How Emotions Relate To Intuitive Eating

The following text was originally written on May 6, 2007, which was a couple months into my intuitive eating journey. My hope is that you will find some inspiration in what I have gone through to get to where I am today. Maybe you are going through something similar right now.

Most recently, I started to journal my thoughts, feelings, hunger level and food. I only did it for about a day and a half before breaking down. I started the journal this past Thursday and by Friday lunch, I was a broken child hidden in the corner.

For a long time, I had myself convinced that I hadn’t been stuffing my emotions down with food all of these years. I recently realized that there were triggers for eating too much but I never realized that there was some deep down stuff triggering my triggers. I never thought I had those problems. Today, I know that I have been stuffing it all down, the shame, the guilt, the hatred, the resentment, all of it.

Of course, I haven’t gone through my adult life oblivious to the fact that I have made mistakes and that people have stolen parts of my soul. But what I have done is mask all of that with cynicism and a “poor pitiful me” act. And without knowing it, thinking I was eating the stresses of the day away, what I was really doing was cramming all of the “bad” stuff further and further into my heart and mind. Because of that, I have rolls, folds, lumps and bumps that have come to be my shield.

Throughout this journey, I have wondered: Why is intuitive eating so hard? Why do people make comments about intuitive eating, like, “I can’t do that, I would intuitively eat 300 warm cookies?” Why is it so easy to just eat the chocolate?

Because of the emotions. That is why. And that is why diets don’t work.

Had I decided that the flex plan was the right thing to do last week, I would have never faced the demons of my mind like I did this weekend. I would have never chosen the spiral bound notebook because I needed all of that paper over the pretty leather bound journal. I would have never said the words, cried the tears and fought the desire to eat the warm cookies instead. I would have never faced it because I would have pointed out the ice cream without a second thought.

All of this will give me my life back.

As you can see, my intuitive eating journey was not without setbacks, frustrations, and fears, but the end result was worth it in every way. I hope this article has inspired you to take the intuitive eating journey yourself. It will give you your life back.

Distinguished Health Club – How To Tone Up Your Body

How to tone up your body? This will be very an interesting topic for both men and women who want to be sexy and good looking. OK, so you want to tone your physique, that’s good. But do you think it would be much better if you’ll be able to do it in just two weeks? Yes, it can be a challenging process but if you will be committed in your plan, nothing is impossible. By sticking into your routine, you will gradually see more definitions from your body, and less body fat in just two weeks’ time.

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Decrease your intake of fats if you want to tone your muscles and let that cool definitions in your body show up. Avoid all sugar, most especially refined carbohydrates. Stay away from white rice, soda, white bread and candy. Instead, make a replacement for these foods with brown rice, whole wheat bread, fruit, vegetables and whole wheat pasta. Depending on how many calories your body is taking in, this would certainly help you to lose about 2 – 3 pounds of fat in just two weeks.

Don’t leave performing workouts behind. Doing workouts will absolutely give you a huge advantage on how you will lose excess fats and carbohydrates away from your body. Exercise like cardiovascular routines and abdominal workouts will really help for you to tone your muscles. The good thing about these exercises is they don’t need to be complicated. As a matter of fact, even a simple walk in your cardio will do and basic crunch, sit-ups will work for your abdominals. Combining these 2 will allow you to see the results faster. Making your program less more difficult.

Then, all you have to do after you set up your workout routines is to repeat them at least 4 – 5 times a week. When starting, all you have to do is to begin with one set of each workout. After it, work your way for up to 2 – 3 sets. Feel free to use weights for better toning results. With the combination of muscle toning and body fat reduction, you will definitely see a leaner and toned body in just 2 weeks. Once you achieve what you want, just keep on going. Don’t stop and make fitness a way of your lifestyle.

Now, you know how to tone up your body. It’s already in your hands to practice them or not.

The Ultimate Maqui Berry Weight Loss Formula

The ultimate Maqui Berry weight loss formula is finally here, and many are excited. Those, especially, who are on the heavy side, are looking forward to taking Maqui Berry.

Enjoyed for many years already by the Mapuche Indians the Maqui Berry has only been recently made available to a greater number of people, but since its introduction, the berry has created quite a stir.

Why all the fuss about Maqui Berry? The Maqui Berry, when ORAC-tested (ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity), revealed very high levels of antioxidants at 27,600 for every serving of 100 grams. This is way much higher than the Acai Berry which has an antioxidant level of 16,700 for every 100-gram serving, and every body knows that Acai Berry has been regarded as the best super fruit already.

So what if Maqui berry has lots more antioxidants? The fact that Maqui berry proudly holds more antioxidants means that it has more health-giving properties. Antioxidants have always been associated with ageing, energy, and weight loss. Thus, the more antioxidants a fruit has, the better it is able to delay ageing and boost energy and metabolism, contributing to weight loss. Losing weight is something of a dream for a lot of people, and that makes the clamor for the Maqui Berry weight loss formula stronger.

Maqui berry products come in several forms. Consumers can enjoy the benefits of Maqui berry by taking Maqui berry pills, Maqui berry capsules, or Maqui berry juice. Maqui berry products are already in the market, but consumers have to be very cautious when dealing with online sellers. There are lots of people who take advantage of the popularity of Maqui berry in luring consumers to buy Maqui berry products that turn out to be fake. One has to be prudent enough to know what’s real and what’s not.

An advice to those who would like to buy Maqui berry products online – know who you are dealing with. Searching the entire World Wide Web is key to finding credible merchants of Maqui berry products. Going over review sites is a great way to start shopping for Maqui berry products, but make sure that the review sites are not in any way connected with the sellers themselves. When in doubt, double check by making a random search of customer testimonials. Customer testimonials found on the seller’s website have to be confirmed or supported by testimonials from outside sources.

Consumers can also visit forum sites, in particular those sites participated in by health experts and enthusiasts. One can always find sound advice from people who are experts in the field.

It is always the case that Maqui berry products sold legally come with a money-back guarantee. This is because merchants themselves are so confident of the product that they know they are not risking anything by offering a money-back guarantee.

Who knows what other discoveries will unfold, but in the meantime, those who desire to lose weight safely can reach their dream of a sexy and trim body through the ultimate Maqui Berry weight loss formula!

Fitness Infomercials Review – The Temptation Web

I apologize in advance if this post will become a rant. I am going to talk about why fitness infomercials and particularly commercials for ab machines, make me angry. I’m not going to hammer a particular product or brand. This isn’t my point. I want to give you general information that you can use for years to come because, let’s face it, infomercials and cleverly marketed fitness products are here to stay.

I want to talk about how fitness commercials tempt you and, in some cases, trick you into believing that the product they’re offering is wildly effective. Here are some of the things you should watch out for:
Before and After Simulations

Have you ever seen an infomercial where you first see an out of shape body suddenly transformed into a sexy, lean, and toned one? You should know that this isn’t really a before and after scenario. Most likely, it’s just a simulation of a wildly optimistic outcome that you may or may not achieve with this product, be it ab machine, thigh toner, cardio gadget, etc.

The two bodies shown, the attractive and the less attractive one probably belong to two different people. No one is even saying that either of those two people ever used the product in question. It is done simply to make it easy for you to “convince yourself” that such miraculous results are possible.
Super-Fit Models

Let me ask you this: suppose you had invented an ab machine, designed it, spent money to have it built, would you now give it away to a bunch of out of shape people and wait a few weeks or months until they got into shape? Wouldn’t you be more likely to rush to advertise this product, hiring people who are already fit to appear in the commercial?

My guess is that you’d choose the later options and with good reason. You want to sell your product fast.

The models that appear in those commercials were already fit before they were hired. They didn’t get this way by using this product.

Trial Offers With a Catch

Some fitness products are sold with a trial offer. This is great, except that some of those trials come with a catch: you need to pay for the shipping, sometimes both ways. This makes the refund option expensive in itself and reduces your motivation to get your money back. So, watch out for trial offers, they may not be as appealing as they seem.

As you can see, you need to be careful not to let these tempting infomercials trick you. Be a wise shopper.

Fitness Infomercials Review – The Temptation Web

I apologize in advance if this post will become a rant. I am going to talk about why fitness infomercials and particularly commercials for ab machines, make me angry. I’m not going to hammer a particular product or brand. This isn’t my point. I want to give you general information that you can use for years to come because, let’s face it, infomercials and cleverly marketed fitness products are here to stay.

I want to talk about how fitness commercials tempt you and, in some cases, trick you into believing that the product they’re offering is wildly effective. Here are some of the things you should watch out for:
Before and After Simulations

Have you ever seen an infomercial where you first see an out of shape body suddenly transformed into a sexy, lean, and toned one? You should know that this isn’t really a before and after scenario. Most likely, it’s just a simulation of a wildly optimistic outcome that you may or may not achieve with this product, be it ab machine, thigh toner, cardio gadget, etc.

The two bodies shown, the attractive and the less attractive one probably belong to two different people. No one is even saying that either of those two people ever used the product in question. It is done simply to make it easy for you to “convince yourself” that such miraculous results are possible.
Super-Fit Models

Let me ask you this: suppose you had invented an ab machine, designed it, spent money to have it built, would you now give it away to a bunch of out of shape people and wait a few weeks or months until they got into shape? Wouldn’t you be more likely to rush to advertise this product, hiring people who are already fit to appear in the commercial?

My guess is that you’d choose the later options and with good reason. You want to sell your product fast.

The models that appear in those commercials were already fit before they were hired. They didn’t get this way by using this product.

Trial Offers With a Catch

Some fitness products are sold with a trial offer. This is great, except that some of those trials come with a catch: you need to pay for the shipping, sometimes both ways. This makes the refund option expensive in itself and reduces your motivation to get your money back. So, watch out for trial offers, they may not be as appealing as they seem.