Emotional Eating - Ingredient Keeping you Stuck!

09 Apr 2014

Posted by karen
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This photo (with some of my favourite pottery!) shows a bowl with whole grain, and a loaf of bread baked with a high percentage of organic Red Fife flour. I ask: "what could possibly be missing?" As a holistic nutritional consultant whose gig is real food, I answer "this bread has white flour added to it, it's missing some of the nutrients found in whole grains."

What about the photo below of "absolutely white" bread? Any thoughts what might be missing?

One answer would be that all the bran and germ are missing because it appears to have been made totally with white flour. Totally correct.

There's another not-so-obvious missing item. Magnesium. Refining grains removes 80-97 percent of magnesium and even though flour is often "enriched", magnesium is not included. And that is significant, because magnesium is an important energy-giving component that we expect to be found in foods containing grains

I'm citing this example to show, that at first glance or thought, we often don't know what is missing.

This 'what's missing' concept also translates to road blocks in other important areas, like wellness and weight loss (which incidentally, includes bread and vitamins and chemicals)!

In my work I coach people move towards weight loss and wellness 

Many of my clients succeed, but some do not: in spite of having food lists and recipes and menu plans and consistent coaching to go along with that. They are still stuck.

What's missing? Discovering the emotional eating and problematic thinking that keeps us stuck in our weight loss and wellness goal. 

Once you discover:

  • what is the problematic area
  • how to work through the emotional eating and problematic thinking
  • the missing information - amazing life-changes can move you into freedom.

Are you an emotional eater? Are there problematic thoughts that have you stuck? Contact me here for a checklist - it could be the first step in finding healthy vitality and freedom you're longing for!! 

 

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