Food Psychology Coaching
Are you an emotional eater? Do you find comfort in food and often feel you overeat?
When you become stressed, is food your safe haven? Has food become something that has gotten in the way of your fitness goals?
Did you lose the pleasure in food? Do you know what times of day is best to eat your biggest meal?
Here are some interesting facts for you:
- Stress depletes nutrition. Simply put, anxiety, rushing, forcing, pushing and negative self talk all put the body in the physiologic fight-or-flight response. In this stress state, vitamins and minerals are excreted, blood flow to the digestive organs dramatically decreases, calorie burning is slowed, and hormones that signal the body to gain weight are produced. Our mental/emotional state has powerfully influenced our nutritional metabolism, regardless of the good and healthy food we may have eaten.
- A majority of people who overeat think they have a "willpower problem" – but they really don’t. If you can’t seem to control your appetite, willpower is NOT your issue. The problem is, we don’t really eat when we eat – we forget to notice, taste, and enjoy our food. The brain interprets this missed experience of eating as “hunger” – and it drives us to eat more.
- When you eat is as important as what you eat. This is known as Bio-Circadian Nutrition. Simply put, we are designed to digest, assimilate and calorie burn most efficiently between the hours of 12:00-1:30pm. That’s why many traditional cultures wisely and instinctively have their biggest meal at mid-day. So, if you have a tiny breakfast, small or moderate lunch, and a huge dinner, you are setting up the ideal conditions for weight gain.
- There's a simple technique that can powerfully transform the nutritional status of every American. 5-10 long slow deep breaths will quickly – in less than a minute – shift the body from a stress state of poor digestion and low calorie burning, to a relaxation state of high nutritional metabolism. This is a “must-learn” technique from the new field of Mind Body Nutrition.
And SO much more. If you can identify with this, and feel you can benefit from someone who is specially trained in this field, contact me. I can help!
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