Dieting, cutting calories, “good” vs “bad” foods” etc, is NOT an effective way to improve your health.
No one wants to feel “restricted” which is why it’s NORMAL to binge on fast food or cookies after you’ve been following a strict diet.
And research actually shows that those who diet frequently, actually end up gaining the most weight.
So what’s a busy mom to do?
You want to FEEL healthy right? As in not feel like you’re going from starving to stuffed after every meal, or surviving on sugar and caffeine.
Do you want to feel confident in your nutrition choices that you’re modeling for your kids??
Do you want to have energy (not just sugar or caffeine spikes followed by crashes)?
Join me for the FOOD FREEDOM FORMULA.
A FREE 4-day nutrition experience for the mom who is DONE dieting and wants to learn how to:
model healthy eating for her kids
END the starving —> stuffed cycle
Say BYEE to the caffeine + sugar obsession/cravings
all WITHOUT restriction — because we already said restriction DOESN’T work anyway, right? ;)
Did I mention FREE, what do you have to lose?!
Do you like the idea of meal planning…. but find yourself rushing to prep dinner at the last second every night? I work with a lot of busy families who are the same way, and I love helping them simplify meal planning.
Why is meal planning so important?
Because when your stomach is in charge (aka you wait to cook til you’re hungry), it’s hard to make a healthy decision- that’s when you find yourseld having cookies for lunch and the drive through for snack.
Planning ahead can give you peace of mind and make the healthy choice the easy choice. (because when dinner is planned, it’s way easier/cheaper to stay home than go out.)
Dinner is often the most overwhelming meal for my clients. Here are a few strategies for making dinner planning EASY.
only plan 4 dinners. 7 is overwhelming and most people (including myself) end up going out on the weekend, having leftovers at some point, etc. Just start by planning 4!
Use the MIX + MATCH method to make life easier. Pick a protein a slow carb (aka slow-digesting carb) + a veggie. Easy peasy. Ask your family members their favorite foods in each area to make your job easier.
Then add flavor. Meal planning doesn’t have to involve complicated recipes. Stick with the basics!
The irony of life is the more we want to FORCE something….the less likely it is to happen.
[insert Alanis Morisette lyrics here]
What do I mean??
Let’s play a **CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE**
(did anyone else ever read those books???)
Wake up every morning complaining about your body. Looking in the mirror, stepping on the scale, saying unkind words. Skipping meals, then ending up in the drive-through binging on fast-food that leaves you feeling bloated. More unkind words to your body. You have NO energy and mostly feel like shit. Then you take out your negative feelings on your family. Yikes.
you wake up every morning and thank your body for keeping you alive and breathing and able to get up and accomplish the things you need to do. You treat your body to a warm cup of tea and a delicious and healthy breakfast. You skip the painful workouts you used to force yourself through in favor of peaceful walks. You notice how energizing the fresh air is to your body. You eat regular meals throughout the day, never feeling STARVING and always stop before you feel too stuffed. You know your “baby weight” isn’t keeping you from accomplishing anything (except maybe fitting in your old jeans, but just BUY SOME NEW ONES).
With a few extra pounds on your body, you can do your job.
You can be an amazing mother. Heck, you ARE an amazing mother.
You can have great sex.
You can be a great partner. You can be a great friend.
But if you aren't happy in your body now, I have sad news for you... you will find something to hate even at your #goalweight. You gotta start with LOVE now, or you'll yo-yo diet yourself into oblivion.
You don’t need to force your body into ANY shape. And even if you DO want to change your habits or get better at running or lose a few lbs or whatever….
Being kind to yourself will make it EASIER! #ironic #thanksAlanis
So which would you prefer???
Forcing is not the answer. A diet is not the answer. A sexy celery juice is not the answer. Keto is not the fu***ing anwer. LOVING YOUR BODY NOW IS THE ANSWER (but don't expect it to happen instantaneiously. It's a process).
And guess what.
YOU have all the answers inside of you. Close your eyes. Put your hand on your chest. Take 5 deep breaths. What does YOUR body need from YOU right now??
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