Do you emotionally eat? You may be a ‘Highly Sensitive Person’

June 16, 2015
If I were to name ONE thing that changed everything when it came to finally finding peace with food and my body, this would be it.

It literally changed my life.

It was a catalyst in dropping my first 10 pounds after years of deprivation and doubling up on workouts got me nowhere.

It’s what continues to keep me light, free and slim in my body in some of the most stressful and challenging times in my life.

And it’s what continues to shock in a “why didn’t I know this before?!” way when I share, “I think this might be happening for you too” with my clients.

This was a huge puzzle piece that helped me heal my emotional eating and as a byproduct of that, literally, lose weight overnight.

I’m thrilled to share this missing puzzle piece for me, and so many of my clients, in this week’s episode of J-ciniTV.

I hope this is helpful for you too:

For me, food wasn’t the problem. It’s what was driving me to eat it.

When I finally discovered new ways to cope, manage and alleviate these triggers, I no longer needed food to escape.

And now, I support my clients in finding that same freedom in my signature Laugh Yourself Skinny® programs!

Curious if LYS can help you find freedom from food? Let’s find out!

I’d love to set up a time for us to connect to explore more. You can get started today by filling out this fun form and my team will be in touch to schedule our powerful time together!

So excited to connect further with you!

All my love and support,


How to Enjoy Your Favorite Foods Guilt Free!

June 9, 2015

I used to think, in order to have a body I loved, I’d have to swear off my favorite foods FOREVER.

No cookies. No cake. No chocolate.

I gave this a valiant effort for some time (about 2 weeks was all I could stand) before feeling like I was going insane in food jail.

Did I really think I was going to spend the next 50+ years of my life without having ONE cookie?

Yeah right! That’s so unrealistic!


I wanted it all…

To have my cookies AND be free from weight loss worries if I ate them!

To say YES to cake AND feel slim, light and trim in my body!

To say YES to chocolate from a conscious place rather than compelled to eat it!

Some might say, “that’s impossible!” but with Laugh Yourself Skinny® Success System it’s now my reality.

And today, I want to share how you can do it too!

In today’s episode of J-ciniTV I share step-by-step how you can eat the foods you love without slipping into a binge.

Please note: I’m NOT talking about the 80/20 rule. And this is NOT just another “everything in moderation” recommendation.

You need to do this instead:

Because your favorite foods aren’t the problem. The problem is what’s driving you to eat them uncontrollably.

And in Laugh Yourself Skinny®, I support you in discovering the hidden causes behind your emotional eating, so you can be FREE!

Curious if LYS is right for you? Let’s schedule a time to chat! Start by filling out this form and my team will be in touch to schedule our powerful time together! My gift to you : )

Looking forward to supporting you even more!

All my love,


How To Manage Emotional Overwhelm

June 2, 2015

There’s one thing I do every single morning no.matter.what.

I’m not talking about brushing your teeth or eating breakfast or putting on your favorite lip gloss, even though I do those things too because they’re part of my self-care and set me up for a successful day.

I know a lot of people won’t do this thing unless life hands them a sh*t sandwich. Like they wait till things get really stressful or they feel completely overwhelmed to do this.

But I’ve found that keeping a consistent practice of this is the foundation of my freedom from food.

It’s what has allowed me to see food as fuel, rather than being magnetized by it to take the edge off my stress, anxiety and emotions.

It’s what helps me squeeze the happiness and joy out of life and take it to a whole new level of glee.

It’s what I do before I take CJ out to go potty in the morning or even get out of bed.

And more than a tool.

It’s a vehicle for healing.

And it’s in this week’s episode of J-ciniTV.

I’m super excited to share this with you:

I know it might come off as seemingly simple. But don’t underestimate how profound it is and give it a try.

Thanks for tuning in!

So much love and support to your continued success,

How to Curb Your Sugar Cravings

May 26, 2015

I hope you had a fantastic and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend!

Zach and I spent this one down the shore with my family in Ocean City, NJ.

But one thing that always used to plague me after a weekend, holiday or not, were sugar cravings.

For years it seemed like I couldn’t exercise or eat enough greens to keep me away from craving sugar. Or even carbs.

Sometimes I would make a special trip to sneak out of the office and find some chocolate. It was like I had this little secret addiction to it.

The more I gave into these naughty sugar cravings, the more intense they got. And the harder I tried to resist them, the more they tortured me.

I tried drinking big glasses of water and breathing through them. I tried adding more greens into my diet. And I even bought pills and powders to help balance my blood sugar.

But no signs of relief.

At that point I was pretty convinced I had been born with a sweet tooth. It was just a part of my genetics and I’m just going to have to deal with it for the rest of my life.

But surprisingly, as I healed my relationship to food, I realized my sugar cravings weren’t triggered by something I was eating.

There was a deeper cause to them that had nothing to do with food.

So this week’s J-ciniTV episode, I want to share this unique strategy with you on how to make your sugar cravings magically disappear.

And I want to put emphasis on UNIQUE.

This is one of those episodes that’ll have you giggling as you learn and I won’t be surprised if you watch it more than once, it’s that good.

Click here to Laugh Yourself Skinny®:

I hope you remember that if you feel like you have a secret little addiction to food, that finding freedom from it won’t come in a meal plan or a personal trainer. Sure, those things help, but true freedom from food means taking back your energy and brain space that all your food worries currently occupy. So you can literally BE FREE.

And that’s exactly what we would do together in Laugh Yourself Skinny®.

I hope you found this episode helpful and if you’d like to explore more about how you can find peace with food, my door is always open.

All my love and support,


Could Fear Be Keeping You Fat?

May 19, 2015


When I was eating healthy and doubling up on workouts to only see the number on the scale go UP, I knew there had to be more to slimming down.

Turns out, I was right.

The latest research shows that our metabolism and our natural healthy weight is influenced by a ton of factors. And it has very little to do with food!

Scientists such as Bruce Lipton, Ph.D. and Candace Pert, Ph.D. show us that the actual physiological changes that occur in our cells and bodies are a result of our thoughts and emotions!

My personal experience and this research is a major reason why Laugh Yourself Skinny® tackles the mental and the emotional sides of weight loss.

Because focusing on food is never enough.

Which is why this week’s J-ciniTV episode has nothing to do with the food you put in your mouth and everything to do with the thoughts that you think and the feelings that you feel.

Because it’s thoughts and feelings that are keeping you fat.

This week we focus on one of the heaviest and most common thoughts and feelings that we ALL experience, including myself, on a daily basis that can have you gain weight in a matter of seconds.

Here’s how we’ll sort it all out together:

Thank you for letting me share this with you. I know this isn’t a common conversation in the weight loss world where everyone else is talking about better ways to eat and sweat.

But this part of weight loss, the mental and emotional, was a game changer for me. And I just can’t keep it a secret anymore. So thank you for letting me share this with you because I know it’s different. But it’s also what works.

Love, health and laughter,


How to Put Yourself First (Without Feeling Guilty)

May 12, 2015

Bonjour from Paris!

I want to tell you all about my trip but I don’t want to get sidetracked because I sense that this week’s episode of J-ciniTV will really support you!

When it comes to making a commitment to put yourself first, like eating healthier or staying consistent with exercise, it’s common to run into some roadblocks like…

Your partner responding with resentment that you’re going to yoga and he’s left with making dinner…

Your kids becoming clingy, anxious or worried because you won’t be home as much as you once were…

And another woman, maybe even your mom, calling you the S word…


At even the thought of these uncomfortable possibilities, I’ve witnessed women sacrifice themselves to avoid ruffling anyone else’s feathers.

They put off their own self-care until everyone else is taken care of and the to-do list is all checked off.

Which never ends up working because someone always needs something and the to-do list is always being populated.

I believe that we as women must take care of ourselves first.

Otherwise, we’re running on empty. And giving from depletion is rooted in guilt, anger and resentment. Which is not nourishing for you or anyone else, no matter how much you try to mask it with, “I’m fine. I’ll do it.”

So, in this week’s episode of J-ciniTV, I take you through steps on how to put and keep yourself first without feeling guilty! I give you tips on how to manage any ruffled feathers from your partner, kids or others and show you how everyone benefits when you put yourself first.

I know, it seems counterintuitive, but trust me on this one.

Watch this:

Now go take care of yourself. : )

Thanks for tuning in!

Love, health and laughter,


P.S. Want to spy on my travels through Paris? Follow my personal account on Instagram!  xoxo

How to feel safe in your skin

May 5, 2015

Many exciting things are happening here! Last week Zach asked me to marry him…

And tonight I’m jumping on a plane to Paris for a girls trip! I’m so excited!

But, in light of the Paris terror attacks, when I confirmed my trip, my father was not thrilled.

He has always worried about my safety.

He’ll lovingly remind me to lock my doors, not wear jewelry outside of my own home for fear of being mugged and will even ask me, “are you safe?!” before we get off the phone.

God bless him.

So when I discovered one of the roots of my emotional eating was that I didn’t feel safe and needed to control EVERYTHING, I could easily point to WHY (my loving father wasn’t the only reason).

Now, I will proudly admit that I have been adopting a “sweet surrender” to the uncertainties of life (cause let’s face it, they’re everywhere) and I can’t even tell you how much energy, time and joy I have gotten back because of it. And how it really supported in my healing my emotional eating.

So how do you start feeling safe in your skin? No matter where you are, no matter what you’re doing, and no matter who you’re around?

It’s in this week’s episode of J-ciniTV!

FYI: Feeling safe is a deep root of emotional eating. Even if the title of the video doesn’t resonate with you, my request is you watch it anyway as this could be something happening unconsciously for you. Therefore, watching this could be major shortcut to healing.

Much love to you and thanks for tuning in!

Love, health & laughter,

Does Being Thin Really Matter?

April 28, 2015

If you had the opportunity to crawl inside my brain a few years ago, you would have seen I was constantly worrying about myself…

Worried about what I was going to eat for my next meal…

Worried about how far my stomach was sticking out…

Worried that I was never going to feel comfortable or confident in my skin no matter what I tried.

With 85% of my daily energy going towards food, my body, and myself it makes sense why I didn’t really have time for anything else.

Some people might have called it selfish.

But you wouldn’t have known that looking at me from the outside.

From the outside, I had a pretty darn good life.

But on the inside, it was a completely different story. I was very unhappy.

As women, we can feel guilty that we aren’t truly happy with our seemingly good lives…even secretly shameful because some others might consider our wanting something different as selfish.

After all, there’s starving children in the world and cancer that needs to be cured.

So should we just throw in the towel and put our energy towards something like world peace because worrying about weight is selfish?

Like…does being thin even really matter?

I think it’s an important question! And I give you my opinion in this week’s episode of J-ciniTV.

You might not like what I have to say here:

By the way, from here on out we’re going to continue talking about emotional eating and your relationship to food and your body here at LYS, not world peace. Just in case you were wondering 😛

Because it starts with the peace inside your world.

Love, health & laugher,

How to Finally Feel Full

April 21, 2015

I used to have this thing with granola. Where I could eat bowl after bowl after bowl and never feel full.

I would often tell myself it was no big deal because it was granola. Not French fries.

But then the same thing started happening with peanut butter, chocolate and eventually…entire meals.

Where I could literally eat and eat and eat and nothing would satisfy me.

I tried portion control, counting calories, even abstaining from purchasing my “trigger” foods.

Looking back, I really wish someone had helped me with a real solution sooner. Not something superficial that I couldn’t stick with.

If you find yourself never full like I was, you need to watch this week’s episode of J-ciniTV.

This is the first step to finally feeling full:

Most of all, I want you to know that it doesn’t matter what you eat. What matters is the emotional battle you engage in when you approach food.

Is it peaceful, easy and fun? Or is it full of fear, struggle and frustration?

If it’s the latter, I’m here to support you every step of the way so you can finally find freedom around food.

Thanks for tuning in!

Love, health & laughter,


How to Stop Eating When You’re Full

March 31, 2015

I’m settling back in and digesting the amazing experience we had on the LYS Escape. Here are a few snapshots from the week:


One of the things I love about being in person with my clients is witnessing the powerful healing around their relationship with food that takes place when we’re together.

And there’s one specific area I sense you could use some help with…

That’s knowing when to stop eating. And actually doing it.

When I ask women, “how do you know when we’re full?”, I often get blank stares and shoulder shrugs…

“Well…when my plate is clear?” squeaks out one woman.
“I have no idea!” exclaims another.
“I think I always overeat,” shamefully admits another.

When you rely on diets, portion control and meal plan measurements to tell you how much to eat – your relationship with your body’s natural fullness signs are very hard to hear or even notice.

Which means you’re either overeating or undereating at every meal. This sends your metabolism into a tailspin. And that’s no place to lose weight.

So in this week’s episode of J-ciniTV, I teach you 3 tricks so you can elegantly land at the perfect point of fullness – not too stuffed and not still hungry.

This will help tame overeating:

Thanks for tuning in!

Love, health and laughter,

Did you know there are 4 Roots that trigger Emotional Eating?

Watch this video to identify which one is triggering you!

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