It’s much easier to change an unhealthy habit when you have a clear strategy or other healthy habit to replace it with. Having a void is much more challenging.
You may think I have always lived a perfect health coach life, drinking green juices and sucking on chia seeds (if you don’t know what these are — stay tuned!) But I’ll be honest with you: it took me the longest time to learn how to put myself first. And even after I did, the recent book launch got the best out of me.
We are encouraged to listen to our body and to trust our intuition when it comes to choosing food and making big decisions in life.
What percentage of your day do you spend thinking about food: what to eat, whether it is good or bad for you, feeling guilty about breaking the rules, considering a diet, reading about new approaches to diets….?
Hello, Privyet, Namaste to all the Spinach and Yoga readers!!
Since the email about my story with PCOS I have been getting messages from you asking for help and advice. Many of you also want to know exactly what I did to overcome it.
I usually try to avoid a topic of weight loss on my blog because I full-heatedly believe that weight loss is a side effect of kind and intelligent choices that we make in relationship to one self. Once you are in full integrity with your values and your desires, weight will slide off of you because you won’t need hiding anymore. Your behaviors will support a healthy weight, not force it.
The holiday season is in full swing! Christmas is just a day away and in a week we will be entering 2014! This week is the last push of the year. Last minute presents, huge family dinner, crazy New Years parties, and voila: coming into the new year drained, fatigued, and heavy… Probably, not the way you wanted to happen.
Recently, I read an interesting article called Beware Of the Late-Night Snack Attack by Carrie Arnold, a science writer who specializes in eating disorders.
When I started doing yoga as a 12 year old and entertained myself with the idea of reaching enlightenment by the time I grow up, the idea of proper diet was starting to take a firm hold in my mind. Yogic texts that I read spoke about a pure sattvic diet that was mandatory for a true yogi. Meat, animal flesh, eggs were considered dull, heavy, impure. They were not supposed to be on a yogi’s menu.