Willpower and Self Control Are Not The Answer

Hi Babes! Todays post is about why self control and willpower are not the answer to our food obsessed problems.

If you are consumed by thoughts about food, like it takes everything in you to not eat the entire box of oreos in one sitting, while hiding in your room so no one can see, this post is for you.

If you are constantly thinking about what you should eat, what you shouldn’t eat, when your next meal is all the while day dreaming about pillowly soft cake donuts, this post is for you.

Typically what happens is we will be going along our merry way, eating the “OK” foods on our list when something happens. We get stressed, or sad, or anxious so we end up going straight to the freezer and start eating ice cream out of the carton while standing up.

When we realize that we have broke our diet we feel monumental amounts of shame and guilt, so we decide to eat everything in site because our “diet” starts again tomorrow.

Sound familiar?

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The Single Most Important Distinction if You Want to Lose Weight and Stop Dieting

Oh hello 🙂 Today I am going to drop some very important knowledge on you.

Brace yourself, it is a doozy. But it is the single most important distinction you need to learn if you want to change your life and your health.

Lasting weightloss and overall health, no matter who you are or how old you are, is about consistency not intensity.  

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5 Minute Sesame Carrot Salad and Some Whole 30 Updates

 

Hiiii!

How is everyone’s 2018 going? Gosh is it going. We are through the first half of January and I feel as though time is just flying bye, bye, bye.

At the same time, I am doing Whole 30 and I do sort of miss wine, chocolate and toast so another 14 days without them sort of feels like a looong time when I look at it that way.

You know what I mean?

That said I am inspired and excited to continue with this journey because of my commitment to strengthening the connection between the foods I eat and how I feel. Hello BODY WISDOM!

As a Holistic Health Coach, I believe that having personal experience using different tools allows me to be more of service to the people I work with. It’s why I tried Intermittent Fasting last year and why I am trying this elimination diet right now.

Knowledge of these tools to change your health and relationship with food is valuable but actual hands on experience experience is worth tenfold which is why I am trying things out for myself.

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Two Lists to Change Your Relationship With Food, Plus A Free Printable

 

Hiiii beautifuls!

I was recently listening to the lastest episode of The Him & Her Podcast from The Skinny Confidential. Each week Micheal and Lauryn share a tip of the week that are generally pretty useful. Lauryn’s most recent tip was inspired by and adapted from Seth Godin and it was about making two lists.

Just two. That’s it.

As I was listening to it I immediately knew that I wanted to make those lists for myself and create two new ones for those of you who are in the process of creating a healthy and balanced relationship with food and your body. Its a journey that takes time and practice, and these lists are a tool that you can add to your food freedom tool belt.

Before I dive into the lists about changing your relationship with food, lets take a look at the original idea incase you want to do both exercises.

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Do These 6 Things to Avoid Getting Sick

Hi friends!

It seems like this season peopleall around me have been hit hard with colds and flus.

Just last week while in the emergency room with my boyfriend the nurse mentioned that she had never seen so many cases in her history in the ER. At times they were so backed up that she wasn’t sure how they would manage to see everyone and given that so many I know and love are sick I knew this wasn’t an exaggeration.

While I didnt always have the best immune system, aside from hangovers and food poisoning,  I have managed to avoid getting sick for the last seven years. It might seem like magic but its not.

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Lemongrass, Ginger and Coconut Zoodle Soup

It hasn’t fully hit me yet that it is 2018. This is the year that I turn 30 and all my life 30 seemed like this far away land that was so very much off in the distance future.

Growing up, I felt like I was sold this dream or idea about what life was supposed to look like at this age. I would have this fabulous career, a handsome af husband, a fancy home and probably a kid or two. That life seems very much off in the distance future too.

And although my life does not resemble the above I am still A-ok to be turning the big three-oh. Getting older doesn’t occur like a bad thing to me even though our society idolizes the youth, or at least looking youthful.

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5 Ways to Jumpstart Your Eating Disorder Recovery

Hi loves!

How was everyone’s holiday and new year’s celebrations? I’ll be honest with you guys I am a little tired after it all but I really truly enjoyed the entire season.

This time of year is always so beautiful, filled with family, friends and food. But man the food. I know first-hand how that part can really steal our joy if we have an unbalanced relationship with it.

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Anti-inflammatory Golden Cauliflower Soup

 

oh hello babes! Can you believe that 2018 is just a couple days away? like woah.

Anyways, I’ve really been loving turmeric recently. Anything anti-inflammatory but specifcally turmeric. Not only do I like the way it tastes and love the color but it has loads of health benefits.

Turmeric contains a compound known as curcumin that has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.  Although acute short term inflammation helps the body fight off invaders, long term chronic inflammation does not. It can wreak some serious havoc on us human beings.

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5 Supplements I Became Obsessed With in 2017

As the year winds down I find myself in a constant state of reflection. 2017 was filled to the brim with education, self-discovery, triumph, hardships and loads of good food. It was also filled with innovations and discoveries in the world of health and wellness. The importance of our gut health hit mainstream, new science came out to support the importance of intermittent fasting (as long as you don’t have a disordered relationship with food) and organic products are popping up everywhere from airports to Walmarts. I also learned a lot about new supplements and their benefits.

I’ll be the first to admit that I am a skeptic of most supplements. Part of the aversion is that we cannot supplement our way out of a poor diet, the industry in not regulated so quality control is minimal and if we can go right to the source of most nutrients, organic whole foods, why would we take an isolated source?  All that being said after trying out a few this year when I was up against some issues including stress, anxiety, trouble sleeping, changes in skin apparence and serious problems focusing I thought I would give supplements another try. I really experienced benefits so my opinion softened a little…., well so much in fact that I actually swear by some now.

Here are the 5 supplements that I became obsessed with this year.

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The Promise of a Diet is a Lie

By the age of 13 I started to have body dissatisfaction.

The pressure for women to look a certain entered my conscience leading to an obsession with thinness. I didn’t know the term thigh gap at the time but I was very concerned with my own.

I was not overweight as a child, in fact my slender frame was something I was often complimented on. You’d think that would make me feel good about myself but it fueled insecurity and a desire to be model thin. It actually made me more self-conscience and at the same time created a link between self-worth and size.

By age 14 I was restricting calories and by age 15 I was on my first official diet. I chose Atkins.

There was no loyalty to it though.

I used to always get seduced by the next latest and greatest one. As soon as I heard all about its miracle workings and how it would leave me feeling great and with the body of my dreams I willingly pledged allegiance to it.

There is always the same promise with every new diet. This one will be the last one, solve your weight-loss woes and make you love your body.

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