13 Best Books for Balanced Living

Recommended Reading

Since Create a Fit Life is really about health, wellness and balanced living. These are 13 of my favorite books and I have read them all over the last 5 years and most of them I will read again. There are books here that talk about eating, productivity, relationships and wellness. The idea is to …

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10 Tips for Surviving the Holidays

How to Survive the Holidays

The holiday season has started and it can really be a special time of the year. There is the time we spend with family and friends. We also spend time eating tasty food and drink as well as attending holiday events. There are a lot of exciting and cool things that go on during the …

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Putting It All Together: An Emotional Eating Recovery Plan

Emotional Eating Plan Woman

“I’ve been on a constant diet for the past 2 decades. I’ve lost a total of 789 pounds. By all accounts, I should be hanging from a charm bracelet.” — Erma Bombeck The simple truth is…being overweight is not about the food. I mean it is, but the need to eat when we are not …

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Creating a “My Perfect Day” Story for Inspiration

My Perfect Day

What motivates you to do anything? What makes you feel like getting off the couch and getting to it? Having a solid “why” for wanting to be healthy is going to be your biggest motivator. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our policies for more details. Reaching deep within yourself to find a …

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How Cognitive Behavior Therapy Exercises Can Help With Emotional Eating

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Exercise

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which focuses on changing how you think about yourself, how you act, and circumstances that surround how you act, is an effective treatment for a wide range of problems, including weight loss. Key to CBT is its focus on making changes and sticking to them. These changes can be made with …

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How A Journal For Weight Loss Can Help You Lose Weight


What lengths would you go to when it comes to shedding unhealthy pounds? Using a journal is a great way to document a journey as well as getting your thoughts down on paper no matter how deep and dark they may be. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our policies for more details. …

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How You Can Avoid Eating Out of Boredom and Loneliness

Eating Boredom Loneliness

Boredom and loneliness are two other emotions can that trigger eating when you are not really hungry. So, what do you do to avoid emotional eating when you are bored or lonely? Hopefully, boredom and loneliness will be part of your life very often. These days most people can be entertained just by having a …

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Relationships and the Impact They Have on Weight Loss

Weight Loss Relationships

Relationships can be challenging. They can throw you off track or put you on the highest cloud. The emotions that result from relationships can be very powerful. They can range from the giddy feeling you get when you are in love to the deepest sadness that can accompany death to the anger and confusion that …

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Work-Life Balance Tips for Emotionally Healthy Living

Work Life Balance

 We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in. — Arianna Huffington You may be a person that wants a career and has aspirations of climbing the corporate ladder. On the other hand, your personal priority may …

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