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Sugar Cravings – Evil Sweetness

stack of sugar cubes in spoon. isolated on white
Sugar Cravings
Let me help you eliminate sugar cravings so that you can embrace a nutrient dense whole foods lifestyle while still enjoying delicious meals and desserts.

I prractice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means I look at how all areas of your life are connected.

Together we will work to reach your health goals in areas such as
-achieving optimal weight
-reducing food cravings
-increasing sleep
-maximizing energy

As we work together, you will develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, life balance and health.

To see if we will work well together, call or email me to set up a FREE 30min Strategy Session.
(check out FYPlife.com for contact information)

To your Optimal Self,
Kim Wendt
Health Coach, Fuel Your Potential

Presence

mindful-eating

Interested in losing weight? The simple act of being present could help you drop those extra pounds.

Hardly anyone would argue that being more present in your life, body, and mind, or with your family and friends creates a healthier you and more solid relationships with those closest to you.

Being present with your food does exactly the same thing. By eating your food more mindfully, you are creating a relaxation response in the body which helps you to digest and assimilate this food much more easily. This rest & digest mode ultimately creates a healthier you because you’ll prime your metabolism to work efficiently and you’ll glean more nutrients from your food. You’ll also have a better relationship with your food because you’ll savor and appreciate it more not only for its taste but also for what it can do for you.

The opposite would be gobbling your food down mindlessly to the point where you don’t even taste what you’re eating, and it’s gone within minutes and sometimes even seconds. Eating in this manner creates a stress response in the body which effectively shuts down your digestion and increases the release of cortisol in your body. This ultimately causes you to store your food as fat.

So be more present with your food at every meal, snack, or even bite. Sloooow down with your food. This means using all of your senses. First smell and then really look at how appetizing your food is (or isn’t) to you. (If it isn’t, maybe it’s time to upgrade.) Take a bite and feel its texture on your tongue. Notice if it’s salty, sweet, sour, bitter, or pungent. Now begin to chew it and continue chewing until you have a liquidy paste in your mouth. Your saliva is the first defense in breaking down your food for digestion. Swallow and repeat.

By slowing down with your food, you allow yourself to truly savor and enjoy it. Rather than a whirlwind blur of inhaling, choking down, and wondering “What the heck did I just eat?!” moment, food and the act of eating becomes a pleasant, relaxing and nourishing experience.

Monday Mania

WOW – what an amazing idea.
Check out this link to the Healthy Home Economist (also found in the Blog links to the right…>)
An awesome collection of Real Food links/recipes/blogs/etc are being collected there.
If you have something to contribute, read the instructions and post away!

If you find something super interesting – please let us know by directing us in the comments below.
Have Fun! (you might not get a lot of work done if you click on the above link – sorry).

Mike