Today I am coming to you from my porch with an impromptu video for you.
It’s a little vulnerable sharing this because I’m not polished or rehearsed, but I think the message is important.
So often we see people doing yoga, showing off their toned abs, or morning smoothie on instagram and think that getting the body we want is all about doing things perfectly OR that people who do reach their goals have some superpower that prevents them from having to struggle as much as we do.
The truth is, getting up and making a smoothie every day, avoiding the candy dish at the office, and soaking the damn beans, cooking quinoa etc etc is not always easy.
And it’s not because the technical piece is tricky, and I honestly don’t think healthy eating or cooking needs to be hard.
What IS challenging though is doing all those things when you are tired, stressed, overwhelmed or in the midst of a MONSTER craving and can’t seem to win the internal battle with the baked goods staring at you from behind the glass at your favorite bakery or grocery store.
In this video I show you exactly how I get myself out of a binge and turn things around when all I want is sugar, fat and carbs.
I hope you can use the strategy I outline in the video as a lifeline when you find yourself in one of those “aw f$*# it” moments where you could care less about kale, whole grains, and carrots and you just want to eat ALL the things…NOW.
I also want to say that if your current eating behaviors feel way out of control and slowing down, going easy on yourself, and mixing in some soul food doesn’t cut it just yet, DO NOT give up hope.
Finding peace in our eating habits and freedom in your relationship with food takes time. Start practicing these tools and little by little you will notice that things start to shift.
There is an incredible magic in releasing the judgement about what you are doing and simply allowing yourself some space to move through it.
I’d Love to hear from you…
In the comments below I’d love to hear your feedback – is this type of video helpful for you? Do you ever find that when you start eating sugar, bread, or junk-y foods you crave more of them and have a hard time stopping?
Is this NOT an issue for you right now? If so, do you have some tips or tricks that you use that you’d be willing to share?