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HVP July 2019

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10 Hudson Valley Parent n July 2019 Don't get discouraged while trying to lose weight Ilana Charette admits that she has spent so much of her life struggling with her weight. These days, she is a life and weight loss coach and is passionate about teaching women how to trust themselves and their bodies again. It took a lot for her to get here and to be able to get to a point where her mind and body are on the same page about making healthy changes. To encourage her clients, Charette says, "Your brain is perfectly a brain. Nothing has gone wrong. Your life is a habit and you have thoughts that are wired into your brain and those thoughts create feelings, actions and results. It can be really hard to think a new thought that contradicts years of a prior belief." Routine has become the most important part of Ilana Charette's journey. "I start every week day the same way. I wake up at 5am and plan my day, plan my food, write down and remind myself of my goals and take the temperature of my current mental state." She had to stop using food as a coping mechanism and create new habits and a new routine that was healthier and better for her mind and body. As a last motivator for other women who may be struggling, she says, "Some days are easier than others, that's for sure. Just keep at it. If you want it enough, it will come to you." Earth Angels Veterinary Hospital 44 Saint Nicholas Rd. Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 845-227-7297; Earth Angels Veterinary Hospital provides the best integrative medicine available for a holistic approach to your pet's health care. Pet boarding now available, just in time for summer. ME TIME ! Just For Women Hampton Family Denistry Of Middletown 400 Midway Park Dr. Middletown, NY 10940 845-344-4336; Our team of dental specialists provide the most advanced and comprehensive oral health care available. We care for patients of all ages from infants to seniors. Ilana Charette is passionate about helping other women nd their worth and the motivation to change their lives. She uses her own life experiences to encourage others.

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