Do I crave pizza when I get emails from the local place that has a-maz-ing pie?
Mmm hmmm. Do I go there every once in a while and dive into their awesome slices and 80s-style salads? Yup.
I don’t go completely off the rails either.
But because I don’t try to be “perfect” and I occasionally have foods that aren’t as healthy as say, a nutritionally jacked-up kale salad, there’s less of a chance that I’ll be triggered into a downward spiral and inhale massive amounts of my very special weakness, cannoli (extra crispy shell, please).
There’s even a way to tweak indulging so that it’s healthier than a full-on pizza-fest.
More on that later.
But speaking of downward food spirals, they can happen quite frequently. What’s that all about?
Well, do you think you’d inhale half a sleeve of Oreos every night if you had people in your life who you could laugh with until you cried?…or someone to have mind-blowing sex with?…how about a job that made you feel worthwhile and happy? I think not. This isn't about willpower and trying to be “good”.
This is where the certified health coach (me) comes in to assist in deconstructing what’s going on.
My role is to partner up with you to explore what’s keeping you from getting what you want. Because you should have it.
And before you think I’m gonna get all high and mighty and judge-y, know that I’ve been were you are (for different reasons of course, because none of us are the same) and I gave myself over to coaching mind, heart + soul, to get what I want. I’d never coach anyone until I’d been coached myself. Because I walk my talk. It could get a little messy, but that’s when things get interesting and real.
And part of me being real is telling you that I indulge.
I say it loud and proud. I’m not perfect and I don’t want to be, ever. That’s boring. I want to feel alive. How about you? Click here to set up a free session with me to explore.
Back to the healthy indulging—an easy way to do it is by having healthy versions of old school favorites.
Check out this Coconut Oil Popcorn recipe…and the sweet creation below, Chocolate Covered Strawberries. The chocolate is made with 4 ingredients, including blackstrap molasses, which is rich in calcium, magnesium and iron—and it adds a salty-richness to this delicious concoction. It's also made with raw cacao powder, which is high in antioxidants, including one that has a central role in boosting collagen production (which slows down skin aging). Strawberries contain silica, which also aids collagen formation.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
• 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
• 1/4 cup unsulphured organic blackstrap molasses
• 1/4 cup cold-pressed, unrefined coconut oil
• 1 tbsp cashew butter
• 1 lb organic strawberries
1. Wash strawberries and let dry.
2. Meanwhile, in a small pot add the cacao powder, blackstrap molasses, coconut oil and cashew butter and combine with a whisk over low heat until the coconut oil is melted.
3. Pour mixture into a bowl and dip strawberries in.
4. Place each dipped strawberry onto a plate lined with parchment paper.
5. Let the strawberries chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to set.
Adapted from ohsheglows.com
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