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You are on a roll, you're sticking to the latest diet, hitting the gym 4 days a week, no temptations in the pantry. But then your niece's graduation party is this weekend and you know aunt Jane's infamous potato salad is going to be there. So you tell yourself just a little bit won't hurt. Yet you leave the party after overdoing it on casseroles and cheesecake, feeling bloated, and a whole ton of self-loathing. Oh well, diet starts again Monday right?
Unfortunately it rarely does and usually leads to more self-loathing, feeling guilty, eating, and laying around to numb out the feelings.
I promise, you are not the failure here! These fad diet programs, restrictive eating, and 30-day quick fixes are setting you up for failure. It is not in our capability to maintain these diets for the long-term. I want you to be able to find something that you see regular progress without feeling like you are missing out on life.
That's where mindful eating comes into play. Mindful eating is all about changing your relationship with food. What does that mean?
-Learning how to listen to your body and recognize signs of what it needs
-Understand negative core beliefs and how to treat yourself with more self-compassion
-Find ways unique to you that allow you to eat what you love and maintain healthy eating habits
-Discover exercises that will fit your interests and help you stay motivated for fitness
-Stop missing out on life and living it to the fullest!
Find out more about mindfulness below!