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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Is Eating Self-Control a Myth?

Your body controls itself and has complete control over how fast it burns fat.

If you want to trim some pounds or take control of eating, tune-in to your body.

If you force yourself to lose weight, you are violating natural physical laws. Your body will rebel by holding on to fat. The path for physical self-control is to connect with your needs by being patient with yourself. Use dignity and your 5 senses to be clear about what feels right. 
Using a book or diet method to force yourself into 'healthy' eating misses the point of noticing what your body needs. There is no such thing as 'one size fits all' eating. Everyone's body is unique.
'Self-control' imposed by ideas or rules feels like a threat to your body. That kind of self-control is a myth. Feeling threatened puts your body in the survival mode where there is no self-control.
  • Everyone is physically programmed for survival. That's why your body can force you to eat, breathe or sleep. 
  • Your body is designed hold on to fat any time it decides that being fat is the best way to keep you safe. That's what ultimately decides how much you weigh - not your conscience, a diet program or a book. 
For genuine eating self-control, get to know your body. Tune in with your senses and notice what you notice. You will discover you abuse your body. That is something you can control. Use intuitive eating to enhance your observations. The better you know yourself, the more automatic it becomes to eat in sync with the body you want.

Take a deep breath today and realize that your body is talking to you.
Begin this way:
  • Be picky. Nourish your body every day by only eating what you really want. 
  • Be personal. Listen with your senses to your heart and body. Respond to your needs.
  • Take charge. Visualize and imagine your healthy fit body, exactly the way you want to look and feel before you get out of bed in the morning and before every meal. 
  • Feed that body.
Learn how to tune-in to your body by using your senses. Learn to understand your eating needs. Download: Am I Really Hungry? 6th sense diet : intuitive eating. You'll be happy you did!



Sunday, October 19, 2014

Speed and Eating

Speed makes us lose our edge. Eating fast ignores your body's natural timing by bypassing enzymes in the mouth. Speed eating is what animals do who fear for their lives. Do you eat fast because you are afraid? Slow down and breathe more. You are stronger than fear.

Speed kills the pleasure of eating. Let's be honest here. Do you really get enough pleasure in your life? If not, then eat slower by chewing more and learn to savor the pleasure of flavor with your tongue. Chewing more has its benefits. When you really taste your food, you eat less! Nice.

There was a diet fad in the late 19th century that promoted chewing more to lose weight. Chewing more slows down how fast we eat, which in our busy lives means we eat less. Studies show "those who chew more consume 12% less food". Research shows that cutting 12% calorie consumption can lead to losing 25 pounds in a year. Not bad.  
Use curiosity and self-respect to protect yourself from speed eating.
Talking more at mealtime is another way to slow down how fast you eat. Be social! We're entering a season of parties where eating slowly and enjoying the experience of tastes is an easy way to protect you from putting on pounds.
Everyone is concerned about maintaining health and weight during the party season. Pause between bites and talk more to others to feed emotional and social hunger. Here are some food facts about healthy eating to start conversations. 
Did you know?
Chocolate: dark (at least 60%) is best for health; enjoy a few bites.
Nuts: just a small handful, well chewed, gives us long-term energy.
Pumpkin & Sweet Potatoes:  are mega vitamins for our immune system.
Pomegranate:  is an anti-inflammatory that benefits the nervous system & inhibits tumor cell growth.
Cinnamon: helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels and is also anti-bacterial
Cranberries: are high in vitamin C; eat in moderation.
Nutmeg:  in small amounts can enhance sleep and regulate anxiety.
Brussels Sprouts: protect against cancer.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Plan for Eating Self-Control

The holiday season is in front of us. There will be parties, stress and eating temptation.
Let this plan become your habit and enjoy the season. 
  • Be curious with your heart and your head.
  • Ignore the ‘inner baby’ who just wants to eat. That inner baby is unhappy and a bully.
  • Take control of holiday eating by being loyal to your heart.
  • When an eating choice doesn’t feel good, it’s bad. 
  • Trust your gut.
The holiday season is coming. Use intuition to take control of eating choices.
Curiosity is the natural intuitive search for comfort, understanding and stimulation.  Loyalty is the guideline for intuitive self-respect. Together, they are your plan for eating self-control.

Be curious. Demand, expect and create the quality of life you want by sensing what will work for you. Don’t deny your pleasures. Instead, take control by eating in moderation. This holiday season:
  • Check in with your heart and curiosity to stay in control of smart choices.
  • Spend time satisfying social hunger by talking, dancing and catching up with old friends.
Streamline your life by knowing that when you are at parties, you can use curiosity to:
  • Eat less, but eat variety.
  • Take 'tastes' and savor them.
  • Pause to notice what you eat.
Use loyalty to
  • Notice your body and heart. Trust your intuition.   
  • Ignore your ‘inner baby’ emotions.
  • Stay in tune with your gut. 
Mini Cheese Ball Bites ~ easy appetizers featuring dried cranberries, blue cheese, toasted pecans, and pretzel skewersKeep intuitive tips, tricks and techniques on your phone 24/7 for support.   


Use curiosity and self-respect to get rid of guilt and end binging.

Notice what you notice with your senses.


Be loyal to you to avoid emotional eating


Be curious. Be loyal to you. Have fun!