How we eat matters

Hello Holiday Season 2019- Are you Destined to repeat an unwanted scenario?

News Flash- Just because you always did it that way doesn’t mean you always have to.

Holiday eating Madness and Diet Emergency plans are too familiar.

Have you set up your Healthy eating habits and tools to help you avoid feeling bullied, bad and bloated by your food during this season?

Every time we are faced with  the easy to eat, tasty fun foods, we eat way too much, Why? Because it tastes so good and It is usually not because we are hungry. The food has the ability to make us want more even when we really don’t, that is where our self-control need to ramp it up, and we need to “play the tape through” meaning, Think first how you will feel later before taking the first bite.

Let’s all work together and NOT overeat at our meals for holiday or any meal!

Here is a simple Biology lesson, if we put too much food and too many combinations in our bellies, our body cannot possibly digest properly, leading to slowed digestion, food sitting stagnant in the gut unable to be utilized for nutrition and energy thus being stored as FAT. Ahhh, contributing to the excess weight we cover up with our comfy winter wear.

How Not To overeat and actually lose pounds and feel good after a meal:

1.     When you eat, think about your body and what it is feeling. Are you hungry? Are you Stress eating?
2.      Don’t wait until you are starving, that is when we grab easy to chew, higher sugar, less nutritious foods to hurry and fill us up.

3.   Stress eating can be mindless eating, eating under pressure or stress will also decrease digestion, causing bloating and stored fat.

4.     When your food is in front of you, Pause, look at it, smell it, this will prepare your body to digest that food you are about to eat. Giving thanks for it will offer enough time for this step.


6.     Put down your fork or spoon down between bites.

7.    Breathe between bites (not big breaths with food in mouth, avoid aspiration) Just breath- this helps blood flow and digestion.

8.     Only eat until you are 75% full, HOW?

9.     Aim for 20 minutes for each meal or at least for your biggest meal.

10.  When you are done with your plate, BE DONE, push it away, cover with napkin, announce you are done.

This is your time, your year to not fall back to the habits that make you uncomfortable, harbor regret and self-sabotage.

For more information on Good habits and how to get them Email me or call me. We will uncover your hang-ups and pitfalls stopping you from your goals.

Life is Good and meant to be enjoyed. Give thanks for every meal and CHEW your food!

I work with people from all over the globe, different lifestyles with variety of wants and needs in life. The one thing we all have in common is the desire to continually improve our life, health and relationships with food, family, workplace whatever it is, we want more and we want better.

Reach out to me for a relaxed, helpful FREE coach session that will leave you feeling better and help you see your goals in a differently and more achievable.

Enter your daily routine with courage to take charge of your Health and Wellness. Text, call or email for your free easy, fun discussion session about your health goals and see if working with me as your coach is your next best step.  Visit my website Ask questions about this or any of the comments I have posted. Feedback is welcome.

Find Inspiration to make heathy habits now that last through the year and your lifetime, turn those “Maybe I will do it someday” goals into “Done Today”.

I have one on one, group sessions, as well as educational wellness talks for any size groups and company Lunch N Learns. What’s stopping you? Let’s Move That Mountain! One push is all it takes. Natalie-Jo Flynn, MSN, CHC, Personal lifestyle Coach 216-406-0154

Natalie-Jo Flynn

I am Natalie-Jo, a Personal Health  and wellness Coach.
A Health Coach is a master of habit change, an advocate for living a healthy, happy lifestyle, a teacher of transformation, and an accountability partner to keep clients striving to reach their ultimate goal.

A Health Coach does not prescribe medicine or take the place of a medical professional, they are the motivators to push the client toward lasting results and lifestyle change using holistic and natural methods.

A Health Coach sets attainable goals for their clients, suggests alternative ways to cope with setbacks, and supports their clients in the unmasking of the true meaning behind behaviors - unconsciously or in reaction to external demands. A Health Coach firmly believes that change cannot occur without accountability and sustained motivation, thus the important role of a Health Coach.

 I've had 23 years in medicine and have taken a new path thats best for the those I serve. My mission is to Share my Passion and knowledge, strengths and experiences to connect people with their will to be well. Its easier to stay well that to get well, I guide, advocate, teach and support our community the best way I know how and I keep learning an improving myself in order to be my best for others.

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