Hiyyaa! It’s been a while since you’ve seen a real blog post from me, huh? I love writing and sharing my health coaching wisdom with you, I have just been juuuuuust a bit preoccupied with my newly launched course and its success!! Today, we are going to talk about why you prefer Haagen Dazs, Ben&Jerry (oh, who am I kidding) and why PMS is indeed a justification for your next pint. I’m kidding! Let’s talk about how to manage your cravings without harming your neighbors.
You may not even want to hear the words “weight loss” at the moment because all you can focus on is Thanksgiving dinner coming up, and then the smell of Christmas cookies is overwhelming you. There are a reason and rhyme to why I wanted to talk to you about this exactly now. If you’re thinking “I’ll start when…
Are you tired of diets, hours in the kitchen, figuring out what’s healthy to eat to lose a few pounds?
Gluten has got a bad rap in the last decade. In fact, you can interpret it many ways. Gluten is bad for you, and they say gluten is not bad unless you are one of the rare few that have celiac (gluten intolerance disease). Let’s be honest, they (doctors, researchers, food enthusiasts) say exactly the same things about wine, chocolate, and life in general in the media and research. The wine has antioxidants and is good for you – but wine is alcohol (neurotoxin), addictive, poisonous, and evil. The research shows both sides of the argument, and then everything is covered by an “everything is good in moderation” hat. Everyone is happy and likes that hat because it puts the blame on someone else. Then we can go our ways and interpret “the facts” just the way we want.
Now, where is the truth though when it comes to gluten? Is a gluten-free diet a myth? Is gluten-free diet a myth that needs to be busted?
What comes to your mind when you hear the words “body transformation”? Do you visualize the “before and after” pictures you can see scrolling through your social media feed? Do you think of the participants of “The Biggest Loser ?” Or do you wish YOU had a body transformation, but you seem to be stuck in the vicious circle of trying to lose weight, lean out, build muscle, get healthier? Whether you want to learn how to cook healthier meals, compete in Tough Mudder, or run a 5K, there is always a body transformation you wish for. It will be something you want: your body changing its shape or your mental and emotional health getting more stable. It can be the part of you that is responsible for spirituality and connection with others. All of these complete the transformation within you.
Can you pass a bakery department at a grocery store peacefully? Does your heart race a little? Do you go “just to have a look”? Many of us are cookie monsters! Luckily for us, more and more health and nutrition trends say that sugar addiction is a real thing. I know you may not want to hear that, but the fact is… obesity rates and type 2 diabetes rates are climbing exponentially, and sugar addiction is part of the problem. Sugar detoxes, 21-day sugar detoxes, and “minimizing it” works for some, usually for a short period of time. Do you have a sugar addiction you’d like to overcome?
Low-fat foods became dominant in the stores in the last few decades. We forget that our moms and dads were not concerned about eating low-fat, though. They ate plenty of vegetables, put butter on the meat, and limited processed foods. Some people call low-carb, and high fat diets a fad. Some people do not even want to hear about increasing their fat intake. The rhetoric against fat is so ingrained, that some people cannot even consider any alternative methods.