Control those Crazy Cravings – or – My kids are back at school why can’t I stop eating?!

 





So…we’ve gotten you and your kids in back-to-school shape with some healthy eating tips.  Well, we didn’t see this coming!  The kids are out of the house and you’ve given it the thorough post-summer cleaning it needed…and now…you can’t stop snacking!  Read on for help…take a deep breath…we promise you’ll get through it!

Oh cravings! The mystery that seems we can never solve. It’s time to shed a little light on this subject for you and change the way you view your cravings. Many people view cravings as weakness, but really they are important messages meant to assist you in maintaining balance. Yup, that’s right. I want you to embrace your cravings and get to know them. Next time you have a burning desire for something, deconstruct it. Ask yourself, what does my body want and why? Use the following guide to help yourself tune into what you want:

HALT

  • H-Am I hungry?  If the answer is yes choose a healthy snack to eat
  • A- Am I angry or anxious?  Sometimes our emotions can get the best of us and cause us to eat emotionally.  Writing sometimes helps get these emotions released
  • L- Am I lonely?  If yes then where can you reach out for support.  A friend or a loved one!
  • T- Am I tired?  If the answer is yes your body may need some extra rest and allow yourself the proper time needed to restore

About Loni:
Loni Markman is not your typical Nutrition Consultant! Loni has been working in the field of wellness for almost a decade, helping clients find nourishment and balance in their everyday lives. She focuses on pre and post natal nutrition, weight management and general women’s health. She has a true passion for educating and inspiring others on their journey to better heath.

Loni holds a Masters Degree in Health, a Bachelors in Business, a Certification as a Holistic Health Counselor from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, a Certification in the Psychology of Eating with Marc David, she holds a Certification from Power Pilates and has extensive studies in Emotional Freedom Technique. All of which she infuses into her integrative coaching with clients. You can learn more about Loni on her websites – www.elementsoffit.com and www.positivebodyprogram.com.