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You CAN eat meat and be healthy (and lose weight!)

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Eating meat will clog your arteries, increase risk of cancer and type 2 diabetes, and take years off your life, isn’t that what we keep being told, and even more so today?

In recent years meat has become the most talked about and controversial thing when it comes to nutrition, with Netflix documentaries and warring nutritional theories becoming more and more prominent, it’s no wonder so many people are turn their back on meat or just downright confused about the whole thing.

As a species we’ve been eating meat since the beginning of our evolution, but today there are so many raging arguments about eating meat when it comes to things like the awful state of our nation’s health, the environmental impact of agriculture, and the unethical treatment of animals – and all of these arguments have become tangled up in a minefield of confusion!

If we want to live long, healthy lives, should we eat meat? How much is OK or should we completely scrap it? Should we consume ANY animal products at all?

While anti-meat advocates and scientists have tried to frighten us away from eating mean by linking it to things like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity, research actually shows meat to be a nutrient-dense food that can actually help to prevent these diseases, as well as prevent nutritional deficiencies – as long as you focus on quality and eat it with plenty of plant foods and vegetables.

Plant-based diets should be the foundation of everyone’s diet, and quality meat and fish can also form part of the diet without being harmful in any way. The typical Western diet is made up of processed foods, processed meats, inflammatory omega 6 fats (vegetable and industrially processed rapeseed and sunflower oil, margarines, hydrogenated fats), plus plenty of sugar and refined carbs, whilst being low in vegetables and nutrient-dense fruits and other quality fibre.

I’m not saying that there are NO downsides to eating meat at all, but there are good scientific and health-related reasons to eat high-quality, organic, grass-fed, sustainably raised meat as part of an overall healthy diet.

Here are 7 points to help you make the most informed decision when it comes to eating meat:

1) Meat is the single best source of protein. I hear and read a lot of people saying that beans and pulses have a lot of protein, as well as things like pumpkin seeds, chia seeds and nuts. Well, they do, for plants. But firstly you’d have to consume a large amount of them in one sitting to get the optimal amount of protein required at each meal/across a day (ideally between 1.5 and 2g per kg of body weight per day), and secondly they lack a number of the critical amino acids, and we need ALL the amino acids, not just some of them, for good health. So, fulfilling your daily protein requirements with non-animal foods requires a fair amount of attention to detail, planning and effort – something that most people can’t manage. You have to eat three cups of beans with 100 grams of carbs to equal 6 ounces of animal protein (that contains zero carbs). And plant proteins contain very little leucine, the rate limiting amino acid needed to build muscle. Most of the plant-based protein sources are not ‘pure protein’ meaning they are also carbs e.g. beans and pulses like lentils, chickpeas, butter beans etc, or also fat e.g. nuts and nut butters. The older we get the more important dietary protein (we can lose as much as 3 to 5% of our muscle mass per decade after age 30) is in order for us to maintain our precious muscle tissue which means we maintain our health, strength, structure and prevent disease and ageing.

2) Meat was, and still is, unfairly demonised. Half a century ago it was discovered (in a flawed study) that saturated fat raises cholesterol levels and causes heart disease, and this led to the widespread demonisation of meat. We cut back on meat, opted for “lean” meat, and trimmed and skimmed all the fat off our meat. The thing is though that heart disease is a complex condition that doesn’t just involve high levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol in the blood, but also inflammation (from an array of other diet and lifestyle factors), blood sugar imbalances, triglycerides, and a lot of other factors. Also, the actual impact of saturated fat on cholesterol and heart disease isn’t that simple. Studies have actually found that the main source of saturated fat in meat, stearic acid, has no impact on our blood levels of cholesterol. What’s even more shocking is that eating saturated fat doesn’t raise blood levels of the saturated fats that cause heart disease. It’s actually refined carbs and starches, and sugar that actually raise your blood levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol and the bad saturated fats.

3) Updated science research is still debating how much saturated fat is a “healthy” amount, and latest wisdom suggests that saturated fat is fairly neutral; i.e. it’s not harmful, but it’s not necessarily a superfood either. Saturated fat originally became demonised in the 60’s and 70’s after ONE research trial was done which concluded that saturated fat and cholesterol causes heart disease. We now know (although a lot of mainstream health organisations are not up to date) that this one piece of research was highly flawed.  The decision to demonize saturated fat then extended across ALL fats by the 80’s – leading to today’s (devastating) fear of such nutritious AND weight management foods like egg yolks, quality red meat, nuts, olive oil, butter and avocado.

4) Meat is a powerhouse of nutrients for us. Our only dietary source of vitamin B12 is animal protein, and B12 is an essential nutrient for health. We also get valuable minerals and other vitamins from meat, as well as enzymes that we need to access nutrients, essential amino acids, and cancer-fighting antioxidants like vitamin A, which cannot be obtained directly from vegetables (the vitamin A in vegetables, like carrots, is not the ‘active’/usable form of the nutrient). Vegans often become deficient in B12, iron, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin D, omega 3 fats and more. Yes, plant foods contain many of these nutrients, but they are just so much more bio-available in meat. Quality matters, and I am not referring to processed or low quality farms meats here.

5) Which brings me to the next point, that grass-fed meat is better. Grass-fed meat (as opposed to factory-farmed meat) contains much better types of fat than animals that are fed grains instead of grass. Grass-fed meat contains more omega-3s, fewer omega-6s (which can be a pro-inflammatory fat in excess), and more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which can boost metabolism and can be cancer-protective. Grass-fed meat also has higher levels of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. It is often more expensive than conventionally farmed cuts of meat but worth the extra if you can manage it. In my house we eat less red meat (about twice a week) and higher quality, and we spend the extra on better quality chicken and turkey, and just cut back elsewhere.

6) A plant-based diet is a must. A lot of people talk about a plant-based diet in terms of being vegan. But everyone’s diet should be based around plenty of plant foods, whether a meat eater, fish only, vegetarian, or vegan.  At least three-quarters of your plate should be made up of vegetables and the rest of quality complete protein (e.g. quality meat, fish or eggs). You can include some ‘starchy’ carbs as well preferably coming from root vegetables like sweet potato, baby new potato, carrots, beetroot, or from brown, red or black rice, quinoa, buckwheat and beans and legumes like chick peas, lentils, butter beans etc. About a palm size and thickness of meat added to meals that are mostly vegetables.

7) What about all the well-publicised scientific studies showing that meat eaters are in worse health than vegetarians and die sooner I hear you ask? Well, the findings may have something to do with which meat eaters are being studied. Studies show many people who eat a lot of meat (particularly processed meat) are likely to have unhealthy habits in general. They might weigh more, drink more, smoke more, eat a low amount if any vegetables, low fibre and good fats. They are also more likely to be more sedentary. So maybe it isn’t the meat that’s damaging carnivores’ health—maybe it’s everything else they are doing to damage their health. It’s not the meat; it’s what is contained in the rest of your diet. You can be a sickly, overweight vegan or a healthy, well-nourished carnivore.

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Overcoming Food Cravings

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Cravings are something so many people struggle with, I used to have terrible cravings every single day – in fact I felt like my entire life was spent battling cravings and hunger! It can be worse when we’re stressed or feeling vulnerable emotionally.

It’s easy to be pushed ‘off the healthy wagon’ when cravings kick in, it really isn’t about willpower, in fact I really don’t like that term. It suggests that we’re not strong enough to just say no, but it’s NOT as simple as that.

Battling cravings can take up valuable brain space and energy when we’re trying to resist them.

It doesn’t have to be that way, cravings do not need to take over your life nor should they! All you need is a little understanding about how cravings work and some solutions for how to overcome them, read on to learn more.

 

CRAVINGS CULPRIT #1:Constant Sugar Highs & Lows in your Bloodstream

When I was in my 20’s my cravings were pretty much insane, and I gave in every single day. I would devour an entire pack of Maryland cookies all to myself, in minutes. I thought this was all down to willpower, and that I clearly just didn’t have any.

Here’s how a typical day looked for me back then:

  • Breakfast: Corn Flakes, Special K, or a croissant
  • Lunch: Jacket potato (quite a big one) with cheese and beans
  • Snack: 3pm – by now I was climbing the walls looking for chocolate or a muffin for the Starbucks across the road from my office, so off I went.
  • Dinner: pasta with tomato sauce and cheese
  • Evening snacks: chocolate/crisps/cheesecake

 

On a diet like this it’s no wonder I was having such intense cravings all the time. Between breakfast and lunch I craved but didn’t give in, between lunch and dinner I craved and DID give in, between dinner and bed I craved and DID give in.

Basically I was eating a diet high in refined carbohydrates that spiked my blood sugar levels initially, and then this was followed by a sharp drop in blood sugar (energy) once the hormone insulin had moved all of the excess sugar out of the blood stream to protect me (and stored it as fat..thanks insulin!) Those sharp drops in blood sugar left me feeling hungry, craving, low mood, lacking concentration, a bit fuzzy – no naturally my biochemistry started craving something to raise my blood sugar again and give me some energy. At this point the last thing you will crave is a plate of chicken and salad or a lovely soup. So you see it’s NOT a case of willpower, it’s your biochemistry. You are not weak and you don’t lack willpower! Refined carbohydrates and sugar are addictive foods, for the reasons I just explained.

Is this resonating with you?

I hope you can now see what I am trying to show you – that cravings can be controlled (eliminated) through the food choices you make all day everyday.

When I first embarked on a diet and lifestyle (permanent) change one of the first things I did was switch all the refined carbs over to their whole grain alternative. That meant replacing regular cereal with porridge, jacket potatoes with big salads, regular pasta with brown pasta (and less of it).

The first thing I noticed was that between breakfast and lunch I had no cravings or hunger and I didn’t even think about food at all until someone mentioned lunchtime was approaching – now this was a first!!

Then I noticed that after lunch at about 3pm when I would usually be craving like mad for some chocolate or a cake, I was a bit hungry but not craven, and I just wanted something healthy and opted for hummus, oatcakes and carrot sticks – WOW again!

I also started to lose the evening cravings for chocolate or crisps.

The problem up until this point had been major imbalanced blood sugar levels due to the sugar rushes I was having from the refined carb foods, so I was riding the blood sugar roller coaster all day, trying to manage my cravings and hunger all day everyday.

Not only do refined carbs cause us to ride the blood sugar roller coaster but so does our serious lack of protein. Most women are just not eating enough at all. Protein is KEY for keeping our blood sugar stable and hunger and cravings at bay. If you look at my diet breakdown above there is near to no protein at all. No wonder I was in such a craven mess every day!

The solution? The key to freeing yourself from cravings is to nourish your body with protein at every single meal and snack, plus good fats, use good quality non-refined carbs, plenty of nourishing vegetables and nuts and seeds that provide the essential minerals we need to help us balance our blood sugar, and plenty of healthy fats throughout the day.

You will enjoy your food (and life!) a lot more eating foods like this and you can create some really mouth-watering meals and snacks.

My life transformed once I discovered the right way to eat for my body. I couldn’t believe the clarity I had every day, the clear head, more balanced emotions and moods, and complete lack of cravings.

If I every skipped out on my healthy breakfast (porridge with nuts and seeds at the time) I really did feel it later on. Before lunch those sugar cravings would kick in again and no matter how I ate all day the hunger just wouldn’t go away. It was always a good reminder to stay with my newly created healthy habits.

 

CRAVINGS CULPRIT #2: Stress

When we’re stressed, our bodies use up more glucose from the foods we eat and more of the minerals needed to keep our blood sugar balanced. So stress can cause us to crave, even if we are eating a healthy balanced diet as mentioned above. So its important to recognize when we might be overly stressed and give our bodies more nourishment to manage the issue.

On super stressed days I know I will need more of the good stuff so I allow for that. I have healthy fat and protein based snacks at hand to have in between meals when on easier going days I might not have needed them.

Stress also increases the hormone cortisol, which sends sugar into our blood stream (because it thinks we need to run away from a tiger), this then signals the release of insulin and so we get the sharp drop in energy that we’d get from eating refined carbs and sugar. So its just more important when stressed to ensure the protein is there and the healthy fats too. Healthy fat helps to keep us balanced as well.

The solution? When you’re stressed make a consistent effort to eat better, stay hydrated and get more sleep and do things that help to bring calm to body and so can reduce the impact of the stress on our hormones (cortisol and insulin), this way we automatically dial down our cravings.

Some things you can do to reduce the impact of stress are:

  1. This short breathing exercise: Find a comfortable position and close your eyes. Take a deep breath in through your nose and hold it. Exhale through your mouth. Again, deep breath in through your nose and hold it. And exhale through your mouth. One more time, take a long, deep breath in through your nose. Hold it. Exhale through your mouth.
  2. Read good fiction or self development books in the evenings instead of watching TV, scrolling on your phone or tablet, or working on your laptop.
  3. Get some yoga into your week whether once or 3 times, anything will help. There are some great online subscriptions out there so you can do it from your own home, if you cant get to a class outside like yogaglo.com.
  4. Cuddles with your pets, friend, partner, kids!
  5. Relaxing in a bath with some lavender essential oil and Epsom salts, dim the lights and just lay there. I like to play a meditation whilst I’m in the bath and just feel myself calm and switch off for 20 minutes.
  6. Go for a walk in nature/green spaces. Listen to some of your favourite uplifting music – a powerful mood changer!

 

CRAVINGS CULPRIT #3: Boredom

Cravings can also be down to sheer boredom, so think on this for a minute. Perhaps you’re so bored in your job every day that you simply want something to spice things up a bit and get you through a draggy afternoon?

If that’s the case should you start thinking about switching to a job you find more interesting?!

If you’re boredom eating at weekends or in the evenings what could you do instead to fill your time? Find a hobby. Could you join a creative group, or a dance class or other fun fitness group? Read something that really gets your attention.

Maybe you could study something you’re passionate in your spare time. I have a friend who was pretty bored and she sat and thought about what she was truly passionate about. She realized that was make-up so she started spending her evenings watching make up tutorials on YouTube and practicing on herself or her housemate. That soon took her away from her cookie jar! Now she’s started a professional course and is planning a total career change!

 

CRAVINGS CULPRIT #4: True Hunger vs. Emotional Eating

There is a difference between true hunger and when we are highly emotional and want to fill our emotions with food. It can be hard to know the difference if you don’t take some time to think about it before diving in to that packet of cookies. Emotional eating can create a never-ending cycle of cravings.

The solution? Awareness is always the first step. By simply making the connection, and following the trail back to the trigger, we become mindful about the underlying feelings behind our food choices so we can regain control.

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With love,

Francesca

The dieting industry doesn’t know how to help you

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The UK’s £2 billion dieting industry likes to take credit for weight loss success and then blames the inevitable re-gain of the weight on the person’s ‘lack of willpower’ for not being able to stick to the (completely unsustainable) diet for life.

But, what really causes the re-gain in weight is the body trying to re-balance its energy system to support a metabolism that has been undernourished and unsupported for so long. The result of this is weight gain.

Then the person blames herself for not being able to do it when in actual fact you have done EVERYTHING the right way in terms of what you’ve been told. It’s just that your body has gone against what you’ve done/are doing because caloric restriction ISN’T how things are meant to be. The fact is that the body shouldn’t have been on the ‘diet’ in the first place. Your body shouldn’t be subjected to a low calorie diet for a prolonged amount of time. But the billion pound dieting industry would have us firmly believe otherwise.

When you restrict your daily calorie intake to numbers as low as 1200 your metabolism suffers as it doesn’t have the amount of energy it needs to carry out all of its chemical processes that keep your body and health thriving, this then leads to a slowing down of your metabolism.

If the dieting industry understood that increased hunger, decreased metabolism, and intense psychological distress are normal responses to quick ‘weight loss’ then the weight loss companies wouldn’t make the money they do. So its convenient for them not to know this about how the body works. Their ignorance (and hence the public’s ignorance) allows mainstream weight loss companies to make (a tonne of) money from a steady supply of repeat customers, plus lifetime customers, in a way that appears genuine.

But why do so many people put them themselves through these diets over and over again, usually for years? I was one of those people throughout my 20’s which is why I’m SO passionate about women understanding the truth about their body’s and their weight. We starve and restrict ourselves, go mad on the cardio machines at the gym, live with the low energy and feelings of hunger, only to see the weight come back once we stop the diet, and of course blame ourselves for the re-gain because we’re too weak to keep up with the diet.

Dieting teaches us to ignore our body’s hunger signals (we’re meant to be hungry on a diet right?); which leads most people to overeat when the opportunity comes along (e.g. presented with your favourite high carb, sugary or processed food). The long-term deprivation and restriction of these diets causes binge-eating behaviour in susceptible people (a lot of us), and then weight gain, which the diets were intended to cure!

Simply put – dieting is insane, and yo-yo/repeat dieting even more insane! Yet so many women are doing it, over and over, going back to the diets that ‘work’ for them ‘whenever they need to lose weight’, which again is madness! For a ‘diet’ to have been successful you would never re-gain the weight lost. Diets are not sustainable and therefore neither are your results.

In 2018 I want to help as many women as possible to learn the RIGHT way to lose body fat and KEEP IT OFF.

I want all women to understand that weight loss is not something separate from their health and how their body functions as a whole. Health and balanced hormones = fat loss and ideal body weight.

So many women go to the gym and put their body’s through punishing workouts and in most cases it’s a LOT of cardio based sessions and so called ‘HIIT’ classes. They’re also punishing their bodies with low calorie diets, juice fasts, low fat and going too low carb.

But if we can just take a step back and look at this from the outside for a minute – why on earth would your body respond positively to this??

Your metabolism is made up of all of your organs (liver, kidneys, lungs, heart, gut, muscles, brain) and if they don’t get the right amount of energy (calories) from the right kinds of foods why would they work for you? How can they thrive on your behalf? They can’t, and eventually after a while of restricting foods and calories and battering it at the spin classes, ‘HIIT’ or ‘shred’ classes, it’s going to start slowing down and pushing back against all that you’re doing to it. The result is low energy, unhappy hormones, digestive issues, fat gain, trouble sleeping, and more.

So please, in 2018, stop punishing your amazing and precious body and start loving and nourishing it. Exercise because it feels good and moves your body or makes you strong, NOT to work off last nights dinner or the donut you had at work.

Ask yourself how can I eat and move today in a way that nourishes my body and all its amazing organs (your metabolism)? How can I train/move/exercise today to bring about a positive hormonal response in my body and build muscle mass (which is what supports metabolism to thrive and burn fat)? Some days that might be walking and nothing else because you might not have slept well the night before (if you want to train hard you need to sleep well), some days it might be yoga and another day it might be a good quality resistance training session (where you push or lift weights ????️‍♂️ that are heavier than your handbag!).

I love you and your body, and you should love you and your body too ????????

Struggle with binges or overeating? Part 1

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Often find yourself bingeing on certain foods? Feel like you have a problem with overeating? This is so common and you’re definitely NOT alone.

Do you have an episode and then get angry with yourself for ‘ruining all your hard work’ and beat yourself up about it? Maybe you punish yourself but skipping the next meal or eating nothing but green leaves the next day?

I know this feeling all too well. In my 20’s I was a big binger! I’d have a few days or weeks of ‘being good’ only to eventually end up all out bingeing on what I call my ‘trigger foods’. My trigger foods back then were cookies (Maryland to be exact) Bakewell tarts and crisps, any crisps at all and the saltier the better!

I’d feel AWFUL about myself afterwards and vowed to ‘get back on the saddle’ ‘tomorrow’ or ‘on Monday’.

Sound like you?

I now know and understand that the only reason I had these binge episodes was because I was restricting my calories too low. I simply wasn’t giving my body the nutrients and energy (calories) to match its output throughout the days and weeks. The result was that ‘starvation mode’ kicked in.

What happens in ‘starvation mode’? We look for the most calorie-dense and palatable (tasty) foods we can find and we eat LOTS of it!

This is a normal evolutionary response by the way. We beat ourselves up for being ‘weak’ or having ‘no willpower’ when all we’re doing is responding to our environment correctly. 

Throughout my 20’s I was eating a very low number of calories in aid to lose weight (something I was trying to do for YEARS). Then, whether later in the day or later in the week, my body screamed at me and said EAT WOMAN!! But of course I didn’t know this, and instead of changing the way I approached eating and calories I just grabbed the packet of cookies and/or crisps and ate the whole lot. Then beat myself up for days, eat a low calorie diet for as long as I could, until the same thing happened again. I was stuck in this cycle for years.

What I now know is that it WASN’T MY FAULT, that I wasn’t ‘bad’, ‘weak willed’ or ‘naturally a fat girl’.

Your body has a built in evolutionary response to calorie restriction – and that’s to eat everything in sight/your favourite sweet tasting or calorie dense foods when food intake is low. This stems from our caveman days when we would be foraging for food and when we came across calorific foods we would stock up in case we didn’t get fed again for a while, as there wasn’t a constant supply of food available to us back then.

So, when you have a binge episode you are not weak, bad or wrong. You are just YOU and you are responding perfectly normally to simply not eating enough food across the day or week!

1200 calories per day is TOO LOW! This is NOT helpful number of calories to be eating, not for weight loss and not for anything. Soon enough your metabolism will kick in and tell you off – usually in the form of a binge once you get hold of your favourite foods.

So ask yourself this…are you eating enough food across a day and across each week? Are you having optimal amounts of protein, good fats, QUALITY carbs (refined carbs encourage binge episodes too), enough fibre, good hydration…?? Really, are you? My guess is probably not. I’m guessing the balance is off somewhere. That you might be restricting calories through the week in a bid to ‘be good’ and lose a couple of pounds and then you end up starved by the end of the day, week or month (whatever the time frame is for your body).

Am I right?

Have a think and if this resonates with you I’d love to hear from you and find out what changes you plan to make to help yourself.

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With love

Francesca

How to deal with stress so it doesn’t halt your progress

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Stress really does have a lot to answer for. Whilst we all need a certain level of stress in our lives, its when it becomes to much and chronic we can run into problems.

I used to suffer massively with the effects of stress both mentally and physically. My entire body would feel it and I’d go for all sorts of body work treatments (which were amazing) to help it but at the end of the day it was the stress I had plus my thoughts and feelings towards it that was causing the pain. The treatments helped to dampen it down but it was only when I sorted my head out and learned how to manage the stress that I truly overcame it. Today, when I can feel stress building up from time to time I know exactly what I need to do and I’ve become so used to managing it better that I don’t need to remind myself more than once to start taking action. For me its journaling/writing my thoughts and feelings and flipping them on their negative head, upping the yoga and reducing intense gym sessions, no TV at night – baths and books instead and early to bed.

When we’re feeling overwhelmed with life and stress is getting the better of us we can tend to just do our best to get by rather than thrive in any sort of way. Our thoughts and feelings start to tend towards negativity as well.

We might say, think or feel things like:

  • I’m not good enough
  • I’m not slim enough
  • I’m not fit enough
  • I don’t have enough time/there isn’t enough time
  • I don’t have the confidence/I can’t go to the gym, go for a run, do any exercise, ask for help at home/reach out to someone for help
  • I don’t have enough money/I’m broke
  • Etc. etc….

The thing is, our thoughts become things. If you say or think it then IT IS.

This is a concept I’ve really only just taken on board myself and I’m starting to get comfortable with.

If you say you are broke then you are broke, if you say you aren’t slim enough or you look horrible then you are and you do, if you say things aren’t going to go well then they won’t.

When we focus on the negative, or the lacking, then all if our energy goes to those thoughts and feelings and there is no room for it to go elsewhere and manifest anything positive. Our energy will get stuck in this place of negativity and scarcity.

We’re then switched onto a continuous cycle of self-loathing and sabotage.

I’ve been in this place, for years and years in fact, and its only recently in the last year or so that I’ve started to change my ways and I now think say and feel from a place of abundance instead. Now it’s not always that easy. I get days when I just feel AWFUL, and I have to try so very hard to stay up, to stay positive, to love myself, and to NOT think and feel from a place of lacking.

But imagine if:

  • You loved yourself, every inch of your being both inside and out
  • You were grateful for everything that already IS and everything you already have
  • You appreciated everything about your life even the stuff that isn’t quite as you’d ideally like it yet
  • You felt your life was so abundant and full

Imagine where your focus would go if you felt/thought/said as per the above?

Imagine what sort of choices you’d make and how you’d spend your time?

Imagine how you would show up for the people and things in your life?

When we feel grateful for what we have and are, rather than sorry for ourselves and hard done by, we make better decisions and enjoy day to day life a thousand times more, trust me.

This applies to your life on all levels but also to weight loss, if that’s something you’re trying to achieve.

Yes, to lose weight successfully you need the right information and advice, personalized for you, but you also need:

  1. To manage the stress in your life so that you’re actually in a place where you CAN implement changes and new habits, if you’re too busy to do this then you need to look at what of the things that are keeping you busy that you can toss to the side to make way for implementation and success once and for all.
  2. To stop focusing on what we don’t have or what we are not, and instead think, feel and speak from a place of abundance and gratitude for all that we are and all that we have. Our thoughts become things and thinking from a place of scarcity simply instills and perpetuates unhappiness, sucking of energy, negative energy and self sabotage.

Can you start to change the way you think feel and speak about things, your life and yourself? Trying to implement changes and new habits will be a LOT harder until you do. So I hope you can take this on board and start speaking and thinking differently about some of those negative thoughts, feelings and beliefs you have. Flip them on their head, keep repeating it until you believe it, and then keep repeating it some more 😉

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With love

Francesca

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