During my February podcasts this past month, we were able to explore health and wellness practices from 5,000 years ago to present. Each guest brought a different view to ponder and it was just fascinating to learn about. Whether ancient or modern, there are all kinds of ideas you can consider to improve your life in a way that meets your needs and works for you. While each approach can be impactful, they all target different areas of the wellness wheel. There is lots to consider when thinking about what suits you best.
This past month I had the pleasure of hosting two amazing guests on my Quick Bites from Mind Over Food podcast. Both Abby Grey from “Cooking with Abby” and Kirsten Reed from “Nursing Your Way to Wellness” brought a wealth of information and experience to our conversation about health and wellness. While these two inspiring women come from different fields of work, one thing became abundantly clear throughout our discussion: it’s not always about the types of food or quantity of food you eat, but your mindset when approaching eating.
The ringing in of a new year has always been a marker for fresh starts, new beginnings and goal setting. While we reflect on the year 2020, which will likely be remembered for all the challenges it served up, many of us are eager to put this crazy year behind us and move on to a brighter future. To kick off 2021, I am excited to announce my Mind Over Food podcast series is expanding to include a variety of featured guests.
Tis’ the season for overeating! Celebrations filled with fun, friends and joy also tend to bring an overabundance of food. Whether at the neighbors, the office or a holiday party, everywhere we look it is food. As challenging as it is to not overindulge and lose control, there is reason to hope this season. Staying in control is not hard if you have the tools that can help make it happen. In my holiday toolbox, I always keep some basic goals and rules.
Acceptance is one of the hardest things to deal with when it comes to our bodies. We each have our personal struggles that we face every day when it comes to health and weight loss. For me, menopause presented a huge challenge that I wasn’t quite expecting. It has changed my body and my clothes don’t fit the way they used too. However, I understand that if I panic and go on a restrictive diet just to fit back into a pair of jeans, I will be in a much worse situation down the road.
When trying to lose weight, it is only natural that we seek results as quickly as possible. We want to see that the sacrifices we are making with eating or lifestyle changes are working for us. However, a “quick fix “is not quick, nor is it a fix. The age-old expression “slow and steady wins the race” could not be more true when we are working hard to obtain a healthy mind and body.