Imagine waking up one day having no more food fear.
Unwanted thoughts around food or your body no longer linger in your mind.
You can eat what you desire without obsessive, excessive planning… without attachment.
YES. It’s POSSIBLE!
I don’t remember the last time I woke up having my very first thoughts be on food. Maybe this sounds familiar to you…
What can I eat today?
I’m so mad at myself for what I ate yesterday.
How should I make up for it?
That’s it, I’ll just workout harder and longer.
Man I really screwed up, I can do better…
Maybe I’ll cut my calories at dinner in case I binge eat again?
Wait, no. Last time was the LAST time!
For real this time.
But it wasn’t. For several years I battled food and nutrition obsession, fear of gaining weight, and binge eating. That was a life, a way of thinking, that I can’t believe was mine. It’s so foreign to me now.
I live, I love, and I eat in peace.
I nourish myself with food… ALL foods.
No more fighting with food.
No more fighting with myself.
This transformation is what lead me to start a business, become an Eating Psychology Coach, and help others free themselves from the toxicity of daily fear and anxiety over food… To guide them to a place where food brings less stress and more joy.
FEAR and FOOD in the same sentence… Can you even imagine?
Do you fear oxygen just because there is pollution in the world? Of course not, that would be insane! Oxygen, like food, is vital to existence. You need them to sustain health and life. So while it’s important to be mindful of breathing quality air, and of eating quality food, it’s important not to put so much energy into thinking about it that it controls your every thought, every action, every feeling. This affects your relationships and your health. It’s counterproductive.
So how can you win your fight with food?
1. Your MIND: Create an intention for yourself to nourish rather than punish.
a. Feed yourself with love rather than feeding yourself with calories, superfoods, low-sugar, low-carb, or negative thoughts. Let go of the word-attachments and labels you’ve created and focus instead on the intention behind the act of eating… make it a positive one.
2. Your BODY: Move your body for the sake of movement, self-expression and pleasure rather than exercise to burn fat or lose weight.
a. Why you move is just as important for your health as doing it.
3. Your KITCHEN: make your kitchen a sanctuary.
a. Clear your space of old beliefs and old habits. Believe that your kitchen is where self-love, beautiful conversation, creativity, nourishment, positive experience and happiness can evolve.
Your health goals should inspire you, not drain you. When it comes to your relationship with food and your body… consider a more loving, lifelong approach. Then everything else will fall into place.
Insightful. Passionate. Empathetic.
Lindsey Antman is a holistic wellness & eating psychology coach, and the founder of Mind Body Kitchen. Lindsey also holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics. When she’s not enjoying time with her loved ones in the kitchen, or savoring new flavors at a local restaurant, you can find her at the studio practicing and teaching yoga.
Lindsey’s mission is helping people gain clarity in their relationship with food and learn how to nourish their body in a sustainable way. Her goal is to make an impact through one-on-one coaching, group coaching, workshops, and teaching yoga. You can follow her on Instagram @mindbody_kitchen and find her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mindbodykitchen/