In case you thought I’d gotten sick of this whole wellness business, I’m letting you know that my Google hangout series is officially back as of today at noon!
With all my summer travel and the world being away from their desks, I thought it was best to take a little break over the last couple months and recalibrate. Luckily though, this gave me plenty of time to plan out an amazing line-up of experts for the fall.
To jog your memory, in case your head got as fried as mine did at the beach this summer, I started this series in March to start talking about all sorts of balanced lifestyle choices beyond food. The kind of healthy comfort food I preach on this site is a great first step to start living better. But diet alone is only one piece of the puzzle. There are so many other things that contribute to not just to being healthy on paper, but to feeling well.
The purpose of these interviews is to hone in on easy tactics to do right by your body without giving up your life. I take a similar approach to my food—eating a lot of good with a little bad—that I do to these “life recipes.” But I couldn’t create them without the help of amazing experts in these other fields. So get ready for more great conversations and takeaways coming your way this fall!
As someone who has learned to turn a love/hate relationship with food into one of pure pleasure and respect, I want to talk about the emotional side of eating. If you’re someone who feels like dieting or weight management are a full time job and a constant form of stress, no amount of hemp seeds in your fried rice is going to be enough to make you feel “healthy.”
So for today’s hangout, I’ve got Isabel Foxen Duke, my friend and founder of Stop Fighting Food, joining me to talk about how to break out of this tiring cycle. She spent years studying women’s eating habits, and discovered that it’s our beliefs and thoughts about food and weight that keep us stuck in the diet-binge cycle — and it’s in changing our thinking that we can find a way out.
Her new program Stop Fighting Food teaches women how to stop feeling crazy around food. That means, get off the diet train, stop feeling out of control and finally have a life that doesn’t revolve around trying to lose those last 10 (or 50) lbs.
If you don’t have time to tune in today, I’ll be featuring the video of our hangout on the site Thursday. You can also check out Isabel’s free video training series here for some great tips on tackling the emotional hurdles that prevent you from loving your body and the food you put in it. I’m so proud to be an affiliate of the program and help start a larger conversation about some of these issues.
I hope to see you today at noon—click here to RSVP! You can submit any questions you like to Isabel during the live Q&A. Otherwise, they’ll be plenty more takeaways from our chat to come on the site, as well as many more great Wellness Wednesday guests in the next few months!