4 Ways Hunger Comes From Your Mind, Not Your Stomach and 4 Ways to Stop It

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On any given day about 45% of Americans are on a diet yet 95% (and some sources say it is closer to 98%!) of dieters will regain their weight loss within 1-5 years. This is exactly why I struggled so much to lose weight at the beginning of my weight loss journey. Diets just don’t…

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Why Mobile Devices Are Making You Sick & 4 Ways to Minimize Your Risk

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I will be the first to admit that my iPhone and laptop are staples in my life. I use both daily to keep up with my work, to connect to friends and family, to listen to podcasts, to meditate, and to get from place to place (what did we do before GPS?!) Although there are…

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5 Ways to Cultivate an Aha Moment

Stephanie Matos

Every once in a while a flash of insight bursts through all the mental clutter in our minds. These so called, “aha moments” can push us to make deep and meaningful changes in our lives from one moment to the next. An “aha moment” might spur you to move across country, break up with your…

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Why Being “Skinny” Won’t Solve Your Problems or Make You Happy

Stephanie Matos

For a long time I truly believed that if I could just get “skinny” I would finally be happy, successful, acceptable, and self-confident.  I had it in my head that weight loss was the answer to all of my problems. And based on the emails and messages I get everyday, it sounds like many of…

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Why Artificial Sweeteners Make You Fat, Increase Your Cravings, & 3 Steps to Quit them

Stephanie Matos

Intuitively, if you want to lose or maintain weight, choosing no-sugar, no-calorie food and drinks seems like a no brainer. If you are one of the millions of people who choose “diet”, “light”, and “sugar-free” products for this reason, get ready to be shocked by what you will discover today. Artificial Sweeteners Make You Fat A…

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The Science of Sleep: How Naps Can Increase Your Productivity and Energy Levels

Stephanie Matos

I think most people have experienced the dip in energy that happens around 2 or 3 pm. Usually people fight off the urge to nod off at their desk by drinking multiple cups of coffee or eating sugary candy.  While this tactic usually works in the moment it is usually followed by an even bigger…

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Start Living a Happier Life Today with 3 Science Based Strategies

Stephanie Matos

Based on my own weight loss journey, I truly believe that finding internal happiness is key to sustainable weight loss. When I was deep in my weight struggles: obsessing over diet and exercise, constantly beating myself up, and severely lacking in self-confidence, I was far from happy. When I started to focus on having a…

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5 Ways to Dramatically Increase Your Energy Without Coffee

Stephanie Matos

One of the biggest reasons people give for why they don’t workout is: “I am too tired.” I can understand this since I know that working, raising kids, doing house work, and (the inevitable one) getting older, can all drain your energy. However, I also know that there are things you can do to get…

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3 ways language can boost your self-esteem (Your words are powerful!)

Stephanie Matos

In general, none of us spend much time focusing on the words we speak. Usually, especially during general conversations, our words just come out without a thought. Here is the truth… Your words are very powerful. Think about it this way, what else do you do everyday that has the power to inspire and uplift…

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Build a Happier Brain with One Science Based Step

Stephanie Matos

Did you know that your brain is actually hardwired to focus on the negative? That’s right, no matter how many wonderful things are happening your brain automatically “takes in” the bad and filters out the good. This is yet another aspect of our brain that we inherited from our prehistoric ancestors. The survival of the…

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