Why I Drink Coffee Only on the Weekends

Why I Drink Coffee Only on the Weekends

When I was in high school, I started to experience major stomach pains, like cramps but WORSE. It took months of doctor’s visits to figure out that these pains were symptoms of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). IBS is a disorder that affects the large intestine. It is pretty common but not everybody experiences severe symptoms. When they diagnosed me with IBS, I had no idea what it was or what I had to change about my diet. My doctor’s advice was to take a pill every day and eat more fruits and vegetables. I don’t remember how long I ended up taking that pill, but i know I stopped once I realized that taking a pill didn’t make sense.

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Listening to Your Body's Signals

Listening to Your Body's Signals

Following a diet plan may seem easier at first but eventually, you will find it difficult to avoid the foods that are a no-go on the diet. Your body will start to crave some of the foods you’ve been restricting most likely because it needs the nutrients found in those foods. The person who created the diet you are following probably does not know you or your body and following that diet is not sustainable in the long-run. The only way to ensure your body is thriving is getting to know how it speaks to you. Below are some signals that you can look for from your own body as you start to develop more intuitive eating habits.

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3 Realizations That Helped Me Heal

3 Realizations That Helped Me Heal

My weekends used to be spent researching recipes, grocery shopping, and meal planning. It took me hours to look up recipes and make grocery lists because I was so adamant about sticking to specific food rules. It took me almost all day on Sunday to meal prep because I wanted EVERYTHING I ate to be homemade. When I decided that I needed to change my mindset around food, I knew that planning my meals out to the hour every week was going to have to stop. I was going to have to understand my body’s signals and embrace intuitive eating. I’ve listed below some key realizations that helped me to embrace intuitive eating and work towards a life of food freedom.

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Why You're Craving "Junk" Food

Why You're Craving "Junk" Food

I’ve had a few people ask me if they will ever crave whole foods (protein, vegetables, fruit, basically anything unprocessed) when they begin to eat more intuitively. The short answer is YES because you will get to know your body and what helps it to thrive. When you follow food rules and are “made” to eat a certain way, you are going to crave the “forbidden” foods.

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Understanding Your Body

Understanding Your Body

I believe having food freedom is one of the best things in life for someone who used to be obsessed with dieting. However, I know that finding food freedom is a difficult journey and a hard concept to grasp when you are used to always having a diet plan. I think the reason that this journey is so difficult is because we have lost touch with understanding our bodies and what they need to thrive.

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Don't Diet in 2019

Don't Diet in 2019

As I’m writing this blog, it is the first Monday of 2019 and boy was it the Mondayest of Monday’s. Over the weekend, I went to the coffee shop (as usual) to get some work done. While at the coffee shop, I enjoyed a monster cookie (which if you don’t know contains all the good stuff…chocolate chips, M&M’s, peanut butter) with a side of coffee. As I was sitting at the table, enjoying my snack, I couldn’t help but think about all the people who were denying themselves of this type of food since the new year started.

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