FOOD FUN FACT: The Attack of the Scary Fridge!
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WHAT KIND OF EATER ARE YOU?
I adapted this months' commentary from a summer chapter of my forthcoming book: "You Don't Have To Be Superwoman To Be Healthy: 50 Ways to Reclaim Your Health." I'm only 10 chapters away from finishing the rough - very rough - draft of the book, and I wanted to celebrate with you (because writing a book is no easy feat, as I'm learning!).
I'm going the self-publishing route, so if you know of any good book editors, self-publishing companies, or graphic designers who specialize in book covers... please let me know!
Also, if you have any suggestions for topics you'd like me to cover... or success stories you'd like me to share... please let me know. This is still a work-in-progress.
Now, on to my commentary...
You can learn a lot about someone's
health by watching her eat. The next time you dine in a restaurant
(or at your own dinner table) ask someone to watch you eat. Then ask
them to explain what they observed.
Have you ever driven to
work, and realized that you didn't pay attention to a single second
of your commute? That's what meals are like for Inhalers. They shove
food in their mouths so quickly that they hardly even notice the taste
or texture of the food.
- Most of your meals
are 'cold' - you don't have warm meals often.
I see myself in all three
of them. I was an Inhaler growing up as a girl. I turned into a Picker
when I worked in a corporate consulting job, and I morphed into a
Multi-Tasker when I started my own business.
- Usually leaves food on
How does that sound? Appealing? Totally unrealistic? Notice your reaction to the list above. Are you already practicing Conscious Eating... or is it a pie-in-the-sky kind of dream for you at this point? Wherever you're at, it's OK.
This month, I'd like to encourage you to redefine your relationship with eating by becoming more of a Conscious Eater.
Here are some experiments
that will help you do just that:
- Eat with chopsticks.
- Eat with your non-dominant
hand. If you're right-handed, try eating a meal with your left hand...
and you'll really have to concentrate on it!
Which of the experiments listed above sounds the most appealing to you? Pick just one experiment to try this month. Practice it, try it, adjust it... and see what a difference it makes for you.
I want to hear from you! Email me and let me know which kind of eater you are (Inhaler, Picker, Multi-tasker, or Conscious). Let me know which experiment you are going to try this month, why it appealed to you, and what you hope to get out of it.
** If more than 100 readers email me in response to these questions, I will send all of you a special thank-you gift. So pass the newsletter along and encourage your friends and colleagues to email me.
If becoming a Conscious Eater sounds really appealing, but you have a hard time figuring out where to start, please join me for my next teleclass. The topic is: "Stop Emotional Eating... Today!" Sign up today!
Last month's commentary was all about Mother's Day. Did you receive a great Mother's Day gift? Something my readers should know about? If so, I'd love to highlight the gift on my website, so please email me.
Corporate Wellness Education
If you're looking for a speaker for your next event, look no further. My seminars are extremely informative, entertaining, and interactive. After a company books me once, they ask me back again and again. That's because I personalize all of the events and fill them with takeaways. My seminars are motivational, but they're also practical and useful.
For more info: http://www.bostonhealthcoach.com/programs_corporate.html
To see where I'm speaking this month, visit my events page.
The last three teleclasses have been overbooked, so please sign up well in advance to reserve your spot. Teleclasses are scheduled from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EAST COAST TIME!
June 14 - "Stop Emotional Eating... Today!"
You have a very specific relationship with food. This relationship goes all the way back to childhood and is deeply ingrained in your psyche. It determines your eating habits, your cravings, and your patterns around weight loss. While most diet theories address calories, carbs, fats, and protein, they ignore the factor that has the most influence on your health: the reasons why you eat in the first place.
Online Nutrition Program for Marathon Runners
Are you a marathon runner who is confused about what to eat during your training season? The "Peak Performance Nutrition Program" (PPNP) is an online program that teaches you the dietary changes you need to make during your 18-week training season. Read a sample PPNP issue!
Maine PPNP started May 30 - sign up
NIKE 26.2 PPNP starts June 20 - sign up
Dublin PPNP starts June 27 - sign up
Cheryl says, when we're hungry, we turn to the fridge to find something to eat. If there's nothing in the fridge, we have no choice but to order takeout.
If the fridge is full, but the food isn't easily available or ready to cook, we'll probably head for the nearest restaurant.
Do any of these fridge challenges sound familiar to you?
1. "I don't even know what's beyond the first layer of my fridge."
2. "My fridge is a very expensive composting bin. Everything goes bad before I get around to eating it."
3. "My fridge is stacked with odds and ends, none of which looks like a meal."
4. "Sandwiches are a favorite meal of mine, but it takes forever to drag out all the stuff to make one. It's easier to go out and have someone else make it instead."
5. "The only things in my fridge are condiments, beer, and ice cream."
If any of these challenges sound familiar to you, that means that you have some serious barriers in the way of you and healthy eating.
Never fear! Cheryl has
agreed to help you overcome even the most insurmountable fridge disaster!
How does she do this?
I just gave you a sneak peek to 5 of the problems. How about checking out Cheryl's article to learn the solutions to Your Most Common Refrigerator Problems?
HAVE YOU SPRING CLEANSED YET?
In preparation for bathing suit season, I did a spring cleanse in April.
I then wrote an e-book that outlines the cleansing process so that you, my reader, could try a cleanse of your own.
Spring is the perfect time of year to cleanse. But there are only a few weeks of Spring left! So, don't hesitate! You'll want to take advantage of these last few weeks of spring to get your body in tip-top shape.
Here's an email I received this weekend from a reader who bought the Spring Cleanse e-book:
"I'm glad I found you and your site. I read your spring cleanse book. It is very simple and easy, which is wonderful as I have always been scared off by the "nothing but spring water" fasts and highly complicated prescriptions. The book is very motivating and inspiring." - M.B.
If you missed May's teleclass: "Everything You Wished Your Mom Had Told You About Your Period" we had a wonderful time. Thanks to everyone who shared so openly and honestly.
Those who missed the class can read the notes here.
WEBSITE OF THE MONTH:
Grocery "Store Wars"
It's called "Grocery Store Wars" and it's absolutely hilarious! Even if you're not a Star Wars fan, you've got to check this flash movie out.
The movie highlights the "ways of the farm" and discusses the "organic rebellion."
The movie - filmed in a grocery store - features characters like:
- Ham Solo
- Tofu D2
- Obi Wan Cannoli
- Cuke Skywalker
- Lord Tader
... and many others.
To view this movie from the comfort of your own office or home, click here.
ABOUT CHRISTI LEHNER
Christi Lehner, H.H.C., AADP, is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. A Holistic Health Counselor is a nutritionist and life coach all rolled up into one.
Christi studied Eastern/Western nutrition and modern health counseling at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and earned a B.A. in Honors in Communication Arts from Villanova Universty.
Christi's goal is to help people fall in love with healthy eating, juicy living, and guilt-free self-care. Christi is a three-time marathoner and triathlete, an avid pianist, and a newly converted Red Sox and Patriots fan.
She is the author of the forthcoming book You Don't Have to be Superwoman to be Healthy: 52 Ways to Reclaim Your Health.
To read more fun facts and stories about Christi, click here.
Christi can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617.492.6450.
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