Last week, I hopped on a Instagram live with my great mate and buddying Coach, Jess Silsby. Since we love to chat about all things women and food, we thought we’d hit record and for the first of a series of conversations.
First up, we're covering 2 mindset shifts to overcome challenges with food.
Jess and I have trodden similar paths of restrictive diets in our early 20’s, then later moved to more sophisticated, sneaky diets like detoxes, cleanses and sugar quitting.
In this video we chat about how to be ‘normal’ around food again and letting go of the dieting mind.
Watch the video below to hear us chat about;
- why food challenges are a symptom, not the problem and
- why you can’t ‘fail’ with food.
1. Food challenges are a symptom:
Different food challenges we can experience; emotional eating, binge eating, preoccupation with food, food stress, guilt.
Reframing these challenges as a symptom, not the problem and why this is the simplest way to begin to feel freedom and trust around food again.
Why our food stuff is rarely even about food itself.
2. You can’t fail with food:
- Why food rules, and labelling foods "good" and "bad" will just keep you stuck for longer.
Why “being bad” with food is rarely a willpower problem.
How you can drop unhelpful personal judgments and see your 'failures' as an opportunity for personal growth and feedback.
I get together with Coach, Jess Silsby to chat about why food challenges are a symptom, not the problem and why you can’t ‘fail’ with food.
A breakfast idea that combines smoothie and egg to make a simple pancake... a green smoothie pancake!
Finding the real reason why you feel so preoccupied with food all the time.
My intention for these posts is to give you an example of how I make decisions around food that is right for me, and in turn, pave the way for you to get curious about what right for your body.
This bread happened following a late-lock out Sunday morning yoga class. Since I was up early, I turned home and made a loaf of pea & ham bread which turned out beautifully.
If you told yourself you could have anything you want, would you just totally go-to-town on cake, cookies, pizza and all the bad foods? I can hear you say YES, 1000% I would lose control!
In this recipe, I use fats of nuts, oils, coconut cream and flakes that naturally clench taste buds and make for a highly satisfying and nourishing dessert.
By occasionally colouring outside the lines we can sustain long-term habits and behaviours. We’re missing the point when all we focus on is food groups, calorie counting, and proportion control.
I called it 'coffee defeat' and took myself home to whip up what I know and love: Turmeric Home Brew Coffee
A homemade batch of cookies with the perfect balance of savoury-sweet! An easy whip of tahini-caramel and chocolate nibs defying the all original choc-chip cookie.