I bet that at some point when you were a kid, some well-meaning adult insisted that you “clean your plate.” (More than likely with the threat of no dessert if you didn’t, right?)
Cleaning your plate might’ve felt like a punishment when you were eight (especially if there were vegetables involved!) But as an adult, it can take on a whole new meaning.
It can turn from a bargaining chip for after-dinner treats to a big-time guilt fest, especially if food and body struggles have ever haunted you.
So you have a job interview, a wedding, or another big-time event on the calendar, but you’re dreading it worse than the Monday morning alarm clock. Why?
Because it means one thing–you need a new outfit. And yes, that means–UGH!–clothes shopping.
There was a time in which the food on my plate and the scale in my bathroom pretty much ruled my life by the way of fear.
I went through my day not focusing on the things that I loved, but immersed in the fear that no matter what I did, I’d gain weight. Or not be able to lose weight.
I yo-yo’ed up and down 40 pounds, and the longer that went on, the more fear-based and painful my world became.
You have all the tips, tricks, and tools from all the weight loss gurus. You’re inspired, you’re motivated, and you’re raring to go. THIS time, you’re going to lose weight. For real.
Last week, I shared a concept that has completely changed my life. It’s a philosophy and a practice that took me from serial dieting to lasting weight loss. And peace with my body and my food.
Let’s talk about what my life used to look like.
Back in the day, I was all about the perfect meal plan. The right exercise routine. The least amount of carbs.
January is back again. And if you’ve been watching TV, going online, or even just had contact with other humans, you know that New Year’s resolution marketing is everywhere, with the number one resolution being the desire to lose weight…
That usually entails a parade of ads for the latest fat-burning supplements, miracle diets, and insane workouts. All on a 24-hour loop everywhere you look.
The holidays are drawing to a close. And just like going home from a vacation, a party, or any celebration, there’s always a transition.
It’s time to get back to reality. And of course, most people feel it’s time to pay for the “fun” of the last couple of months.
For over a decade, food ruled my life. And I was miserable in my own body.
I was binging like there was no tomorrow one day, and then starving myself the next. We’re talking about a 15-year gut-wrenching, confidence-crushing war.
Body positivity is everywhere these days. And overall, that’s a beautiful thing. What could be better than loving yourself and honoring your body unconditionally?
I bet you see it in your social media feeds every day. People sharing pictures of their yoga classes, essential oil collections, and nature walks. All under the heading (and the hashtag) “self-care.”
So you’re having a day where you feel good, and then it happens…
Somebody–a family member, a friend, or even a stranger–makes a comment about the way you look. Only it feels more like a stinging judgment than just offhand words.
If you’re reading this shortly after it was posted and you’re here in the USA, that Thanksgiving dinner is probably fresh in your mind (and quite possibly your stomach, too…)
And just like football and family, it seems that one of the grand traditions of Thanksgiving day is a massive food hangover.
Tell me if this sounds familiar…
Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again. The holidays are back, ready or not!
As we all know, the year-end festivities can bring happiness and cheer. But then again, there’s a lot of emotion-charged side-effects that go along with the “most wonderful time of the year.”
If you live in this modern-day world, you’re busy. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, you’re climbing the corporate ladder, or you’re building an empire of your own, you’re most likely in “GO” mode all the time.
You’ve got responsibilities and deadlines, and the clock always seems to be ticking.
No matter what your situation is, you’re probably going through your day in overdrive.
I’m sure you know the drill.
You overate last night. And you decide that to make up for yesterday, you’re going to go lights-out at the gym today.
It’s that moment when you say to yourself, “I’ll just have one piece of candy,” only to find yourself at the bottom of the bag.
Or maybe it hits you at night…
You’ve had a balanced meal, and you’re feeling peaceful. And then you get that pang for something sweet to “finish it off.”
Have you ever felt like you’ve been cursed with a “slow metabolism?”
Trust me, I know that feeling!
For years, I swore up and down that anything I ate made me gain weight. It didn’t matter if it was a whole cake or a piece of lettuce. And I was convinced that my “sluggish metabolism” of mine was to blame for ALL of it.
If you’ve ever woken up the day after an overeating frenzy, you know the feeling.
You feel bloated, exhausted, and out of control. And you’re convinced that your suffering is all your fault.
In case you didn’t know, carbohydrates are an explosive topic in the world of diet and exercise.
In weight loss world, carbs have become public enemy number one. If you don’t think so, tell someone that you “struggle with your weight.”
I bet that no matter who you ask, from the million-dollar guru to Susie and Sara at the gym, the answer will be “cut your carbs.”
Welcome to BeatingBingeEating.com! I’m Brittany Brown.
My goal is to transform the health and happiness of the world, starting with you. You were not put on this earth to struggle. I’m here to show you how to finally feel at home in your body and end your struggle with food and your body for good. This mission was born out of my own passion-driven breakdown. Here’s my story...Read More
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