Love the Skin You’re In With Intuitive Eating.

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I went on every diet.  The 4 season diet, clean eating, fit for life, your blood type, vegetarian, all carbs, all protein and no carbs, Atkins… You name it, I did it.

WHY?

Because I was not happy with my body.  You see I am 5’3″ and I was 130 lbs of almost all muscle. I am curvy and I didn’t like it. So I was always cleansing, dieting and yes lying to myself on many levels.

Here are THREE BIG FAT lies I told myself that kept me feeling like I wasn’t good enough.

  1. That my body was wrong.  – Let me explain, I made my body wrong for having thighs, for having strong shoulders, for being shorter than I wanted to be.  I made my body wrong for not looking like “her” – you get it…  The BIG problem with this MINDSET is that by doing this, I was telling my body to be wrong, and so the more I tried to do right for it (the diet’s) the more wrong it was.  You become what you believe.
  2. That a diet or workout plan was the answer… NOPE! Both are important to healthy living, we all need to move our bodies and eat great food.  However, I have found that real happiness with your body starts on the inside and is cultivated by great habits.
  3. My body doesn’t know – ONE of the BIGGEST gifts I ever gave my body was trust.  I began literally talking to it.  I know it sounds crazy but it is really brilliant.  Your body is your home and its walls do talk.  I began intuitive eating.  Asking my body what she wanted to eat, how much and how often.  I was amazed at what she craves and I have been to the doctors less, had to take fewer supplements and now feel connected, confident and at home in my skin.

A FEW THINGS that changed EVERYTHING!!! Now I am comfortable in my skin, don’t spend all my time worrying about food or when I get to workout next and I truly feel great!

I want this for you too – You can access a mini-training I have that will walk you though some of the area’s that have to be addressed in order to truly have a great relationship with your body.

Another thing I have been doing for a few years is intuitive eating. Your body is full of wisdom and is always working to bring you to balance, and health.  Here are 10 principles from the book Intuitive Eating, that you can follow. To get started –

 

Here are Evelyn Tribole’s (the author of Intuitive Eating) 10 principles of intuitive eating (and my personal tid bits about them):

1. Reject the Diet Mentality
Basically, stop following rules… and listen to your bodies cues.

2. Honor Your Hunger
Notice when you are hungry and when you are full. In the mini-course (get it here) we will talk more about how to do this with the 80-20 rule.

3. Make Peace with Food
ALL food can be good food. Especially, foods made complete in nature and not man made. Even yummy chocolate and sugary treats.

4. Challenge the Food Police

Even “healthy” foods can be not healthy.  Sugar-free is NOT free at all. Educate yourself on what works well with your body and what doesn’t in the Nourish YOU course I share with you a complete guide to finding your bodies personal blueprint to eating.

5. Respect Your Fullness
Again this is the 80-20 rule (get the mini-course here and let’s get started)

6. Discover the Satisfaction Factor of Eating
To round this out – basically if you are eating eat, and don’t do other things. Meaning, no tv watching, standing around and munching, working and eating… allow yourself to enjoy your food.

7. Honor Your Feelings Without Using Food
Emotional eating and triggers.  Awareness of when you do this and how you do this is key to understanding how to master this part of your relationship with food.

8. Respect Your Body

Knowing your personal body blueprint is key to understanding your body, (again, get the mini-course and let’s go deeper into this).

9. Exercise — Feel the Difference

I have found that everyone has a different design, so workouts that work for others may not work for you.  Ask yourself what you LOVED doing as a child and try that again.  Your body will thank you for it and you may even find yourself naturally releasing weight.

10. Honor Your Health
You will change and your needs will.  Your taste buds will as well.  Once you see yourself shifting, from age or taste, allow yourself too.  At different stages of life you will need different things. Listening to your bodies cue’s will be key to staying youthful, healthy and full of energy.

Register today and discover your bodies blueprint and intuitive eating here. 

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