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!
We all know that the quality of the food we consume greatly affects how we feel, our weight and of course, our overall health.
But have you considered that beyond the nutrients, there are other factors that influence the energy we receive from the food we consume?
4 Hidden Factors Affecting the Quality of Your Food
1. The Cook's Mood
There is a great magical realism book (adapted to a movie in 1992) from the Mexican author
Laura Esquivel called Like Water for Chocolate.
In it, the protagonist’s emotions become infused into her cooking, transmitting her feelings to everyone that eats her food. If Tita was feeling loved, everyone felt her passion. When she was sad, the tears that slipped into her stews made everyone cry.
We might not be living in a mystical Mexican village but – just like Tita – the energy a cook has
while preparing the food can affect how you receive and process it.
You can test this by consciously observing the...