End Food Confusion #ieatwhatiwant

Does the grocery store and trying to figure out what you "should" or "shouldn't" be eating making you crazy?

The media and the health and weight loss world have turned trying to make sense of what's healthy and what's not into a gong show of mixed messages and confusion.

So, if you're confused and often struggling with what "food rules" to follow or with knowing what's "good" or "bad", you are most definitely not alone!

According to science and the experts...

> They told us to stop eating fat to lose fat. Fat was the enemy. It was killing us, they said.

> And then they told us to eat mostly fat to lose fat. Not only that, now some of them claim it's actually the miracle pill to cure all that ails us.

> Some of them tell us to stop eating meat. Meat is the enemy and removing all animal products is the miracle pill to cure all that ails us.

> But now some of them are telling us to only eat meat--that's the miracle cure to all that ails us.

> They told us to increase protein. Protein was the magic ticket, high protein diets are the miracle cure to all that ails us.

> But then some of them told us too much protein was bad.

> They told us carbs were the enemy. Low carb was the magic ticket to better health. Cutting back or eliminating carbs is the miracle to cure all that ails us.

> But they also tell us higher carb is healthier and low carb causes premature death.

> They tell us to eating 5-6 times a day is best.

> They tell us to fast and only eat once, that's actually best.

One minute they praise a certain food and the next they demonize the exact same food.

Seriously. And there's supposedly science to support every one of those completely contradictory claims.

We're being given literally the EXACT opposite information everywhere we look AND they ALL say that THEIR information is right and they have the science to prove it.

If you ever spend any time in nutrition circles online, there are literally scientists and doctors and experts with decades worth of degrees and research and experience on ALL sides all spending their days arguing with each other over who's right.

Personally, I'm sick to death of it all.

Do you think a single one of them has ever stopped long enough to ask people who have been trying to follow food rules their whole lives what it's doing to them and their lives? Nope.

For many people, it's making food consume their lives. It's creating disordered eating patterns, and it's destroying self-worth.

At best, it's creating a ton of confusion.

How are you supposed to know, when the experts can't even agree? You stop listening to them. Well, at least you tune them out a little and start tuning IN to your own body.

A good place to start is the one thing everyone does seem to be able to agree on -- if it ever used to be alive, it's better for you than something that was produced by a company in a factory. (Well, everyone agrees except the multilevel marketers trying to sell you their "healthiest meal ever" powdered frankenshake, but I digress.)

And most agree that a balanced meal includes an appropriate serving of protein, carb, a healthy fat and plenty of veggies.

So those are the basics.

Beyond that, pay attention to YOUR body.

I eat what I want now because I've learned to trust my body more than any stupid headlines or studies (that, as we can see, always just contradict each other).

Ignore the headlines.

Prioritize foods that make you feel good, limit ones that don't.

Slow down and get mindful so you can learn to start connecting with, listening to, and trusting your own body.

It's way smarter than you think.

If you can't even wrap your brain around the concept of being able to eat what you want or if it scares you to death, read this piece.

If you need help, message me.

#ieatwhatiwant #effyourfoodrules

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Roni Davis
Cognitive Eating Founder

Writer, Producer, Host - It's All In Your Head Podcast

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Roni Davis spent over two decades struggling with weight, food (mindless, emotional and binge eating), an eating disorder, depression, panic attacks, and an anxiety disorder. She's also been a nationally qualified champion figure athlete, written for bodybuilding websites, was featured in a national fitness magazine, by Bodybuilding.com and spent almost a decade helping people transform their bodies as an award-winning personal trainer and nutrition and wellness coach.


After over two decades of her own personal weight & food struggles and almost a decade in the weight loss/fitness industry, Roni left the fitness industry and bundled everything she learned from her own recovery, from her time as a trainer & nutrition & wellness coach with everything she learned in her mindfulness-based cognitive behavior coach training, to create Cognitive Eating.  This allows her to guide and support people to live healthier lives through behavior and habit modification at the brain level, where it counts and will actually stick.

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