Category - Intuitive/Mindful Eating

1
You Can Gain More By Consuming Less
2
Why I Think You Should Feed Your Inner Child Ice Cream
3
Are You In Tune With Your Hunger Signals?
4
The Most Important Tool You Have Is Your Breath
5
6 Signs You Don’t Have A Healthy Relationship With Food
6
Your Struggle With Food Is A Gift
7
You Lose More Than Weight When You Go On A Diet
8
Why Your Fear Of Weight Gain Will Keep You Stuck
9
What Is Intuitive Eating?
10
Why I Stopped Giving My Clients Meal Plans

You Can Gain More By Consuming Less

You Can Gain More By Consuming Less

When I started on my journey of health it started out with physical health, therefore I consumed information on nutrition and exercise. Then I began to focus more on hormonal health and consumed information again on nutrition, physical activity, sleep, stress reduction and all things that support hormonal health. When I focused on my digestion, I did the same. Then I started to focus on my mental, emotion and spiritual health and again consumed all the information I could get my hands on in the form of podcasts, books, blogs, etc. Read More

Please like & share:

Why I Think You Should Feed Your Inner Child Ice Cream

Why I Think You Should Feed Your Inner Child Ice Cream

I talk a lot about intuitive eating and listening to our bodies when it comes to food.  As you know I am not big on labelling the way we eat or creating rules and restrictions around our diets.  I have addressed the fact that when we release control it doesn’t mean we will eat all the things, all the time.  When we truly listen to our body and not our mind, we will more often than not reach for whole foods.  Our bodies want to be healthy and feel good, but sometimes we get a craving for something like ice cream of fries, which I think we should feed our inner child. Read More

Please like & share:

Are You In Tune With Your Hunger Signals?

Are You In Tune With Your Hunger Signals?

Recently I started bringing more awareness to my hunger signals and realized I have some work to do here. I’m currently taking the Hungry For Happiness Certification, which will certify me as an Intuitive Eating and Body Freedom Coach. In our first lesson we talked about physical hunger versus emotional hunger and whether or not we feel safe in our physical hunger. I quickly noticed that I don’t always feel physical hunger in my stomach, so I wanted to share more about hunger and intuitive eating in this post. Read More

Please like & share:

The Most Important Tool You Have Is Your Breath

The Most Important Tool You Have Is Your Breath

One of my many favourite topics in yoga teacher training was on the breath.  Our breath is the gateway to our parasympathetic nervous system, which can literally calm the stress response system.  The other benefit is that it takes mindfulness to focus on our breath so will naturally increase our awareness.  Both of these reasons are incredibly helpful when we are feeling disconnected and ready to reach for food. Read More

Please like & share:

6 Signs You Don’t Have A Healthy Relationship With Food

6 Signs You Don't Have A Healthy Relationship With Food

I didn’t know I had an unhealthy relationship with food for quite some time.  I followed what I read in the media and just thought I had trouble with willpower.  Things got worse and worse and I didn’t realize that I actually had a very unhealthy relationship with food.  When I did realize this, this is when I finally started looking for help.  My intention with this post is to help those of you that do have an unhealthy relationship with food but have yet to seek help, feel inspired to do so. Read More

Please like & share:

Your Struggle With Food Is A Gift

Your Struggle With Food Is A Gift

You might not think so in the moment, but your struggle with food is a gift. Hear me out before you stop reading. I know if someone would have told me this in the midst of my own struggle I would have wanted to smack them. How in the world could all this internal pain and suffering be a gift? The universe has shaken you to awaken you my dear. This is a calling to do the deeper, inner work so that you can create a shift in your life and step into your power. Read More

Please like & share:

You Lose More Than Weight When You Go On A Diet

You Lose More Than Weight When You Go On A Diet

Diet culture tells us that when we lose weight we will therefore become happy, popular, successful and more. It shames us into thinking that we aren’t good enough and that our bodies are somehow wrong if they don’t fit societal ideals of the thin, lean body. Diet culture basically tells us that we’ll get everything we want in life if we just lose weight. This is a fallacy as diet’s not only don’t work but they won’t create the feelings and experiences we’re really hungry for.  The truth is, we lose far more than just weight when we go on a diet. Read More

Please like & share:

Why Your Fear Of Weight Gain Will Keep You Stuck

Why Your Fear Of Weight Gain Will Keep You Stuck

Are you tired of trying diet after diet, plan after plan?  Are you tired of counting, weighing and measuring only to continue to struggle with binge or emotional eating?  You know you need to do something different, but you’re scared.  You’re scared to lose control because you fear weight gain.  In this post I’m going to explain why your fear of weight gain will keep you stuck. Read More

Please like & share:

What Is Intuitive Eating?

What Is Intuitive Eating

When you decide you want to break free from the diet cycle, stop restricting, stop binge or emotional eating, it’s time to try something different. It’s time to step away from counting, tracking and weighing. It’s time to step away from meal plans and learn to listen to your body and eat intuitively. This can be scary, as it requires releasing control and learning to trust your body. Read More

Please like & share:

Why I Stopped Giving My Clients Meal Plans

Why I Stopped Giving My Client's Meal Plans

When you become a certified holistic nutrition consultant one of the things you’re taught to do is create meal plans for clients.   It never has to be something set in stone and can be given as an example of what they can eat, which is how I started. The truth is I hated creating meal plans and it never felt good to tell people what to eat.  It felt off for me because it didn’t align with my beliefs and values. Read More

Please like & share:

Copyright © Richelle Ludwig 2014.  Logo by embryomedia.ca