Girl, Eat That Chocolate!

Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day this year, I have a message for you…

Just eat the chocolate.

I remember how I used to fret over V-Day chocolate, and would just ask for flowers when I really wanted See’s maple pecan bon bons, white chocolate apple pie, and hazelnut truffles.

Why feel deprived when what you want is totally available to you?

The problem is that many people tell themselves terrible thoughts like:

  • Sugar is the devil
  • If I have one, I will eat them all
  • I can’t eat that and lose weight
  • That’s not good for me

For the record, I don’t ever remember hearing the news story about the girl who ate a piece of chocolate and immediately died, gained 30 pounds or got pregnant, so take a breath.

Ask yourself what you would enjoy having on Valentine’s Day?

Eating a whole cake or box of chocolates to drown your sorrows is obviously not going to bring you joy, so really think about it.

How many chocolates would you really enjoy? Three? Five?

Decide now, plan in advance, and have what you love.

This is a powerful activity that reprograms your brain for success!

By enjoying the treats you’ve planned to have when you typically eat ALL the treats because you don’t “allow yourself” to have them, you train your brain to learn that you are the one who is in control- not the food.

Each time you practice this activity, your ability to decide to enjoy what you want gets stronger– your trust in yourself grows, you prove that you can follow through on your intentions.

Who doesn’t want more of that?

You, my beautiful Rebel deserve indulgence, so do yourself a favor and eat the chocolate.

If this is an area you are struggling with and you want to learn how to quit extreme eating, and create sustainable results, then click here to schedule a free breakthrough session with me.

How to Get Over Food Fears!

I recently saw that Krispy Kreme launched a seasonal Reese’s Peanut Butter cup donut, and I’ll be honest, I couldn’t wait to get in and try it– what can I say, I’m a sucker for seasonal goodies. 😬

I even did a video on it on my Insta, in case you want to check it out.

I wanted to share this with you because I used to really freak out about eating donuts, and it got me thinking a lot about FEAR FOOD!

Quick story time…

When I was in high school, and over 200 pounds, I remember sneaking donuts, cookies and brownies from grocery store bakeries and eating them as quickly as I could before I got home.

Because of my weight, my mother was always putting me on a diet, so whenever my mom would catch me enjoying one of these foods, I would get repremanded.

I felt so much shame.

All I really wanted to do was to eat, and to eat without being judged. So whenever I was alone I would eat and eat and eat and became a secret binge eater.

Initially when I lost weight I did it by highly restricting my food.

There were years when I didn’t eat donuts, cake, or sweets at all because I was afraid that if I “slipped” I would go right back to my old ways.

Eventually, when I did have them again, I DID go back to my old ways because I was still afraid.

I had hated myself thin, so in my pursuit of perfection, having one of anything (cookie, donut, cake) off of my plan meant for me that I was a failure, I was doing it wrong, and I had no control.

This is why I am so committed to teaching women about losing weight with a maintenance mindset, and to ditch their all-or-nothing thinking when it comes to their goals.

Over time, I learned through flexible dieting, that by incorporating delicious treats (like the Reese’s donuts mentioned above) with an already well-balanced plan, MASSIVELY reduced my desire for binge eating, and actually helped me get to my weight loss goal because I was actually MORE compliant on my plan than when I tried to restrict certain foods.

So, I’m curious… how do you handle foods like this?

Do you restrict because you think eating just one will “set you off” and that you’ll be unable to control yourself?

Do you include treats on a regular basis?

If you’re anything like I used to be, then you know what it’s like to live in fear, and to worry that you “can’t handle” having one.

Maybe you tell yourself that you can’t tolerate carbs.

Maybe you tell yourself that gluten (and you’re not a celiac) and sugar are poison.

I get it.

I used to think that too.

What changed for me is that I noticed that by fearing foods, I actually gave THEM the power.

I made food sacred, and gave it control over me.

By allowing ALL food, and re-creating my relationship with all foods, I found peace with food and enjoyment with it.

My mission is to empower women because, friends, this doesn’t have to be a struggle.

Click the link here to set up a time to talk to me.

I offer a free 30 minute solution session to anyone who is curious about how to get to their goal weight, but is struggling to quit fearing food.

If it has been a struggle for you, then please know I am here.

I got you.

My #1 Tip for Losing Weight For Good!

Hi Friends! Are you ready for this?

My #1 tip for losing weight for good is this … stick to a plan that works FOR YOU!

I know you may be rolling your eyes here but read this again- stick to a plan that works FOR YOU!

The FOR YOU part is what makes this different because we are all humans with different preferences, and the plan that may have someone else svelte and slim in a few weeks may have you wishing someone would stab you in the eye with a sharp stick. Can you relate (cough #juicecleanse)?

What makes a plan effective is one you can stick with AND get results. PERIOD. And while this may sound rudimentary it’s actually not. It’s actually magic. 😉

Your mission when cracking your personal weight loss code is to be an expert on YOU! So if tracking macros or carbs or points or clean foods or voodoo dolls helps you feel amazing and gets you results then rock on, my friend!

However, what you may not know if you are still struggling is that your perfect plan may have some elements of a traditional plan but with exceptions that work for you.


For example I love frozen yogurt. Having it at my favorite place- even though it claims to be #lowcalorie and #lowcarb —makes my weight spike the next day. So I don’t eschew it forever but I keep it to once per week. See what I mean?

Where we go wrong is when we get into all or nothing thinking that because we “can’t have (food we love) we are therefore suffering and must devour it every time we are sad or lonely or feeling deprived.” 😭😭😭

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Here’s how this works: Decide today you are never going to quit on your plan, but you WILL follow the plan that WORKS for you AND INCLUDES what you love.

Follow the plan.

Monitor results.

Even if your weight loss was slower than anticipated if you were able to stick with it long-term, and never yo-yo again how would life be different for you?🤔

How confident would you be if you knew that all this time, you were the one with all the power– not a canned plan?


If you need help figuring out what this would look like for you then DM me! Don’t waste another day waiting to get your goal! You CAN do this for good!❤️