Posts Tagged ‘mindset’

Tactics to help prevent using food to self sooth

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At the start of the year I wrote an article title “Are you using food to self sooth?” I received a lot of interest over this article and have worked with a number of clients already this year who have this relationship with food. In this article I am going to look at some practical steps you can take to help move away from self-soothing with food by adding in positive behaviours in exchange for mindless munching or emotional eating.

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Can you focus on one thing?

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At a time of year where we feel both motivated and pressured into making multiple and significant changes to your diet and lifestyle, I explore how simplifying your changes and reducing your distractions has the capability of enhancing the results you are going to be able to achieve in the long term.

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The psychology of change

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Before determining the in’s and outs of healthy nutrition one crucial area that must be talked about is the psychology of change. Understanding why we want to make change and forming relationships between the new habits and our current highest life values is an important step.

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Are you happy being normal?

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So your doctor has told you that your blood tests are normal, however you are still suffering from low energy, poor digestion, irregular sleep and your skin and hair just does not seem to be as healthy as it used to be.

Sound familiar? Are these symptoms in your head? That is what the doctor tried to have me believe a number of years back when I was feeling low in energy and suffering with a number of digestive issues, and this is what I hear almost every day in practice.

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Do you believe in miracles?

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Expecting miracle tests, miracle pills, and miracle practitioners to get to the bottom of your symptoms without making appropriate change to the way you live your life is misguided. Of course this is not all your fault, marketing of products and practitioners who would have you believe that these miracle pills, powders, potions and practitioners exist.

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