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How To Not Eat A Whole Block Of Chocolate

"chocolate addiction"It was Christmas. No wait, it was Easter. Actually, I was away on holidays. And I’d had kind of a stressful day! Okay, so I admit it – it was a bit of a reward. I’d been so good, after all – I deserved it! And I was just a little emotional. Besides, it was nearly out of date and so it had to be eaten. Waste not want not. AND, what I nearly forgot to say was it had been a gift – it would have been incredibly rude to miss out on getting to enjoy it.

All of it. At once.

Okay, okay, so it was somewhere between Christmas and Easter and I may or may not have been on holidays.

It’s possible I was stressed but maybe not in a ‘have to eat chocolate or will kill someone’ sort of way, and it’s probable that I was emotional about something which I may or may not have been rewarding myself for handling nicely.

I lied about it being nearly out of date, and as for whether it was a gift? I don’t really remember, but who cares! What is absolutely 110% definite is that it was delicious. Just try and prove me wrong on THAT why don’t you?!

Besides, what’s the big deal anyway? It’s a girl thing. You know – everybody’s doing it.

Aren’t they?

chocoholics unite

Let’s just get this right on out in the open from the get go.

"loving earth chocolate"I’m a chocoholic, and I’m not ashamed to admit it.

Just yesterday I had 3 full boxes of Loving Earth’s new raw chocolate bars (the mini ones) delivered. That stuff is amazing. They’ve replaced the agave with evaporated coconut nectar, which is much lower GI and MUCH lower fructose but hey – still sugar when all is said and done. Delicious sugar.

Don’t worry. I haven’t cleaned out the whole 3 boxes yet. I restrained myself to lying on the trampoline last night once all my work was done and enjoying one mini heart shaped Coconut Mylk (yes mylk) bar.

It was fabulous.

Not just the actual chocolate itself, but the whole experience. I’d had a super productive day at writing and business-y stuff and training and being a Mum and doing errands, and it felt great to reward myself.

And I most definitely do use chocolate as a reward. Many days of the week, in fact. But there’s a difference between a carefully enjoyed reward of 35 grams of raw chocolate and a stress or emotional or boredom response binging session of an entire block/bag/basket/confectionery aisle of so-called milky goodness. Even if it is good quality raw dark mylky goodness.

And I know that you know the difference I’m talking about.

So.

Here is what I suggest. I think (firstly) that we all need to man up and admit that we have superhuman capabilities beyond what men will ever possibly understand and that we are indeed capable of eating a whole block of chocolate at once if we so desire. And even if we don’t especially so desire but just seem to be compelled to do so.

A couple of years back a friend of mine wondered to me in genuine astonishment at his girlfriend’s ability to eat an entire packet of Tim Tams. Despite being a big muscle-bound male with plenty of energy-burning ability he just couldn’t understand how that was possible. Didn’t she get full? Didn’t her stomach start hurting? Didn’t all the sugar slow her down.

Silly boy.

Getting full isn’t the point! Sugar rushing is irrelevant! Regret before the last morsels have been carefully swept off your teeth is so passe. The point, as we all know, is that we can. And sometimes we really really really (feel) we need to. Besides, chocolate is very healthy for women!

And no, we don’t need to be reminded that that particular fact applies not only to quality but also (ahem) quantity.

Of course just in case you do need a reminder for some as yet unforeseen future point, here are my tips.

how NOT to smash a whole block of chocolate in one sitting

Here are my tips for being a sane chocoholic and feeling great about yourself.

Quality. It goes without saying that Cadbury Dairy Milk is not good chocolate in the same sense as raw chocolate is, or even Green & Blacks Organic. If you love love love some cheaper milky chocolate now and then then for the love of God only buy it now and then. In a Freddo Frog sized quantity. Don’t even begin to try and kid yourself that you’ll savour that block of Marble or Top Deck over a few weeks. Really. It’s shameful that you’d even think of trying to pretend such a thing.

Set yourself up for nutritional success. Massive chocolate or sugar binge sessions don’t happen because a block of the stuff accidentally fell into your mouth. Set yourself up for nutritional success by eating clean lean protein, greens and good fats from early in the day and every few hours as you go. The Woman Incredible Look Great Naked Eating Plan can show you how to do that and still enjoy your treats without feeling bad about it.

Delay gratification – this is my friend Rachel. She trains with the same trainer I do, Daine from Clean Health in Sydney. Daine and Rach are both fellow Poliquin professionals.

"rachel guy"

I should specify, this is Rach after delaying gratification. She is amazing, and what’s more I can tell you 100% that this is a girl who lives life and goes out to eat steak, wine and dessert. She just earns it first 🙂

Know your triggers. Simple, obvious, but oh so easy to fail at. Keep your trigger foods out of the house for heavens sakes! Always! See the rule on Freddo Frogs above. Also – know your stress triggers. What sets you off? I know that after a crazy busy over-scheduled day I feel as though I need completely private me-time for at least 10 minutes when I get home. When I was suffering with bulimia that me-time would involve eating up to 3 or 4 blocks of chocolate. Yes, in 10 minutes.

Now? I still get the urge when I feel stressed or anxious to eat huge quantities of chocolate. But I stop. I think about how I’ll feel after, and how I’d like to feel. And what I find works well is to do nothing for 5 minutes. My latest thing is lying on the trampoline looking at the sky and just consciously relaxing every part of my body by saying in my head ‘relax your feet, relax your feet, relax your feet’. And so on. You could do that inside and not on a trampoline if you like 🙂

After that I do usually have some chocolate, but in a sane way. And I enjoy it. Consciously.

If you just need to get the stress OUT and fast, eating will NOT truly do it. You’ll push the stress down by eating; internalise it. Something else that works really well for me is fast journalling, just letting it all come out.

there’s always an excuse if you look for one

It’s going to be Easter soon. I’m going away on holidays. I’ll probably be a little stressed as I have a new book coming out just after Easter and I always cut things super close. I’m sure I’ll get some gifts of chocolate as well. So really, I have a ton of good reasons to stuff my face with chocolate.

And a ton of good reasons not to as well 🙂

What do you think?

Don’t forget –

Life is Now. Press Play.

Kat x

P.S.

Rebel.
Upstart.
Fuck the system; screw the rules.
Won’t do what they told me.
Too much.
Unreasonable.
Ridiculous.
Unprofessional.
Crazy!

Should I go on? I could, but I think you get the picture.

You’re the one who is not only not like the other PEOPLE, you’re also not like the other entrepreneurs.

They, they actually think they’re different; non-conformists?! Don’t make me laugh. You and I both see it as it is:

They just wanna be told how to build a pretty little website and a pretty little social media page or three and a pretty little online product or course and get their pretty little headshots and do a pretty little pre-scripted dance all over the internet so that other equally pretty fucking bland and boring and same same-y peoples pay them money,

And they can all sit in a pretty little womans circle together patting each other linking elbows and stroking each others hair and singing Kumbaya as the sun sets over another day of sinking ever deeper into the unremarkableness that is their lives.

They are the ones who are not only willing to jump through hoops, they also want to build more hoops for other people; they want to perpetuate the hoop jumping life and their whole sales pitch is basically some version of “I will help you to have a better and shinier hoop, come see!”

lolol

BUT REALLY.

Meanwhile, you –

You’ve tried the hoop-jumping life, maybe more than what you care to admit. And, whilst you’ve nothing against sitting around with other ladeez and stroking each others hair, you and your girls; the real ones?

You don’t exactly fit in in the typical woman’s circle.

You don’t feel at home with the pretty-preneurs, not even on the internet let alone in real life.

You don’t actually GIVE a fuck about having all your shit perfect,

Polished,

And just so –

And the idea of having sales and marketing and content processes which you have to systematically pre-plan and then work through and endlessly join dots with?

Makes you want to hurl.

Sure –

You’ve bought in at times to do the idea that maybe you DO gotta do it as they say.

An automated webinar, perhaps?? Facebook ads which carefully and smartly tell the world who you are and how you can help? A sales plan proven and tested by the greats. The gradual sinking slow decline of your soul, your joy, your dreams, and even your pussy as everything within you that once knew she could HAVE IT ALL AND DO LIFE HER WAY SLOWLY DRIES,

WITHERS TO NOTHING,

AND DIES?

Sure –

Why not

And look.

It’s not that any of these things are bad or wrong. Maybe right now you’ve got to a certain point by playing by the rules … kind of. Following what ‘logic’ suggests you do. Breaking free here and there with wild little jaunts into over the top madness, noticing how THAT lights you up and also how people respond to it … but ultimately continuing to go back to trying to find the right fucking system to get you to where you want to go,

Because this thing of trying to just be you interspersed with trying to get it all right and make it work, well –

It’s God damn tiring –

But also, in the end, if we’re going to be black and white about it, it hasn’t got you to where you want to be!!

You KNOW you should be making SO much more money.

NOW.

With consistency, and yeah, while of course of COURSE you’re down for doing the work, you also feel like it SHOULD be a lot easier, more flow

And you know that you know that you know that you’ve still not let out the most unrestrained and fully expressed side of you!

– The you they can’t look away from
– The you they are MAGNETIZED by
– The you who automatically commands a huge freakin’ following, and sales to match it

You know who I’m talking about –

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Who is FULLY unleashed in what she says, how she shows up, how she does business, how she does life.

Who does not give a fuck about following rules! Or sales systems! Or strategies! Who can and will do what works for HER, and if it happens to resemble other ways people build an audience and make a fuckload of money online, cool, and if not, so what! That is not the point! The point is –

She knows what works for her.
She backs herself unapologetically.
She DOES it.

And she gets the damn results. The BIG results. The CONSISTENT results. The FUCK yes results, not just with money but with the VIBERY of it all.

Imagine …

Waking up every day and KNOWING you have crushed the day before it already begun because THAT IS WHO YOU ARE AND HOW YOU ROLL!

* Your shit sells (at any and all price point)
* Your creativity and inner ideas machine flows endlessly (you always know what to put out into the world and that when you speak people PAUSE EVERYTHING AND LISTEN, whether it is with free content and shenaniganery or with your paid stuff)
* You don’t even have to think about low end or high end or how to take people through a value ladder or some such bullshit, the value ladder is YOU CONTINUING TO BE YOU, and the more that you DO you the more people just take themselves through whatever it is you’re offering!
* It is easy, natural, fun, and OBVIOUS how to build your automated income, funnels, the ‘cash machine’ side of your business.
* In fact the whole damn thing feels fun and easy and like you’re just being you (the full on you, the too much you, the rebel you, the fuck all of ’em THIS IS WHAT I STAND FOR AND NOW I’M GONNA TELL YOU you!),
* and at the same time you have the DEEPLY grounded and certain knowledge that the way you’re doing it, hot mess and chaos vibes and all, is WORKING. PS – the reason you feel certain of this is because your bank balance and soulmate audience and their feedback reflects it, not bc your spirit guides told you it’s coming

All of this is ALREADY available to you.

It is who you are and what you were born for.

You did not come here for normal!

You are one of the truly crazy ones, who has something inside of her that will leave the world BREATHLESS –
and allow her to make millions and impact millions –

BUT NOT IF SHE CONTINUES TO DO BUSINESS AND LIFE BY TRYING TO SOMEHOW BE A NON-CONFORMIST WHO CONTINUALLY CAVES AND CONFORMS.

For this to work,

REALLY work, like next next NEXT level $ and life flow work,
you’re going to need to FULLY turn your back on the idea that your breakthrough is waiting on the other side of you adjusting, filtering, compromising, playing the game the way the other entrepreneurs are playing it, or worrying about what the fuck your social media looks like!

What you’re going to need to do is simple:

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All in on madness.
All in on crazy.
All in on chaos.
All in on the TRUE epic awesome ridiculousness and too much-ness of YOU.

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Starting January 18th!

For those who were born to run the damn thing,

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