Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

Only 8  percent of New Years Resolutions will succeed. Why? A big reason is that most of these goals are rooted in extreme restriction. Whether it’s financial or health related, we’re creating unrealistic expectations for changes that are usually...

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Struggling Through Sadness to Hope

Struggling Through Sadness to Hope

By Glenda Rempel I have struggles. I sit in the shower and think as the water pours on my back. I think about my life choices, where I am and how I got here, about my struggles with food and about the person I wish I were. This thinking gets me...

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Is Dieting the Thief of Joy?—Part 2

Is Dieting the Thief of Joy?—Part 2

Diet Culture, Self-Esteem and Health I was 28 the first time I restricted my calories with the intention of losing weight. I had spent my 20s racing in triathlons and hitting the gym mostly for bodybuilding exercises. I soaked up all things...

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Is Dieting the Thief of Joy? – Part 1

Is Dieting the Thief of Joy? – Part 1

An Unapologetic Examination of an Athlete’s History With Diet I am on a diet. I habitually eat a wide and varied selection of food. I have at times restricted intake with the intention of reducing my body weight, and I have also at times...

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The Journey to Health and Wellness

The Journey to Health and Wellness

  By Joanna Gies How did I get here? I was arguing ferociously with my 15-year-old daughter the other morning, and after I dropped her off at school I had a thought: How do I have a 15-year-old and a 12-year-old? Wow—I am 45! I started to...

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Sugar: What Made Me Change My Mind

Sugar: What Made Me Change My Mind

By Glenda Rempel Eating too much sugar has been an issue my entire life. As soon as I was away from the watchful eyes of my parents, in came the pop, the Skittles and the ice cream—in massive quantities. My sugar problems began when I started...

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Why You Can’t Always Cut Weight

Why You Can’t Always Cut Weight

“I was really scared! “I thought you had to be on a restrictive diet all the time if you want to reach your goals and stay there. That’s what I’ve always believed.” A client said this to me recently when I asked her how things were going with her...

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204 Lifestyle: The Beginning!

204 Lifestyle: The Beginning!

The beginning! I am so excited to launch the 204 Lifestyle wesbite. We’ve been helping people with fitness and nutrition for two years already, but somehow this makes it so “official” for me. Beyond that, it’s going to...

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