What is your relationship with food and body?
I know, it may sound like a weird question...but, I'd gather you already know I like to ask weird questions.
Or, might you say I ask questions that make you think outside the box?
Let's just say we all have some type of relationship with food and body. If that's the case, what would yours be?
On and off
Guilt or shame ridden
I bet you thought I was asking about your intimate relationship, huh? LOL
But..."How we do anything, is how we do everything."
Or, let me ask you this way. Do you:
Your favorite "check-out" and engage in food
Say you shouldn’t be eating these foods because they will make you fat
You tell yourself to exercise after eating a meal or maybe after a holiday
You're not feeling it to work-out but force yourself anyway because you think you're fat
Restrict your eating before you go on vacation to lose those 10 unwanted lbs
Count every calorie you’re eating
Do any of these sound familiar to you?
If they do, does it feel good or heavy?
Here is an example of what could happen when guilt plays a part in our relationship with food...
Guilt in our (subconscious) mind may communicate like this...
This is bad you shouldn’t be eating this (and since most of us have been trained that when we do something wrong, it's like a crime)
In order for us to commit a crime, we have to push a part of our consciousness down
We have to go to “sleep” in order to do something that’s against our own moral code
So, if you make eating bad, you’ll have to check out of your life
When we’re checked out of our life, our body and soul do not like this and will communicate with us to bring us back
The way our body communicates is through feelings. If we ignore these feelings, our body will try harder and harder and harder to get our attention...if we continue to ignore this, our mind, body, and soul will be in disharmony, out of alignment, and incongruent...
When disharmony happens, these kinds of things happen:
The list goes on…
What if your weight or your dis-ease, condition, etc was the most brilliant teacher you’ve had?
And what if weight or the condition, isn't actually the core of your problem? Meaning if you lose weight, or "fix" your condition you may not be solving the actual reason why it's there in the first place.
If you are tired of struggling with food and/or your body AND, you’ve exhausted all ways of DIYing it…
We need to talk. Get in touch!
I'm on this journey with you.
A once-trained Division I athlete, and police officer, now turned trained certified nutritionist, health/life coach, and personal trainer. I am a master-in-training for being the space for myself to learn and grow and know the absolute truth of who I am. I am whole, healthy, abundant, love, and free…so are you. I forget this sometimes and that’s perfectly okay. I get to remember and forget and remember…for the rest of my life.
Why drinking more water is healthful? And how much?
Water transports materials throughout our body: blood, which is 90% water, transports oxygen and nutrients to cells.
Water lubricates and protects: tears lubricate eyes and wash away dirt, and synovial fluid lubricates joints, water in the eyeballs and spinal cord acts as a cushion against shock.
Water regulates body temperature
Water participates in metabolic reactions
Water helps maintain acid-base balance (pH balance)
Water is a good solvent
The actual amount needed by an individual can vary greatly depending on activity level, environmental temp, diet, and humidity.
However, recommended amounts per day are: Women (91 ounces) Men (125 ounces)