Dive into my best tips for sustainable weight loss, vibrant health, and unstoppable body confidence.
Do you ever feel like your body has turned against you?
I know I have.
Through hypothyroidism, hashimotos, acne, leaky gut, SIBO, h pylori, mold, candida, and hair loss, my own health journey has felt like a torturous game of wack-a-mole. As soon as one symptom drops off another pops up, and it's been hard not to resent my body for it.
But if there's one thing I've learned as a functional nutrition practitioner and patient it's this: symptoms, be they fatigue, brain fog,...
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So much of our anxiety around food comes from inaccurate, incomplete, or outdated information.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.
Last week I was chatting with a new client who was struggling with a serious case of menopause belly.
You know that little (or not so little) tire of fat that forms around your midsection when you hit menopause that seems to defy the laws of weight loss??
The one that resists every diet attempt and workout routine? (Because hot flashes, low libido, and poor sleep aren’t bad enough, am I right??)
While I’m sure you’re familiar with the fact that hormonal changes...
We've all been there... you're so good all week, avoiding the vending machine, ordering salads for lunch, cooking healthy dinners, saying no to dessert, and then it finally arrives:
And you think to yourself...
I deserve this.
It's just one meal.
I'll get back on plan tomorrow.
This is the last time I'll have this for at least a week, better make it count.
And so you get the burger and fries. And the milkshake. And the soda. And the day is already ruined so that night you also...
Do you ever experience any of these symptoms? (I'm willing to place a large wager that your answer will be yes.)
Waking throughout the night
Irritability or anxiety
Borderline seems like an I'm-just-getting-older checklist, doesn't it? But just because an ailment is common or normal for you, doesn't mean it's actually normal.
So what do all of these symptoms have in common? They...
I've said it before and I'll say it a thousand more times...
In the game of health and weight loss, your mindset will fuck you up more than a cheat day ever will.
How you speak to yourself, how you perceive setbacks, how you think about obstacles, and what you focus on is the difference between you taking another step forward or quitting.
It's the difference between you staying consistent or swinging from one extreme to another.
It's the difference between you feeling grateful when you...
If I were to ask you how you unwind after a long, stressful day, what would your answer be?
For many of us, especially post-pandemic, the answer would be a glass of wine... or scotch... or whatever your drink of choice may be.
And here's the thing, if you're happy with your weight, your physical health, and your mental wellbeing, and you enjoy a cocktail every night, I say more power to you!
But most of us are not there.
Most of us are struggling with unwanted weight, anxiety, depression, gut...