don't eat so much

“You shouldn’t eat so much”, said my dad.

If you know me, you know how much I love cooking and feeding.

Food is a big part of my culture, and if you’re Israeli, you know, our fridge is never empty.

Recently, I’ve been dealing with a health issue, making me nauseous and wired-tired most days.

I have no desire to eat.

I’ve put on extra weight, I feel like crap.

I’ve been working on improving my eating habits and healing.

And I have to say, it’s a challenge to eat more, when you’ve been programmed to think that eating less will make your body look better, feel better about yourself.

So, this nutritionist comes along, assesses my habits and says,”Elinor, if you want to heal, you have to eat more.”

At first, I wanted to punch her in the face and run away 😂.

But now, I strive to eat alot more than I’m used to.It feels uncomfortable. Mostly due to thoughts about eating and what it’ll mean when I look in the mirror.  

When a thought enters my mind about it, I try to remember it’s someone else’s voice (a non-qualified assessor of nutrition and health).

Yet, 2 weeks in, I have more energy and feel lighter, like a functioning human.

Every “body” is different.

Why are we being told, as a society, that eating less is better?

“You should eat less” – with all the (mis) information out there, it’s easy to get lost.


Some of the messages we receive online, go unchecked – so much of it is misleading and causes harm.

As is with your business-Just because one person had a successful run with their marketing strategy, doesn’t mean it will work IN THE SAME WAY for you.

How can you tune out this noise?

 

Here are questions you can ask yourself to assess whether something is RIGHT for YOU:

1 – What are you used to doing? Do you like doing this, or are you doing it because you think you ‘should’? 

2 – Was there a decision made by someone else on your behalf about what you should do?

3 – What are the thoughts you’re having about doing the ‘thing’?

4 – Do you like the above reasons?

5 – What else is possible for you, other than what is happening right now?

6 – Is this something YOU want or is it something someone else wants for you?

7 – Does the idea of taking part in this ‘thing’ feel natural to you?  Does it make ‘sense’?  Does it feel heart opening?

This 👆🏼👆🏼 is how you find YOUR voice in all endeavors.  This lesson pops up for me over and over again, and it breaks my heart to see so many women come to me finding themselves in situations that aren’t right for them.  

Work on tuning out the noise by focusing on what you want, what’s right for you.

Always ask yourself, where does THEIR VOICE end, and where does my ‘RIGHT’ begin?

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