Is It Hard Or Easy To Eat Healthy?

IS IT EASY OR HARD TO EAT HEALTHY?

We all know that we should eat healthily, but knowing that and doing it can be the hardest part.

You may think you eat healthy but you may be surprised to know that you may not be.

A few years ago, I thought that I was eating healthy but it turned out that I was not really. The more I learned about my perimenopause journey and how food was affecting my health and digestion the more I realised I had to make some more changes for the better.

Can you change how you view food and how you think about food?

Yes you can!

I don’t believe we should deprive ourselves of the foods we love to eat, even if they are a bit unhealthy!

If you eat healthy 80 or 90% of the time, you can relax and eat the not so healthy foods that you want to eat.

You can go out to a restaurant and eat what you want or go to a function and relax around food.

The focus should be on thinking about food in a different way.

Think more about food as nourishment, rather than food feeding your appetite.

Supermarkets are very clever about placing unhealthy food in a way to attract your attention.

They will even put smells into the air of bread and chocolate to try and get you to buy them.

When you eat for good health, you will have better digestion, feel great, have more energy and better sleep.

There is always a choice about how you view and eat food.

You can change what you think about food and change your food choices.

I did it because I was a sugar junkie in my 20’s and 30’s.

I changed from drinking tea with milk and sugar to drinking tea on its own.

If I eat a milk chocolate bar, it is far too sweet for me and I don’t enjoy it.

You can change the way food tastes and you will crave more healthy food.

Food will either make you feel good or make you feel bad.

Before you eat food, ask the question

“will this food make me feel good or bad?”

“will it benefit my health?”

What can be stopping you from eating healthy?

You can be eating foods to feed your emotions or lack of something in your life.

Start asking yourself why you eat this way.

Take the steps to find out why.

I put my Hormone Reset together to help and support you to eat healthy.

I will teach you how you can eat for good health so that you can look good and feel good inside and out.

I am no longer a sugar junkie now.

What would it mean to you, to be able to get through your day without feeling tired, fed up, irritable, crave unhealthy foods, have digestion issues or sleep badly.

Come along and join my Hormone Reset and see how your life can change with my help and support ūüėÄ

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Do You Have To Reduce Carbohydrates In Peri and Menopause?

DO YOU HAVE TO REDUCE CARBOHYDRATES IN PERI AND MENOPAUSE?

A lot of women think that carbohydrates are bad and that they have to go low on the carbohydrates they are eating to reduce body fat.

This can have a negative affect on your body.

It can have a negative affect on your metabolism.

Why?

Carbohydrates are needed for energy in all parts of your body.  

You need energy to think clearly, to move, breathe, digest food, recover and build muscles as your muscles need to replenish energy.

When you eat the right carbohydrates, you will help to increase your metabolism

You will stop your body from going into stress mode

I teach you how to use carbohydrates effectively in my Hormone Reset.

You can use carbohydrates by cycling them in a certain way that does not stress out your body and keeps your metabolism high.

Get in touch with me to join my Hormone Reset to find out more details.

Click HERE and fill out your application.

Does Change Have To Be Hard?

DOES CHANGE HAVE TO BE HARD?

Anything is possible in life.

During perimenopause and menopause as your hormones are changing, this can bring up a lot of issues for yourself.

Maybe there is something in your past that you haven’t dealt with or you thought you had dealt with it but it comes to the surface again.

I have certainly had my fair share of issues to be dealt with myself.  

When I went through my divorce I had to really get in touch with what made me happy.¬† What my passions were.¬† I had to get to know myself and learn to love myself and I didn’t need anyone in my life to make me happy.¬† I could make myself happy.

I had a car accident in 2010 and nearly lost my life.  This was a huge wake up call for me and my passion for health and nutrition was staring me in the face.

It was then that I got really serious about my health and I have spent 10 years putting my heart and soul into healing myself and healing my health issues.

I studied¬† how women’s hormones work and how they affect women as hormones decline and become disregulated.

I learned about how powerful being in the present moment can be.

When you are not fully present in your day, you can be missing out on how good your day is because you are so busy worrying about tomorrow or last week or what someone said to you last month.  This can set your  mind racing and can be a waste of energy and you may be worrying needlessly and it can affect your health.  

When you can be more present in the day you are in, you can tune in to your feelings and your life.  You can think about what is not serving you anymore in your life and begin to ask questions why.

Making changes can be scary and put doubts in your mind.  I know all about that and I pushed through my own doubts and fears.

I had to change my diet and lifestyle because I was burned out and my body was weak.

I am here to tell you that you can change.

Get clear on your why?

Get clear on your goals?

Who do you want to be?

How do you want to feel?

How do you want to look?

When you can answer these questions, you can begin to work on how these changes can take shape.

You can change your subconscious mind to get your head around those changes.

Have you ever driven to work and got there without paying much attention to your route?

This is because it is familiar to you.

When things are familiar, they are safe and you feel comforted.

When things need to change, they can push you out of that comfort zone and that is when fear can take over and doubt. 

It starts with you and you can push past those doubts and fears.  

You can have the determination to step up and make those changes because you deserve it and you don’t want to settle with just coping day to day, not having a lot of energy, thinking that you can’t be healthy or you can’t lose the fat on your body.

You may have tried to lose the fat on your body before and it didn’t work and because of that you think it will never happen and you think that you are meant to have lots of fat on your body and nothing will work for you.

Don’t let what has happened to you in the past, put you off from making changes in the future.

You can stop your racing mind from saying “I can’t”.

You can change your thoughts.  It starts with you and your self belief.

I did it and you can too!

You need support and help to keep your focus around making those changes.

Ask for that support from your friends and your family

You can get that help and support from me or someone else that can help you.

You just need to ask.¬† Set up a call with me and let’s have a chat about what changes you want to make.

Set up a call with me HERE

How Are Your Fat Cells Affecting Your Hormone Health?

HOW ARE YOUR FAT CELLS AFFECTING YOUR HORMONE HEALTH?

Why is your body fat so much of a problem now than when you were younger?

Body fat has been found to be an endocrine organ and can control certain things in your body, just like other glands do.

Body fat can control:

  • Inflammation all over your body
  • Your appetite
  • Your metabolism
  • How you use energy
  • How much body fat is stored on your body.¬† Your body fat wants more body fat!
  • Your blood sugar regulation which can put a stop on fat burning

There are more toxins to deal with now such as EMF’s, computers, mobile phones, more cars on the roads, more processed foods lacking nutrients and vitamins and artificial ingredients.

The food industry gets more complicated by the day and there is so much information on the internet about what foods to eat and avoid, which diet to follow and why.

No wonder that fat on your body is becoming an issue.

You do need some fat on your body.  It is needed to:

Cushion your organs

To line all the cells in your body

To make hormones

To store vitamins

For brain health

To store energy

But, like anything in life, there can be too much of a good thing.  You want the Goldilocks effect, not too little and not too much!

During perimenopause, fat cells can increase naturally.

It can just appear as if overnight!

Yes, annoying right.

A women’s body naturally wants to hold onto fat, it’s made that way.

When your hormone levels decline, your body will want to hold onto fat even more because fat can make your hormones.

Some of us will have more fat than others.

You can work with your hormones to help reduce body fat effectively.

One thing that you can do is to increase your protein intake.

Women need more protein in menopause to help keep muscle mass and keep metabolism high and in fat burning mode.

Give your body the building blocks it needs.

You have a different body now and so need to make a few changes to be able to  maintain your weight.

I have put together my Hormone Reset that gives you the tools you need.

These tools focus on diet, exercise, mindset, lifestyle and toxins.

How to support your body now

Support Adrenal glands and thyroid health

Support a healthy digestion

Support liver health

How you can keep your metabolism high and build strong muscles and bones as you age

Where you can be going wrong in your diet and exercises

How to feel good around food

Get your mindset in the right place and to be consistent.

I run my Hormone Reset every month.

You can find all the details about my Hormone Reset HERE

 

How Can Your Mindset Be Holding You Back?

I want to ask you a few questions and I want you to be honest with yourself here:

Do you think change is hard?

Do you have a good relationship with yourself?

Do you trust yourself?

How happy do you feel with how you look?

Is you self esteem low?

Do you have low moods?

Do you think  negatively?

Your thoughts and feelings can affect your life.  

Do you trip yourself up because of what you believe?

Your mind runs those beliefs and it can be telling you that you can’t have what you want.

Your mind could be telling you that:

There is no way you can achieve anything.

You started something before and you didn’t continue it because it didn’t bring you instant results, so you gave up, so there is no use in trying something new.

This can put you in a place of denial and you want to play it safe to protect yourself.

You think it will be impossible or you don’t have enough time.

It’s too hard.

I can’t do it.

Are you having these thoughts?

It can be holding you back from a completely different life to what you have right now.

What words are you using to describe your life –¬†

Vibrant

Fulfilled

High energy levels

Abundant

Joy

Love

Peace

Because this is what I want for you.

I get it, I was a negative person myself and I can understand that this negativity can deplete your life.  

I was bullied in school and in the work place.¬† I didn’t enjoy my job and those bullies made it more unbearable.¬† I went from job to job to escape boredom and bullies.

As a teenager, I felt I had to fit in and not be myself, to follow the crowd to feel wanted and liked.  

I lost my self identity!

I had to dig deep to find out what was holding me back, what were my fears.

I started to journal and get my feelings and thoughts down onto paper to make more sense of them.  

I started reading about the power of now, learn how to trust myself and love myself again.  It does take a bit of work, time and patience with yourself but it will change.

Start taking notice of how you use your words to describe yourself, others, situations or problems.

Its easy to blame the outside world but you have to dig deep and go inwards.

Change the negative talk for positive ones.

Get clear on your goals

Why do you want to change?

How do you want to look and feel?

You need to re programme your subconscious mind which is where you hold all your memories and habits.

Have you ever driven to work and not known how you got there.¬† You do it every day so now it is automatic and you don’t have to focus on what you are doing.

It can be the same with your thoughts and feelings.  They can be a habit or familiar.

Your thoughts and beliefs define who you are as a person and you can change those thoughts and reprogramme your subconscious mind.

You can have more self belief.  Put your focus on getting started.

Believe that you can have better health, weight maintenance, more energy, better sleep, feel happy.

It is possible, you just need to take that first step forwards and don’t look back.

Take it one day at a time.

For however long it takes.

Keep focused on your end result and keep a track of your progress in your journal.

You do need support, you can’t do this on your own.¬† Ask friends or family to help you.

Ask for help from someone who understands and can give you the support you need.  Someone like me or someone else that you can trust.

When you can get started and have that commitment and determination, anything is possible.

That is when the magic happens and having patience with yourself.

You will start to create better choices and changes.

Be aware of what you need to change – your why

Take action – make a start

Keep the focus – be kind to yourself if you trip up, get back on it

My Hormone Reset can help and support you with your health, mindset, exercise and lifestyle goals.

What would it mean to you to achieve what you want and to reverse what is holding you back, to look good and feel good inside and out?

Join me on my next Hormone Reset.  I run this programme every month for 4 weeks.  You get a call from me at the beginning to guide you through the programme specific to your needs.  As you go through the programme, you can then ask me questions during the 4 weeks in a private Facebook group along with other women doing the programme.

Find all the details about the programme and fill out your application to be notified when the next programme will start HERE