“What can I do to get my 10 year-old to eat a little bit healthier, to eat a balanced diet? Is it too late for a 10 year-old?”
Let's start off with this, it's never too late to eat healthy. Take a deep breath and repeat, it’s not too late.
Even better, you can make it fun by learning about and trying new foods as a family!Read more...
Stress wreaks havoc on your digestion and gut health. For many of you, you've dealt with stress from a young age. Not to mention food choices in your family may have been less than ideal.
The summer months are filled with cookouts, parties, grab and go foods, and vacations. You may be feeling like a gut reset is in order.
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Starting a mindfulness practice doesn’t have to be mystical or elusive.
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This is in no way supposed to be funny. I really am serious. Sugar is a drug and sugar is addictive.
Just read this for more information about how sugar acts in the body.
I remember as a kid eating sugar out f the sugar bowl as a kid. Instant boost!
Now, as an adult, I've realized that I'm a binge eater and also I have bad withdrawals. When my blood sugar drops, I get angry! I've seen this in my daughter as well.
So, with other addictions you cannot have any of said substance or you'll go back to dependency. I've found this to be true for me. If I have sweet treats in my house, I can't stay away from them. Holidays are the hardest because I overeat and I can't stop.
Of course abstinence is the best option, but I want to have some treats as long as I'm being intentional. I've found the best thing for me is to have rules.
That's why I've found Intermittent Fasting (IF) to be the best for me. I can have a sweet treat everyday and then not overindulge. I'm not spiking my blood sugar all day long and some days I don't even crave anything anymore. I don't usually eat before 11 am so it works well for me to have a late afternoon treat or a dessert.
On days that are special or a day that I fall off the bandwagon, I don't blame, shame, or have guilt anymore. Eating should not be linked to stress because that leads to horrible changes in the body as far as energy and hormones. This can further lead to weight gain and inflammation.
That's why my course doesn't restrict all sugar. Restrictive diets leave us feeling shame and guilt and we often just fall back to old habits. We need to reduce the cravings and enjoy sweets and carbs in moderation. Our thought patterns around food need to be positive and I include daily affirmations to reinforce this. My course will have you developing new patterns and new food choices so that it becomes a lifestyle not a diet! One of my favorite affirmations from the course is "I can make mistakes and be OK."
Read this for more on the psychology.
Want a detox course that you can do anytime you want?
It's designed to be done several times throughout the year so you can make incremental changes and build new habits. I also have a FB group to help with accountability. It's super affordable because everyone needs this course sometime!
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