Listen to yourself about what to eat

Source: Dr. Libby, Instagram


Paleo? 

Vegan?

Keto?

LCHF?

HCLF?

Gluten-free?

Slow-carb?

THIS is what I want to spread as a Holistic Nutritionist: less WHAT to eat, more quieting and tuning out in. Stop listening to outsiders about what to eat: when you were a kid, you knew what to eat to feel good. You had an inner impulse that was loud and clear and unhindered by confusion, stress, coping. 

Lets go there again. Ya!

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How to Eat Well to Feel Good

Video: It’s not so much what we eat, but how we eat it that matters most.

Focus attention on the feelings that we desire, and let go of the seeking of the items that come along with it – and they’ll come. When we seek things, often we don’t feel so hot, and those feelings and non-serving thoughts keep us where we are. Seek the feelings, relentlessly.

Meal plans don’t work. Finding your own intuition works.

Prioritizing Feelings

There are many things in my life that I am (wanting to) chang(ing).

  • Better health
  • Stronger body
  • Self-love
  • Environment
  • Man
  • Career

And I’ve been focusing on these.  I am realizing that by focusing on what I want, I’m living in a state of being insufficient as I am.

Truth is, I’m, we’re, already complete, right now.  When I look at the list of what I want and where I want to go, I’m living in this state, this feeling of lack.  I’m living in a state of non-presence (either pining for what I had, or looking forward into the future for what I want).  This is taking away the power of my now.

I am learning to prioritize how I want to feel.  Instead of taking on the feelings of; lack, insufficient, sick, weak, lonely, hurt, useless, I look to feel what Danielle Laporte calls “core desired feelings”.

When I have my heart set on feelings that I want to embody, I’ll unblock myself from the “lack, insufficient, sick, weak, lonely, hurt, useless” that is serving to keep me exactly where I am at: a state of tired, sleepy, weak, lost.

So, my core desired feels:

  • Strong
  • Purposeful
  • Helpful
  • Calm
  • Beautiful
  • Compassionate
  • Creative
  • Intuitive
  • Funny
  • Light

I much prefer this list.

I feel that these emotions will flow into the goals I wrote above, but the feelings before that have no tie to this.  It’s like the quote that stripped me of my coping through Bulimia;

You can’t hate yourself into a version of you that you can love.

Honestly, this is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy stuff.  I feel that the way to bring this shift into the body is by using body-awareness sensation cues.  I am going to practice the cultivation of these feelings in meditation.  I want to see where in my body I feel peace.  I know anger pretty well – it’s in my solar plexus and throat.  I wonder if peace is in my lower belly, all cozy like a kitten sitting on my lap.  I wonder if funny is like a shoulder massage.  etcetcetc.  Feel me?

And so it is.

Hey, what’s your list?  Please share, it’s (you’re) worth it:

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Letting go of what you want to get it

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Jenn Shelton is an incredible human being…I don’t know if this is illegal or not posting this picture. ¬†Sue me? (please don’t)

I’m not an airy mindfulness yogi kinda feather-waving somefingsomefing.

I believe in the law of attraction, and I enjoy quality mindfulness-awareness quotes and figures. ¬†Abraham Hicks is one. I don’t understand fully the whole idea of him/her (?) being a “medium”, or what “it” (?) really is…but I know that I find this video both witty, funny, and damn powerful. ¬†The whole idea is pretty much founded upon this concept brilliantly quoted by “guru” (?) Hedberg:

I’m tired of following my dreams man, I’m just going to ask em where they’re heading and hook up with them later.

Check this out, it’s worth it:¬†https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSGqY7fmMOc

It’s the idea that when we come from a place of wanting, we’re literally living in a space of¬†lack. ¬†We’re pretty much in a waiting game of life, tiptoeing in hesitation for what we believe will¬†save us to a happy life. ¬†This video talks about letting go of the¬†chasing¬†for a little bit, and believing we can be happy exactly where we are. ¬†In this space, we’re actually feeling so much better, that we unblock ourselves from our own barriers from getting what we are wanting in the first place. ¬†I totally get this. ¬†I’m learning to be happy with a bloated belly, as well as after a good poop #feelme?

Life is what happens when we’re busy making other plans. ¬†I’d prefer to feel good than to feel pain while waiting for some kind of self-made¬†utopia¬†in my mind that¬†I’ll be happy when_______________.

Namasthe.