Intuitive Eating Principle #3: Making Peace with Food
Let's consider that up until this point food is the enemy or you have a love/hate relationship with food.
I remember picking up the Intuitive Eating book for the first time and thinking.... This can't really work. I truly believed you had to be on a diet in order to maintain your weight. I knew the only times I as able to stay thin was through dieting.... What I didn't realize was that you could actually listen to your body to eat.
So here’s the first way to listen to your body: Honoring your Hunger
Over the next few months I'm going to give you a sneak peek into the Mind Body Spirit Online course. So you can get an idea of what it covers and what you can get out of the program. I'll be sending out a blog post for each of the sessions that I cover in the course. So I hope you enjoy!
If you haven't finished up your holiday shopping yet, I want to send you another holiday gift idea to give the gift of health! My good friend Sarah is a representative of DoTerra and she’s put together a list of specific oils and blends she thought would be perfect for you to gift health over the holidays for your family and friends.
I recently reconnected with a good college girlfriend, Lulu Ge, who just left her corporate career to be the first U.S. importer of a rare antioxidant-rich superfood she discovered while traveling through the Tibetan-Qinghai Plateau. I’m excited to be the first blog to feature DrinkZenChi.com and share with you about how this herb, which has been used in the Tibetan Medical Classics for 300+ years, can be easily integrated to our modern lifestyle and help boost immunity, increase collagen (helping with skin + digestion) and have an overall calming effect on the body. Who doesn't need all of these things?!
I've been doing a lot of reading lately about feeling better and elevating our mood. Obviously this makes a huge difference when it comes to emotional eating, binge eating, and sugar cravings. The worse we feel the harder it is to stop any of those things. So emotions/feelings are one of my biggest areas of focus.
What I learned yesterday, is that our body's actually become addicted to or desensitized to emotions that we experience a lot over time. So if you feel guilty about food likely you feel guilty about everything else in life.
I know there are a lot of people out there who are nervous about Thanksgiving. The thought of having all kinds of food, that you only get once a year, right in front of you, can be me scary. Especially if you're known to binge or emotionally eat. Or maybe it's the thought of NYE approaching and wanting to look beautiful (i.e. lose weight) before that night. Or the fear that your aunt, mom, or grandma is going to comment on your weight or how much you're eating. Whatever it is for you, you're not alone. I've already heard from many of you that these fears are already here.
So I want to leave you with a few things to take on before tomorrow:
I hope you're not sitting there today full of regret because you've over eaten Halloween candy. If you are, don't be hard on yourself, you're not alone. I was once there. Halloween, Easter, Christmas, any holiday I would eat candy until I was sick or almost sick. I would eat every last bit of candy I collected, finish the entire Easter basket and then feel horribly guilty about it.
The amazing thing is that there is another way to live besides being tempted by candy when it's around. I don't even know how many years it's been since I became an Intuitive Eater and I also can't remember the last time I had candy on Halloween or Easter.
I want to introduce you to my fantastic co-presenter for my event this Sunday September 17th Jenna Carpenter and share with you some of her amazing health wisdom.
Jenna is a yoga instructor and health coach and has a wellness business based here in San Diego and hosts international yoga retreats. So if yoga is your thing, check her out.
Here's a little piece of Jenna's wisdom: