Have you ever noticed that when you feel fed emotionally, you’re less inclined to use food to “fill” you?
For years, I spent so much time trying to control my next food choice that I had no time to notice what fed my soul. My choices were always based on what was low in calories or “healthy”. I rarely checked in with myself to explore what I actually liked–in food and in life!
When I did the work to get to a sane (and enjoyable) place with food and my body, food became much less of a focus. Taking the time to explore the foods and things that I loved changed everything.
This week, I’m on vacation with my family in Mexico. This sort of trip feeds my soul!
Here are a few of my favorite things:
- Going to a class of an author or teacher I love. It makes me feel inspired and alive and ready to take action in a positive way.
- Cacao powder with warmed, unsweetened cashew milk.
- Coaching women to finally have ease in their experience with food and their body. Love, love, love to watch and be a part of this transformation!
- Getting out of my everyday routine and to-dos. My husband and I take little road trips many weekends to get out of the house. It’s easy to get caught up in the next thing we have to “check off the list.” This way, we have the space to enjoy one another. He loves sailing. I love seeing new little towns and neighborhoods.
- Drinking hot water and lemon year round. It makes me feel calm and great.
- Sweetgreen‘s “Don’t Kale My Vibe.” It’s so tasty and makes my body feel balanced and satiated for several hours.
- Chocolate with gentle sweeteners. I love finding chocolate that is delicious and doesn’t make me crash.
- Walking my dog, Sadie, to the park. I am so grateful for this because it gets me out of the house on days I don’t feel like going outside. It always changes my mindset.
- Snuggling with baby Norah when she stops wiggling and is ready for a nap.
- Going to lunch or a walk with one or two of my best girlfriends. I feel much more “fed” in small groups than big parties.
What are your favorite things–particularly the things you know you feel great after, but rarely make time for? Now open up your calendar and make a date with yourself. Cancel plans with people that drain you. Notice the difference in your food choices, cravings, energy and mood.