The Missing Link in Nutrition

As a Holistic Nutrition Coach I always felt there was something missing in my approach to helping people. For some people there were a few nutritional tweaks but for others it wasn’t so easy. Although I had great results, it seemed so superficial at times. Deep down I felt there was more to health than what we put in our bodies.  Believe me, I am extremely passionate about what we put in our bodies, but my gut was telling me there is more to the story of good health.

It wasn’t long after that I discovered the psychology of eating and became a Certified Eating Psychology Coach. This was the game changer. This was the answer I’ve been searching for!

Eating psychology helped me connect with my clients on a deeper level. Many health issues like depression, anxiety, fatigue and digestive issues, weight gain or inability to lose weight are not always directly related to diet. What’s going on emotionally is equally important. Helping people find much needed pleasure, happiness in life is one of the best things about my job. That alone can alleviate unwanted symptoms, and combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle, It’s complete nourishment.

But the ultimate reward is guiding those to their purpose in life, and teaching them how to love and except the beautiful being they are. With this happiness follows, and the body goes into a relaxation response. When we are in a relaxation response we heal emotionally and physically.  To see the personal transformation one makes in my office is so rewarding! I get to witness some beautiful journeys. Finding your passion or calling in this world can have profound affects on your health. This is my purpose on earth and with the exception of my children, fills my soul like nothing else. Although improving one’s health through various holistic and nutritional approaches is something I am passionate about, Eating Psychology is the icing on the cake!

Bringing mind, body and soul together through physical and emotional nutritional strategies, is a cutting edge approach to health.  It’s the missing link in nutrition. So if your having unwanted symptoms and your feeling confused because you feel your doing it all right, maybe its time to take a deeper look into where life is calling you. What’s life asking of you? How and why is your body getting your attention?

As important as these can be, there is more to life than being “Vegan” or “Gluten Free”.  At least I’d like to think so.

LOts of LOve,

Lauren

Food Cravings, a deeper meaning behind them

Quite often I hear, “If I could stop craving sugar I’d be fine” or “Its the carbs that get me” and “Once I start eating the sweets, I can’t stop”.  We’ve all had cravings from time to time and for some more often than others. We know that diet can play a big role in food cravings. But did you know there is a deeper meaning to why one craves certain foods? Our bodies have a unique and powerful wisdom and it’s time we start listening.

Here is a great article about food cravings and what they can teach you.

http://psychologyofeating.com/3-types-of-cravings/

LOts of LOve,

Lauren

Welcome To My Blog!

Whenever I speak to people about what I do, they are always intrigued by “Eating Psychology” and how it can relate to health.  So I thought I would post about this first.

What is Eating Psychology?

Often times, eating challenges and health challenges are connected to work, money issues, relationships, family, intimacy, life stress and so much more. By working on the places more relevant and personal to you, success is easily achieved. Mind Body Nutrition advances the practice of clinical nutrition by exploring the psychophysiology of how thoughts, feelings, and beliefs impact nutritional metabolism and health.  It goes far beyond classic nutrition by focusing on the fascinating connections between the brain, and the body, and behavior.

Simply put, WHAT we eat is only half of the story of good nutrition. The other half is who we are as eaters. Mind Body Nutrition reveals how stress physiology, the relaxation response, breathing, awareness, pleasure, meal timing and much more, influence digestion, and calorie burning. And, it offers practical results oriented strategies for the most commonly seen health issues of our times.

Eating Psychology is an empowering and transformational approach that is designed for anyone who eats. Each one of us has a fascinating and ever changing relationship with food. Eating Psychology concerns the primary importance of this relationship. Our relationship with food often mimics our relationship with life. It also affirms that our relationship with food has important lessons to teach us if we choose to listen.

Eating Psychology is a place where we can fully explore some of the personal dimensions that impact food, weight, and various health related concerns.

What is your relationship with food like? Is it similar to your relationship with life?

LOts of LOve,

Lauren