Why You Can’t Stop Eating

True or False?   You have an unhealthy relationship with food. FALSE. False on all accounts. You can’t have an unhealthy relationship with something that is a necessity to your body. Food is fuel. Food is required and needed to function. Food repairs and restores your vital organs and muscles.  Food feeds your mind body and spirit. Food is delicious. Food is medicine. Food is satisfying to your senses. Most importantly food… real food that is… is healthy. Therefore, you cannot have an unhealthy relationship with it.

To be clear it is not food that you have an unhealthy relationship with it’s food additives. Its preservatives, artificial ingredients, simple sugars like high fructose corn syrups and MSG that you cannot establish a positive connection with. You have an unhealthy relationship with all of these ingredients because they are unhealthy. They are detrimental. They are addictive. They create weight gain and impulsive desires because you cannot reach a level of satisfaction. You overeat because that’s what these ingredients are chemically created to do! You will never be able to have a healthy relationship with real food if these ingredients are including in your nutritional intake.

gluttonousSo then you can’t stop eating…..

These ingredients are so addictive that you find yourself binge eating to achieve a level of satisfaction. Sadly that level is never reached because these foods create the “bottomless pit” feeling within us. This leads to self sabotage, guilt, disgust and regret with yourself. You feel embarrassed so you don’t talk to anyone about it. Then you try to desperately alleviate those feelings on your own by eating more. This is a vicious cycle and this is why you can’t stop eating.

Binge eating is becoming an epidemic and has recently been identified as a disease. It was once considered a side effect of other eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia but has slowly made it’s way into it’s own diagnosis. And it is for a reason. This is where you feel less shame and embarrassment: you are one of billions of people that face this struggle.

This vicious cycle can be broken

Detrimental thoughts, addictions and behaviors are the source of binge-eating and recovery is possible. Identifying that you are a victim of this disease is where it starts. You can be diagnosed by a health professional. Assessing your emotional well-being can help significantly. Working closely with a Coach can assist you in changing your eating habits, in fostering positive feelings about food, enhancing your emotional well-being and eliminating body image conflicts.

Keep in mind that you are not ill because of your relationship with food. The crappy ingredients in the food you eat can make you ill. This makes you a victim to addiction versus someone who is gluttonous.

Stay Well,

Coach Nadia K

If you are struggling with any of the harmful side effects of Binge Eating do not hesitate nor feel shame in reaching out or seeking help!

What’Supp with Supplements

Hey There!
Today, I want to discuss supplements with you. What’s the deal with supplements and why are there so many?! Different supplements play different roles in the body. You need supplements for energy metabolism and chemical reactions within your body.  For example, vitamin deficiency can be very risky which is why it is part of the RDA (recommended daily allowance) guidelines. Almost all vitamins (excluding Vitamin D) comes from consumption. The truth is most of you aren’t getting the sufficient  amount of vitamin and mineral intake from your diet. Even if you are a healthy eater all the chemical additives and processing of food today leaves you not knowing if your food has been stripped of its’ nutritional value. Moreover, the air we breathe is… well…polluted. This makes it super difficult for your body to absorb the proper nutrients. Lack of vitamins also weakens the body making it unable to fight free radicals (cancer causing agents). So as you can see, it’s essential to provide your body with the recommended amount of nutrients and minerals. Below is a list of supplements I personally take daily and why. I welcome you to leave any questions or suggestions you may have below and please share with a loved one!
Supplements
1. Multivitamin 
This is the most important and basic supplement. If you decide not to take any other supplement I highly recommend you at least take this one daily. It is essential that toddlers, children, teens and adults take them. Multivitamins help keep you healthy and your body fully functioning. With a single tablet you can meet the daily requirements of vitamin and minerals that you do not get from your diet.
2. Fish oil 
Fish oil has DHA and EPA which are Omega-3 fatty acids. DHA and EPA are super essential to your body! This supplement can be taken whether you are physically active or not. It has a sleuth of health benefits such as heart health support, antioxidant properties, it supports insulin function, improves memory and aids weightloss. Nothing fishy about the benefits of this product!
3. Calcium + Vitamin D
This supplement is most important to your bone health. It supports bone density and keeps them strengthened as aging occurs. Calcium+Vitamin D also regulates hormone levels especially after menopause. So let’s avoid a hip fracture and keep nourishing those bones!
4. Biotin 
I absolutely love this supplement. It improves and conserves the health of hair, nails and leaves you with radiant skin. Also known as the “beauty pill”, this supplement aids in weight loss and can be used in treatments of type 2 diabetes. It supports the digestive tract and increases energy levels. I have personally noticed a physical difference in my own body by using this product.
5. CLA : Conjugated Linoleic Acid
Linoleic acid is primarily found in meats and dairy. It contains Omega 6 fatty acids which are crucial and beneficial to the body. This supplement has helped consumers lose more body fat and has antioxidant properties. This is beneficial to take if you workout 5+ times a week, are an athlete or body builder. Research shows that CLA increases muscle growth, lowers cholesterol, enhances the immune system and can even reduce allergies to specific foods. If you engage in physical activity with the intention to lean out and reduce body fat composition this is the supplement to consume daily!
Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave any questions or comments below!
Stay Well,
Coach Nadia K