How often do you start things such as a diet or an exercise routine, then after a few weeks, if you aren’t seeing results, you want to quit? It’s so common. Our primal brain doesn’t like it when we try new things. It likes us to stay comfortable and exert as little energy as possible. When you try something new the primal brain will always give you reasons why its
How many times a day do you get an urge to eat something even though you know you aren’t hungry? How do you usually respond to those urges? For me, my most common urges come when I am bored or tired. I wasn’t always aware that I was having an urge. I just thought I was hungry. An urge is a desire to eat. It feels “urgent”. I would usually
How was 2019 for you? In my own life it was definitely a year of growth. I have grown as a wife, a mother and a business owner. I have gained some confidence and worked through lots of fear. I am working on myself to not take things that people say personally (very challenging). To view life and its many challenges with these thoughts “this is the way its supposed
It’s that time of year when Christmas cookies, candy, and all the treats show up everywhere you go! And since they are only available at Christmas time, how can you eat just one? The cookies are not the problem. When we eat too many cookies, we think the cookies are the cause (If the cookies weren’t there I wouldn’t eat them). Or that Christmas is the cause (I have to
The holidays are here! For some of us, this time brings some magical experiences and moments. And for others, when it comes to food and body image, it can carry a lot of stress and anxiety when it comes to eating. So how can you enjoy the holidays without overeating? There is a common cycle that many of us choose, which is not eating before a party, so you can
In order to manage your weight, it’s important to become aware of how much food your body really needs to perform the basic functions of life. Here’s a few things I do that have helped me to build awareness around eating: What has worked best for me is basing my food intake on how hungry I feel physically and how full I feel after 20 minutes of eating. It’s so
Hi Friends! Happy Fall! It’s been a summery start to Fall this year. 90 degrees in Cincinnati this week! Honestly, I don’t love the heat but I know that winter is just around the corner. I’m enjoying the fact that I can still wear my flip flops to the grocery store and step outside without a coat on. Life has been a bit crazy but it’s all good! Being in
Have you ever tried to change a habit? If so, did you succeed? Habits can be difficult to change, but it’s not impossible! The reason for this is that we have trained our brains to do certain things. Each time you do something, such as eating ice cream after dinner, you are training your brain to expect that ice cream. It’s like a reward for the brain. If you try
Hi there! How’s your week going? I’m so excited to begin a new monthly blog post sharing all the things that I’m Currently Loving in my daily life. It’s a few of my favorite products, books, recipes, etc. that I use and want to share with YOU! It’s finally summer in Ohio! After a long rainy start, the sun has returned and it’s been beautiful! This summer my favorite sunscreen
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