Since my early 20s, I have heard on and on people commenting on me being very active and my high energy level. Then they would compare themselves, finding reasons why I was so and they were not: “you’ll see when you’ll reach my age”, “...when you’ll work full time”, “...you have responsibility, kids, back pain, etc.” you name it! For many years, I thought that yes, maybe that was true…and often I would feel somehow guilty or “too much”.
Now, years later, I’m of course much older, still doing as much as when I was 25 and feeling better than ever in my body and mind… Yet I keep hearing the same comments...by both younger and older people than me..!
So what’s the trick? Is it merely down to luck and a naturally good condition? Really? I once wrote an article “A cleaner mind for a better world” that was a first approach on this topic. I...
In the first part of this article, I explained why cravings can be so irrational and nearly impossible to resist as well as the concept of Structured Eating to heal from any eating disorders, and I would add to set you free from any diet plans!
I want now to share with you a little exercise that works wonders when you're experiencing sudden cravings, whether you are fully recovered or still on your way to recovery. It's also a great tool to figure out your needs and adapt your Structured Eating plan accordingly, especially at the beginning of recovery when it can be challenging to trust your body signals.
Let's say that you've been eating on a regular basis in quantity and variety that seem appropriate according to your standards. Yet, you are still experiencing strong cravings or feel constantly hungry...making it extremely hard to handle and too often leading to another binge...
Ravenous hunger! Excruciating cravings! So loud, so strong... they seem simply impossible to resist to... and inevitably lead to overeating, bingeing and the usual vicious cycle... binge- purge or over exercise - feeling down, guilty and... still hungry!
A living hell.
Until you get to understand it. Because Hunger is the one of the most important key elements - if not THE key - to successful recovery from eating disorders, bulimia nervosa, binge eating or over indulging, even from dieting! In my book, there's a whole chapter on this topic, just to tell you how crucial it is! And I believe that's one of the reason why so many "classic" approaches fail.
Hunger is real.
As long as you are hungry, you cannot successfully recover from binge-eating disorders.Why? Because our body and brain are extraordinary sophisticated machines, built to ensure our survival and development in the best conditions possible. Our brain is made of three different...
Really Rachel? Are YOU the one writing THIS? An article on "over-healthiness"? What's going on with you? Well, yes, indeed. I am. And I definitely believe I'm well-positioned to talk about this hot topic.
Yesterday, I saw a comment on social media from a well-known nutritionist who was "horrified" to see a guy pedaling at the gym, a bottle of Diet Coke as his "sport" drink. I spare you all the related comments that followed. Poor guy. He'd better hang himself than dare come back to the gym with that Devil's drink again. Vade retro satanas!
Some time ago, a friend told me that she'd read that drinking fruit smoothie was super unhealthy because of all the sugar fruit release when squeezed. Jeez! We're talking about pressed fruit here, not cyanide!
Hey there: where are we heading? do we really want to keep going down this road? Eat this. Don't eat that. Eat this to stay healthy. Avoid this not to get cancer. If I were you, I would go raw/vegan/Paleo/(add...
In my book, An Adventure Quest, I share and explain in detail the Magical Break Free Recipe, that allowed me to set free from years severe eating disorders.
If the above video takes as example the specific topic of food addictions and body-related issues, I have found out that this Magical Recipe is in fact applicable to any other challenge we are facing in our Life, especially when we feel lost, stuck or at a crossroad.
How to navigate through rough waters and unknown territories when we feel that we lost all control, that times are so uncertain, and that we have absolutely no idea where to go or what to do next? This feeling of powerlessness and hopelessness is extremely unsettling, overwhelming, and uncomfortable. It can lead to despair, and depression…
Where to start when all conditions seem at odds? …when we feel so desperate to see the end of the tunnel? ...when things as we know them have changed for good and...
It took me longer to write this post than expected for two main reasons:
Having started writing about it, I discovered that indeed there was a lot to say and share, and that basic blog posts and articles would never be enough. I am willing and totally determined to share my story further to help other men and women heal from such a painful condition and guide them to love themselves and their body and have a peaceful and amazing relationship with food again!
Because despite all I've believed for years: it is possible. And it's far less complicated that I ever thought!
This post will give you the key elements that lead to my full and complete recovery. I like to think of an Alchemist Box full of both magical and scientific tools that have the ability to transform any...
Recently a very good friend of mine shared his personal journey relative to a major event that happened in his life. Reading his story, I felt deeply touched. I realised what he'd been through and was moved and impressed by his strength, his resilience, his drive to overcome it. He was showing up big, A HERO.
And there it strikes me: it's only when you open up, dare to show your weakness and vulnerability, dare to share the struggles and obstacles on your path that others can truly see and understand and identify with your story and be inspired for their own journey. Only then can one's story make a decisive impact on others. Struggles reveal the Hero journey. Without any obstacles, without any adventures, without any surprises, a journey is simply nice and smooth, nice and clean. Kind of bland, featureless. Pale. Faded. It doesn't make any impact, there is no suspense. No one is eager to know how it's going to end, what...
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Recently a very good friend of mine launched her new blog on minimalism Mon Truc en Moins - a great blog, well-written and with a very honest and authentic approach of what minimalism means for her and changed in her life. A must-read! Another of my ultra runner friend TyreLady Ice is dedicating her life to the fight against plastic waste and working on amazing zero waste and "Re-use-recycle-reduce" projects in Singapore and England. Collective gardening, permaculture and urban gardens are springing up like mushrooms. Tons of receipts and books on how to create your own organic beauty products and environnement-friendly cleaning products can be found on the web. Organic. Local. Re-use. Recycle. Reduce. A desire to use less, to declutter. To be more mindful, more responsible. To go cleaner, go greener. Worldwide there is a clear...
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