Fear can be scary, I’m not even going to lie.
What I can say about fear – or any other emotion for that matter – is that you can SHIFT how you PERCEIVE it in order to make it more manageable.
Fear comes in many shapes and forms; from fear of rejection or failure to fear of not being good enough or being embarrassed.
Maybe trying out new things makes you break out into a cold sweat, maybe the Psycho theme song plays in your head every time you see the scale… Whatever triggers that uncomfortable emotion in you, I am here to tell you, you can look at it another way.
When your trigger pops up and you feel afraid, how about instead of cowering, shutting down or looking the other way, you face it head on?
Making fear your FRIEND is one of the most powerful behaviors you can incorporate into your life.
This not only goes for weight loss, but for anything else that you struggle with, be it your job, your romantic relationships or standing up for yourself...
So many women have been taught that healthy weight loss has to involve a harsh diet loaded with restrictions, deprivation, discipline, oh and a side of guilt.
Often, when we're trying to lose weight, we're trained to ONLY focus on cutting down calories and increasing exercise.
However, if we focus all our energy in this one area, it can actually make it MORE DIFFICULT to release the excess weight permanently.
As a Healthy Lifestyle Coach, I'm here to show you how you can lose weight naturally, Through healthy habits including clean eating, movement, and most importantly— getting to the root of our unhealthy cravings— women are able to release weight they've been holding onto for years.
The truth is, following an impossible set of restrictions for the rest of your life might produce quick results, but it's scientifically proven to be unsustainable long-term.
After all, more often than not, most women whose goal is weight loss, and who...
So many people believe that in order to achieve healthy weight loss, they have completely give up the things they love, their guilty pleasures like wine and chocolate.
Well guess what:
I'm a transformational health coach, and I love dark chocolate, salty potato chips, and a good cabernet sauvignon.
Shocking, I know!
This "all or nothing" approach does nothing but creates impossible standards that set us up for guilt, shame, and disappointment.
Here are my top 3 secrets to a healthy, balanced lifestyle:
1. The 80/20 Rule
A lot of people think that in order to be healthy, you have to aim to eat perfectly 100% of the time.
But in my training and experience, it's more like an 80/20 rule.
80% of the time I try to eat seasonal, mostly plant-based whole food meals that nourish my body.
20% of the time I don't worry about what I'm eating and I just enjoy life.
80% of the time I try to eat home cooked food.
20% of the time I order whatever I want!