“I always over or under eat… then feel guilty. ” Let’s talk about your life cycle and habits hunny bunnies!
This week from the ‘Gram…
“I always over or under eat… then feel guilty”
First off, GIRL lets clean up that statement> is this something you truly want to believe about yourself. NO! The truth is:
-you want to nourish yourself properly (you would be reaching out if you didn’t)
-you are likely trying to control some sort of emotional distress by restricting calories (ignoring hunger cues) which leads to overeating
-there is likely structure missing (lack of nutritional education)
-there may be resistance towards learning more about nutrition because you aren’t quite ready to address the pain that’s keeping you in this cycle.
You HAVE to take time to learn and understand what your energy needs are and how to meet them. You have to learn how to break an unhealthy cycle to create healthier more manageable habits. Think about this, if you don’t know how to do something, why would you keep attempting the same strategy and expect different results?
This will require learning the caloric makeup of your favorite foods, and how to structure them into a meal plan. To do this, you need to consider your lifestyle, activity / stress levels, how many meals you like to eat a day, and ultimately what your goals are (maintenance, fat loss, increase muscle mass etc).
You need to make sure you are getting adequate fats, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, sodium, and sugars – from WHOLE food sources.
I would start out with aiming for a daily ratio of 60% carbs, 20% protein, 20% fat and adjust from there. If your first thought is: “I could never eat that much” “too many carbs”, or “what does that even mean” then girlfriend, it’s time for us to chat.
Praying for you to have clarity and guidance around these items so you can secure the tools you need to move past this. It’s incredible what a plan and support can provide you with. If you want to learn more about how you could start working on this today, enjoy a free virtual tour of my Lifestyle Redesign course (LRD) here.
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