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Video 4: How to Keep Willpower Up During the Holidays

During this video series I’m talking about ways to keep your willpower up during the holidays. In the video yesterday I discussed how our desire to fit in with others can overshadow our healthy eating goals. Today I’m sharing some tips and strategies you can use when that arises so you don’t end up saying “Screw it” and eat whatever you want.

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Laura B. FolkesVideo 4: How to Keep Willpower Up During the Holidays
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Video 3: How to Keep Willpower Up During the Holidays

In this video series I’m talking about ways to keep your willpower up during the holidays. In the video yesterday I shared three things you can do if you find yourself to be uncomfortable at a social gathering and therefore obsessively thinking about food and alcohol. In this video I talk about how our desire to fit in with others can overshadow our healthy eating goals.

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Laura B. FolkesVideo 3: How to Keep Willpower Up During the Holidays
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Video 2: How to Keep Willpower Up During the Holidays

In this video series I’m talking about ways to keep your willpower up during the holidays. In the video yesterday I discussed one reason we focus on the food and drinks at a party is because we are avoiding feeling uncomfortable. By having the awareness of what we’re avoiding, it can help so you can determine what you need in the situation. In this video I provide some suggestions of things you can do if you find yourself at an event and being consumed by thinking about food.

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Laura B. FolkesVideo 2: How to Keep Willpower Up During the Holidays
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Video 1: How to Keep Willpower Up During the Holidays

Thanksgiving was the kick off to the festive holiday season, which can be fun and celebratory, but also stressful and overwhelming at the same time. We are often surrounded by our loved ones as well as some of our favorite foods we only get once a year, leading to temptations and ultimately indulging.

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Laura B. FolkesVideo 1: How to Keep Willpower Up During the Holidays
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Four Reasons Willpower Dwindles During the Holidays

Many cravings or the intense focus on food isn’t really about the food itself. It can often be a result of internal conflict. However, when you can get clear about what you’re anticipating as the holidays approach and what you want out of them, the holidays can be managed differently than in years past. Below is an infographic that outlines four reasons you may lose your willpower at an event.

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Laura B. FolkesFour Reasons Willpower Dwindles During the Holidays
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New Mini-Program: Holiday Power Strategy Sessions

The holidays are supposed to be festive and a time for celebration but sometimes they can be anything but. Between all of the social gatherings, festive foods and extra time with our families, the holidays can be fun, indulgent, exhausting, emotional and stressful all at the same time. But what if you could approach the holidays with ease and a sense of calm?

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Laura B. FolkesNew Mini-Program: Holiday Power Strategy Sessions
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Interview: Is “Fat” a feeling?

When I started my journey to become a Health Coach I decided to start working with my own Health Coach, Ali Shapiro. Even though I had lost 60-pounds and was maintaining my weight, my thoughts were consumed by food and constantly thinking about when I was going to eat next. It scared me to think that I could possibly get hungry and be ill prepared without any food on hand. I thought there had to be a better way other than the exhausting mental gymnastics. I had done one of the leading weight loss programs for years with success in getting down to my goal weight. However I was missing one piece of the puzzle.

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Laura B. FolkesInterview: Is “Fat” a feeling?
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There’s More to Emotional Eating Than You May Think

Through the years of my own self-discovery, one of the biggest insights I’ve had is that while we may be on a journey with our weight, we never fully arrive. For years I would focus on how life would be different and better when I hit my goal weight. However, in 2008 that dream came true, yet life wasn’t easier and I still wasn’t happy with my body or my weight. In the past I have opened up about my challenges with maintaining my weight and I fully admit that I still have challenges. In all honesty it’s difficult to admit that I still have my struggles. However, I want to share more about my journey in case you feel the same way so you know you aren’t alone.

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Laura B. FolkesThere’s More to Emotional Eating Than You May Think
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How to Reduce the Sugar Content in Your Yogurt (Recipe Included)

Yogurt is a popular breakfast due to its convenience and belief by many that it’s a healthy option. While it is healthier than some breakfast options, do you know how much sugar is in your yogurt? If you eat a flavored variety, you may want to check the label. Some brands have as much sugar in them as a Twinkie! Yes, you read that right, a Twinkie! This article from Huffpost shows the comparison of yogurts and the amount of sugar in each.

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Laura B. FolkesHow to Reduce the Sugar Content in Your Yogurt (Recipe Included)
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Navigate Summer BBQs with Ease

During the summer we tend to spend a lot of time socializing with friends and family so we can enjoy the warm weather while it lasts. When working toward leading a healthy lifestyle these events can cause some internal conflict. On one hand we enjoy attending the events and catching up with our loved ones, and on the other hand there can be a bit of stress involved because we typically don’t have complete control over the foods that will be served.

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Laura B. FolkesNavigate Summer BBQs with Ease