When Willpower Gives Out, This is Why

emilygoughMindset, Nutrition

When do you feel like you have the most willpower? Think about time of day, perhaps day of the week (or even time of the month!). What are some of the things you notice when you start to dig into that a little more? The last 2 weeks I was having a TON of cravings, and I was trying to … Read More

The Real Reason All-or-Nothing Mindset Around Food Feels So Hard

emilygoughMindset, Nutrition

We talk a lot about all-or-nothing mindset, and what it really comes down to the most is trust. We don’t trust ourselves to make the right choice when it comes to food, and the cycle perpetuates because every time we make ourselves another promise (starting a new diet on Monday yet again, never eating sugar again, going on that crash … Read More

Your Food, Your Business: Redefining How You Eat

emilygoughLifestyle, Mindset, Nutrition

Recently I was interviewed for an article where the journalist asked me if I would help people eat according to their moral code, or if I would try to steer them in a different direction.   This got me thinking about how attached we get to food and how it can do more harm than good. There are a lot … Read More

I Quit My Job.

emilygoughBusiness, Lifestyle, Mindset

Today feels a little…weird. This isn’t something I’ve talked about much, but I’ve had a full time job in a completely unrelated industry (automotive!) for the past 11 years.  I started there part-time as a student, and went full time after I finished university, and I’ve been there ever since. Until this past Friday, which was my last day. That … Read More

5 Reasons You’re Overeating at Night

emilygoughLifestyle, Mindset, Nutrition

Overeating at night is probably the #1 issue I hear about from clients and anyone asking me about their eating habits. They can do well all day long, sticking with a very exact meal plan (which I don’t give out, by the way), and then it all falls apart right around bedtime and it can often feel like a mystery … Read More

The Number One Form of Self Care (And It Takes No Time or Money)

emilygoughLifestyle, Mindset

Self care.  What does it even mean? We hear about self care as though it’s some magical destination that you reach.  When you have that lifestyle that allows for it, such as a nanny, a housekeeper, and an overflowing bank account. What we don’t hear much about it that self care is something we create for ourselves and prioritize, and … Read More

Wine, Cake and Willpower

emilygoughLifestyle, Mindset

I wanted to share a story with you about one weekend a couple months back, because it really highlighted for me how much my attitude towards food has shifted and evolved in the past few years.   We were hanging out with some close family members and having some drinks before going out for dinner.  I was drinking some red … Read More