The power of allowing yourself to eat

How do you avoid all of the tempting foods and treats during the holidays?
You don’t!

Restriction/Deprivation = Greater urge to eat with less self-control = Overeating/Binge = Food guilt = “Start fresh tomorrow” by restricting again.

It’s a vicious cycle that produces so much food anxiety that it can ruin your experience around the holidays, dinner parties and gatherings.

And this is why diets always backfire. When you follow a diet, it will tell you what to eat and what not to eat. Which foods are “good” and which are “bad.” And diets tell you to eat a certain way 100% of the time (pssttt, impossible. We’re humans not robots). This sets us up for nothing but food fear and guilt, and creates an unhealthy relationship with food.

In a healthy, balanced lifestyle, there’s a time and place for all foods. No foods are off-limits, and knowing this, we can allow ourselves to enjoy what we want, without guilt. Moderation can be more easily achieved because the feeling to have it all ‘now or never’ (which often stems from restriction/deprivation) goes away!

You can enjoy some chocolate or ice cream or pizza, have enough of it to feel satisfied, and stop there because you know you can have some again tomorrow if you want.

So before you dive headfirst into the dessert table, remind yourself that it doesn’t have to be starve or stuff. There’s an enjoyable balance in the middle. And that’s food freedom.

Want to stop dieting and find a healthy balance with food?!
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handling the holidays (without food guilt)

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The holidays can be a difficult time to stay committed to your health goals. And if you’re watching your weight, all of the tempting food can cause a lot of anxiety and food guilt.

The holidays are a time to be enjoyed – not stress out over food!

I created a FREE guide that shares my top tips for completely changing the way you handle food during the holidays!

*Learn how to enjoy without going overboard
*Learn when to indulge and how to do it wisely
*Get rid of food anxiety and food guilt
*Change your mindset and approach to food
*Become a more mindful eater
*Tips for staying healthy during the holiday season

This guide will help you navigate the holiday festivities wisely, so you can make this your healthiest and most enjoyable holiday season yet!

Click here to download your FREE guide!

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