Your Belly is in your Brain

 

The Slow Down Diet by Marc David is your guidebook to developing your good strategies and habits around Food.

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The most common and compelling eating challenges of our time – weight, body image, overeating, binge eating, emotional eating, endless dieting, and nutrition-related health challenges that have an emotional componentsuch as digestion, fatigue, mood, immunity … and others.

It’s because we’re all affected in some way or another, whether it be our constant struggle or a tmporary one – we’ve all experienced one or more challenges around food. We ask our doctors, our friends, our loved ones – for support and answers … but really the most definitive nutritious expertise is literally found inside you – it’s called your enteric nervous system, OR  The Brain in the Belly (your most faithful and accurate day-to-day dietary guide).

I am employing my Summer Workshop Series to be your guide, a Breakthrough opportunity for you to take charge once and for all, with none of the head scratching and difficulty in choices. See, the struggle occurs when we try and try, and the results are either temporary or absent. With everything else we have to do in life, our relationship with food is, at times, the last thing we feel like working for. No matter what your position – a chronic or temporary struggler – these 8 weeks will change you, and forever eliminate the questions and doubts around your eating habits.

What you’re being asked to do, is, go against what you’ve previously attempted and learned about eating healthy and losing weight – What you’re being asked to do is Slow Down.

To learn why, and HOW slowing down is all you need to do – always … join my Summer Workshop Series, and drop your dieting woes.

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Because Everyone Deserves A Healthy Relationship with Food

Summer Workshop Series

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My Summer Workshop Series,

located in the Latrobe Park Recreation Center
on Fort Avenue begins soon.
$50 per participant, $45 for early registration.
Reserve your seat today.

The Slow Down Diet by Marc David is the book that started it all.
This book was such a success, that Marc David had no choice but to create
The Institute for the Psychology of Eating. I am a graduate of that Institute,
and a Certified Eating Psychology Coach.

This 8 week Breakthrough Program is held all around the globe during all seasons of the year, and it will help you reach your goals no matter what diet or belief about food you practice.

For 8 weeks you will join a specialized group led by me and read the best selling book The Slow Down Diet by Mark David. There will be discussions and planned exercises designed to bring Everyone into their very own Healthy Relationship with Food.

Because Everyone Deserves A Healthy Relationship with Food

Taking the time for YOUrself

There are a few good brain hacks out there … like changing the batteries in your smoke detector at daylight savings. Leaving your keys with your dish in the refrigerator so that you won’t forget it. Putting your alarm clock across the room so you’re forced to get out of bed. 5-4-3-2-1-GO! Making small tweaks to your calendar with the seasons change.

We all got it – that running list of what’s going on in our heads. And then life happens. Just this morning I pulled my sock drawer all the way out and placed it on the bed beside me. I sat in the middle and went through the pile, throwing away (Finally!!!) those with holes in the toe, the ones that are stretched out and fall (useless), the mixed-match pairs that I’ve been ignoring. It’s something I’ve been craving to do for a while, but haven’t gotten around to. Sometimes you just need to get in front of the ball, right? I found 6 – 6! lonely socks that didn’t match each other, and didn’t have partners. How long have they been taking up space? For about the last month the desire to clean up my sock collection has been weighing on me. Because for the last like 4 months every time I needed a pair, or did laundry and started the rolling process – I rushed it, or I did the chore at a time when I wasn’t focused and just going through the motions – I chose to ignore the chaos. I’ve been allowing it to drive me crazy.  …Sometimes, that happens with life.

Taking the time to routinely re-evaluate and re-organize yourself will keep you in front of the ball. I feel 10 lbs. lighter just organizing my sock drawer! Imagine what it feels like to see what’s ahead of you from a brighter lens. When going through your calendar you are engaging with YOUrself. Do you really need to do that? Can you push that appointment back to give you some breathing room? Did you over book yourself? Is there a nice balance to your week? Did you schedule something too early the day after a night out? Did you give yourself enough time to do it all?, and not have to rush and push through the day? The nice weather is coming, and you want to enjoy it along with everyone else. Is there a light week coming up where you might actually be able to squeeze in a few days off work? Instead of always saying to your friends “let’s get together for lunch one day” – how about you actually make sure you have lunch one day soon?  Uh-Oh – double booked and didn’t realize it? … be honest now with the person you’re going to need to bail on.

Reorganizing the sock drawer is one thing, but what if something big in life finds its way to you – like meeting a new date?, or someone close to you gets sick and you want to be there for them. It’s times like this that we often get stuck playing catch up after the fact, and we exhaust ourselves. We also didn’t allow ourselves to recover emotionally or physically from the unexpected. Yes, you look at your calendar (almost) every day, but to look at the weeks ahead you usually just turn to that date, plug something in, and flip back. Studying your routine on a routine basis and keeping YOUurself in mind is a practice of self-love. And really listening to your body’s needs and wants is self care.

This is exactly why I have been quiet this month. I had so much going on, and I was really beginning to feel tired. I was taking the time out every day to rest but really sitting down and looking at my calendar opened my eyes to exactly why I was so tired. I was making tweaks, but I had too much and I was ignoring it. And my body said STOP. For the first few days I found myself sleeping more. I was getting frustrated for being lazy and I tried pushing myself. Allergies started kicking in and my head was getting foggy from the pollen – I was literally living in a haze. And the more I tried to push myself, and started calling myself lazy, the more my back started to ache and more rest was what my body demanded. I had no choice but to slow down. After a couple of days I said ok, just a little bit. Nope, still too much. So I relaxed and allowed myself to rest guilt free. I ignored all the morning routines I used to hack myself into submission and productivity, and I rested some more – I went with it – It was about 3 weeks worth. Then like magic I jumped up and felt energy – – but I paused and said let’s not burn the candle too quickly. I looked at what is coming up and I made some decisions.

Now I ‘m excited to get back to my morning hacks, my eating schedule, my sleep routine – and it’s all getting done because I feel fresh. I’m ready to get back to You! I left you hanging with no explanations as to why – you probably thought something bad happened to me, or that I gave up on you. I am so full of ideas I am trying to figure out how I’m gonna get it all to you. I’m reminded of why being mindful is key, and of the the need to practicing a good pace, and not to burn out – You! You need me … and I need You too. You’re my inspiration, and I’m ready to show you.

 

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$20 per person, per class -OR- $15 early registration

Join the class at the Latrobe Park Recreational Center

1627 East Fort Avenue, Baltimore 21230

We will discuss everything you think you know about dieting and weight.

This Workshop is designed to lift the stigma of dieting and how it affects you.

Learn to get in Relationship

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Learn to get in Relationship

with Food                          with Body                       with Life

If you pause for a moment and really think about it – you are who you are through and through. How you treat yourself in one relationship is how you treat yourself in other relationships in your life. How you treat others, and how you treat other “things” – is a reflection of how you treat yourself.

Coming to understand the why and how behind your behaviors and beliefs will help you overcome in the areas of your life where you struggle. Think about all of your relationships … your relationship with kale, with mashed potatoes or potato chips, with jeans, beach towels and your next door neighbor. What do you say when you look in the mirrors inside a dressing room? Where are your priorities and your imbalances?