You are sabotaging your weight loss and here is why.
What to do when all you wanna do is eat - Part deux
I was talking with someone the other day about what it is that keeps us stuck, way longer than we should be. What is it that stops us from making the changes we so desire?
For years it seemed like no matter what I tried or how many attempts I made, failure became the norm.
What to do when all you wanna do is eat.
Last week we talked about how much our emotions drive our daily choices and habits when it comes to food and the way we eat.
However, emotions are not the only reason we find it hard to put down the fork long after we are full. Certain foods themselves have a mighty control over our inability to say enough is enough, despite how hard we try to stop.
You don't need another diet, and here's why.
Only once we truly understand what drives us to eat, are we then able to change the behavior. If we are not just eating to simply fuel our body, then we need to go within in and find out why we are eating beyond hunger.
Three scary reasons why you might not be losing weight
Sometimes the path towards food freedom can feel more like a tightrope; fearful that the slightest shift will send us flying off course.
In our attempt to resolve our issues and strained relationship with food, we often feel the only answer is to create maximum restraint over ourselves and our environment. Unfortunately, living under this level of control only sets us up for inevitable failure and ultimately damages our self-esteem and confidence.
What's your late night binge personality type?
Have you ever notice when you want something big, you initially get super excited with the thought of having it. But then when you actually take a minute to think about what it would take to get it, or how it might drastically change your current situation - you slowly start to fill with fear and dread, and before long the excitement you once had, has faded away and you begin to give up on the idea altogether.
Why willpower sucks when it comes to losing weight.
We've all been there before - It's late at night our day is done, and although you should be getting ready for bed, you find ourselves staring deep into the cupboards and fridge like a hungry raccoon searching for some tasty treat. Before you know it, you are in full-blown late night binge mode, stuck without an off switch.
Winner winner plant-based dinner - How whole foods win when it comes to weight loss
Your brain is more powerful than any choice you may have when it comes to getting its way. It has figured out what foods it feels are best for your survival, and it will do whatever it has to, to get these foods.
Are your emotions choosing what you eat - How to stop emotional eating
Just because something is edible does not remotely make it nutritious for you in any way. Foods or "fake foods" as I like to call them have been designed to be as hyperpalatable (meaning super addictive) as possible to get you hooked and coming back for more. You are literally paying to buy junk that is gonna keep you trapped and prevent you from losing weight.
Why is losing weight so damn hard - The number one thing that's stopping you.
For many of us, it's not as simple as just changing the foods we eat to lose weight. When we use food in ways other than its intended use, we first need to look into the "why" behind the reasons we do this before we can make the changes we need to make.
Stop counting calories - Why what you eat matters more.
If you're reading this I'm guessing you can relate and have also tried it all. It wasn't until years later, and after tons of research, education and personal growth and development did I finally find an answer.
Putting yourself last - How making others happy, could be making you sick.
Think about a time you have gone on a binge, have you ever binged on kale. Have you ever said omg I am so craving a huge bowl of kale right now. I’m going to go out on a limb right now and say, I don’t think so.
Is addiction normal - Why binge eating is part of human nature.
My constant need to make others happy was taking a massive toll on me, and I was paying for it with my physical and mental wellbeing. With my health and happiness at an all-time low, I knew I needed a change In a big way.
Are you addicted to food - What happens when food stops being your friend.
Listen, the fact that you could easily be happy and satisfied eating chips and chocolate all day, while binge-watching Netflix and only getting up to get a refill or pee; is not your fault.
Can you really trust your own thoughts? How your beliefs affect your weight loss.
As I moved into my mid 20’s and as drugs and alcohol moved out of my life, I soon would find a new friend to keep me company and comfort me in times of need. That new friend was FOOD.
What's the scoop on poop - How to fix your bathroom troubles.
The pressure to live up to all these cluttered beliefs can feel like an impossibly daunting task, with no end in sight. For a lot of us, life seems to be more of a coping act than a joy-filled experience.
Learn how to truly care for yourself from the inside out.
Why is it when it comes to talking about poop we completely shut down and get so embarrassed.
Go beyond the bubble baths and face masks and find out the real meaning of self-care.