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What do you wish you’d known about dieting while you were still dieting?

By Charlene Rayburn

Below are a few things that I didn’t know then, and I’m so glad that I know now.sign do not enter

  • Trying new diets again and again is like running after different buses all headed in the wrong direction. It is exhausting and they will not take you where you want to go.
  • Trying harder is not the answer. Perfection in following the rules is not the answer. Your being human is not the problem.
  • You can love food, love your body, and love yourself every single day.

You don’t have to feel hopeless. There really is a self-nurturing, sane alternative, and it is available to you right now.

What words of encouragement and wisdom would you like to share?

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About the author

Charlene Rayburn, CVCC, lives her passion for mindfulness and intentional leadership by serving as a personal and professional leadership coach, by managing a department of dedicated employees for a Fortune 500 sized health insurance organization, and by facilitating Am I Hungry?® workshops and coaching sessions. She has coached extensively with individuals and groups outside the corporate world, as well as with executives, leaders, and teams in non-profit, private, public, governmental, and educational organizations spanning the globe. Charlene received her coaching certificate through the Center for Coaching Mastery at Coachville, LLC, and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Management from Davenport University. She is a member of the National Management Association. One of her most emotionally challenging and rewarding experiences was serving as a volunteer at the Center for Battered Women. Charlene currently lives in Michigan and enjoys spending time with her husband of over 20 years, reading, learning, cooking, practicing yoga, and watching her grandson grow, who lives with his dad, her stepson in Fort Worth, Texas.

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