Hi and happy Feel-Good Monday!
This is where we share our favorite tips, tricks, secrets, and ways to "think like a healthy person" so that you can find your own delicious path to healthy living.
"Feel-Good Mondays" are meant to help us get back into that place of feeling energized, nourished, and ready to take inspired action for the week ahead.
A few months ago, I had a consultation with a woman in her 70's.
She came to us after YEARS of dieting, struggling with her food choices, and feeling like she couldn't get off the emotional eating rollercoaster. This client said to me (half-jokingly, but also quite serious),"Andrea…if you can just get me not to be obsessed with food all the time, I'll pay you anything!"
It took me a moment to really think about her request before I had to admit to her – and myself! – that I couldn't promise her that, because I am totally obsessed with food myself!
Here's the thing: I used to feel "obsessed" with food in an unhealthy way, just like this client did, and it didn't feel very good. I would go from one diet to the next, constantly searching for the holy grail of eating plans — only to feel like I failed every time "normal life" kicked in and I lost motivation. Sound familiar?
It wasn't until I changed my relationship with food, and how I wanted to truly nourish my body (on a deep level) that everything just shifted.
|Here's me at 21||Here's me at 37|
So these days, yes – I totally admit to still being obsessed with food, but it's so much more of a different, freeing, and fun "obsession" than it ever was before.
But what once felt like an unhealthy obsession now feels fun, inspiring, and fulfilling. I get excited over new healthy snacks to try. I rejoice when the new season's veggies and fruits pop up at the farmers market. I delight over healthy home-cooked meals and the healthy desserts I make to go along with them!
So getting back to our client…While I couldn't guarantee that she wouldn't be thinking about food a lot, what I explained was this: That we would transform her relationship with food, so that what felt like an unhealthy obsession could be morphed into one where she enjoyed her food even more than she had been, where she didn't feel controlled by her food choices (or out of control with what she was eating), and where she would gradually feel really excited and ready to make loving, nourishing food choices for herself — without force, or restriction.
This is what that client wanted, and what I think we all want: To make healthy choices with ease, with pleasure, and with fun. To find a way of eating that is sustainable, that doesn't feel like a constant struggle, and that gets the results we seek (in her case, she was looking to reach her ideal weight and get rid of life-long digestive issues).
At Moss Wellness, we love to help our clients channel that "obsession" into something that feels so much better — and healthier — than ever before. Being healthy doesn't have to feel like a constant struggle. Join us to learn how to transform your relationship with food and eating into one that feels deeply nourishing, delicious, and actually FUN!
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You can feel good every day. And we are here to support you.
P.S. We just had the pleasure of welcoming several new clients into our one-on-one programs and Feel Good Every Day online program! Just want to give them a shout-out because they are truly awesome and ready for BIG transformation