I wanted to start Nutrition Rituals because it brings my love of hypnotherapy and nutrition together. I have tried as many ways of eating as there are available and nothing worked for me until I used self-hypnosis. That may sound crazy to some, but it truly works.
Hypnosis is similar to meditation, but with a behavior change in mind. For me, I needed to realize I was worthy of eating healthy food. I would sabotage myself with sugar daily. I would say I am a sugar addict. I am still not perfect and will give in to sugar from time to time. I need the 22-days of nutrition rituals as much as anyone. Hypnotherapy can light your fire, but you have to keep it lit. That is what I want 22 days to be about. Keeping your fire burning for self-love and healthy eating.
This is also about learning to use your nutrition intuition and creating an environment for healthy eating. I know most of us have families and can't always control the foods that come around us. If you're an addict, this can be very trying. I wanted my first 22 days to fall on October because that was the month that broke me. I opened my child's Halloween bag of candy to eat one mini snickers, only to cave and eat many many more. I had started keto in January of 2018 and lost 61 pounds. I healed so many ailments and health clearly took the front seat ahead of weight-loss. I felt as if I could fly, but that Halloween night in 2018, broke my wings. I was determined to get back up and heal my brokenness, and well, here I am.
I wanted to try and create a community of others who need help realizing they are worthy of healthy foods. There is something about hearing from someone else who struggles just like you do, or very much the same. I do not want judgement around food choices. The reason I wanted you here is to pay attention to how foods makes you feel. "One person's food is another person's poison." I have been vegan, vegetarian and more. It was keto that saved my life, but I am headed down the carnivore road. I feel deep in my heart that is where my true healing lies. I am even back in school with the Primal Health Coach Institute. I want to learn as much as possible.
One thing I did wrong on keto was the stress I placed on myself. That is another reason I created this space. It is all about healing and developing a healthy relationship with food. My 22 days will be about ridding myself of fake sugar. I no longer want the fake baked goods. I want simple food. I also want to stop making excuses for the unhealthy foods coming into my home.
You can do the 22 days every month and you will learn something new every single time. I have been tweaking the way I eat since losing 61 pounds.
Each day will concentrate on how you feel and the foods you crave. You will learn to find what your body needs. If you are cutting out things like sugar, your brain will find ways to tell you to eat it. You have to use your heart to retrain your brain. We will find music we love, light candles, eat from beautiful dishes and create recipes from whole foods. I will be moving away from stevia and dairy, and into how I want to eat meat daily. I want it to be simple and stress free.
I hope you will join me on this journey. You deserve to feel amazing and heal every cell in your body.
Below is me at 251 and then me after making it to ONEderland. But again, it is about the weight. The girl in both pictures still has a long journey towards self-love and healing. I had a hard day today. That is to be expected, but I know someone out there feels the same way I do.
Before and After. I am so thankful to have a husband who loves me for my soul! Now I need to do the same for myself.