As a health coach, I come across many clients who’re good at giving and doing for others, but not paying much attention to self-care to help deal with stress and busyness. So what is self care? Self care in essence is the mindful taking time to pay attention to YOU, not in a self-absorbed way, but in a way that nourishes YOU on as many levels as possible.
And I’m often asked what does that look like and how do you take care of yourself in order to...
We’ve all heard about the many conditions, where chronic inflammation plays a big role and has been attributed a significant tole in many conditions, such as heart disease, certain cancers, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and obesity.
This type of chronic inflammation is often hard to detect, it can go unnoticed for years, it causes cell damage and has a huge variety of triggers, such as environmental toxins, food sensitivities, UV radiation, medications, etc.
A huge part of being healthy, vibrant and energetic is how and what we eat. But the other part of how much we like ourselves is an inside job. The very thoughts and ideas we have about ourselves create an internal landscape that is hard to escape.
If I asked you: “How much do you like yourself” what would you say?
What are your thoughts about your body when you look in the mirror? Or step on the scale? Or eat? Or when you look at others?
Be honest, how do you talk to...
Let me dive into some practical action steps you can take right NOW, without buying another diet book or getting overwhelmed. My clients are busy, professional women who’re happy to do what it takes to reach their goals, not just for weight… but overall health. Setting up a healthy and well-grounded foundation for health is key, and it’s probably easier than you think.
Here’s what worked for them:
1. Stress can make it difficult to lose weight. Stress triggers the...
"When we get too caught up in the business of the world, we lose connection with one another- and ourselves" - Jack Canfield
In my practice I see a lot of clients who, in several ways, are disconnected from themselves. This often leads to: stress-, emotional- and over-eating because they have no other tools to deal with the daily stressors.
Mindfulness helps restore feelings of calm, focus and our inner connection with ourselves. It has the power to lower our heart rate and blood...
We all want to eat what we want, when and how much we feel like. Sadly, while this can be fun and delicious, it’s no the healthiest way to eat, especially if you have some weight to shed or health issues that need addressing.
Food has HUGE healing powers, especially when you eat foods that are supportive of your blood chemistry and health history but also whole, unprocessed and organic.
Trust me when I say: your body does NOT really want that bag of Doritos, or a few...
In my early days as a dieter I would embark on many diets, only to fail again and again. The thing I dreaded most was giving up my favorite foods, especially chocolate and cookies.
I would muscle through the dreadful weeks and suffer every day to reach my goal weight, only to go straight back to how I was eating before, just more of it. I was clearly making up for lost times and felt guilty yet couldn’t stop myself from uniting with my old friends chocolate and sugar.
Clearly, I was a...
6 tricks to easily reach your goal weight (or any goal)
Setting a goal is the first step to getting where you want to be. But getting there and staying true to your goal is a whole other story.
Having a clear plan and clarity of your motivators are key.
Be clear and specific about your goal, but also be reasonable so you can be successful and attain it. Set short term goals in addition to long term goals. Be realistic
Ok, let’s break this down.
Is your goal weight realistic & attainable?
Setting a goal weight is not always the easiest starting point on your weight loss journey.
We all have a certain number in our heads about what our ideal weight should be. Maybe it’s your weight when you were 25 years old? Or the number of pounds when you got married or before you had babies?
Maybe you’ve even done some calculations, based on your BMI, activity level and body fat percentages. Cool.
I'm going to let you in on a nutritional secret....
If you could take a wild guess, what would you say is best for your body:
Something man-made out of a package or something nature-gown and unprocessed?
Stupid question you say? Maybe…. Some of the processed & packaged foods we buy appear to be good for us, like a protein shake with all the good nutrition our bodies seem to need.
And then there’re other foods, that look good, nutritious and natural, like egg whites in a box,...