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Last week we talked about what steps you can take to start overcoming your food fears whether they be eating bananas, enjoying carbs, not tracking every morsel you eat, and the like.
But there was one step that needed its own episode: debunking the lies that made you fearful in the first place.
So much of our anxiety around food comes from inaccurate, incomplete, or outdated information. So it's time to set the record straight.
Let me tell you the story of how I had my dream car for 5 days.
My jetta was totaled and on my hunt for a new car I came across a beautiful mini cooper at Carmax. It was a convertible with a silver exterior, gorgeous plaid interior, and shockingly in my budget.
I drove it off the lot, windows down, my favorite music playing, and I felt like I had made it.
But as the week went on something interesting happened.
I constantly worried about it.
There's a lot of conversation (and confusion) about the first meal of the day... breakfast.
For a long time you were told never to skip it.
Now you're told to cut it out completely.
Some argue you need it to rev your metabolism for the day.
Others would say a longer fast means more fat is burned.
What's the truth??
Well if you know me, you probably know my answer is going to be somewhere in the middle and I'm going to say it differs from person to person (I know, I know, I can hear the groan of...
Does any of this describe you...
If you answered yes, you my friend, are a diet...
Have you ever gone on a weight loss journey and had a freak out moment because...
The scale went up even though you were doing everything right.
Or you self-sabotaged and ate a whole pizza after you were so good all week.
Or you felt your motivation drop and couldn't figure out how to get it back.
The reason we freak out is because we feel these things are not supposed to happen and it leaves us feeling totally out of...
Can you imagine a world where weight loss happens without counting calories? Where food no longer consumes your thoughts? Where treats happen without guilt? Where you feel in control of your cravings? Where you don't have to pick between your goal weight and your favorite foods? Where becoming your healthiest, fittest self is actually enjoyable?
Believe it or not, all of that can be your reality. The key to claiming it as such? Intuitive eating.
What is intuitive eating? According to Healthline,...
If I told you that you can have the body you've always wanted without cutting out your favorite food, without counting calories, and without starving yourself, how would you feel?
My guess? Skeptical as fuck.
It sounds way too good to be true, right? Especially if even the strictest of diets hasn't brought you the results you want.
I know when I used to diet hop, I figured if x diet didn't work, it just meant that I needed to be that much more disciplined, I needed to cut out ...
I can't tell you how many times I've had this conversation:
Client/friend/stranger on the street when they find out I'm a nutrition coach: "I don't know what's wrong with me. I'm seriously eating so much healthier than I used to, but I just can't get this weight off."
Me: "Hmmm, ok tell me what your diet and workout routine are looking like."
Them: *Gives me a list of seemingly solid choices based off old fitness magazines, but includes a number of red flags*.
Me: "Got it, here's what we've got to do..."
So you want to lose weight, you're ready to take your fitness goals off the back burner, and kick your butt into gear. And low and behold, like an answer to your prayers, you see an ad for the newest diet that promises you'll drop 20 pounds in your first month, and all you have to do is (fill in the blank).
You've been here before. Sometimes the fill in the blank is simple and straight forward, like cutting out all added sugar. Sometimes it's gross like only drinking a concoction of lemon and cayenne...