I’m back from Vegas and from spending time with my sister, who came back to LA with us for a few days. I feel like I’ve spent the last week laughing nonstop.

I had such a good time enjoying great company, awesome food, and LOTS of dancing. No gambling though, can you believe that… who goes to Vegas and doesn’t gamble? This girl.

Vacation Weight GainIn the past, going on vacation or doing anything that strayed from my routine would throw me out of whack hardcore. One of my biggest fears used to be vacation weight gain.

I’d want to enjoy myself and partake in the food and drink that everyone else was enjoying, but inside, I’d be beating myself up over eating "bad foods."

This would often send me into an even bigger funk, where I’d go crazy and eat too much of those "bad foods," and feel even worse. And of course, vacation weight gain would ensue.

Not this time. In fact, I made a point to really enjoy myself. Some might interpret the word enjoy to mean that I ate all kinds of the "bad foods" with reckless abandon.

That’s not what I mean. Now, I had my share of mai tai’s by the pool, caramelized onion bread from Todd English's Olives, and probably the best chocolate and peanut butter gelato that I’ve ever tasted, but here’s the thing…

I also got in a great workout and moved my body pretty much every day and had some pretty stellar salads too. I ate until I was satisfied and not overly full. I shared meals instead of getting an entrée for just myself. And like I mentioned, I danced my booty off.

But all that being said… the biggest secret to my success is that I don’t worry about vacation weight gain anymore. Eating this way, living this way, it’s just who I am and what I do now.

I was on the phone with a client the other day and I told her that after I get back from a vacation like this, I don’t weigh myself for a while because while I might gain a few pounds of water weight, I know and trust my body to release that weight easily after a few days of eating what I normally eat.

Well, today I decided out of curiosity to get on the scale and guess what. I didn’t gain a pound. I’m exactly where I usually am.

Sometimes when I explain these things to people, they think that I must just be blessed with a super metabolism or great genes, but the truth is, it took me a long time to get to this place where my body is so well tuned.

In my 6-week Break Free From Emotional Eating 1-on-1 Course and in ROCK Your Dream Body, I teach the foundation to living your life this way, but to be clear, it takes practice and commitment beyond 6-weeks of training. What I teach is what I myself have ingrained in my life.

So I’m sharing this with you today to let you know that you can have this too, even if you are currently struggling. It doesn't happen over night, but it CAN happen for you.

You can live your life this way—free to enjoy yourself and not spend all of your time obsessing over food and whether or not you are "doing it right."

You can have the freedom to go on vacation with your family and friends and laugh for a week nonstop and live in a world of inclusion rather than exclusion.

You aren’t meant to live your life being fearful of food or depriving yourself. You really can have your cake and eat it too, and I would be so honored to show you how.

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