I’m working on a post-Inauguration piece but it’s not ready.
It felt weird to email you without acknowledging to so many of you, and certainly me, that last week was rough with the inauguration.
So stay tuned for where do we go from here if maintaining or improving your health (emotional too) are a priority.
In the meantime…
Details are set and registration is open for my in-person A Path Forward workshop in San Francisco and LA. You can save $50 on early bird registration. Get all the details here.
In a Path Forward, you’ll discover your True Goal to lasting success.
80% of Truce with Food clients no longer believe willpower or discipline is their issue after going through the foundational Truce with Food step attendees in A Path Forward will go through.
There’s so much relief, ease and relaxation once you realize why nothing else has lasted long-term.
I’ve booked cool venues, delicious healthy food, and am keeping the number of attendees small to ensure personal attention and connection with like-minded people.
Clients are always pleasantly surprised at the soul and humor our community here contains. We tend to hate surface talk and love getting into enlivening conversations. This experience will facilitate that, even for you Introverts.
In staying sugar free last week, which was more challenging as I felt so much sadness at the change of power in this country, I realized I wasn’t getting enough fat at lunch. Part of my cravings were physical.
Which is true of most of my clients and why they often crave carbs after lunch.
I created this magical drink to enable me to up the fat at lunchtime without a lot of fuss to keep my cravings away.
You can get the recipe below.
Sugar-free tip #8 & #9. Water! Many people crave sugar when they’re tired, as a pick me up. And we’re often tired because we’re dehydrated. Aim for half your body weight in ounces of filtered water each day. More if you drink caffeine or sweat from the weather or working out. Tip #9 is my favorite so far! It’s a rift on traditional Tibetan butter tea. You can use tea. Instead of tea, I use swiss press decaf coffee. I love the taste of creamy coffee. Except I don’t do well with dairy. And I’m a lazy cook so don’t always know how to get all the fat in I need at lunch. Without enough fat at lunch, you’ll crave sugar in the afternoon. So many of my clients can’t believe how much they underestimate how much fat they need and are eating (you probably are too). Here’s the recipe: decaf coffee with 1 T of coconut oil, ghee (clarified butter) or grass fed butter. Blend! Days my lunch is really lacking fat, I do about 2 T. Tastes delicious. And the bitter flavor of coffee (which you can actually taste when you don’t use sugar), like the sour flavor, also helps decrease sugar cravings. Have you ever tried using healthy fats in your coffee? Did you like it?
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It’s delicious and so comforting, in a healthy way, if you need to add more fat at lunch. Give it a try and see if you reduce afternoon cravings.
I’ll be back soon with post-Inauguration thoughts.
P.S. Remember to save your spot at a Path Forward workshop if you’re in San Francisco or LA. Space is limited and there’s early bird pricing now.