We all have our vices. The key is to see our vices as either medicine or poison. Is the vice helping you heal, or is it further burying the root problem? Sometimes our medicines swing the pendulum over to poison. But here’s the ticket. Even when you’re “in” the poison - if you’re conscious about it - you’re learning. Here’s a permission slip to do so. You are human. You can do all the binge, cheat days, diet plays and nightmare games in your head until you reach that real answer.Read More
This is a story of one of my most embarrassing moments on the road. And what it has to do with you making the decision to upgrade your nutrition. Once you’re tired of the diets, the frustration, the restriction, the details, the counting, the worry, the constant comparison, the judgment. Once you’re tired of the STRESS. Read on to learn what this classic tail-gating story (and it’s FANTASTIC plot twist) has to do with making changes in your nutrition.Read More
In labelling and structure we find that frustration, that lack of patience, that restriction that doesn’t feel good. (But we are so used to it, that we think it does feel good.) So we decide to try to get out of the diet loop. What tends to happen when we first try to get out of it is we are so trained to think in terms of restriction rather than nourishment. Food is not viewed as nourishment, its viewed as the enemy in diets. So we may swing the pendulum so far the other way in order to attempt balance. Anarchy. Here’s how intuitive eating can bring your anarchy to a great balance.
A dialogue I have had with quite a few clients in the last years. “If there’s no junk food in the house - I won’t eat it.” “If there’s __________(sugar, pastries, chips, pop etc) in front of me, I can’t help but overeat it.” “I can’t NOT eat sugar!” But take a deep look at these statements. None of them are actually real! These are all choices we make. Read this blog to find out how to step away from the belief that food controls you and you ‘can’t help’ but eat it when its around.Read More
Sometimes, eating well is something you have to make work for you. Sometimes its glamorous, sometimes its seriously not. Sometimes, its just fun. The point of this post is to inspire you to get back in the kitchen and make some [Real Food]. It doesn’t matter what it looks like or how its put together. The point is that it is working for you. So I met with my friend Nikki to learn more about her technique with creating dinner" “troughs” (and of course, to eat one myself!) and to find out about how this portion works for her.Read More
What used to be known as "sensory deprivation" or "isolation" therapy has been re-branded as "flotation therapy.” You literally float on the water in thanks to the 800 pounds of epsom salt in it - that’s not a typo. There’s likely upwards of 800 reasons why you should have this self care practice…. But here’s 7 reasons you truly need the practice of floating in your life and why.Read More
Let me break this down for you in the most simplest terms: Buy the candy, eat some of it, slowly and mindfully, enjoying it and give the rest away and move on with your life. Don’t support the oncoming flu season with more and more candy for days and weeks after Halloween! Here’s my best 3 tools for how to have a killer Halloween (in the nutrition world.)Read More
Most of my clients come to me because they have very similar problems. Simply put, food stresses them out. It's wearing out their energy. A lot of time we waffle on our nutrition decisions, or we make a decision because "I've already really messed it all up today" or "I think I'll just exercise more tomorrow to make up for this" or some other crazy mind game. Learn the ways to get more confidence in your nutrition, easily.