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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Turn cravings to comfort.

Cravings and Candy

Change cravings to the comfort and pleasures of self-respect in 15 minutes. 

Every emotional dip on the roller coaster of living is a time of heightened cravings. Family and friends ask, what do you want? Our classic response is emotional, physical and social! When teased by sweets, we see food not only with our eyes, but also with our heart. Intuitive eaters use dignity to tune-in and trust their gut/heart response.

If you expect to be in a stressful eating environment, eat a hard boiled egg before you go out. It will take the edge off of your hunger, provide healthy protein and is an easy way to know you're in control of what you eat.

Did you know it takes a full 15 minutes for your brain to know that your stomach has had a sweet treat?  Use that 15 minutes to give yourself times to socialize or relax! This way you will give your head time it needs recognizes if you still are physically craving sweets. What will happens during the 15 minutes is, your other priorities will become exciting. Try it! You will be surprised.  

You might just eat 1/2 of what you crave and then use the 15 minute rule before you go for more. During your 15 minutes, imagine how you feel when you take control of your choices. You feel pretty good!  When you're hit with emotional stress, keep an open mind, stay clear about what matters to you. 

Everyone is unique. Eating is a personal experience. Trust your physical process to be the best you can be. Acknowledge cravings and stay clear about what matters to you in the long run at the same time. Eat less, taste more because you can. While you eat a piece of chocolate, be sure to really taste and enjoy it. Make your senses and loving your body a priority when you eat. 

The difference between intuitive eating and eating 'unhealthy' cravings is, you feel good about yourself an hour after you eat with dignity. When bullied by emotional eating demands, you feel lousy about yourself an hour later.

You can balance what you crave with what you need. Eating a square of chocolate because it makes you feel good and you like the way it tastes, is healthy. Chocolate is an anti-oxident. Your body uses anti oxidents help to clean pollution from your system.  Craving to eat something can mean that your body needs it. Yes, even chocolate!  You can work with and satisfy your body by trusting what you sense in your gut.  

Social, emotional needs, and physical needs are equally important. We all crave and need respect and affection.  The first person to get if from is you. Respond to your needs by going after what you really want. Make yourself happy

Learn more practical tips for eating intuitively, by knowing  how to take control of what pushes your buttons with Am I Really Hungry - 6th sense eating. As always, feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions! You are amazing.
Trust your process. 
Intuitively you know what makes you feel good.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Sensual Connection

Everything you sense connects with what you feel, what you know and what you want. Think with your senses and feel with your mind. Don't be a slave to diet dogma. Learn to eat intuitively and watch your body respond. 

You want to have a certain look. You need to eat, too! What's the connection?  It's you! What you sense is your connection.  Notice what you notice to connect with what feels good.

When you feel good about yourself, it's easier to have patience with your eating choice. Feeling good tunes you into being kind to yourself.  It's how you give yourself permission to be your best.
Intuitive eating is all about you. Being unhappy with the way you look means it's time to change the way you treat yourself. Notice what you notice.
  • Binging is a way of beating yourself up.  It's like banging your head against the wall.
  • Rushing through a meal is like inhaling calories. When you rush, your body doesn't have time to feel full.
  • Sneaking a bag of cookies is like poisoning yourself. It's doing to yourself the opposite of what will make you feel good.
You deserve to feel respect. The first person you need to get it from is you! 
  • Eat for energy or do not eat.  This is different from eating just because you're hungry. Try it!
  • Share the pleasure of eating. When you really like what you're eating, pause to taste it better. Then, talk about the satisfaction you feel.
  • At parties, put something you don't like on your plate. Instead of eating, carry it around and talk to people. BUT don't talk about food or eating. Parties are for feeding social hunger. Don't let food get in the way of finding social satisfaction.
Still not happy with what you see in the mirror?  Be happy.
  • Wear a different color.
  • Smile at yourself.
  • Vow to respect your body and your heart at the same time. Since your body is the home of your heart, this makes a lot of sense.
If you feel like you've gained weight, you can be sure you're gained some bad habits. Bad habits are often created by stress.  Take the pressure off by giving yourself a chance to eat intuitively. Time is your tool. Take time to notice what makes you feel good about yourself.
  • Eat less, chew more.
  • Take control by being kind to yourself.
  • Recognize self-defeating eating habits and decide you've had enough!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Eating With Patience

Do you eat fast? Do you know why?
Every day someone mentions to me the difficulty of being patient with themselves. 

We only live this life once. Dig-in to food with passion. Tune-in to flavor. How you eat is a mirror of how deeply you taste life. How hungry are you? 

Eating is intuitive; you eat to survive. By using patience to notice taste and smell, you will find self-control that leads to satisfaction. Intuitive eating  is an easy sensual flow of anticipation and connection. 

Everything in our lives and bodies has cycles. Eating really fast means we miss the point, which is to find pleasure with our senses at the same time we nourish our body. When we tune in to flavor, texture, scent and size of what we're eating, our mind calibrates pace.  

What you sense keeps you on track. Studies done by The HeartMath Institute show that our heart and brain are in constant communication. As you eat with patience, you naturally eat less. Sensual intuitive eating is your connection with self-control. 

People who devour their meals, are often responding to social pressure or unconscious fears. Fear and pressure make us needy. Being needy reveals fear that we call insecurity. Insecurity turns into a need to devour. 

Tuning-in to your senses, by using patience when you eat, changes fear to self-respect

The fact is, the only thing we control is how we think. When you notice what you sense, you are thinking with your senses. People who eat without tasting and only stop when they notice the plate is empty, are not in touch with their sensuality. 

Our senses keep us connected with physical reality we need to understand patience. Patience is the door to the house that is your soul, where you care about your body. The key to the door is simply to trust what your sense. Do this when you eat by noticing how the food tastes and smells. 

Patience is an intuitive filter that guides you to honor yourselfAnimals devour, Gods celebrate. Celebrate your life by tasting what you eat, seeing who you love and trusting the rhythm of your heart. Tune-in to what you sense and let sensuality set your pace. 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

6th sense eating

6th sense eating is a collaboration of your body with your head, heart and mind. It's using the truth you can see, taste, smell and feel to notice what you notice and tune-in to what feels good to you. 

Don't be trapped by a diet. Instead, find ways to feel good and feel dignified at the same time. Sensual intuitive eating is the natural way to think creatively about your needs. There are smart options everywhere. Think for yourself. Only you know what feels good. 

 Here's part of a list called 27 Easy Ways to Eat Healthier on Stumble Upon .
  • make healthy 3-ingredient pancakes:  bananas, eggs + peanut butter
  • make shakes with dates instead of sugar
  • use fruit instead of syrup on top of pancakes
  • spread avocado instead of mayo to moisten sandwich
  • bake zucchini instead of french fries
  • freeze grapes for snacks instead of candy
  • use yogurt instead of mayo in salads
  • dip in Greek yogurt instead of sour cream
  • sprinkle with nutritional yeast instead of cheese
  • use potatoes instead of cream in soup
  • use liquid aminos instead of cheese on pasta
  • add grains to chili instead of meat
  • make meatballs with oats instead of bread crumbs 
It’s easy to combine the simplicity of what you sense, the honesty of what you feel with your mind, and the anchor of what you know from experience, to be a 6th sense eater. Living well requires us to taste our dreams, inhale our desires and roll with our moments. If you feel frustrated around eating, then it may be a result of over-thinking. Learn to think with your senses and feel with your mind. Be liberated by being true to yourself.  It's simple.

Know yourself better: Intuitive Thinking

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” ~ Mark Twain.


Saturday, January 17, 2015

Got time?

Got time? I don't know anyone who feels they have enough time. 

Eating seems to be something people jam in, almost without thinking.The idea of healthy eating feels like an added time-consuming burden. When we weigh the results of bad eating habits at the scale, it's obvious that healthy eating habits can save time.
  • Intuitive eating is eating to please your body, your palate, and your frame of mind. It's intuitive to seek the best quality of life. Make things easy when it comes to eating and maintaining your weight. Eating breakfast brings the feeling of getting more time by starting your day with a rhythm of purpose. Begin by noticing what you notice.
    • Give yourself a solid foundation by eating breakfast.
    • Use the time, while you eat each morning, to notice how your body feels, how your clothes fit, and to think about what makes you happy. 
    • By eating breakfast, you won't need to take time to snack during the morning and you won't have a mid-morning dip in energy to slow you down. 
    • Importantly, by having breakfast, you won't need to gorge at lunchtime.
Does lunch or dinner turn into business meetings? Talking more means eating less. Having breakfast, protects you from excess hunger and excess weight.You have more time to do business, gossip or generally socialize. By feeding your body a solid foundation at the start of the day, you have time to feed your social, personal and professional needs without the distraction of hunger.
Try these suggestions to make time feel lighter:
  • Breakfast:  
    • No-cook overnight oatmeal is easy to make in advance and is fortifying in the morning. Add some orange juice to create a power breakfast. 
  • Lunch:
    • If you skimp on breakfast and are 'starved' for lunch, take a few deep breaths to remember that hunger comes from your body, not your mind. 
      • Have a protein-packed sandwich. This can be cheese, steak, fish, tofu or any kind of burger. Take just one bite and put it down on the plate. Chew, swallow and take a drink of water. 
      • Often, when we're 'starving', our body is really thirsty. Water has zero calories and it's what your body wants. Do this with every bite and you will have eaten a quick and satisfying, hearty lunch.
    • If you have a salad for lunch, remember to take the dressing on the side. 
      • Dressing often makes salads high calorie, so be stingy with it. Once you add any dressing, toss your salad before you eat it. You will be amazed at how little is required to get the 'taste.' Even with a salad, your body needs water. Water helps burn calories by lubricating your metabolism.
  • Dinner
    • If you are going to eat, you must taste what's on the plate. This sensual experience automatically will help you eat less.
      •  What you choose to eat should be balanced and visually appealing.The point is to enjoy the taste and give your body fuel. 
      • If you have no time, cut your portions in half.  Then, follow the same process as outlined for lunch:  take a bite, put your fork down and take a swallow of water. Eating less means less calories, and drinking some water between bites means you are less likely to have indigestion. 
Intuitive eating is being kind to yourself by protecting your body.  Give yourself some time. Learn to use intuitive tools to change your habits into free time. Learn to drink water when you eat because it has no calories, helps you feel full, and your body needs it.

"Getting my lifelong weight struggle under control has come from a process of treating myself as well as I treat others in every way."   Oprah Winfry
Download  Am I Really Hungry? 6th Sense Diet to learn tips and tricks for eating intuitively.