O.K. let’s rewind…

10 years ago, I was in the same place as many of you. I wanted to lose weight and feel great. Yet I was in the mindset that eating Special K, choosing low fat milk/everything, eliminating all carbs (they were the “devil”, right?), and being obsessed with dieting was my best shot to achieve my ideal body and weight. With the little food education I had, growing up in an era of processed food, on a diet of bread and Nutella, dieting seemed to be the only solution. Luckily, I realized that it was a temporary quick fix to weight loss, not a long-term solution.

O.K. let’s rewind…

10 years ago, I was in the same place as many of you. I wanted to lose weight and feel great. In the below story I share how I overcame my food miseducation, fell in love with food again, and came to understand what a true healthy life-style looks like.

It’s hard to realize that I was unconsciously abusing my body, by giving it “foods” I thought were healthy and by cutting out all the goodness of wholefoods.

Looking back, there were two things that kept me from reaching my goal/adopting a healthy diet.

Firstly, I completely lost sight of the real purpose of eating which is to bring nutrients to one’s body.

Secondly, I was confused about what healthy meant. We live in a society where we are constantly misled as to what is healthy. It’s hard to even distinguish real and unprocessed foods from fake and toxic foods.

I realized that my diet wasn’t ideal and that it was ruining my body – it being calorie restrictive and nutrient deficient. A real quick fix to weight loss and not a long-term solution.

Instinctively, it didn’t feel right. Since when did we as human beings start to eat diet foods and exercise with the goal to lose weight? Being a great believer that food should be enjoyed, I started to create healthy versions of my classic favorites.

I was convinced that there existed a way to eating healthy that was enjoyable, wasn’t difficult and delicious too.

Then, a lightbulb went off…

I waved goodbye to all the 0% fat, 0 calories, light, low fat, fat-free, “natural food” products, and got back to the basics.

I took charge, researched a wide range of topics about food for nourishment and started eating real foods instead of stuff being marketed as food.

I started eating more whole foods, more greens, I drank more water, more herbal teas, and started to experiment with different foods. I taught myself to cook and to actually enjoy it.

What happened next was amazing…

The change was not only physically but also mentally. I was gradually falling in love with food, life and most importantly with myself.

The anxiety stopped and I realized that I wasn’t eating anymore to lose weight, or to look a certain way. I was eating in a way to nourish my body and focused on feeding myself instead of depriving myself.

“I felt whole, I felt love, I felt satisfaction.

“I felt whole, I felt love, I felt satisfaction.

My taste got more intense and I lost the weight without even trying. It made me feel in control and alive.

My journey to a nourished life has been confusing and overwhelming at times but I am grateful for what it brought me.

With great excitement, I continue my journey in which I will expand and grow. My views may change along the way but I love where I am and am excited where I am going.

With love, health & happiness,

xoxo

Sabrina

With love, health & happiness,

xoxo

Sabrina

Decide to stop being a “dieter” obsessing
about food and weight-lose.

Focus on your life instead.

Just living my life

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