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Stop Dieting! You May Finally Lose Weight and Enjoy Eating

Are you sick of dieting with all the rules and restrictions? Tired of counting calories and calculating macros? Overwhelmed by promises that seem to work for everyone else except for you? But you feel like you need to do something – maybe you are carrying extra weight, struggling with cravings, have no energy, or just feel bad.

The problem is, most of us don’t know how or what to eat anymore. Is it best to eat lots of small meals all day long or do intermittent fasting? Are carbs bad? Is eating low fat healthy? It seems like every week there is another news article proclaiming the benefits of a new diet that is guaranteed to help you lose weight and make you feel great. Keto, Paleo, Zone, Whole 30, Carnivore, DASH. It’s enough to make your head spin!

The reality is that research shows that dieting is not sustainable. Even worse, it often leads to a lot of problems, including eating disorders, food and body preoccupation, distraction from other personal health goals, reduced self-esteem, and often even weight gain. So, what do we do?

I think it’s time to stop dieting and instead cultivate a healthy relationship with your body and food. It’s time to figure out what foods nourish, energize, and satisfy you. Eating healthy is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. What works for one person might not work for another. The key to sustainable, healthy eating is tailoring your meals to include your favorite foods that also meet your individual health and nutrient needs, as well as your preferences and values. For some of us, that means we eat gluten-free or dairy-free, for others that means we eat vegetarian or vegan. For some of us eating everything in moderation works best, and for others that means no matter how nutritious a proclaimed superfood is, we just don’t want to eat it.

As a health coach, I support you in discovering what that way of eating is and how you can easily incorporate it into your routine so you can finally lose that extra weight and feel healthy and happy again. Together, we shift to a mindset that rejects a diet mentality and we establish sustainable skills that teach you to honor your body's individual needs, including hunger, fullness, satisfaction, and taste. You get off the diet roller-coaster, stop obsessing about food, and learn to trust your body. You eat the foods you love and your body needs. Ultimately, the extra weight will come off, your cravings and binging will end, the bloating will subside, your energy will come back, and you’ll feel great again.

If this sounds like what you need, contact me!

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