Health and nutrition often equate to weight loss in my practice. I have guided hundreds of clients to success but weight loss is never an indicator of good health. Committing to and prioritizing one’s health and livelihood are the true indicators of life-long change. In my experience, true success comes in the form of evolution towards conscious eating, nourishing practices, and weight maintenance.
Some indicators of progress in my clients include:
1) Eating breakfast within one hour of waking
2) Recording/tracking what is eaten. Becoming conscious of dietary intake.
3) Eating throughout the day
4) Planning and preparing meals
5) Practicing self-care, whether through nourishing meals, exercise, or relaxation.
The true gauge of success in health and nutrition is ultimately one’s relationship with food and one’s self-image. Food is not evil. You are not evil for eating or wanting. Food should not be restricted, nor rewarded. Food is nourishment, to be savored and enjoyed, moderately, and in balance. Those who leave my practice with these principles firmly instilled in their lifestyle have reached success (and have lost weight too)!
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