates sugar/food with “feel better”… at least momentarily. 2. I was happy to see the approach to habit transformation mirror …