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Emotional Eating: A Different Perspective

When you think of emotional eating, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? In the traditional sense, many people think it occurs when they’re bored, sad, happy, lonely etc. Even if you don’t consider yourself to be an emotional eater, I encourage you to keep reading as it can apply not only to how you show up around food but can also come up with shopping, drinking, exercising, etc.

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Laura B. FolkesEmotional Eating: A Different Perspective
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6 Tips to Feeding Your Skin in a Healthy Way

This post was written in collaboration with Smita Kishore from Simply Smita.

By Laura B. Folkes:

I don’t know about you but I’ve been hearing a lot about how what you put on your skin is equally as important as the food you put in your body. When I started doing more research, I also realized how overwhelming it is to know which products are truly natural and contain high-quality ingredients. This level of overwhelm felt the same as when I started to explore what was in my food. 

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Laura B. Folkes6 Tips to Feeding Your Skin in a Healthy Way
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The Benefit of Option C

When I start working with my clients most of them talk about how they’re stuck in black and white thinking. This typically leads to only being able to see two options in a situation. For example, they can either eat in alignment with their goals, or they don’t. They either meal plan or they don’t. Does that sound familiar?

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Laura B. FolkesThe Benefit of Option C
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Laura’s Approach to Transforming Client’s Relationship with Food

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Smita from Simply Smita, a natural skincare brand, to share about my approach and how I work with my clients. I’m passionate about transforming my client’s relationship with food and in this interview I share more about why and how.

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Laura B. FolkesLaura’s Approach to Transforming Client’s Relationship with Food
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How to be in Control of Your Week

Another weekend went by and you were productive and had a lot of fun with your family and friends. Come Sunday evening, reality sets in that the workweek starts again tomorrow.

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Laura B. FolkesHow to be in Control of Your Week
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The Domino Effect of Depletion

It’s Thursday and you’ve been patiently waiting for the weekend all week long. You stick to your food goals and are strict with yourself Monday through Thursday. As the weekend approaches you look forward to throwing your hands up in the air and taking a free-for-all mindset for the next few days.

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Laura B. FolkesThe Domino Effect of Depletion
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A few of my favorite things from the Nourished Festival

I recently attended the Nourished Festival in Chicago, which featured a variety of products that are gluten-free, dairy-free, and allergen-friendly.

While there were quite a few vendors, I wanted to share some products I sampled that you may enjoy!

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Laura B. FolkesA few of my favorite things from the Nourished Festival
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The Parallel Between Flowers Weathering a Snow Storm and My Clients

Last weekend in Chicago we experienced some spring snow. Yes snow in the middle of April! A couple days later, the temperatures rose again into the 60’s. The interesting thing is, the day after the snowfall I was walking around and noticed the flowers were still blooming and hadn’t died from this crazy weather we had. It made me realize how resilient nature can be. That thought reminded me of the parallel of how my clients build resilience through the process of understanding and uncovering their relationship around food.

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Laura B. FolkesThe Parallel Between Flowers Weathering a Snow Storm and My Clients
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When Craving Mac & Cheese isn’t Really About The Mac or The Cheese

In a recent workshop I ran, we talked about the common themes that lead to self-sabotage and lacking willpower. After sharing some of the themes, tools and strategies, one of the women asked what tips I typically give people when they eat something out of alignment with their goals so they reach for the healthier option. Since my role as a Health Coach is not to give specific tips and tricks of how to avoid eating something you would consider indulgent, I asked if she would be willing to share an example.

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Laura B. FolkesWhen Craving Mac & Cheese isn’t Really About The Mac or The Cheese
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Podcast: Emotional Eating & Self-Sabotage

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Trish Murray from Discover Health Functional Medicine Center about emotional eating and self-sabotage on her podcast. During this episode we discussed:

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Laura B. FolkesPodcast: Emotional Eating & Self-Sabotage