YES! Ever said this…”I need to go for a run after all that cake I ate…”
When you use exercise as a “calorie burner” you may start to resent the exercise and not enjoy it because you’re only doing it from a place of guilt. BUT when you shift your focus to notice how it feels to exercise, you’re likely choose a movement that’s sustainable and brings you joy!
Next time you exercise ask yourself – why am I doing this? Pay attention to how your body feels during and after exercise to help you discover what you truly enjoy.
Using food as punishment/reward is a slippery slope. We want to eat because it’s a way to nourish and fuel our bodies, not because we “earned it” by forcing ourselves to go to the gym that morning. Likewise, there’s no reason not to eat what you want to eat just because it’s a rest day! Your body NEEDS food. Period. Regardless of how many calories you burn. it’s up to you to make good food choices that serve your body though.
Eating more plants can come with its challenges. There’s a lot of nutrition noise out there, everyone has an opinion, and it can be confusing to figure out what works best for YOU. Working through these challenges and learning how to easily incorporate more plant-based foods into your diet and lifestyle can be helpful. Working with a plant-based dietitian to guide you through your unique journey and surrounding yourself with other like-minded people who are on a similar journey can be monumental. When you join my nutrition coaching program, you’ll get a highly customized, one-on-one experience to help you confidently and sustainably eat foods that taste good and make you feel good. Click the button below to learn more about my approach and see what other clients have to say.