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Isabel Foxen Duke helps women stop being crazy about food and weight. She is a certified health coach and emotional eating expert. She teaches women how to make choices around food effortlessly, without obsessing, counting every calorie and/or binge-eating in the middle of the night. She knows that all women can have the lives they dream about (the ones they think they’ll get once they’re thin enough). For more articles, visit and download How To Not Eat Chocolate Cake.

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What Makes 'Liking Your Body' So Damn Hard

(21) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 1:52 PM

I'm a life coach who specializes in helping women stop "feeling crazy around food" (including diet-binge cycling, emotional eating, obsessive food thoughts, etc.). As you can imagine, my work involves doing a TON of body image work with clients, as it's my perspective that body hate is what gets us...

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10 Wege, wie Sie aufhören, sich fett zu fühlen

(1) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 10:12 AM

1. Denken Sie daran, dass Sie ein verdammtes Genie sind, zum Brüllen komisch und total beliebt.

2. Brezeln Sie sich richtig auf und nehmen Sie sich übermäßig viel Zeit für Frisur und Make-up, nur um Lebensmittel einkaufen zu gehen oder andere weltliche Aufgaben zu erledigen.

3. Nennen Sie fünf echte...

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10 Ways to Stop 'Feeling Fat'

(57) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 8:59 AM

1. Remember that you're a f**king genius, hysterically funny and really popular.

2. Get super dressed up and spend an inordinate amount of time on your hair and makeup, just to go get groceries or perform other mundane tasks.

3. Name five genuine interests you hold, other than food and...

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Why Thin Women Should Care About Fat Activism

(280) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 9:16 AM

I would like to think the answer to this question is obvious -- that someone's weight, or even health status, should never be justification for shaming or discrimination, and that we as human citizens are all responsible for protecting the rights of our fellow people.

I further wish it was obvious...

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5 Ways 'Feeling Fat' Makes You Eat More, Not Less

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2014 | 3:39 PM

I work with women who can't "control themselves" around food -- women who think about food all the time, trying to stick to some diet or "healthful eating" ideal they've developed over the years, but who, no matter what they do, always end up "falling off the wagon" at some...

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'If I Don't Sell You Weight Loss, I Won't Make Any Money'

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 6:37 AM

Wellness professionals feel this fear like whoa.

In fact, I feel this fear almost daily.

I'm a health coach who specializes in emotional eating, and while I know that "the answer" to emotional eating, binge-eating, etc. largely lies in how women feel about themselves, I regularly find myself...

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Ode to the Medium-Sized Woman

(147) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 11:40 AM

For the medium-sized woman, for whom the words "Big Beautiful Woman" just don't feel right, but who also feel the repercussions of not being a size 2, 4 or 0.

I am a medium-sized woman.

I'm 5'7.

I would never be called "overweight" or "plus-size" or "heavy" or...

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5 Ways to Eat Like a 'Normal' Person (That Dieters Just Don't Get)

(320) Comments | Posted August 25, 2013 | 11:20 AM

If you need to be reading this, you know exactly what I mean when I say the words "normal" eater. If you're a "weirdo" about food -- a calorie-counting, binge-eating, chronic-dieting weirdo -- you've all probably seen "normal" eaters in action, and thought to yourself, "How the hell does that woman...

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Why 'Love Your Body' Campaigns Aren't Working

(148) Comments | Posted July 18, 2013 | 10:38 AM

Like an unfortunately large percentage of women in the U.S., I grew up criticizing my body and dieting regularly from a young age. I spent years of my life terrified I would never get "there," the place where my weight and all perceived rewards of thinness would finally fall into...

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