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 love this interview I did on the Healthspace podcast as it provides a great outline for what intuitive eating is and how using internal body cues of hunger, fullness and satisfaction to guide your eating (instead of diets) rebuilds body wisdom and trust.
Client: I've noticed a pattern where I will binge eat, sleep it off or numb by watching TV, social media, etc for the day. It sounds so simple in theory to journal, or get fresh air but in reality, my default is to just reach for the ice cream and sit in front of the TV. How do you go about dealing with hard emotions without self-sabotaging the process?
Most people I meet assume a health coach helps people lose weight and get healthy with meal plans or new diet.
But in reality, most of my clients are already health-conscious, they’re not afraid of a chia seed pudding, and they probably switched to almond mylk years ago. What they struggle with is their relationship with food and body.
In this video, I chat with buddying coach and friend, Jess Silsby about how to let go of the safety net of 'diets' and learn to eat more intuitively. We talk about what it means to “reject the diet mentality”, what does a healthy relationship with food actually look like?
In this audio, I chat with Shreen El Masry, Body Positive Personal Trainer, about our shared views of the problematic side of “on & off the wagon” eating and if not dieting then what? The first step to breaking the diet-binge cycle.
Why you don’t need to change your body for your wedding. My experience of getting “wedding ready” and dealing with the pressure to diet and lose weight.
What is Intuitive Eating and how it’s different to dieting? In this video we talk about what “listening to your body” really means and give you 3 tangible ways to practice so you can leave the chocolate bar in your bag (because you just don’t feel like it anymore!)
A video blog with 3 tips to normalise your eating habits and how your past dieting experiences may be getting in the way.
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!