Willpower and Self Control Are Not The Answer

Hi Babes! Today’s post is about why self control and willpower are not the answer to our food obsessed problems. I know, bummer, we always think that is the key but it’s not.

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 binge eating ice cream out of the carton while still standing up.

Been there, done that….,

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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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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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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What is a Health Coach and Why the American Medical Associations Recommends Them!

Well hello!

I am sitting in Cafe Gratitude eating nachos and tacos on a Tuesday in Venice. I know soooo LA of me. But by the time this goes live on my blog it will most likely be Thursday. Just some BTS for you of the blog life.

On my way here I was listening to an episode of the Tony Robbins podcast featuring Chris Kresser, one of the most influential names in health and wellness. The conversation dove into how the modern medical system is not helping mitigate the continued rise of chronic illness in America and why health coaches are necessary for the future of medical care.

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Why Forming New Healthy Habits is So Damn Hard

Okkkkkk! I woke up this morning just feeling on fiyahhh. Don’t ask me why we started spelling fire that way…, that’s just the way it’s getting spelt in my DM’s these days.

And a couple weeks ago at a little singer songwriter event here in LA I kept hearing people say “your outfit is fire,” “that song is fire,” “this cocktail is fire.” sooo now you know. lit is know fire. or fiyahhh if we’re getting specific.

Clearly someone had too much coffee this morning.

Moving on.

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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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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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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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