Outstanding post from Abby Langer Nutrition on the concept of "normal eating". Check this out and take some time to reflect on your methods, and your relationship with food. We can tell a lot by how we feel coming in to a meal, and following one. Spend some time today listening to your inner dialogue around your meals today. You might be surprised at how much anxiety is surrounding your eating habits. You deserve better!
Check this link out to learn more about intuitive eating and how it is fundamental to getting a handle on your health and fitness... I will be referencing this concept in upcoming posts, so I hope you will take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with this valuable concept!
It's not your weight that is disrupting how you feel about yourself. When you try to tackle your health with weight loss/a "bikini body"/a certain size or look as your primary goal, you are overlooking some of the most important aspects of health. A narrow, aesthetics-based goal can only take you so far. Fueling your body with foods that make you feel good, and working hard to build a mindset that focuses on love and self-acceptance are key to developing goals that will give you long term health and success. Take a few minutes today to examine your fitness goals and motivations. Do they come from a place of negativity, or feeling poorly about yourself and about how you look? If so, it's time to regroup!!!
This. Your body has organs that are meant to do all of the things that people are trying to tell you that you need an expensive product to do. No. "If your liver isn't working, you need a hospital." Yes.
Much credit to Destroyed by Science for this beauty!
I will have to check the date on this, but this is outrageous. This is just one example that speaks to the challenge of battling obesity, particularly in childhood, when a family's access to nutritious food options is so limited. This should be unacceptable to all of us in 2016.
A great reminder that healthy has so many different looks! Focusing on what your body can DO is the perspective shift that could truly propel you forward.
These are some great points about why these many fads, including juicing, are at best, useless, and worse, harmful. MBHF promotes eating a variety of foods, with an emphasis on the nutrient rich ones, moving your body often, in ways that make you happy, and taking care of your emotional self. Juicing and cleanses and wraps and shakes and patches and any of the other plethora of things that show up in your newsfeed everyday, don't fit into that equation.
Childhood obesity rates in our country are truly sobering. Models exist internationally that could help turn the tide here in the U.S. We have to start somewhere. Food education is an incredibly important step.
Planning meals ahead of time almost always makes it easier to make choices that nourish us and feel good. These are some great recipes that freeze well, and can be easily reheated on a busy evening. Yum!
This. This this this. So much this. Many thanks to www.mariabascetta.com for putting this incredibly important message into words. "Fat" is not a feeling! You may be feeling lots of things about yourself and your health, and those feelings are incredibly important and worth exploring, but "fat" is not a feeling. Who you are as a person has nothing to do with your body's relationship with gravity. If you have ever looked at yourself in the mirror and said something that you would never say to a friend, take five minutes now, read this, and SHARE.