Posts with the category: Mind Body Nutrition

Do you eat when you're hungry, stop when you're full?

Hunger: Eat when you are hungry and stop when you are full. Is it that simple? No. It’s downright confusing. The main reason is because we have become disconnected from our bodies. We’ve lost connection to true stomach hunger signals and are influenced by a variety of external cues.

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Reduce the Impact of Stress with Micro-resilience

Do you power through your emotions, fatigue and stress? Do you end up collapsing at the end of the day? Learn micro-resilience techniques to reduce the impact of stress. Recharge your batteries by weaving small recoveries into your daily routine.

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What's Healthier Than Kale?

Kale’s all the rage. Everyone’s talking about it because it’s healthy. But do you want to know what’s even healthier than kale? Having a good relationship with food.

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Eating in Moderation: Does it Work?

Does “everything in moderation” work with your eating habits? It depends. As a Mind Body Nutritionist, I look at “everything in moderation” from two very different nutritional approaches: Moderation from a purely nutritional approach and from the perspective of an eating psychology coach.

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Intuitive Eating: do you need to re-learn how to eat?

When we were born, we instinctively knew how to eat. But as we move through life, we are impacted by the messages from the world around us. We’re taught over and over again about what to eat. We are taught not to trust ourselves, but instead trust the food authorities. And the “what” we are told to eat to promote our health, shifts, year after year.

These lessons come from family members (more often than not with good intentions), the latest clean eating book, social media and more. And that finger wagging at us telling us we shouldn’t eat this or that, comes from our own thoughts and self-judgement about food and our bodies. These lessons can also come with a side of guilt and shame.

Many (most!) of us need to relearn how to eat: intuitive eating.

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Are You On A High Fact "Diet"?

Do you ever feel burdened by the fact that you know so much about nutrition? This is what is called a “high-fact diet”. Many of us are almost too well educated about what we eat, and this is actually creating stress in our bodies. And yes, I am speaking from personal experience. If we overthink every morsel we eat, we can be causing more harm than good.

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You are what you eat + [what you think and feel about it]

The great poet Rumi once said, “The satiated man and the hungry man do not see the same thing when they look upon a loaf of bread.” We all come to the table with different perspectives and life stories with food. No two people will metabolize a slice of pizza in the same way. One person may see the pizza as a delicious treat while another who feels insecure about her body may look at it with fear and guilt. The former will metabolize the food completely while the latter’s body will struggle to process it. When we explore our unique thoughts, feelings and beliefs about food and our bodies, we can feel more relaxed around food and our bodies and re-purpose this energy to give our unique gifts to the world! Often we need to re-train our brains to have a happy and healthy relationship with food.

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Are you a controlled eater?

Calorie restricting. Controlling your portions. Eating only “good foods” and avoiding “bad foods”. These are all forms of restrictive eating that often bring out the rebellious eater in us. If you’re eating for any reason other than physical hunger, controlling your eating isn’t the solution. Explore what you’re truly hungering for.

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Are you getting enough Vitamin P?

Vitamin P. Pleasure. We need it. Without it our lives just aren’t complete. And neither is our metabolic potential. Vitamin P helps optimize your nutrition!

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Eating Psychology Coaching for Everyone Who Eats

Do you or someone you love struggle with health, self-esteem or body image? Dynamic Eating Psychology Coaching is valuable for anyone who eats (yes, I know that’s everyone) who wants a more harmonious relationship with food, body and self. Why? Because life is too dang short. It’s time for a new approach.

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Sugar Isn't Evil

Sugar itself is not evil. Having said that, we have to look deeper at sugar and its effects on our bodies. And, absolutely, too much of any kind of sugar, natural or not, is not good for our health. Learn my five tips to reduce your intake of poor quality sugars.

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Are You In A Constant Struggle with Food?

Learn the one key nutritional factor in overcoming your struggle with food with Mind Body Nutritionist Tanya Mark.

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The Truth About Protein

Nutrition can be confusing. Protein grams. Does the amount matter? Yes and no. Protein from two perspectives: Sports Nutrition and Mind Body Nutrition, also known as the Masculine and the Feminine Approach to nutrition.

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Exercise + Healthy Eating Not Working?

If you’re eating healthy and exercising (or at least trying to!) and not seeing results, you may be missing this critical ingredient.

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Living Like Your Hair is on Fire

Learn my 5-minute trick to set up your day for success. It’s simple, easy and, yes, you have the time to make your day feel like it’s not a never-ending emergency. You owe it to yourself!

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