From Stress Eating to Balanced Eating

3
Mar

From Stress Eating to Balanced Eating

Mirella saw great progress working with out nutritionist Priya. She started with the basics and now she can enjoy eating healthy AND having a cheat meal with no guilt or worry! Read more about her story below:

Pictured: Mirella

I worked with Priya for about 6 months and some; it is one of the better decisions I have made to help me become a better person on the fundamentals of nourishing my body.  You are what you eat.  I swear working with her wasn’t as cut throat as that phrase.  Priya firmly believes that any small amount of progress is progress- the mere fact of thinking of these small changes is progress enough.

My problem for such a long time has been stress eating, and an up and down rollercoaster of gaining weight and losing weight.  We worked on tweaking habits.  I was never told or encouraged to remove foods (any) from my diet.  I was encouraged to meal prep, drink water, add vegetables-anything I liked, and fruit to my diet. 

Every two weeks there was a new habit, and though it wasn’t easy, and honestly, I didn’t always have the motivation to firmly abide by the new habit and new set of changes every 2 weeks would bring.  My body and mind picked up on several concepts: hydrating, the way I plan for my week, the way I grocery shop, and even using my down time (I’m also a tv binger) wisely. 

Priya has helped me establish sustainable changes that have become intrinsic to the way I eat.  I have a nice balance of carbohydrates, protein, fruit, and vegetables for most meals.  The biggest change I made is letting go of the all or nothing mentality.  I’m not so hard on myself on the days I can’t plan accordingly or end up at a drive-through.  She will always remind me of the 80/20 principle! I love it!

It isn’t a one and done concept- I continue to learn and expound upon the simple changes I have made to help me feel good.

If you need help with nutrition we have an in-house nutritionist (Priya, currently pursuing her dietetics degree!) who offers one time and ongoing nutrition services. Something to fit every budget and need! To schedule a Free Consult please click HERE.