Women who struggle with food typically want to rebel against any rule we do make, so remember that if you cut out carbs completely, you may end up saying "screw this" by day three because you really wanted that peanut butter toast!
At this age, my daughter loves food just because. She is not me. She is not growing up around constant hostility. She is not unhappy. She does not want to either starve herself into disappearing or eat herself into oblivion. She simply loves food.
Try and assess the ratio of positive to negative comments you make to each other. Chances are, you may need to make some adjustments in that regard, if you value your significant other and hope to celebrate many more love and romance-filled Valentine's Days together.
Chocolate has been irresistible for ages: the Aztecs used it as currency, the Spaniards kept it a secret from neighboring countries for about a century, and the average American eats 9.5lbs of it in one year. It's safe to say we're all obsessed with chocolate... and we may even be addicted to it.
The next time you find yourself in the middle of an insatiable craving, or are about to make a choice that is not in alignment with honoring your body, here are five possibilities to free yourself from the situation:
Food will never hate me, will never beat me, will never touch me when I don't want to be touched, will never point and laugh and call me names. It will never lie to me. Food just has one requirement: to be consumed.
No matter how long you've tried to solve your weight problem and how many times you've failed, there is a way to solve it. You just have not yet found or done what you need to do. Keep learning and trying new things. Persist and you will succeed.
I understand the slack-jawed blank expressions, trying to comprehend the difference between a latte and a macchiato. But folks, kindly step aside for those of us who speak fluent Starbuck-ese. We've got this thing down.
Mallika Chopra believes that unlike goals, intentions come from our soul."When we live with intent," she says, "we honor love, relationship, and ourselves." She shared a wonderful practice with me -- to check in and ask ourselves: Who am I? What do I want? How can I serve?
So this is what I have to say to you people who are off sugar: I'm eating, as I type, a dark chocolate covered acai berry -- that's right, a superfood! It is delicious. And look, if it turns out that this is leading me down the devil's path, I'll discover that in my time.