full vs. satisfied

Full vs Satisfied

There is a big difference between being physically full vs. satisfied.

Do you find yourself wanting a little something more after your meal, despite being full? It could be because what you ate didn’t satisfy you.  When you eat a meal that “hits the spot,” you’ll leave the table feeling content.


Ways to increase satisfaction of your meal
*Make it pretty: make your meal colorful and visually appetizing.

*Please your palate: aim to incorporate different flavors, textures and temperatures to your plate to keep your taste buds interested.

*Honor your cravings: if you’re in the mood for a warm, hearty soup for lunch, but have a salad instead, you might feel physically full, but not necessarily satisfied. So when it comes time to eat, do your best to figure out what you are truly craving and what will be most satisfying to you in that moment.

It’s helpful to understand into your food preferences and tune into your cravings. By listening to your body, you’ll gain a better sense of which foods you find most satiating, and those that leave you craving more.

Want to find a healthy balance and freedom with food? Email tina@nourishedwellness.com for a free consultation!

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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?!
Start with a FREE 1:1 Virtual Coaching session: fill out the form below or email tina@nourishedwellness.com

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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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fighting yourself vs. loving yourself

Learning to love yourself is the first step to good health.

We compare ourselves to others and set our standards by the standards of others. We pick ourselves apart and put ourselves down. We try so hard to change everything about ourselves, sending messages to the body that it is not acceptable or lovable in its current condition.

What if you stopped fighting yourself and your body, and started loving it instead?

What if, instead of following every fad diet, you chose to eat foods that nourished you?

What if, instead of doing exercises you hated, you chose to move in ways that you enjoyed?

When you embrace where you are now and appreciate your body in its current state, suddenly, it becomes easier to make healthy choices that suit you.

No amount of kale or cardio will improve your relationship with yourself and your body. True health involves inner work, and learning to love yourself is the first step. In my Nourished for Life e-book, I talk about how to end the war with yourself and adopt a more nurturing approach to health and wellness.

How can you be kinder to yourself?

Be well,

Tina

Get Nourished for Life!

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