A lot of new clients come to me wanting/hoping/expecting to be told exactly what to eat so they can feel better. They want a plan, a guide, or a list of good foods vs. bad foods so that constant diet confusion can finally be over.
Are you tired of hearing about all of the problems with being stressed out all the time? Ya, me too. Because really! It’s not very helpful when stress is almost impossible to get away from. Between work, family, bills, and commitments, there’s no time to relax.
How much do you love salty foods? When you put a salty bit of loveliness (maybe a favourite potato chip?) into your mouth, does your whole body light up? Does it just taste SOOOO good? Like the best. food. ever.
Aren’t the 40s exhausting enough? High stress careers. Teenagers (or younger children) in the house. Elderly parents. …and now hormones. Really, hormones? You couldn’t have waited until my retirement to get all wacky?
You’re doing everything “right”. You’re exercising a TON and you’re eating very little…but nothing. No weight loss. And, it doesn’t make any sense at all! Your fitbit is telling you that you’re burning more calories every day than you’re eating! How is this possible???
You know the feeling…you’re feeling pretty okay all day. Ya, maybe you’re not at 100%, but you’re a solid okay. And then, around 3 or 4 pm, your energy crashes. You’re suddenly foggy, tired, and have a bad case of the “I don’t wannas”.
Evening cravings feel SOOOOO emotional! Don’t they? It’s like the evening craving monster stays quiet all day long, carefully watching what you’re eating, taking note if it’s been a “good” day or not. …and then, once you sit down on the couch to relax, it starts making its demands.
You’ve exchanged your caramel macchiato and chocolate chip cookie for a matcha tea and an apple. You’re doing everything “right” and you’re eating so many veggies you feel almost rabbit-like. So…why don’t you feel great?
Oh, the elusive sleep monster. It’s so frustrating that harder you try to sleep the harder it is to get to sleep. ARG! This is the most common issue I see day-to-day with my clients, AND, it’s the #1 cause of many health issues.
Healthy eating doesn’t suddenly happen overnight.You won’t wake up one morning with new food in your cupboards, totally new taste buds, and spectacular cooking skills. All of those blogs and experts who have told you it can happen overnight were exaggerating…more than a tad.
Many of you want clear direction, you want to know exactly what to eat and when. You want a plan. You’d like me to tell you what to eat so you can feel confident that you’re eating a balanced and healthy diet. I get it, that’s a very reasonable request.
Are you at that point yet? Running on fumes and too exhausted to enjoy any of the parties you were looking forward to? Or, are you counting down the days until all of your commitments are done and you can actually relax?
‘Tis the season to be merry…and stressed out and exhausted.
I'm a kinda fly-by-the-seat of my pants kind of cook. Sometimes that works out well...sometimes it really doesn't. My attempt at a beef stew last weekend worked out amazingly well. It was one of those cooking experiments that just works...and I want to share it with you.
When you’re dealing with a lot of stress in your life, the last thing you need to hear is “just stop being stressed! It’s bad for your health!”.But we rarely get practical advice on how to actually help our bodies while we’re under stress.