Have your healthy eating habits gotten a bit sloppy?

Ever been in a groove of healthy eating habits when suddenly you look up and you’re veering off track?

A snack-size Snickers here, a couple of Red Vines there. A bit more wine won’t hurt. 

Maybe you’ve gained back a few pounds. Or halted your progress. 

And if this happens you may tell yourself that you deserve a treat now and then. 

Or that sticking to your plan is boring. That life is meant to be lived and not have to worry about eating healthy all the time.

WARNING! This is self-sabotage in action!

It starts out innocent sounding. Very believable. Because it’s partly true: you deserve a treat and shouldn’t have to be bored with, or worry about, what you eat all the time.

But these partial truths cover up the lie:

  • A treat does NOT mean eating or drinking in excess, or mindlessly snacking on foods you really don’t want or need.
  • Making choices based on the health and body you want is NOT boring.  
  • Worrying about food is NOT the same thing as being intentional with healthy eating habits.

These insidious lies take hold and if you don’t catch them, soon you’re back to old habits. Your weight gained back. And beating the crap out of yourself. 

All because you believed the lie.

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So if you notice your healthy eating habits slipping, pay attention. Why are you making different choices than when you were on plan and making progress? How will you recommit and refocus? What will you learn from this experience to prevent it – or catch it earlier – next time?

Here are some ways to keep yourself on track: 

  • Remind yourself of the outcome you want from eating healthfully, and why it really matters. 
  • Focus on all the great foods you “get” to eat
  • Count every single healthy choice as a win. 
  • Don’t believe the lies.
  • Hire a coach.

To be a healthy hottie requires vigilance. Just like anything of importance. 

And, you’re worth it.

We’re not supposed to call them “bad foods”

If you equate eating bad foods with being “bad,” that’s a problem. Whether or not you eat certain foods has no bearing on you as a moral person. 

But let’s be honest. There are foods that are bad for us!

Why can we call cigarettes bad without thinking someone who smokes is bad, but we can’t do the same with things like ultra-processed foods?

It’s not that one Oreo or one hotdog causes diabetes or heart disease. Just like one cigarette doesn’t lead to lung cancer or emphysema. 

It’s that a steady stream of eating bad foods is wreaking havoc on our health. (Calley Means contends that “11 out of the 12 leading killers of Americans are caused by or worsened by processed food.”) And when we’re told not to demonize foods because it’s the same as demonizing ourselves, we let the bad foods off the hook!

And we say things like, “all foods in moderation.” 

Is anyone promoting cigarettes in moderation?

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Now, whether you use terms like good/bad or healthy/unhealthy to describe foods isn’t important. 

What is important is to decide which foods nourish your body and bring about the health, strength and energy you want. And that you make decisions about food that are deserving of you as a healthy hottie. 

I recommend (just like I do with my clients) that you adopt food standards that you’ll follow, no matter what. And when you go off plan, you do the mindset work to figure out how to get back on plan. Remember that eating bad foods doesn’t mean anything about you. If you struggle with that or you notice a moral tinge to the way you talk about your food decisions, look into coaching with me. It’s the best way I know to achieve the results you want and to feel better faster.

Are you only helping women now?

Heather Moreno

A former male client asked me that.

He liked my blogs, yet increasingly my writing sounded like I was talking to women.

Apparently, my messaging was getting through. Yay. Which leads me to…

I’m officially launching my re-invented site!

After 20 years in business, it’s not too late to re-visit my online presence and how I’m engaging my audience. In fact, it was the perfect time.

Why?

Because I’ve reached that age where most women think it’s too late to lose the weight.

It’s not.

Because I know what it’s like to be critical of my body.

It sucks.

Because I hate seeing smart women struggle with their weight and obsess about food.

They have more important things to focus on.

Heather Moreno
Heather Moreno

I’m getting serious. No BS about counting carbs, calories, or going keto. We’re not talking diets. None of that works for long-term results. What we actually do is access your brain’s super power so you can lose weight and keep it off.

I’m being playful. Because we’re too hard on ourselves. And it doesn’t work. I’ve never had a client shame herself into her ideal weight. Or beat herself into a life and body she loves.

I share success stories from clients just like you. Real women who tackle the same stuff we all deal with. Especially the head stuff when it comes to weight and their bodies. They changed their minds. Their bodies followed.

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This launch is about freedom. You don’t need more willpower. You are not the number on the scale. You can enjoy food, love life, and feel like yourself again.

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