So many people struggle to 'stay faithful' or 'stay on the wagon' and feel so guilty when they fall off.
We know we'll feel better when we eat well, have lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, lentils and beans, clean meat (if we eat it), drink our water and actually take our supplements. We'll know it feels better to eat this way if our digestion isn't giving us trouble, we feel lighter and have more energy.
Things are good.
You don't have to do wild diets that include exercising for 3 hours a day and "avoiding carbs" (which doesn't even make sense as humans need carbohydrates to live, what they mean to say is 'refined carbs' or 'white sugar') or taking other extreme measures to feel good. This idea that you have to eat well ALL the time in order to feel good is simply not true.
In the Real World...
In the real world there's a little something we call balance. Balance allows us to learn about our body and it's needs, while we still honor 'being in the real world' ... the one where we aren't all size 2 and the one where we have kids, play dates, jobs, etc.
The world where we don't all have organic farms in our backyard. The one where we can have take out every day if we choose. (You always have the choice.)
The real world, the one we live in now is tricky, but manageable. It takes effort to take action.
Balance requires us to learn a different challenge: eating food that makes us feel good while allowing occasional treats without guilt.
Balance requires us to lean into the calmness that an equal diet allows - we feel good and we are eating good. We aren't "bad" when we eat bad. We just made a choice. Education is the real key because we need to learn what foods are good for us (real, whole foods) as well as which foods work for us and our body. The more we learn about what feels good for us, the easier it is to stick with that. Because we want to, not because we feel we have to.
Turn the searching or experimenting into a curiosity, a thirst.
First to learn more about you, then heal and reach your health goals. The best course of action is......... action. The reason you aren't eating the way you know you want to is likely because you aren't taking action.
Holistic Nutrition is for self-starters who are ready to take matters into their own hands.
Many folks that I see in my practice struggle with digestive complaints like bloating, weight gain, irritable bowel or deal with anxiety or depression. While these are difficult issues, we still have the responsibility to make dietary changes and life-altering choices that could improve our conditions.
The underlying message is to take action. No matter how tedious or meticulous the beginning steps are.
You DON'T have to take drastic action like severe cleanses, a luggage bag of expensive supplements or drinking green juices all day; you just have to take action. You have a choice. You always have the choice!
If the above post resonates with you - I can help - I've helped hundreds of women take action over the last years and I'd love to coach you too. Talk to me, babe.