5 Tips to Overcome Binge Eating

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My philosophy about nutrition has radically changed since I first lost weight back in 2009. I lost it by counting calories, but ate a lot of processed foods that I thought were healthy back then. I learned about clean eating a couple years ago and it has radically changed how I eat.

I honestly just recently stopped counting calories because it was taking over my whole life and became an obsession. It was not a healthy obsession either. I fully believe that we should not eat more food than we need (although I often want to because I LOVE food haha), but the calorie thing just drove me crazy.

All calories are not created equally. I could eat 5 chicken breasts for about 500 calories (I would throw up if I ate that much and could not do it, this is just an example) or I could eat 2 big cupcakes 500 calories. Which one is going to keep me fuller for longer and which has more nutritional and health benefits? I think you know the answer. icon smile 5 Tips to Overcome Binge Eating

So, my philosophy is to eat when you are hungry and stop when you are full. Eat foods that make you feel good and be mindful of how each thing you eat makes you feel. If it makes you feel sluggish or sick, listen to that. It’s your body’s way of telling you what it needs to thrive. I eat clean 98% of the time, but believe in a cheat meal or a couple of treats throughout the week. Otherwise you will go insane. And like I said, I do not count calories.

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I have struggled with binge eating over the last couple of years because I tried to follow too strict of diets that eliminated like everything known to mankind. So my tips to overcome binge eating would be:

  1. Don’t restrict anything from your diet unless you have a severe allergy or medical reason for you to do so
  2. Practice everything in moderation
  3. Treat YO SELF!
  4. Find a healthy replacement for when you’re craving (I love to have a coffee or drink La Croix flavored sparkling waters when I want to binge)
  5. Keep yourself busy and keep your body moving and you won’t have time to think of everything you’re craving

Hope this helps my friends! I know the struggle, and the struggle is REAL! Nutrition is the hardest battle, but if I can overcome it anyone can! icon smile 5 Tips to Overcome Binge Eating

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Getting Back on Track

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Did your holiday weekend look a little like this? If it did, don’t fret! We all get off track sometimes! I had a few treats myself yesterday, but I am not going to beat myself up for it!! You are better than that, so DO NOT let defeat win, K!?

The most important thing to do for getting back on track with your fitness goals is to just accept it & move on. Today is a new day, a new chance, you can start over. I wanted to give you a few quick tips to help you towards getting back on track right away.

  1. Drink lots of water
  2. Eat lots of veggies & fruit
  3. Get moving & burn some calories!
  4. Get more steps in today by taking the stairs
  5. Grab an accountability partner to help you stay on track

Getting back on track is possible & you don’t have to feel bad! I promise if you do all of this, you will feel better by the end of the day!

I am also looking forward to getting that junk out of my system & feeling renewed, lighter & leaner, & full of energy! I am hosting a special group that will also be a detox where you DON’T STARVE! You get to eat lots of real food! I did the 3 Day Refresh after Vegas & lost 5 lbs just in 3 days.

 

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To be SUPER honest, I hate sales posts because I don’t want people to take them the wrong way. BUT God made me realize that the more I share with y’all about the amaaaazzeee deals going on, the more people I can help & I would be a bad person if I didn’t get the word out!  Today is the LAST DAY to join my next fitness group with T25 or P90X3 & save 50% off on Shakeology (that’s waaayyyy less than the discount I get as a coach)!! I’m sharing this because I believe in P90X3 more than ANY program EVER! Why? Because in THREE weeks I lost 10 lbs, overcame my binging/emotional eating, have a healthy relationship with food again, am learning to love myself again, have so much energy, & LOVE working out for once in my life (just being real!).
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How to Overcome Binge Eating

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Today I wanted to write about something that I also struggle with in hopes that it’ll help others. Ever since losing 60 lbs a few years ago & keeping it off, I have struggled with binge eating. I will decide to go on these crazy restrictive diets & then when I am done & can have “real food” again, I tend to get out of control.

Most recently I was doing probably the most restrictive diet I have ever done in my life & it caused me to end up binging pretty bad at Christmas. I literally just wrote ya’ll a post Monday about how to stay healthy, but I didn’t follow it myself. Sweets are totally my weakness so I overindulged on several cookies & lots of Sangria. But for once, I am not going to beat myself up & am going to take this as a learning lesson. I have decided no more crazy restrictive diets, I will just eat healthy & allow myself small treats in moderation so that I don’t feel the need to overindulge.

So because of all this I was doing some research on how to overcome binge eating so I wanted to share it with ya’ll, too.

  1. Mange your stress. Find alternate ways to handle stress such as exercising, meditating, or other relaxation practices.
  2. Eat 3 meals a day plus healthy snacks. Be sure that you’re eating every 2-3 hours & consuming healthy foods. Think lots of whole grains, lean proteins, veggies, & fruits.
  3. Avoid temptation. Remove all the junk food from your house so it’s not there to tempt you.
  4. Stop dieting. Avoid banning certain foods & focus on just having things in moderation when you are craving something “unhealthy.”
  5. Exercise. It will help boost your mood & the positive emotions can put a stop to binge eating.
  6. Fight boredom. Distract yourself from eating by taking a walk, calling a friend, or reading a book.
  7. Get enough sleep. Make sure you’re getting 7-8 hours a night.
  8. Listen to your body. Learn to distinguish physical hunger & emotional hunger. Drink a glass of water & if you’re still hungry 15 minutes later, than you’re truly hungry.
  9. Keep a food diary. Track what you’re eating. You’ll be less likely to eat too much if you know you have to write it down.
  10. Get support. Use your family & friends to lean on. Join a support group.

I know the one that stood out to me most was “stop dieting” because that’s basically the only one that I’m struggling with now. I also know that having a huge support system around me helps so much! I never had this before I became a coach. I would love to help you get the amazing accountability & support that I get on a daily basis. Head over here to come join us!

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I hope this post helps you if you are struggling with binge eating as well. It can be difficult when you are trying to figure out how to overcome binge eating, but we can do this together!

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As always, don’t forget to love yourself!

Xoxo,

Jess <3

Your Mind Controls Everything

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Am I a coach? Yes! Do I love eating healthy & working out? Duh! Am I motivated to most days? For the most part, sometimes I still feel like my old 200 lb self though! Today was NOT one of those days though where i felt motivated, just being real. I woke up on the wrong side of the bed, wanted to keep sleeping, was beating myself up for everything imaginable. Seriously, your mind controls everything.

But you know what? I’m SO thankful for Jesus to get me through anything, for my accountability partner, & to be a part of the online groups that I’m leading because they help keep me on track! And guess what else? None of these people I knew before, my accountability partner I didn’t know, yet they’re the most amazing group of people ever! People are losing the amount of weight I’ve lost (60 lbs) in just MONTHS, whereas it took me a little over a year because I didn’t have accountability or support. Your mind controls everything.

I took some extra time feeding my mind with positivity because we determine what thoughts come in to our minds & stay. Like Pastor Steven says, make a decision what you let in & out of your life so you don’t let certain thought patterns control your mind. I’m so thankful for my group & my Jesus today!! Your mind controls everything, feed it something positive.

In today’s video I wanted to address just how your mind controls everything. I actually made this video for my group, but wanted to share it with y’all as well icon smile Your Mind Controls Everything

So let’s watch today’s message on how your mind controls everything.

Just click below to watch!

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As always, don’t forget to love yourself!

Xoxo,

Jess <3

How to Overcome Emotional Eating

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Emotional eating is something that so many people struggle with on a daily basis. It is definitely something that I’ve struggled with most of my life. Whenever I’m stressed, I tend to crave carbs & sweets. Whenever I’m upset or sad, I tend to not want to eat. Certain foods also cause us to binge, leading to even more emotions. I’ve started learning so much lately about how to overcome emotional eating, so I want to share it with you.

  1. Figure out your mood. Keep a journal & jot down notes of how you’re feeling whenever you eat something. Keep note of your mood & what you ate.
  2. Ride the wave of your emotions. Emotions and life has ebbs & flows. Try just riding out those emotions instead of going overboard with eating or doing something that you’ll regret.
  3. Don’t empower your vices. Eating unhealthy foods when you have negative emotions can create your body to feel like you need those foods. Grab something healthy like a fruit or veggie instead.
  4. Healthy coping. Try doing other things to deal with your emotions. Go outside for a walk, call a friend, meditate, pray.
  5. Conquer the hard times. Stop telling yourself you’re too busy, you’re too stressed, etc. now to lose weight or get healthy or get your eating in control. Challenge yourself to stay healthy even in stressful times.

I know that overcoming emotional eating can be very difficult. But, by applying these few things that I just gave you it’s totally helped me out. I wanted to teach you how to overcome emotional eating so that you’re no longer looking at this cupcake like I so often did.

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As always, don’t forget to love yourself!

Xoxo,

Jess <3