People typically don’t brag about their dedication to cocaine, or their disciplined daily alcohol consumption. These behaviors (excessive drug use or drinking) can bring upon bona fide addictions, and literally destroy health, happiness, and quality of life. But what about other addictions—unhealthy obsessions that masquerade as conscientiousness, dedication, devotion to something "healthy?" How often do you hear people proudly telling others about their obsession with the gym, their … [Read more...]
What Will You Do Today?
Earlier this week, we wrote about "Fitspiration," the dangers of holding yourself up to an ideal, and how these images and words may serve to guilt, shame, or downright insult you in the name of "motivation." One of the tips we gave you to combat this phenomenon is to practice positive self-talk: There is a growing body of research showing that “fat talk,” or discussion about one’s dislike of their personal appearance, is approaching “normal and expected” in our society, especially among … [Read more...]
Be Good to Yourself, Inside and Out
You’ve completed the Whole30® - and it was a smashing success. You made it through the headaches, the cravings, the dreaded “carb flu.” You found the increased energy, reduced bloating, and clearer head that others who have done the Whole30 have promised you. You now love vegetables, aren't afraid of saturated fats, and have learned to cook delicious and nutritious meals for yourself and your family. And most importantly, you’ve changed your relationship with food. Food now is your friend, … [Read more...]