EATING WITH INTENTION
UNDERSTAND YOUR FOOD PATTERNS, RECLAIM YOUR
One minute, you’re staring at a plate full of salad… the next, you’re scarfing down a box of donuts.
You know what you need to do to feel vibrant and full of energy, but you can’t seem to follow through and you aren’t sure why?
I have stood exactly where you’re right now, and I 100% understand.
Aside from various *food eating experiments* I trialled during my teenage years, prompted by the inevitable body changes, image awareness and peer comparison culture, you could say food and I were good.
I grew up eating real, homecooked food, no food group was excluded and my parents never encouraged me and my sister to clean our plates or eat when not hungry. Still remember my mild-mannered dad giving the kindergarten teachers a proper telling off for repeatedly asking me to eat a full breakfast at 7:30 am (still not a breakfast person!).
Fast forward to 2004, when one day a light switch went on. I was eating more and more in the evening – I seemed to need more food – and I could not remember the last time I had gone to bed without eating a full meal (not unusual for me).
I realised I was using food as an emotional comforter. The evenings had become my favourite time of the day.
So, what had changed? I had lost my dad the year before (under traumatic circumstances) & I hadn’t processed what had happened, I was living away from family, life was stressful with a ton of additional self-imposed pressure. Oh, and I had stopped sleeping, heart palpitations were a regular appearance, and new physical ailments were popping up like mushrooms, regardless of all the health adjustments I was making.
YES, UNDEALT WITH EMOTIONS HAVE MIGHTY DESTRUCTIVE SUPERPOWERS AND FOOD CANNOT FILL IN THE CRACKS.
Imagine what your day will feel like, when…..
You understand why you eat what you eat, and when you eat it? Aka the reasons behind your constant snacking, late-night Ben & Jerry’s and the 3rd glass of wine on your alcohol-free day.
You free up your mind so you can focus on what you truly desire and put an end to the exhausting 24/7 guilt & food-obsessed thinking cycle?
ONE WORD: BLISS
(Yes, this paradise exists and I am here to tell the tale.)
EATING WITH INTENTION
TO HELP YOU
DO JUST THAT.
A house built on shaky foundations will collapse due to its own weight or the faintest wind.
The exact same thing happens when you try to stick to eating healthily.
Until you build a healthy relationship with food, the unaddressed emotions underneath will continue to drive your behaviour. in Other words, THEY CHOOSE what foods you reach out for.
No amount of *motivation*, new eating plans or the latest *hacks* & *tricks* will change that.
My guess is you already know all this as otherwise, you likely wouldn’t be here, looking for a solution.
3 things are certain…
Eating is not optional.
Unlike with *vices* like smoking and alcohol, we must eat to stay alive.
Learning how to have a healthy relationship with food is kind of needed and important unless we want to be forever controlled by invisible underground forces and spend our days in food prison.
You know, the never-ending thinking about food, the constant guilt trips and endless dieting & failing at it don’t make for a life of freedom and joy.
Nutritious food is essential for good health.
Food is one of the health pillars. No getting around this fact.
You must consume the nutrients the body needs to function well. Food builds our cells. You can’t make a salad without veggies!
What you eat today determines your health tomorrow, next month and next year.
Aside from focusing on whole food (food in its original state or close to it), exactly what type of food works best for your body will be highly individual to you.
If you constantly resort to eating processed food, tend to binge eat and then restrict calories and therefore nutrients, your body cannot thrive, longterm. Period.
But Villy, I do this and I feel fine! Long-term you most certainly won’t, dear. Imbalances and dis-ease dynamics are often months and years in the making.
Nothing changes if nothing changes.
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” ~ Einstein
A new eating plan, the latest health gadget, the miraculous superfood powder or 10 ground-breaking motivational books will not solve the real issue – why you can’t seem to make anything work for you, sustainably and stress-free.
The root cause of the problem here – your relationship with food – is what is screaming for attention. Not the surface level stuff aka what you use (diet plans, meal prep etc.) and how you use it to get the desired health outcomes.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN EATING WITH INTENTION?
4 Themes Covered Over 4 Weeks
- Week 1 – Food freedom and your motivations behind wellness
- Week 2 – Tapping in and listening to what your body is asking for
- Week 3 – Evaluating your triggers and digging deeper
- Week 4 – Creating mindful eating practices
EATING WITH INTENTION Workbook
A 20-page, beautifully designed workbook covering the 4 themes during 4 consecutive weeks. You get an overview of the weekly theme, an explanation of the topic and pages with questions for the week. You can either choose to fill out the questions’ section digitally or you can print out the pages so you can write in them.
The journal covers 30 days of gratitude. Easy and not time-consuming. You can fill it out digitally or print it out.
The diary covers 30 days of food and water consumption. Easy to fill out and not time-consuming.
Keeping a food diary is a crucial component of evaluating eating habits – the written diary always looks somewhat different to the one we keep in our head! Getting clear on and familiar with our current habits is a non-negotiable first step towards creating a different reality.
4 Online Group Sessions
We meet online once a week to discuss the weekly topic and any questions you may have related to the topic.
Private FB Group
Two words – LOVE & SUPPORT! “The rising tide lifts all boats.” Discuss anything related to the course content, share your journey and get support.
Healthy Snacks - Ideas + Recipes
Replace your current choices with healthier alternatives. The course is designed for you to get down to the bottom of any unhelpful eating patterns you currently have, and this may include snacking when you’re not hungry.
This resource will help you with healthier snacking choices:
- while you’re transitioning towards more healthful habits to reduce unnecessary snacking IF snacking is currently an issue for you
- if you are not very organised with your food currently and tend to grab the first food option available
WHAT IS EATING WITH INTENTION NOT?
This program is NOT:
- an eating plan
- a weight loss plan
- an elimination plan
- a detox/cleanse
This program does NOT:
- tell you what to eat
- tell you when to eat
- talk about food concepts/theories
In the process of diving deep in and exploring the different facets of your relationship with food, you may very well experience some of the NOTs as a side effect of getting to know your body better.
You may realise that while that cheese you’ve been snacking on hits just the right spot for you in the evening (cheese protein has an opiate-like effect on the brain), and you’ve been reaching out to it as a way to deal with certain emotions, it also causes your stomach to bloat and your skin to get covered in spots/rash.
If you choose to remove it, you’ll be bringing the inflammation in your body down, and as a result, you may find after week that your jeans fit better.
If your craving doesn’t come from hunger, food won’t satisfy it.
BREAK UP WITH EMOTIONAL EATING
AND RECLAIM YOUR
Early Bird £96
“Loved the structure and content! Didn’t expect to learn so much about myself and my *hidden* ways of using food. Wow! The content was just the right amount – not too much, so it becomes overwhelming. Can’t stress how crucial this was to keep me excited to follow along with the materials. Don’t be fooled by the seemingly simple questions, you’ll be amazed by what connections you make if you just complete everything.” ~ S.M.
IT ALL SOUNDS GREAT, BUT…
What happens when I sign up?
How is the content delivered?
Who is EATING WITH INTENTION not suitable for?
What happens if I need 1:1 support alongside or after the program?
Do you offer refunds?
Sure. I want you to be happy with your choice to participate in the program. If you change your mind for whatever reason, a full refund is available within 7 calendar days of payment.
Refunds are not available after this time period.
Freedom from the obsession with food is not something you do;
it’s knowing who you are. ~ G. Roth
UNDERSTAND YOUR EMOTIONS
Early Bird £96