There’s a common misconception out there that in order to look your best, you need to spend hours in the gym and eat nothing but broccoli and grilled chicken. Well indulge us in shattering that belief for you with this journal insight into the life of one of our nutrition coaches, J-flo. J-flo’s account of just a regular day as a mom of 3, demonstrates that you can look and feel your best simply by eating the right amount of food for your body. That includes eating things like enchiladas and pasta! ?
I’m sure most of us have experienced what it’s like to feel overly full. After all, eating a little too much every once in a while is completely normal and pretty easy to do, whether it was during a holiday, family gathering, or a simple meal out. Compulsive overeating, on the other hand, is not the same thing and is considered a disorder. So what are the signs and symptoms of compulsive overeating and what can we do to overcome it?
Have you ever felt like a failure? Have you ever looked in the mirror and called yourself ugly or fat? Or maybe you look at your life and feel unaccomplished, thinking that this wasn’t where you saw yourself in your thirties or forties. You expected financial stability, several kids, love and laughter non-stop with your partner-in-crime. But the reality of life isn’t quite as beautiful as the image you’d painted in your mind’s eye.
Many of us struggle with our relationship with the scale. If you’re anything like me, then at some point in your life you’ve used the scale as a sole measure of how you should feel about your body. You’re happy when the number goes down and downright depressed when it stays the same, or worse goes up!
Patty has been working directly with us for the last 2 months after making tremendous progress in her first 90 days of following the Own Your Eating program solo. When Patty reached her goal weight and started noticing herself feeling hungrier and having less energy, she decided she needed to take things to the next level and enlist the help of a coach at Own Your Eating. Read on to find out more about this teacher’s experience with reverse dieting and the Lifestyle program in the last 60 days.
We’ve all experienced stress at one point or another. After all, stress is simply a part of life. And while a healthy amount of stress is nothing to be concerned about, chronic stress is a completely different story.
Jen Floyd, aka J-flo, aka the Own Your Eating “Macro Mama”, has just given birth to her third baby and she had a GIRL!!! Finally she’s no longer completely outnumbered in her household. Born on September 16th, and weighing 8lb. 2 oz. Mom and baby girl Daphne Grace are both doing amazing! ? We are so thrilled for her and the Floyd household. Before J-flo finally popped, we asked her a few questions about her experience with tracking macros during her third pregnancy. Pregnancy can be tough on your body. Get the low down on why maternity macros and postpartum nutrition is healthy for you & your baby!
A few years ago, my mindset caused me to feel very stressed out and overwhelmed. I saw other people moving forwards in their lives, making positive changes with ease and seemingly enjoying a successful existence in all aspects of their lives. During this time I was in a place where I was very confused with school, working all the time, staying out late with friends, working out maybe only once or twice a week and not taking care of my diet – it’s funny because at the time I thought I was being pretty healthy!
Having courage is one of the most important qualities you need to develop if you want to instigate change to a more purposeful and passionate life. Courage is what helps you to develop and strengthen your willpower. Courage is what unlocks your power and leads you to a life where you’re fulfilling your highest potential. Sounds heavy right?! Well good, it’s supposed to! We’re trying instigate transformative change so you better expect shit to get real!
Emotional eating is often characterized as a behavior performed by lonely housewives or singletons in search of a source of comfort or companionship from their pint of Ben & Jerry’s. But emotional eating can happen when people are feeling happy, stressed, bored, angry or any other kind of emotion too.