Health and Fitness

Separating Food and Emotions

"emotional eating"I’m having one of those mornings where I feel a bit blah and slow. I’m not actually sure why to be honest as a couple of hours ago I was PUMPED after having my body fat measured by my new biz partner Justine Switalla, and coming in at 5% leaner than 5 weeks ago!

Not a bad way to start the morning, especially when we backed it up with a killer legs session and some exciting planning for our upcoming Fitness Model Secrets workshop!

But sometimes there’s no rhyme or reason to the way the mind works (especially the driven female mind, methinks) and for whatever reason I’ve been slumping about for the past hour trying to summon up the motivation to jump into my day’s creation. And you know what?

I could kill for some chocolate right now.

What’s that about, anyway? While part of me thinks it’s just the physical urge for a pick-me-up, there’s a deeper part of me that knows it’s about much more than that.

I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely one of those girls who wants to eat frenziedly gobble chocolate when I get stressed. Or down. Or bored. Or overwhelmed. Or Wednesday 🙂

It’s a habit I’ve been fighting for years to be completely free of. Although I’m very thankful to now be at the point where it’s just about battling small urges rather than trying to escape the clutches of bulimia and binge eating. And whilst I sometimes tell myself “what’s the big deal, it’s only one little chocolate”, I also know that one little chocolate can still sometimes lead to one big day of overeating and then feeling like crap about myself.

And frankly, I just can’t be bothered with dealing with those outcomes anymore; I’m so much more interested in making decisions about my eating as well as other things based on the me I want to be rather than on an ‘in the moment need’.

Aren’t you?

How to separate food and emotions

If you want to be, you can be free of emotional and even binge eating. I’ve helped hundreds of women escape the clutches of food bondage, I myself am free of over a decade of bulimia and binge eating, and I am incredibly passionate about helping you too to finally be free and eat from a place of calm nourishment and enjoyment rather than escapism or self-sabotage.

Use the following ideas for journalling or just for mulling over. Bookmark this article so that next time you feel yourself leaning this way you can come back to it, and pull something out to help you stay strong and true to the you who you want to be.

Ask yourself –

What is the deeper discontent? The need to eat doesn’t come out of nowhere. It’s a sign that you need something. Perhaps stress release, perhaps a distraction, perhaps a need to feel nurtured or in control. Food can mask many things. What do you really need? And in what way would giving in and eating actually benefit you? How can you replace that with something that will also make you feel great about yourself?

Plan – 

Write down 10 meals or snacks you’ve eaten in the last few weeks that satisfied you and made you feel great about yourself. This might even include so-called treats! It’s not about certain foods like chocolate being bad, it’s about the intention behind your need to eat them. There is a huge difference between a piece or two of quality chocolate enjoyed and deserved and a secret or frantic eating to deal with or stuff down some emotion. Differentiate. Know that it’s okay to indulge from a calm place. Be smart about incorporating foods that truly satisfy you.

Commit – 

Can you commit to stopping first – before you give in and eat – and writing about how you will feel after eating the food? This is one of the most effective techniques I use with myself and my coaching clients. Even thinking about it helps.

It’s okay to be stressed –  

Come back to what it’s really about. Deal with the emotions that you’re trying to avoid or distract yourself from. Do you feel stressed, scared, alone, misunderstood? Talk to the person in question or write about how you feel. Right now for me, writing this blog post is how I’m dealing with what I was feeling 15 minutes ago! When I stopped to think about it I realised I felt overwhelmed by having quite a long list of tasks for today, even though they’re all things I’m excited about. I felt like I don’t know where to start and I also felt a little bit ‘itchy’ that I haven’t done a solid writing session in the past 2 days. For me if I don’t write, it’s like not showering. I just feel gross, and off.

What do you need to nourish your soul? When did you last do it?

Be kind to yourself – 

Recognise that you are working to break a long term habit. It can take time. Set up small milestones for yourself, and rewards or consequences.

Acknowledge your fears –  

Are you scared of really trying and then failing? Are you scared of what it would mean to you to be free of emotional eating and/or finally get the body you want? Scared that you wouldn’t maintain it anyway?

What would it mean to you to know that you never ‘needed’ that outlet again? What would you lean on instead? Acknowledge that it’s normal to have fears around achieving your goals or ridding yourself of sabotaging habits. It always serves you to do this stuff, you always get something out of it. Figure out what that is and how you can get it without food.

Have a massive why – 

You have to have a massive why. For me, eating clean and getting lean(er) for my photo shoot comes back to the fact that I want to be proud of myself and I want to increase my energy and vitality. You have to want that why more than you want the escapism of emotional eating. Choose to feel good.

Get support –

 

I have never ever worked on any big goal in my life without some form of support or another. In fact, I’ve worked with coaches of varying kinds since I was 17 years old and to this day I have 7 (yes 7!) coaches on hand who support me in different ways. I don’t spend money working with these people weekly or even monthly. But they are my support team, my go-to for help and accountability in everything from meeting my physical goals, to strategising and making things happen in my business, to dealing with fears and blockages, to creating the right money mindset to just creating the incredible life I am already living!

 

 

I believe that everyone needs a support team. Yours might include the support and perhaps even involvement of friends or colleagues, it might mean being part of an incredible online community, or it might mean working one on one with a coach who can help you to deal with your ‘silly-girl-brain’ and get to the heart of why you can’t seem to stop sabotaging yourself.

 

 

If you’ve never worked privately with a coach before you’re missing out in a big way. There is nothing that is as powerful of an investment in yourself as having someone be able to pinpoint the specific reasons for you not being able to breakthrough, and then help you to release those reasons and be motivated, empowered and educated on the exact strategy you need for success.

 

 

Do you have anything to add to this post?

 

 

What do you do to separate food and emotions?

 

 

Comment below!

 

 

And remember –

 

 

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PS

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{AND DO WHAT YOU WANT ALL DAY}

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Okay. Imma gonna get straight up on your ass about what needs to be said here, because obviously SOMEBODY needs to hit the damn truth button on this shit!!

Straight up from the gate up, you do NOT make money because of Facebook.

Because of Instagram.

Because of email.

Because of ANY of this shit.

You make money because of who you are and what you decide and make NON-NEGOTIABLE, period, The End!

As you may be aware, in the last day or so Facebook and Instagram went down down down OH so far down.

After a few obligatory ‘stop the world!’ messages to my team and friends (which resulted in a serious convo with one of my soul sisters as to whether we’d now have to become porn stars instead), I got back to business.

The business of posting and selling shit on Facebook, which is admittedly a big part of what I do each day???

Nah … the business of being ME, because THAT is what I actually do each day, and also?

It’s what gets me paid.

Funnily enough, as is often the way with these things, just yesterday somebody was making smart-ass comments to me about how all the coaches would survive if there was no Facebook or Instagram.

“How would they survive?”, I asked myself.

“Well, I have no idea how THEY would survive but I sure as shit know how I would survive:

Very fucking well indeed, thank you very much, because that is who I AM”

Word to the wise:

A) I was making serious money long before I used Facebook for it.

Allow me to say it again for those in the back: YOU MAKE MONEY BECAUSE OF WHO YOU ARE AND THE LEVEL YOU VIBRATE AT.

Vibrate?

It’s an energy thang baby, a frequency shiz niz, it’s just who you ARE and how life works for you.

Handy hint —> the level of wealth you enjoy or moan over now is already just a direct reflection of your frequency, and expectations. It ain’t got jack shit to do with what you do, and it certainly is not a product of which tools are available to you.

It is a product of YOU.

When the socials went down today it was FASCINATING to me to observe the response that came through in the in-between-y bits when people managed to post something.

People worrying about how it would impact their business, or feeling in some way handcuffed.

This is crazy! It’s fear-mongering at its worst and it’s an absolute SHITTY mentality as far as belief systems around where results come from.

Do you know what I felt, when I realised we couldn’t use Facebook as normal for our biz stuff?

EXCITEMENT.

It took a minute to click in, but I found myself getting all wriggly and lit up with excitement.

I love a damn challenge 🙂

And since I also choose to believe that everything is happening FOR me, I also took personal responsibility for this occurrence.

Obviously FB and Insta had gone down in order to force me to finally pull my finger out and learn how to go live on YouTube.

But mainly – hell YEAH to the opportunity to get creative!

Probably taking the whole thing a little bit too far, as I worked my way through some sprints on the rower post HIIT weights session, I started to imagine what would happen if Facebook was TRULY GONE AND NO LONGER OF THIS WORLD.

I got MORE excited with each second that passed (which makes me remember how damn BORED I get as soon as I know how to easily do something aka make money all day err day on Facebook), and I also found myself AUTOMATICALLY GOING INTO ZAG MODE.

Zag?

You know, like ‘When They Zig you Zag’. A classic, if ever there was one!! Thank you Dad, for always having all the BEST books on your bookshelf for me to start reading from 10 or 11 years of age!

See, I have a belief system which works rather well for me and I guess is just part of who I am –

I believe that things ALWAYS work out perfectly for me, and are always done FOR me …

I believe I am always on path …

I believe I always make the right decision, so therefore I never have to beat myself up, I just wait for the lesson –

AND

(drumroll)

I believe that my outcomes are predicated only by my choices, and that there is nothing I EVER need in order to get or maintain or ONLY improve on an existing outcome.

It’s this mindset that causes me to wonder what TF it has to do with anything when people say things like they can’t be in shape ’cause they have kids or just had a kids … or ’cause they can’t get to the gym (for example)

And it’s also this mindset that causes me to KNOW that the money I make and the impact my soul work has in the world has NOTHING to do with what tools or platforms are available to me or working.

I programmed myself a long time ago to IMMEDIATELY swerve if something was no longer serving me or working for me. It’s this part of my mind which therefore right away started coming up with creative and imaginative solutions for how business would OF COURSE carry on (and improve!) with or without social media.

And it’s also this part of my mind which of course right away finds a way to monetize the damn thing and turn it into epic and highly helpful content for you, aka this workshop!

It’s just how I think, and who I am. I am simply unavailable for NOT moving forward, and nothing will ever ever EVER make me believe that I have to depend on anything outside of me for my results.

So why a whole damn workshop on the concept?

Well, it’s more than that, isn’t it?

It’s a mindset of believing that you always get what you want.

It’s a mindset of believing that everything always works out for you.

It’s a mindset of believing that NOTHING can stop you.

That everything is working in your favour.

And?

That you can monetize ANYTHING, any time you choose, and with no ‘requirements’ in order to do so!

I don’t have to tell you that obvs the outcomes you get directly follow and reflect your mindset and your beliefs!!

Here is what else, as well:

This is not just about making money any time, from any thing, and knowing that even with challenge or things going wrong you only THRIVE and EXPAND!!

For me this goes hand in hand with duh – I get to do all of that on my terms.

By having FUN, and being in FLOW, and with ease.

In fact, the more money the more ease!! #justhowitis

That I can literally click my fingers and money shows up for me, meanwhile I’m just over here doing ma thang.

Speaking of which –

I think it’s about time I shared exactly what I currently DO all day, yeah? And how I do it / fit it all in / honour ALL the areas, PLUS manage to spend so much time sitting on my ass doing sweet FA!

In other words … !

Let’s hang out together this weekend!!

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1) How to Monetize ANY Situation, Including But Not Limited To:

* When social media or any typically depended upon platform goes down (including examples of how I have down this several times, to the tune of tens of thousands)

* Hater situations (including examples, again multiple times, again tens of thousands of dollars)

* When you make a fool of yourself / something embarrassing happens or you screw up (also examples! also lots and lots of lovely moolah)

* When people ‘screw you over’ (ahem, we will talk about this) or desert you (also examples! more money!)

* Basically how to turn any and all life situations, moods, changes of the moon, emotional ups and downs, real life SHIT, to money!

2) Why the ‘When Shit Happens’ times are often the BEST times to make money, aka this is where I teach you what it really means to understand human psychology in terms of SALES, and the mindset of being an actual IN THE FLOW entrepreneur, who ALWAYS sees opportunity and jumps straight on it

3) When NOT to Monetize (okay that one you can have for free – never!!)

4) Understanding Where Money Really Comes From – and aligning yourself TO the frequency of wealth, such that you can literally NOT.BE.IMPACTED by anything that 99.99% of people think will cost them business

5) Money Vibration Principles Revealed (… my own personal philosophies and things that I live by / instil into my being around this, including my own daily practices)

6) Coding For Success

* How to ALWAYS have an endless stream of ideas

* AUTOMATIC continual unleashment of creativity and imagination, especially in so-called times of struggle

* Seeing past problems and accessing higher self in order to always know the answer, and how to move forward

7) Programming to Upgrade – the beliefs, energetic states and emotional patterns you require in order to be this person, have all this work for you, ALWAYS see and have the ability to act on the shit that will most pay off

The ‘Do What You Want All Day’ Bit:

* Exactly how my typical day flows and how I operate for maximum efficiency of time, energy, mental acuity, soul connectedness, etc

* Getting it all done as a busy entrepreneur (and single Mum, in my case) who also refuses to operate at anything less than EXCELLENT in terms of self-care, fitness, fun, playtime, etc

* Exactly what I do all day, broken down to the detail, to helm this becoming-8-figure-empire

* Exactly what I do NOT do all day, either it just gets ignored (hint: a LOT that most online marketers think matters!), or I let other people do it for me

* Calling in soulmate support, even long before you are ready to afford it

* Optimizing energy, focus, personal power, happiness, general flow. Aka mindset and also brain / nutrition hacks and so on

* TIME MANIFESTATION. OH YES IT IS A THING.

AND, while we’re at it, we will also be talking INSTANT MANIFESTATION. The exact process I use to bring the future into the NOW, by clearing all blocks existing between its reality in the quantum and its physical manifestation in the now!!

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PLUS!

I’ll be doing this ‘Rapid-Fire’ Session at the end!!

1) What it really means to be magnetic online – hint: it’s not about having a pretty and polished website or online presence!

2) Bringing the ‘in private / behind the scenes’ version of you to the public

3) Unapologetic messaging and soul baring to call in your true #soultribe

4) Audience quality vs quality, and active elimination of those who don’t ‘HELL yes’ on your content

5) People don’t buy your products, they buy you. No – people don’t buy you, they buy your energy!! What that means and how to let it out

6) Being real about where you need to take care of YOU in order to be able to show up and shine fully

7) Keeping a laser-focus and tunnel-vision on your own path, and having the courage to pave the way that feels right for you even if it’s not been done before

8) Discernment to walk the line between being polarising and positively outrageous as opposed to just a hot mess 🙂 Scaling and magnetizing FROM the chaos of creativity and following the true artists way!

9) Knowing which ideas to work, what will sell, and how best to sell it so that the entire launch and selling experience is fun AND rewarding for both your audience and you

10) Creating hell yes offers that make them scream yes!

I know!

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> KILLER bonus content on Top 11 Most Effective & Proven ‘When They Zig You Zag’ Sales Secrets

> Live support from meeeeee in the group afterwards for anything extra you want and need to know!

> Free Bonus Entire COURSE for Everyone! My $197 Alignment & Asskickery Toolkit, a 14-Day Smackdown to Bring You Back to YOU, and Into Massive Aligned and Result Based Action! Yes, that’s an entire $197 course and you’re paying less than half of that for this entire workshop!

> All content yours to keep for life!

What are you waiting for? You KNOW that if you apply even ONE tip of the approximately gajillion I’m sharing here you’re going to 100x your investment back! Which is why I am even EXTRA excited to be able to give this to you at such a low price, as per the commandment of my soul!! Plus it’s fun 🙂

Okay then! See you IN there baby!

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