I survived! Yes, I did!  To be honest, I didn't think Whole30 would be too hard since I eat whole foods 90% of the time. The only foods I was dreading giving up over the 30 days were Greek yogurt, cheese, and peanut butter. Oh, and all of my steam fresh legumes! As you know, I am not one to advocate for 'diets' given my past. However, I have had pain and inflammation going on in my body since February (a story for another day). I removed all grains back in May and felt better within 24 hours. The only inflammatory foods left for me to try and remove were dairy, legumes, and sugar. So, I figured if I am going to remove those and I am...

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I know, I know. You are thinking, “Sarah, you are an Eating Psychology & Intuitive Eating Counselor. Why in the world are you talking about food journals? Don’t you tell us not to track our food?” You would correct. But this message today isn’t about tracking calories or fat grams. Today we are talking about tracking food through Emotional Eating Journals. Why? because food can affect your mood and mood can affect your food! Once you understand How To Keep An Emotional Eating Journal you will be on your way to understanding cravings. Keeping an emotional eating journal will allow you to identify patterns:   Are there certain times of day that cravings strike? What types of foods are you craving? Do certain situations (work, home, etc.)...

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