Kristin, one of our Mindful Nutrition Method ™ members, told us that she was always worried about her weight and appearance.
Because of this, she was constantly shuttling between restriction and binging.
She even shared that she was really good at losing weight, but she was unable to maintain it over the long term and was "miserable" at it.
She began using the practices and tools we teach in The Mindful Nutrition Method ™, and this she shared just a few months later. She was able to let go of the diets and finally find balance, peace, ease and consistency that she had been looking for for so long.
"I really believe that this changed my life. I have stopped feeling miserable and genuinely depressed and very stressed out about food, now I am excited to cook and eat and yes there are not that many worries, I feel more alive. I feel happier and healthier which is my goal. "
Check out this video to hear her full journey.
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The challenge: cycling between restriction and bingeing
Kristin really focused on her weight and appearance, and when it came to her food choices this was usually the guide to what she ate.
"I've struggled with food for most of my life, most of my adult life," she said. "I think, like most people, I've been worried about my weight, how I look and what I eat."
Kristin felt like she was constantly trying to lose or control her weight and it resulted in her being on a cycle of going all-in and restricting and monitoring what she ate without being able to be that way of eating and feeling bad. Track.
"I kept going back and forth from the restriction to the completely other end of that spectrum, I bit a lot," she shared. "I'm really good at losing weight – I know how to lose weight, it keeps it up and feels good in the process because the way I know how to lose weight isn't fun, I don't think so that it is healthy and honest I am quite miserable most of the time. "
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Kristin came to us after trying so many diets and plans to find something that would finally stick.
“I can't tell every diet under the sun, but certainly many of them, most of which are obviously restrictive and focus on restricting certain foods, whether those foods or calories or groupings of foods, fat, carbohydrates or cycling are. ”
We shared what happens when you try to avoid “bad” foods, count calories, or otherwise limit yourself.
These behaviors create a deficiency mentality and make you over-conscious of what you "can't" have, which makes you want them even more, and makes you feel "out of control" around certain foods. are.
In addition, these types of dietary rules are not practical for daily living. They ignore the many roles food plays in our lives, including pleasure, and they cause you to ignore your own body's needs in order to follow a certain rule.
Kristin shared that she finally realized that a restrictive or regulated way of eating would not be sustainable in the long run.
"It just doesn't work for me in the long run and I can't imagine that a lot of people can hold out for very long. But even if they can, it's not comfortable, it's not fun to live."
What supported Kristin in finding peace and balance with food
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1. Positive and practical way to feed yourself
One of the elements that helped Kristin let go of dieting and eating habits was replacing those old habits with new, more supportive ways of feeding yourself.
As part of the program, she learned the Foundational Five, our system for preparing a balanced meal without counting, tracking, or removing your favorite foods from your diet. In our free workshop you will learn more about this system and why it is so effective.
“Using the Foundational Five meals really helps me focus on adding foods instead of limiting them, and I feel like if I focus on adding certain foods, there is less room for the other foods that I don't feel so good about, "she said.
This system is designed to be simple, practical, nutritious, delicious, and to shift the diet from something that feels very rigid and restrictive to something that is fun and abundant.
2. Refresh thoughts with food
The second element Kristin has been working on is transforming her thoughts with food. One of the pillars of our Mindful Nutrition Method ™ is Mindful Mindset. This is about maintaining a positive relationship with food.
Our members will be guided through exercise and given tools to help reformulate all of the negative and unsupportive thoughts, beliefs and habits they have about eating and move on to more positive thinking.
Here's what Kristin said after using these tools:
“I was really focused mainly on my weight, how I looked, and everything physical and exterior, and working with the method I really feel like it helps me to see that it's not just that, or even that it's primarily. That's how I feel, that's how I live my life every day … "
She shared how learning to look beyond how she looked and how food was such a big part of her life really changed the way she approached food and fed herself.
"C.I focus on losing weight and adjusting my looks to how I feel and how I am showing myself for my days. It was really a big difference. That really took the stress out of eating. "
3. Guidance and support from a registered nutritionist and coach
Kristin knew that if she was to end this cycle for good, she needed that hand of leadership to support, hold her accountable and guide her so as not to be drawn back into these old behaviors.
She said, "I worked with Erica (NS Coach). I meet with her once a month for 20 minutes, and that accountability has really helped me a lot. And then, when a problem comes up for me, she is very good at addressing it and giving me different options that I can choose best for myself. "
Learn about the practices Kristin used to change her eating habits
This is such a beautiful transformation that Kristin had and we are so grateful that we were part of her journey to make this possible for her.
In our free workshop, you will learn exactly how Kristin and so many other members experienced this change in their eating habits with the help of The Mindful Nutrition Method ™!