Self-Love to Heal Restrictive Eating

by Katherine on September 4, 2014

Hello! How are you this fine day?

If you tuned into the recent Break Up With Dieting teleseminar, you’ll know that I joined forces with 14 women to discuss breaking up with dieting. But not in the sense that you don’t give a crap about your health and wellness anymore, rather it is the exact opposite of that – caring, but being realistic, intuitive, and learning what your body needs in order to function optimally.

Rather than tormenting yourself and beating yourself up…caring about yourself and eating for nourishment. THE SOLUTION IS SELF LOVE. 

So that you can understand a little more about WHY I’m so passionate about helping you develop a positive relationship with food and your body, I’m going to get really personal with you today. Maybe you can relate to my story too, but the purpose here is to show you exactly why I am so motivated to teach you.

When I was addicted to dieting and calorie counting I ate instant oats for breakfast (or a 40 calorie, artificially sweetened, yogurt), a tiny salad dressed with a lemon wedge for lunch, another salad for dinner with 2 rice cakes and a smear of natural peanut butter. Sometimes I threw in a Larabar or apple with almond butter because I was going to work-out that evening. You get the picture.

The interesting thing is, I thought this was healthy – that dieting and striving for this perfect skinny body was healthy. I followed a ton of food blogs at the time and several of them ate this way. Now I am sure I could have found food blogs in which they ate full, nourishing meals, but I was particularly drawn to the restrictive eating/ dieting blogs. These ladies exercised too; most of them more than I did – and I’ll tell you I ran almost every evening and felt guilty when I didn’t.

I was so afraid to stray away from my diet & exercise regimen, because then I might gain a pound that I had worked SO hard to lose and once I lost 2 pounds, 3 pounds, 5 pounds, I wanted to be the skinnier and skinnier. I felt a sense of accomplishment every time the scale told me I’d lost another pound which, at that point, was mostly muscle mass and fat that my body actually NEEDED.

Mentally, dieting causes so much damage. Physically, dieting causes so much damage. Socially, dieting causes so much damage. 

To break free of dieting and begin nourishing yourself with food and self – love, you first need to dig in and find out why the heck you don’t feel like you deserve to feel awesome. Who are you NOT to feel awesome inside and out on a daily basis?

I’d love to hear from you and what you are currently struggling with. Feel free to set up a time to connect OR email me at kat.feeney(at)gmail.com.

With Love & Health,

Katherine, R.H.N., Intuitive Eating Coach

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Is Emotional Eating Simply a Habit?

by Katherine on June 4, 2014

Emotional eating isn’t necessarily “bad/negative” – we eat to celebrate birthdays, we have a drink to celebrate a promotion – it’s emotional eating in excess that we need to pay attention to. Not to judge it, but to recognize when we do it and get to the WHY. It’s likely a response to a feeling you can’t sit comfortably in.

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While I often drink a glass of wine to celebrate or decompress, tonight after hosting an interview I celebrated by taking time to exercise. I’m not saying having a glass of wine would have been bad! Intuitively I didn’t want the glass of wine, that was habit. What I really wanted was rock out some weights in my living room.

Take a step back when you find yourself stuck in certain habits and question whether that is really what you want and if it is helping you reach your goals and increasing your happiness! 

With Love & Health

xxoo

Katherine

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