5 Tips to Overcome Binge Eating

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My philosophy about nutrition has radically changed since I first lost weight back in 2009. I lost it by counting calories, but ate a lot of processed foods that I thought were healthy back then. I learned about clean eating a couple years ago and it has radically changed how I eat.

I honestly just recently stopped counting calories because it was taking over my whole life and became an obsession. It was not a healthy obsession either. I fully believe that we should not eat more food than we need (although I often want to because I LOVE food haha), but the calorie thing just drove me crazy.

All calories are not created equally. I could eat 5 chicken breasts for about 500 calories (I would throw up if I ate that much and could not do it, this is just an example) or I could eat 2 big cupcakes 500 calories. Which one is going to keep me fuller for longer and which has more nutritional and health benefits? I think you know the answer. icon smile 5 Tips to Overcome Binge Eating

So, my philosophy is to eat when you are hungry and stop when you are full. Eat foods that make you feel good and be mindful of how each thing you eat makes you feel. If it makes you feel sluggish or sick, listen to that. It’s your body’s way of telling you what it needs to thrive. I eat clean 98% of the time, but believe in a cheat meal or a couple of treats throughout the week. Otherwise you will go insane. And like I said, I do not count calories.

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I have struggled with binge eating over the last couple of years because I tried to follow too strict of diets that eliminated like everything known to mankind. So my tips to overcome binge eating would be:

  1. Don’t restrict anything from your diet unless you have a severe allergy or medical reason for you to do so
  2. Practice everything in moderation
  3. Treat YO SELF!
  4. Find a healthy replacement for when you’re craving (I love to have a coffee or drink La Croix flavored sparkling waters when I want to binge)
  5. Keep yourself busy and keep your body moving and you won’t have time to think of everything you’re craving

Hope this helps my friends! I know the struggle, and the struggle is REAL! Nutrition is the hardest battle, but if I can overcome it anyone can! icon smile 5 Tips to Overcome Binge Eating

Strive for Progress Not Perfection

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{Confession time!!} All right y’all time to be real!! Since I moved last month, I’ve had trouble staying motivated to workout, even though I LOVE PiYo, I would just wake up & not feel like doing anything. I also had not been eating enough & not eating the right foods.

I had been feeling so off & wondering why! Feeling bad about myself. Then was like “oh snap, Jess you haven’t been taking great care of yourself.” And that’s why I wasn’t motivated to workout!

So since I don’t enjoy calorie counting, I decided to take out my 21 Day Fix containers & start measuring my portions & getting the right foods in.

Well that’s only been 4 days I have more energy, my clothes are feeling looser, & my abs are already coming back out! Abs aren’t the most important thing for me, but I measure myself based on NON scale victories. I actually have no clue how much I weigh, I threw out my scale (so freeing!).

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I also feel motivated again to workout, so motivated I decided to throw in P90X3 in with my PiYo because I had such amazing results leaning out with it earlier this year.

So I say all that to say, thank you Jesus for these amazing programs! And that we all get off sometimes and that’s okay. Don’t beat yourself up. Figure out what you can tweak to fix it and move on. Progress not perfection peeps!

21 Day Fix: Real Results

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I am SO pumped to share an amazing Transformation Thursday with ya’ll of my great friend Ashlee! She just completed the 21 Day Fix & had AMAZING results!

Here’s a little about what Ashlee told me regarding her 21 Day Fix journey:

“I was tired of waking up every morning, putting on outfits, and not liking what I saw and knew I had to do something.  I researched the 21 Day Fix program like crazy before purchasing the challenge pack.  I stalked my coach for weeks trying to decide if this is what I wanted to do.  I finally made the decision and purchased!  It has been the best purchase of 2014 for me.  In the beginning I thought I wouldn’t have time to workout and couldn’t even begin to eat healthy.  Boy was I wrong!  I was so fired up when I received the program, I set my alarm every morning at 5:40am, hopped out of bed, and pushed play with my eyes closed.  By the end of the workout, I felt like a million bucks.  Okay, a little sore after day 3, but nothing I couldn’t handle! ;) Eating more healthy has been so good for me.  I’ve had less stomach aches, more regularity, and a better skin complexion.  Not to mention, this program helped me lose 4.8lbs and 8.5 inches!  I loved it so much I started working on Round 2 the day after the end of Round 1!”

This is why I do what I do, hearing these amazing testimonies that are changing people’s lives! I am so proud to be a part of this & it just makes my heart smile seeing her success & new found confidence.

If you’d like to join my next group & have the same results, fill out an application here & I will be in contact with you ASAP! <3

Gain Confidence this Summer

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{SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!}

Do you dread summer each year because you don’t feel comfortable in sleeveless shirts or bathing suits? You’re not alone. That was me for half my life.

I want to help you take your life back & gain CONFIDENCE this summer. It’s not just for you, it’s for your spouse & your family as well. They NEED you to be around & be healthy.

And because I have such an absolute passion to help others transform their lives, I am doing something super special for you in preparation for summer. Because God has called me to help transform as many lives as possible. 

Normally I only host one fitness group a month, but for the next 6 weeks I will be offering a fitness group EVERY week. Spots are limited & I can only accept a certain amount of clients for each week.

I don’t want you to do this alone, let’s do it together.  <3

Head over here to fill out your application now.http://getfitjess.com/health-freedom/

Help Us Change the World 2014

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Hey ya’ll! I know it’s been a while since I posted, I am so sorry! I was away at a conference in Vegas & have been so busy! I am working on something absolutely epic & I wanted to tell all of you about it! I want YOU to help us change the world in 2014!

In today’s video I wanted to tell you exactly about what our team is about to do & how you can help us change the world in 2014!

So let’s watch today’s message on how your life is about to change because of this opportunity.

Just click below to watch!

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Please RT or share with anyone this may help!

As always, don’t forget to love yourself!

Xoxo,

Jess <3

Your Mind Controls Everything

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Am I a coach? Yes! Do I love eating healthy & working out? Duh! Am I motivated to most days? For the most part, sometimes I still feel like my old 200 lb self though! Today was NOT one of those days though where i felt motivated, just being real. I woke up on the wrong side of the bed, wanted to keep sleeping, was beating myself up for everything imaginable. Seriously, your mind controls everything.

But you know what? I’m SO thankful for Jesus to get me through anything, for my accountability partner, & to be a part of the online groups that I’m leading because they help keep me on track! And guess what else? None of these people I knew before, my accountability partner I didn’t know, yet they’re the most amazing group of people ever! People are losing the amount of weight I’ve lost (60 lbs) in just MONTHS, whereas it took me a little over a year because I didn’t have accountability or support. Your mind controls everything.

I took some extra time feeding my mind with positivity because we determine what thoughts come in to our minds & stay. Like Pastor Steven says, make a decision what you let in & out of your life so you don’t let certain thought patterns control your mind. I’m so thankful for my group & my Jesus today!! Your mind controls everything, feed it something positive.

In today’s video I wanted to address just how your mind controls everything. I actually made this video for my group, but wanted to share it with y’all as well icon smile Your Mind Controls Everything

So let’s watch today’s message on how your mind controls everything.

Just click below to watch!

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Please RT or share with anyone this may help!

As always, don’t forget to love yourself!

Xoxo,

Jess <3

Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

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Do you get scared to step on the scale every time the holidays come around? You’re not alone! Did you realize that 40% of American females are on a “diet” all of the time, not just through the holidays? Come on y’all, there’s more to life than being on a “diet” all year round. Or perhaps just all year except the holidays. You CAN stop this yo-yo dieting. You CAN keep this weight off for good. You CAN enjoy all your favorite treats. You DO NOT have to diet. Let me tell you how you can avoid holiday weight gain. Maybe you’ll even lose weight this holiday season!

I just started a group called Healthy for the Holidays to help all of y’all avoid holiday weight gain this year. I lost 60 lbs a few years ago & have kept it off since then. I am PASSIONATE about showing you that it doesn’t have to be difficult. It’s simple. It’s easy. It’s an enjoyable life to live. You CAN avoid holiday weight gain this year with my help.
I’m absolutely LOVING the Healthy for the Holidays group so far!! The group is already making new friends & opening up to each other, it’s so much fun seeing this interaction!
My favorite part about what I do is that I absolutely LOVE who I get to work with – they’ve become some of my closest friends! I’ve never had such a large support group & community that helps hold me accountable & keeps me motivated. Plus who doesn’t want to be surrounded with positive like minded people? icon smile Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
I’ve decided to make this group an open enrollment – that means you can get in at ANY time! I want to help as many people as I can, continue building relationships, & helping transform lives like I know God has called me to do.
This doesn’t have to be you anymore (PS – this has been me SOO many times)….
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So come join us! Avoid holiday weight gain this year.
I would LOVE for you to join our amazing community! Just head over here to sign up :) 

I look forward to hearing from you!

 

Jess

Jpbaum87@gmail.com

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