7 Tips To Get You Through Thanksgiving if You Are An Emotional Eater or Binger

 

I was always my worst self on Thanksgiving. Or any day dedicated to food really.

It used to be a free for all for me. I would binge and purge like 10 times that day. Maybe more. Not only was I stressed but I was wickedly insecure, caring about everyones opinions and over analyzing every. single. word. I. said. which led to the compulsive over eating… I just didnt know how to eat normally or be around food without it sending me off the deeeeeeep end.

So if you can relate then these tips are for you.

n u m b e r 1. 

Focus on the amazing people in your life that you get to spend time with. Talk with those humans, get out of your head, be present, get connected to them. Take the focus off of yourself and the food.

n u m b e r 2. 

Eat breakfast and lunch. Don’t skip meals knowing you’re having a big dinner… that does not set you up for success biologically, mentally or emotionally. In this post I talk about the biological side of it and how you can manage your appetite and blood sugar to decrease the chances of a binge. Emotionally and mentally, skipping meals is a way to actually anticipate and create space for the binging and over eating. Mitigate that by treating it like any other day.

n u m b e r 3.

Truly enjoy every bite of food… what does it smell like, taste like, look like. slow down if ya need too and check in. If you slow down enough to ejoy each bite, you will eat slower, enjoy it more, and sense your internal cues of satiety.

n u m b e r 4.

Dont beat yourself up for eating too much food or having dessert. Allow it to be a complete experience instead of it meaning you have to restrict or only eat salad, or workout extra hard for the next week. Have some pie and then be done with it. it means nothing except that you had some pie. no biggie. Often we eat unhealthy and then take that experience with us on to the next experience and make it mean more then it is. The extra shame and guilt has no value nor is it productive. Enjoy the meal and then put a period (.) at the end of it.

n u m b e r 5.

Move your body, go for a walk or a hike to help with digestion, stress and because it feels GOOD not because you “should.”

n u m b e r 6.

Practice gratitude and give thanks. It’s hard to be stressed and grateful at the same time.  

n u m b e r 7.

Trust your built in body wisdom and intuition about foods. If you know a certain food doesn’t agree with you, honor that. Don’t let the pressure of others or the holiday stop you from doing you. But if you want that food then eat it and enjoy it. DO YOU! I know that around the holidays our family and friends can push us to eat or make comments about our bodies or what’s on our plate. Remember that you have every right to stand in your power and do what you know is best for you.

lots of love, HAPPY THANKSGIVING. I am always here if you need support.

You got this, sista.

xo, C

Creating Healthy Boundaries around Health and Food With Brandilyn Tebo


This post is for those that know their relationship with food and health could use some work.

I teamed up with Brandilyn Tebo, transformative af Life Coach to help you create healthy boundaries with food and health.

We want to describe what is “normal” and “not normal” in this area. And give you some tips to transform your relationship to food and health

Both of us are eating disorder survivors and have been on a swinging pendulum of obsessively healthy to no holds back, eating any and everything in sight. We want to help you find a healthy balance. SO without further ado lets dive in.

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Bio-hack your Appetite to Stop Overeating at Night and Lose Weight


Alright lady loves! and Fellas if you are reading 🙂

Today we are going to be talking about one of my favorite topics. Breaking the binge cycle with nutrition.

My girlfriend Tristan From Honest To Goodness Health helps me break it down in the video and throughout this post she will be quoted. In the video we dive into a Q&A with the audience since this is from a n Instagram and Facebook LIVE, but the bulk of the information is in the first 20 minutes.

As a health coach and holistic nutritionist I look at not only the nutritional element and what we are eating, but also the emotional connection to food and the beliefs and ways of being that get us stuck in food prison.

But today we are just going to be focusing on the nutritional side.

If you know that binging for you is not massively emotional, or rooted in an eating disorder then it is likely due to the way you are eating. What, when and how we eat effects our biology and trying to fight our biology is often a losing battle.

Our biology wants to keep us alive. Its our body’s job. And if you are not eating balanced meals your biology gets a little twisted.

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Knowledge Isn’t Power

Well hey, hi, hello!

Today I am sharing a kind of radical out there idea. Something I’ve been thinking about for a while now.

I was completely on the fence about sharing it but the thing about being on the fence is that after a while it starts to hurt. You just have to pick a side so you don’t continue to have fence up your ass.

So I just said F it. I am gunna go for it.

It’s the new red hair I swear.

But a little warning before I dive in. It’s a bit of a tough love kind of post. Just know I am coming from a good place, relating to you as powerful and whole. Not in need of fixing. This post is supposed to put you in a state of inquiry.

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This Product is the Reason I Have Not Been Sick in 7 YEARS.

Hey girl hey!

You know when you just begin to feel like you are getting sick? On the verge as they say. You might have a tinge in your throat or feel a little sluggish. Maybe you feel congested or have a heaviness in your chest when you cough?

You know the feeling.

It sucks knowing that there is a good chance you are going to wake up tomorrow and feel even worse. I hate that.

But what if I told you that in the last 7 years I have never moved passed being on the verge to getting full blown sick…, would you believe me?

(Also ignore my crappy manicure. I know I am due)

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Emotionally Full vs Physcially Full From Food

 

As you know, I lived in a diet mentality and dealt with an eating disorder for 10 years and it was a real fucking ordeal.

Every day for a decade my mind was consumed by the thought of food, calories, weight and the way I looked. The insecurity, self-doubt, depression, shame, loneliness, the hunger; physical and emotional.

It screws with you.

When your first and last thought of the day is what you ate, what you didn’t eat or should you eat at all for that extended period of time, it’s damn near impossible to know peace, joy, freedom, love or happiness.

It’s a self-inflicted food prison with no window to the outside. 

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What I Learned From Going 30 days (almost) Alcohol Free

Alcohol.

It’s responsible for some of the best and some of the worst memories in my life. It’s brought me immense joy and created life altering pain. Sometimes I use it to help me celebrate some of lifes most important moments and sometimes it has helped me forget the worst.

Some of my best ideas come to me while drunk. Well, they seemed great at the time.

Alcohol can bring people together and can rip families apart. Its a part of culture, of religious ceremony, a rite of passage, and a coming of age.

It can be used for both good and evil. It can be beneficial for health and a toxic poison.

Alcohol has given me courage and has made me feel massive shamed.

Alcohol. Moderation really is key.

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5 Tips to Overcome Binge Eating Behavior

Most of us have at one point or another eaten too much, especially at a party or around the holidays (I’m looking at you Thanksgiving) but that is different from having binge eating disorder or being a binge eater.

Binger eating is characterized by consuming lots of food, in a short period of time and often past the point of being comfortably full. If you are overweight people might overlook the disordered eating and advise you to diet and exercise which could exacerbate the problem.

Not all individuals with the disorder are overweight but no matter your size living with this disorder is emotionally exhausting and very depressing.

People suffering in silence see their health decline and their hope of normal eating fade. But I say to hell with fading. I want you to know that there is hope and I have been there before and you can overcome it.

As you may or may not know I was a binge eater and bullimic for 10 years of my life. The behavior was so shameful for me and I felt very depressed but the truth is I wasn’t alone. And you are not either. Binge eating effects millions of people in the United States, prodominetly women.

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Why Willpower Has Nothing to Do with Weightloss, Food Choices and Working Out

Welllllllll  If it isn’t another YouTube video.

Today’s topic is one that is really close to my heart. One thing I know for certain is that living a purpose driven life is fullfilling, rewarding and fun.

And having a genuine purpose is the driving force in our lives no matter who we are or what we are wanting to accomplish.

Often when we are trying to lose weight, adopt a healthier lifestyle, make better food choices and stick to a workout routine we chalk up our lack of success to a lack of will power.

We say things like:

“I gave in to the cookies/pizza/fries because I have no self-discipline.”

“I have no willpower when it comes to food.”

“I don’t have enough motivation to get to the gym when I am tired or not feeling like it.”

What if I told you that it had absolutely nothing to do with willpower, self-discpline and motivation?

I know its a radical statement, but hear me out. Because its something else, I promise.

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80/20 Vegan Plant Based Lifestyle for Health & Balance Plus A VIDEO!

Its been a minute since I’ve posted a YouTube video for you (more like years, not minutes but hey who’s counting, right?)

This video is about my approach to eating and basically everything in my life.

The 80/20 rule aka the Pareto principle states that roughly 80% of the events come from 20% of the causes. It has been adopted in business management stating that 80% of profits come from 20% of clients/customers. Interestingly enough it has been found true in several areas in life, for example 80% of the worlds wealth is in the hands of 20% of the worlds population.

I sort of use it for everything.

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