Are you working on your relationship with yourself?
Sustaining, in my experience is more about dealing with your stuff and learning about your mind + heart than it is the perfect food plan. Although, the food plan certainly does help.
Buddha said, “to keep the body in health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind clear.”
If the mind being clogged up is part of the challenge to sustaining then a healthy diet is part of the answer. So food helps to clear your mind. What you put in is as important as what you take out.
I did a life changing cleanse over a decade ago and so I created a cleanse (The 18 Day Love Yourself Naked Challenge) that would help others break out of the rabbit hole like I did. Sustainability after a cleanse is what we all desire and so I’ve created Love Yourself Training to show you how to do that.
We are so busy taking care of others, burning out our adrenals because we don’t sleep well and then we get cravings and fall into eating bad foods and feel guilty afterward.
When work on our relationship with ourselves we are show appreciation for the self. When you do this often, you will find you don’t gain weight or feel sluggish, soft and bloating around the belly isn’t so bad either. We begin to listen intuitively and get to know our body and feelings.
I have 5 tips today that will aid in your sustaining journey of health and weight loss… no matter where you are at on the path:
Intuitive Eating + Gut Feelings
The truth is that you already know many of the things you need to do to help you heal. It is helpful to have people help us tap into this. As an example. My body has proven to me that it hates sugar. I get headaches, allergies, hormonal issues and more when I have too much. I also can’t think well, I believe it stifles my creativity and it makes me really moody too. Recently, I had some sugar and immediately felt myself getting drawn into the addiction and wanting more. I felt the headache and I didn’t care, I still wanted more!
The intuitive eating happens when you notice these things and look at them with curiosity versus judgement. Then you are able to make the choice to stop the process of eating what does make you feel good.
Patience a virtue, really?
Patience is a quality that frequently eludes us. We want what we want when we want it! Fortunately we get what we want when the time is right. We must believe that the answer/result/outcome always comes in its own special time and place. The laws of the universe/spirit/God have a different timetable. Think back to past requests and how they worked out for you. They happened at just the right time. Take the steps for your own growth and have faith. There is a bigger picture.
Eat a high protein breakfast.
What if you were to eat what you are used to eating for dinner for breakfast? Why not? Let the judgement go . Steamed veggies with eggs. Grass fed beef sausage with greens. Beans and eggs. Lentils with veggies. Enjoy a green smoothie and have some hardboiled or poached eggs. Remember high protein breakfast + good fiber and dark green leafy veggies makes for a balanced blood sugar, fat burning, calm, clear and happy day. Cravings will be gone or diminished if you feed yourself properly in the morning.
Avoid Relapse Triggers.
This is defined as the act of not following through with your commitment and then feeling stuck in fear to overcome it. For example, if you can make a list of the situations, places, people, emotional states that bring on the triggers you have a much better chance as success versus the triggers ultimately resulting in a relapse. Examples include: being in the surroundings where you have acted out this behavior in the past, television, bed, travel, workplace, car, etc. Emotional examples include: Hungry, angry, nervous, sad, lonely, tired, bored, etc. There can be many so you need to identify your own. Accountability a must! Utilize me for this and schedule a 60 minute session every 1-3 months, for example, to help keep you on target.
Move your butt
When we are moving our body regularly we feel better about ourselves and we’re more likely to eat well. When we are moving our body our mental state is happier and we’re less likely to binge because of sadness. If you are exercising do not self-sabotage and pig out afterward either because that can be fear of success. What would happen if you were in the best shape of your life, what would have to be true. A client of mine was feeling yucky in her body. She made the decision to go to boot camp 3 x per week and she could barely walk after the first week. She would make up every stinking excuse as to why she couldn’t go… even on the drive there.
She went anyway, she made a choice. Now, over 3 weeks later, she feels incredible and it has allowed her to form a new circle of people who are on a similar path + she feels better in her body which in turn makes her want to eat healthier.
Okay, now it’s your turn!
I want to hear your comments because real transformation happens with human interaction so you play an important part. I want to 1) share what you have done for sustaining that has worked for you and 2) what you are most frustrated about right now.
I’ll talk with you below.
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