Is FLF just another version of the trendy low carb/high fat diet making the rounds right now? There’s no simple, black and white answer to this question. Hearing the words, “Well, that depends” may be frustrating, but any time you’re talking about nutrition and fitness, there are so many factors involved in arriving at an answer. So here we go:)Read More
If you want to change your body, what do you do?
You eat less and exercise more. At least that's what almost everyone in the fitness & diet industry tells you to do. Burn more calories than you take in and you'll lose weight. Maybe. At least initially.
But then what?
If you're like most women, after a few days or weeks following a diet, you run out of steam. Your energy tanks and you lose motivation. You get really hungry. You really want a cupcake. You get frustrated by the lack of movement on the scale. You see your friends going out for drinks and eating whatever they want. Meanwhile, you're eating a kale salad with lemon water and it friggin' sucks. (Yay #healthyliving #fitspo #cleaneating!)
You feel like you're KILLING yourself and for what? You're not even sure if it's working, or if you're doing it right.
Mistake #1 is starting a diet program to lose weight, because there is no diet program that exists FOR YOU unless you write it yourself.
Every woman, every body is different, and thinking that a cookie cutter nutrition plan from the internet or a magazine will give you sustainable body change is like hoping you'll become a 5'10" blue-eyed blonde when you were born a 5'5" brown-eyed brunette.Read More
Over the course of a few years, I learned how to knock down the impossible standards I’d once set for myself.
I learned that there was no such thing as the perfect diet and that a “perfect” diet was really a mask for an eating disorder.
I didn’t need to have food lists or rules, just a general understanding of what worked for my body. I trusted that my body would serve me if I listened to and respected it.
Most importantly, I realized that perfection was an illusion. I realized I was trying to control the uncontrollable. I thought that having everything in its place would lessen my anxiety. That if everything in my life was perfect, everyone else would see me as flawless and likable. Neither was true.Read More