Is your diet really working for you?

by Katherine on October 20, 2014

Do you ever take a moment to sit back and reflect on whether your diet is really working for you or not?

Are you so caught up in doing the ‘right’ thing (or not really paying attention) that you haven’t even checked in with yourself to see if it’s actually working for you?

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These questions are SO important and give you a ton of insight into how you can change what you do on a daily basis to fuel and nourish our body. I was having a conversation with my mom while in New York about donuts and why the heck people eat them? Now, maybe I am just jealous of people who eat donuts, because my body rejects gluten… but I was genuinely asking why someone would choose to eat a donut for breakfast. I’m not coming at this from a restrictive mindset, not from a guilt mindset, but rather from the nutrition perspective of how that donut is going to provide anything for your body to take on the day. Is the donut providing you with anything or is it holding you back?

Here’s why I’m sharing this with you. My vision is to see you with so much energy on a daily basis that you are able to take on the challenges that you want to take on in life. What is something you want to do in your life that your health has held you back from?

Think BIG here. What is the first thing that comes to your mind? Is it a race? An activity? A career? Do you want to run your own business, but have no energy to do it?

One of my clients (let’s call her Liz) wanted to run a 1/2 marathon, but continued to have knee pain during training, so gave up on that goal and decided she could never do that. This knee pain was simply an obstacle in her goal and a test to see how committed she was to this goal. Here’s the thing, all goals have obstacles! She changed 3 things which allowed her to successfully train and run a marathon this year. Liz changed her diet to include more anti-inflammatory foods and took supplements that supported her joints. Her knee pain vanished, she ran the 1/2 marathon, and she recovered quickly.

Whatever your goal is, I know that if you let me, I can help you break through the obstacles and achieve it!

P.S. If you’d like to book a strategy session with me, click the red box that says contact, choose a time & we’ll put this into action.

With Love & Health,

Katherine, R.H.N., Nutrition Coach

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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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