Weight Loss MAP to Freedom

Eating to Counter Anxiety and Fatigue

Most people I meet who are overweight, over eat. It’s also likely that some of the foods they eat can’t be absorbed and/or digested by their body. So their mind body system is underfed, malnourished and stressed out. It’s no wonder they complain of fatigue and anxiety and crave simple carbs and fatty foods.

As a psychologist, I look to food second to explain the symptoms a client describes. First I ask about their current life situations. So often it is both that lead to the distress they feel in their body and mind. This fact generated this post and I could write hundreds more on this topic. But I will start with a couple of suggestions you can incorporate into your life right now. Why wait! (more…)

Decluttering your Digestion

When the new year comes, a frequent topic for magazines, TV hosts and bloggers to focus on is decluttering everywhere; closets, basement, pantry, office, make-up and file drawers. Annual may work for some, but for me it’s definitely more than a once a year clearing-out!

I find the more often I toss things out or give them away, the easier decluttering on a fairly regular basis becomes. What had once appeared to me a sparse closet after a major decluttering three years ago, I quickly discovered wasn’t sparse at all because I liked everything in it. I felt abundant in there, and I knew I’d feel good and look my best in whatever I picked out to wear. Plus, it was more manageable when I was scurrying to get it together and leave. (more…)

Brain Fog from Food?

When we are stressed out and tired it’s easy to fall back on mindless eating of sugary and simple carb foods. We actually want them because our body is calling out for quick energy, a fix, at a stressed out time.  But this isn’t the way to get it. When you reach for the sugary and processed stuff, realize it’s not in there before brain fog takes over your senses making it even tougher for you to get out from under the  attraction to the brain-numbing foods.

Food that’s manufactured, processed, GMO’s and sugars of all kinds, can fog your mind and shut down critical thinking,  numbing you out to solutions and clear thinking as you go through your day. If you ever needed a clear head it’s when you are stressed and tired because you’re already at a disadvantage. On the other hand, eating nutrient foods, yes even mindlessly, will help you think better, be more alert and energized.  (more…)