Food Addicition and Meal Planning

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There are not enough hours in the day to entertain all of the ideas in my head.Does it ever feel like there just aren't enough hours in the day? I tell you what...I feel like I have been running 15 different directions at once! LOL I apologize for being so absent here. I am quite active on social media, so feel free to follow me there as well!

ANYWAY...so what has been going on the past week? I started reading a book called The Hunger Fix. If you have been following me for long, you know that nutrition continues to be a struggle for me. It is so frustrating...almost maddening that I haven't been able to get it under control. Why do I KNOW what I need to do but it almost feels like I have no control over it! Then I started reading this book and it is like a light bulb went off for me. Now, I know that there may be someone reading this thinking food addiction isn't a real thing, but I assure you it is. And science has begun to prove it! I have always said that I am an emotional eater, but I don't think I truly understood that it truly is similar to a drug addiction. It is that 'false fix' as she calls it in the book. It is that thing we use for temporary comfort. When I'm bored, sad, stressed, or even happy...food is always involved. And many times, it is involuntary.  It's a horrible feeling really. And it is SO incredibly embarrassing to share right now. I'm a grown woman who helps others every single day to eat better and reach their own health goals and yet I, myself am still a mess. But what really matters is that I am trying to do something about it. This book has some great techniques to change your habits and increase the number of receptors in your brain. It helps you to gain control again. So I hope that you will follow my journey as I go through the steps of the book and try to gain control of my addictions. I pray that this will be the information that I needed to get on track. Just as much for myself as for my clients who need the same kind of help!

I want to change more than I want to stay the same.


So now that all of that is out of the way and I am mortified at admitting it ON THE INTERNET. LOL Let's get on with this week's plan. I am starting month 2 of Insanity Max30. Having gone through this program once before, I am not ashamed to admit I'm nervous. Haha! This month is even more difficult than the first one but I am definitely up for the challenge.

I also got out and started running again this weekend! WOOHOO! It felt horribly great! (My running friends understand, right? I 'only' did 2 miles, but it was HOT and I am happy with my pace. My goal is to get out at least 2 times this week as well as getting back to yoga. I think it will help me both with running in the heat and it just makes my body feel so much better. I need to make the time.


Meal planning is done for the week. Today was kind of all over the place. I wasn't feeling very well so my food was lacking but the rest of the week is planned out. My husband and I have made a pact that we will only eat out 2-3 times this entire month. Considering how much we have been doing it up to this point, that is a mighty task. I make a meal plan every week, but my weaknesses often take over too often. So make sure to follow me on Instagram or Facebook to make sure I am staying on track. Feel free to yell at me if I am not! Haha

Here is the plan for the week:
Insanity Max30 Clean Eating Meal Plan
Insanity Max30 Clean Eating Meal Plan
Recipes: Teriyaki Chicken - California Quinoa Salad - Minty Watermelon Shakeology
More Clean Eating Recipes


I'm really looking forward to a fresh new week of a fresh new month! I know that it won't be easy but I also know that I have overcome so much up to this point. It is just another bump in the road!

-Tina

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