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Harnessing The Power of Food Freedom

Feb 04, 2024
Functional Medicine Portland; chronic fatigue; burnout; food sensitivities

Food Freedom: Avoid Sensitivities While Befriending Your Cravings & Increasing Energy

 Raise your hand if you've ever sworn off your favorite foods in the hope of feeling better. We've all been there, chasing health through restrictive diets that leave us feeling deprived and longing for the "forbidden." But what if there was a better way? What if avoiding food sensitivities didn't have to mean saying goodbye to the foods you already love?

Imagine this: you wake up energized, your body full of harmony, and your taste buds rejoice in the delicious foods that nourish you. This isn't a dream; it's the power of self-compassionate, intuitive eating. By listening to your cravings and the wisdom of your body, you can identify and address potential food sensitivities without the deprivation dance. 

Befriending Your Cravings, Not Banishing Them:

Cravings aren't bad guys. They're often our body's way of communicating its needs. Instead of ignoring or judging them, we can use them as clues to uncover underlying imbalances. Maybe that afternoon donut craving whispers about a dip in glucose, needing more protein or healthy fats to balance the rollercoaster. Perhaps that dream of a chocolate bar signals a need for more magnesium. These triggers can be your teachers without succumbing to them.

Self-Compassion is Key:

Instead of guilt and restriction, practice kindness towards yourself. Experiment with different approaches. Maybe that chocolate craving can be satisfied with a handful of dark chocolate almonds or a smoothie blended with cacao powder and spinach.  Remember, progress, not perfection, is the goal. When I teach my clients to use self compassionate techniques, they often report these cravings dissolving much more easily than when they've used the forceful, critic-led approaches in the past.

Focusing on "Yes" Foods, Not "No" Foods:

Instead of dwelling on what you can't have, build a foundation of nourishing "yes" foods. Prioritize colorful fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Fill your plate with vibrant foods that not only taste amazing but also support your gut health and well-being. Before you begin an elimination period to check for food sensitivities, write out the foods that you already love that don't have those potential offenders. For example, if you're going gluten free, you might already love rice based dishes or potatoes.  Focusing on those foods can help reduce the FOMO.

Unlock Your Energy + Banish Food FOMO

The absolute best way to overcome food FOMO is to get results.  I know you've probably tried restrictive dieting before and it didn't work so you're rightly skeptical of trying another "diet".  The power of eliminating your food sensitivities if you have them is that you WILL get results, and often quickly.  Many of my clients feel remarkable energy, mental clarity, and reduction of pain within 2 to 3 weeks.  After they feel this way and they figure out what foods were causing their symptoms, they just can't go back.  Time and time again they say, "It's not worth it."  That's the power of insight and results.  They stop to even crave those things altogether and they often find alternatives to foods that they miss that they like EVEN MORE because they feel amazing after eating them.

And the best news is: food sensitivities are NOT forever.  By temporarily eliminating them and doing deep gut healing, my clients are able to reintroduce foods later WITHOUT symptoms.  

This is true freedom. 

They can travel and go on vacations and visit family for holidays and EAT WHATEVER THEY WANT because they've healed the root causes.

The Gutsy Reboot: Your Partner in Food Exploration:

This journey of intuitive eating and sensitivity exploration doesn't have to be done alone. The Gutsy Reboot is a supportive nutrition challenge designed to help you:

  • Identify potential food sensitivities through a guided elimination and reintroduction process, all while enjoying delicious variations of your favorite foods.
  • Develop food awareness by learning to connect cravings with your body's needs and discover alternative, nourishing options.
  • Nurture your body on a cellular level, laying the foundation for lasting well-being.

Join the Gutsy Reboot and say goodbye to restrictive diets and hello to a newfound relationship with food based on trust, self-compassion, and delicious discovery. Remember, food sensitivities don't have to steal your joy. Reclaim your food freedom and unlock the vibrant health you deserve, one delicious bite at a time.

Click here to join the Gutsy Reboot revolution and embark on your journey to food freedom!

Let's create a community where we support each other in this exploration, share delicious recipes, and celebrate the joy of eating mindfully and intuitively. We've got this!

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