I believe that all foods

fit into a healthy diet

Yep, all of them. I practice what I call "food freedom" which means I am free to eat all foods without guilt, shame or fear of what they will do to my body.  I practice this same approach with exercise as well and move my body in a way that feels good and isn't punishment for what I ate or to try to hate my body into changing.

Learn How to Separate Your Worth from Your Body

 It’s not good to get so wrapped up in “healthy food” or calorie content, that you start developing lists of foods you “can” and “can’t” eat, and miss out on life. It’s healthy to eat a cookie every once in a while – our brains need it! 🙂  That’s why you will see a variety of recipes on here – I don’t preach any specific diet. I preach intuitive eating and listening to and honoring your body and hunger.

 

Sometimes I naturally like food that fits into a “special diet” like paleo or keto. But I am not eating those foods I think I HAVE TO. It’s because I like them and I like how they make me feel. But you might find me eating a sugar free almond flour muffin for breakfast and then going out to a “normal” ice cream place for an afternoon snack and getting ALL the sprinkles. I believe you can do both.

 

It’s less about what you eat and more about your why.  And my why is no longer to change my body or because I feel guilty if I eat something different. I chose food that nourishes my body mostly but sometimes it doesn’t. And that food nourishes my soul.

 

You only have one life to live and you don’t want to look back on it and go “MAN I wish I would have just eaten that cookie.”

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Hands up 🙌🏻if you’ve ever felt guilty for eating a “bad” food!

Yesterday I got a question about why I’m about ditching diets but I make a lot of recipes that fall in specific diets like “paleo” or “vegan”. I’m talking about it more on stories right now but think it’s worth mentioning here.

I think we are all are that eating nourishing foods is good for us. We don’t need to be told to eat vegetables. Because we know.

But we do need someone to encourage us to eat a darn donut if you want one. And eat it without guilt, fear or shame or feeling like you are less of a person.
 

 

Have you ever felt being skinnier would make you happy!?
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Maybe you think that your life will just get so much better and a ton of your problems would go away If you lost weight. Every day you wish SO BAD that you could just be skinnier so that you could finally find some sort of joy and peace. 😖But, everything you have to do to get there – calorie counting, not eating what you want, not eating when you are hungry, ignoring social situations, killing yourself at the gym, fearing food and MORE are not bringing you ANY JOY. But you think ONE DAY 🤞 it will all be worth it
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Truth bomb 💣 It won’t be.

Hands in the air 🙌🏻 if you’ve ever felt anxious when your weight was up overnight!

Have you ever jumped on the scale, seen an increase and thought you were somehow failing? Like you’re doing something wrong and that your body is out to get you? You’re doing everything you can, eating “clean” and counting all your macros and/or calories so that you could eat “perfectly” and not gain any weight. WHY WAS THE SCALE UP? 😓You step off feeling guilty, shameful and totally beaten down 😖.

Yep! Been there. I had all these same feelings. Even over HALF A POUND. Which is ridiculous and crazy because half a pound is nothing and can just be an extra glass of water or a few extra vegetables the day before🤷🏻‍♀️.

 

Hands in the air 🙌🏻 if you’ve ever felt guilty or afraid to eat carbs!

You can (and should) eat carbs! 🍞 And here’s why

I eat carbs, and a lot of them. Sure, You might find me eating a low carb muffin for breakfast (because I love almond flour baked goods!) and then a high-carb sweet potato 🍠 dish for lunch! And that is what food freedom is all about, you eating what you like. And sometimes That just so happens to follow a specific diet. BUT it’s not BECAUSE it is following a specific diet 🙌🏻.

Carbs are basically the gold standard of food energy for your body. Your brain, nervous system and red blood cells rely solely on carbs to function. If you don’t give your body carb energy longterm it will get creative and start to devour your own protein tissues (organs, muscles etc) for energy! 

 

Hands in the air 🙌🏻if you’ve ever felt like you should skip breakfast to save calories after a big day of eating!

This is your friendly reminder that you DON’T HAVE TO!

I used to do this ALL THE TIME. What I ate the day before always dictated what I would eat the day after, and it took the joy out of social situations. 😓Always thinking about what I was going to have to NOT eat tomorrow if I ate THAT THING today. Having to think about how hungry I would be the next day from doing so but thinking there was no other way 😣if I didn’t want to gain weight overnight. Can you relate?

How to MAKE PEACE with the extra 5-10 lbs 👇🏻

Do you have those 5-10 lbs that you desperately want to lose? 🤔 no matter what, they just won’t seem to budge?

Crazy question for you: what if, instead of focusing on losing them, you started to see those “extra” pounds for the life they allow you to live? 🙌🏻

I could be 5-10lbs lighter right now. But to do so, I would have to go back to obsessing over what I ate, being restrictive, avoiding social situations and not having any kind of spontaneity around food. I would lose my cycle again and my body would not function optimally. 

 

Hands in the air 🙌🏻 if you ever felt like abs would make you happy!

I 100% thought this. I worked my butt off (literally. Goodbye booty 😅) to try to get a 6 pack. Weighing and counting all my food.
Missing events.
Saying no to almost everything when I wished I could say yes.

Did I get abs? Yep. But the funny thing was, I still wasn’t happy with them.

The line of perfection always get further and once you achieve something, you only want to achieve the next thing.

I wasn’t satisfied. I wanted more muscle and to be leaner.

How to get to your GOAL WEIGHT 👇🏻

I used to have a number in my head of a weight that I could not go over. I even told myself that when I recovered I would only gain weight until X weight and then I would stop because anymore would be too much 😣
Sound familiar? Do you have a number you cannot go over ever? 🤔 or one that you’re desperately trying to get down to?

But. Then I got to that weight. And I realized that if I wanted to stay there, I was going to have to go back to restricting my food, counting calories, not eating what I wanted and really? Not living my darn life 😨