Sustainability {Part 1}

The biggest reason people weight cycle, meaning they repeatedly lose and gain signifiant amounts of weight, is because the diet plan they are following is not sustainable. Overly restrictive crash diets are incredibly difficult to maintain, and it is only a matter of time before your willpower burns out.

It’s like a pendulum that fluctuates between extreme rigidness and careless gluttony. The more you restrict, the more likely you are to swing to the opposite side of the pendulum into “screw it” mode. Can you move away from the extremes, away from deprivation, and into the middle ground of healthy discipline?

Discover if what you are doing now is sustainable long-term by asking yourself this simple question:

What would it look like to embrace a healthy balance that you can maintain for the long-run? Maybe that means following the “80/20” rule. Maybe that means sticking to healthy homemade food during the week and enjoying dinners out on the weekends. Maybe that means having a small treat every day. Discover what a healthy balance looks like for you. Choose to eat and live in a way that’s mindful, enjoyable and sustainable. 🙏🏼

If you’re looking for guidance to build a healthy lifestyle, schedule a 1:1 coaching call with me or download the Nourished For Life e-book here: http://bit.ly/2pMk1Be

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What’s the best diet to follow?

“What’s the best diet to follow?”

“What’s the best way of eating?”

I completely understand why I’m asked this so often.

There is SO.MUCH.CONFUSION. 

Keto, Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-free… there is an overwhelming amount of contradicting information and many become paralyzed, not knowing what to eat.

As a holistic health coach, I believe in bio-individuality. 

Each of us are unique and our bodies have different needs.

Therefore, I work backwards and start with YOU.

Here is an example of some questions I ask my clients:

~What foods do YOU enjoy?

~What way of eating makes YOU feel your best?

~What way of eating would YOU be able stick to longterm?

Rather than forcing yourself to follow the rigid rules of a particular protocol, start with your body and build from there.

If you’re currently feeling confused by all the nutritional noise out there, I encourage you to take a step back, take a deep breath & get back to the basics of YOUR body.⁣

I’m always here to help! 

Email me with any questions you may have.

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honoring hunger

Honoring Hunger with Intuitive Eating

You don’t need a diet, meal plan or calorie counter to tell you when to eat. The body knows exactly how much fuel it needs, and hunger is your body’s way of letting you know when it needs more. When you have true physical hunger, you’ll experience an empty feeling in your stomach and/or feel your stomach growl. Honoring hunger means listening to your body’s signals and eating when hungry.

Just as you wait for the gas tank on your car to fall to E before filling it with more gas, let your body use up the fuel it has before you had more food to your stomach.

While waiting for hunger makes sense, there are many times we eat for reasons other than true hunger… mindlessly while watching TV, because it’s “time to eat,” because you see other people eating, out of emotions like boredom, stress, loneliness, etc., or purely out of habit. In these instances, your stomach is not calling for food, but your head/emotions are. It’s important to recognize the difference between physical hunger, head hunger and emotional hunger.

Eating for reasons other than true hunger, will likely give your body more food than it needs (which oftentimes gets stored on the body in places we don’t want it!).

If your goal is to lose weight, maintain a healthy weight, or become an intuitive eater, waiting for true physical hunger before you eat is something to work towards!

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Top Greens Superfoods

TOP 3 GREEN SUPERFOODS 🌱🌿

While I find the word “superfood” to be completely over-used these days, especially since all whole foods offer nutrients making them pretty “super,” I’d still like to give the title to my three favorite greens powders!

These “superfood” greens are packed with nutrients and offer many health benefits. I’ve listed just some of the health benefits below:

💚{Top Green Superfoods} 💚

🌱Spirulina ~ blue-green algae that helps boost the immune system, regulate cholesterol and blood pressure. It contains chlorophyll which provides vitamin A, B vitamins and iron. It’s also a great source of protein and essential amino acids!

🌱Morninga ~ comes from India’s ancient “miracle” tree. It’s high in antioxidants and vitamins, including iron, magnesium, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C, as well as B vitamins. It’s also a great source of calcium, potassium and protein, and can be used to help balance cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

🌱Chlorella ~ this algae contains chlorophyll, beta carotene and is a great source of vitamin C, iron and protein. Chlorella has also been known to help rid the body of heavy metals and other toxins. You’ll want to look for “broken cell” or “cracked cell” Chlorella as this will aid in digestibility and absorption.

I’ll be completely honest – none of these greens powders taste amazing 😬, however, the flavor of these powders can be easily masked in a fruit smoothie!

Be well,
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