Why healthy eating is not a mental illness

Imagine you are out to dinner with a friend and you are really craving a nice, big salad–Greek salad to be exact (my favorite).  You can’t wait to dive in because  you are starving but before you take your first bite, your friend looks right at you in dismay and says, “Oh my gosh!  you chose a salad?! I can’t believe it.  You are always eating healthy.  Are you sure you aren’t mentally ill?”

Okay, so odds are about 99.999% that a friend will NOT say this (at least not to your face).  But according to  this article, some doctors say eating healthy IS a mental illness.   The title alone really bugged me- “Officials Declare ‘Eating Healthy A Mental Disorder'”, and it’s what triggered this post. (keep in mind that what follows is purely my opinion on the topic of this article).

To clarify, there IS a condition called Orthoexia, which is not officially in the DSM, but here is the definition:

  • an obsession with eating foods that one considers healthy.
  • a medical condition in which the sufferer systematically avoids specific foods in the belief that they are harmful.
    *Please note that orthoexia is an OBSESSION.  Not everyone who eats healthy is obsessed with it. For a good article on Orthoexia, please check out THIS ONE on the National Eating Disorders Awareness website.

I don’t dispute the (original) article on the fact that some people CAN take healthy eating to the extreme.  Now, whether or not Orthoexia should even be considered a mental illness is debatable (if it is due to OCD, I can totally understand).  As the article suggests, doctors could take this term and run with it.  Think Big Pharma.  They will prescribe drugs to anyone, just to make a buck.  What these people need is NOT more drugs, but counseling.

There was a time, that someone could have pegged me in this category.  As an overzealous health coach in training, I was learning about the 100 different dietary theories.  Interspersed with some great inspirational speakers, such as Deepak Chopra, and Geneen Roth, we also heard from some doctors and health experts who promoted all kinds of diets from the Raw Food diet, to the South Beach Diet.  Now, keep in mind, I was already super health conscious to begin with.  And in the past, I did struggle with disordered eating, which had eventually paved the way to a full blown eating disorder.  So I was vulnerable to an obsession with food and eating healthy.   I must have researched almost every healthy food out there.   I was judgmental of those who didn’t eat to my standards.  And I thought certain foods would solve all my problems and make me happy.

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my daughter, the spinach loving girl 🙂

Newsflash:   the obsession with healthy eating was not making me a better person or a better health coach.  It was making me paranoid.

Would I say I was “mentally ill”?  I wouldn’t go that far.  But, if I wasn’t strong enough in my recovery, I could have definitely teetered off into relapse of my eating disorder.

Now, I DO STILL eat healthy…. but not to the extreme as I mentioned.  I have never been happier. I feel so much better, but also allow myself a dessert on occasion (which is also healthy).

The article I shared seems to be based on opinion.  However, it does make me realize just how stigmatized healthy eating can be. Frankly, many doctors are not trained in nutrition so how would they even recognize if we have crossed the line? I also don’t want people to worry that just because they are eating healthy, that they are going crazy. So reading this article makes me wonder:  will there really come a time when doctors do think that ALL  healthy eating is a mental illness?  If so, it would be a convenient way to push drugs. I sometimes feel like they are intimidated by this new wave of people who are becoming enlightened about how to better take care of their body.  Healthy eating = decreased sickness and disease which equals LESS MONEY FOR THE DOCTORS!!

I think what we really need to do here is to define WHAT HEALTHY EATING IS and WHAT HEALTHY EATING IS NOT. Now, I could ask ten different people and get ten different answers, but here is my opinion:

HEALTHY EATING IS…

1.  choosing fresh whole foods, as much as possible… but not feeling guilty if we don’t.

2.  listening to our body and giving into our cravings. If we are craving chocolate, we eat it. But we also know when to stop.

3.  knowing which foods make us feel bad.  I cannot eat gluten or most dairy.  This is NOT a fad for me. It’s a way to actually function in life.  If I didn’t know that gluten was causing me issues, I would still be suffering from chronic pain.

4.  eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, but not forcing ourselves to eat salad if we absolutely hate it.

5.  coming to our meal with pleasure and gratitude.

6.  putting love into every meal that we make and every bite that we take.

7.  eating to fuel our body, not to fill an emotional void. along this line, knowing when we are hungry and in need of food. Not pushing food away because we are “too busy.”

8.  knowing that there is no one way of eating that works for everyone.  We are all “bioindividual” and require different dietary needs.  Some people thrive as vegans and some thrive as meat eaters. (note: this does NOT mean to go on a diet)

9.   choosing organic foods when we can but we do not feel like it’s the end of the world if we just can’t.

10.  showing ourselves COMPASSION with our eating.  If we eat too much, it’s okay.

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my daughter after her “Vitameatavegimin Skit” (it’s so tasty too!) 🙂

Why do I CHOOSE to eat healthy?  Because my body thanks me for it and I feel so much better than I have in the past.  Plain and simple.  I also eat healthy because heart disease runs in my family and I want to avoid it as much as possible.  I DON’T eat healthy out of an obsession to be “clean” or a better person.

Now, someone may “think” they are eating healthy, but they really aren’t.  Ironically, they may start to purge foods from their diet in order to maintain a sense of control, but in reality, they are feeling very much out of control.  So here is what healthy eating is NOT:

HEALTHY EATING IS NOT:

1. Meticulously counting calories at every single meal and if we eat too much, we beat ourselves up.

2. Starving ourselves just because a diet expert says it is “healthy” to consume 1,000 calories or less.

3. Eliminating whole food groups just because we are afraid to eat them.

4.  Avoiding our fears by overeating or binging.

5. Being paranoid about fat grams, carbohydrates and sugar.

6. Avoiding parties because we are afraid we might eat something we deem to be on our “bad” list. (along those lines, having a “bad and good” list of foods).

7. Being so obsessed with nutrition that find we find ourselves spending hours on the computer doing research.

8. Feeling better than  those people who do not eat according to our high standards.

9.  Avoiding restaurants because they might not have all Non-GMO, 100% organic, sustainable food. We panic just thinking about it.

10. Feeling guilty and beating ourselves up after eating instead of feeling pleasure and enjoying the taste of our food. We may go on constant diets just because we don’t know how to eat mindfully.

By the way, these are not comprehensive lists, by any means.  WHAT WOULD YOU ADD TO THIS LIST? COMMENT BELOW.

In a nutshell, what I am describing when I talk about what Healthy Eating Is…. is Mindful Eating! This is one area that I help my clients with.  Many of them have reported feeling much better about themselves when they learn to take themselves off of the eat-starve-binge diet mentality. Thus, when we are not eating healthfully, we are not being mindful and showing ourselves compassion.

Can you see  why HEALTHY EATING is NOT A MENTAL ILLNESS?

However, if you do find yourself resonating with my list of what Healthy Eating IS NOT… don’t fear.  Chances are,  you don’t have a mental illness either.  Do you have Orthoexia?  Maybe… maybe not.  But don’t run to your doctor thinking you are crazy because chances are, you will be taking home a prescription for something  that will make you feel worse than you already are.   If you DO feel like you have an obsession with healthy eating, know that you are not alone, but please talk to someone, because life is not meant for us to feel fear or guilt every time we eat!   Please, show yourself some compassion.  And the next time you see a B.S. article like this one… in your mind, tell yourself the doctors mentioned here are the ones who are “mentally ill”.

Kellie McGarry

Body Image Coach

www.mcgarrywellness.org

 

 

 

Disclaimer: What I write is purely my opinion and not to be taken as medical advice, as I am a Health Coach, not a Doctor or Therapist. If you feel you have an eating disorder or any health condition, please contact your provider. 

6 views that will change your life. My philosophy …..and *New* Website.

It dawned on me that I didn’t announce here on my Blog, that I have a NEW Website!  The other website was provided by my school, and truthfully, it was time for me to have something to call my own. 

I am also excited to announce that the site is a partnership with my husband, Charles McGarry, who is a Reiki Practitioner and Certified Holistic Life Coach who supports those who are going through transitions in their life.  Check out his Facebook page.

We both still have our OWN business, yet together we call ourselves McGarry Wellness.  You can choose to see either one of us, according to your needs, and I even offer a combined package of Body Image Coaching and Three Reiki Sessions for a great deal!

So check out our website at  http://www.mcgarrywellness.org and be sure to sign up for our newsletter as well as contact us if you are interested in learning more!

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Some of you may be wondering just what exactly is a Body Image Coach and how I stand out as a Coach.  I wanted to share a page from my website. 

Here is my Philosophy:

 

 

1. I believe in body acceptance.  Every body is beautiful and we need to actively work to eliminate fat shaming (or even skinny shaming!)

2. I believe that just because someone is labeled as “overweight” does not mean that they are unhealthy and likewise, just because someone is skinny does not mean we can assume they are healthy.  Size is not necessarily a factor in health.

3. Dieting does not work. Studies say that around 90% of those who go on diets gain their weight back within 3-5 years.

4. Calories in/calories out is outdated.  Calories are not created equal. I practice a mindful eating approach to food.  Mindful eating is a lifestyle, not a diet.  It’s a way of eating that honors our body’s inner messages and enables us to enjoy our food without guilt.

5.  I believe that learning to love our body is a lifetime journey.  However, there are tools we can learn to get us into the habit of thinking more positively about ourselves.

6.  We are our own best expert.  I am a body image coach, but that means that I guide you toward your own inner wisdom.  I do not give advice or tell you what to do, other than letting  you know what has worked for me in my own journey.  Change takes time and it does take trusting in ourselves and being willing to get out of our comfort zone.  If you are ready and willing to make that step, I am totally committed to helping you make this life-changing transformation!

Much of what I believe stems from a philosophy called Health At Every Size®. I am also a member of ASDAH (Association for Size Diversity and Health)

 

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The Health At Every Size® Principles are:

 

  1. Weight Inclusivity: Accept and respect the inherent diversity of body shapes and sizes and reject the idealizing or pathologizing of specific weights.
  2. Health Enhancement: Support health policies that improve and equalize access to information and services, and personal practices that improve human well-being, including attention to individual physical, economic, social, spiritual, emotional, and other needs.
  3. Respectful Care: Acknowledge our biases, and work to end weight discrimination, weight stigma, and weight bias. Provide information and services from an understanding that socio-economic status, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, and other identities impact weight stigma, and support environments that address these inequities.
  4. Eating for Well-being: Promote flexible, individualized eating based on hunger, satiety, nutritional needs, and pleasure, rather than any externally regulated eating plan focused on weight control.
  5. Life-Enhancing Movement: Support physical activities that allow people of all sizes, abilities, and interests to engage in enjoyable movement, to the degree that they choose.

(copied with permission)

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P.S.– if you struggle with accepting your body, please consider joining Beautiful Freedom: The Body Love Group!  It is a 4 week, online group for only $60!  Register and learn more here: http://www.mcgarrywellness.org/events

Deadline to register for this price is October 6th!

 

What Is Mindful Eating? Part 2 (Video)

Back in May (sorry for the delay!) I posted Part 1 of my “What Is Mindful Eating Series”.  In that video, I briefly talked about what Mindful Eating is, and how it’s based on the concept of Mindfulness.  Here is that video.

Do you have a hard time focusing on your food and enjoying it?  Do you usually feel guilty after you eat?  Mindful Eating is a lifestyle.  It’s an approach to food that allows us to be fully in the present while we eat, to listen to our body, and to know when to stop when we are full.   Mindful Eating helps us to enjoy our food and to see it as a source of nourishment.  I believe it’s an act of self-love!

 

In Part 2, I talked about the “Who, What, How and When” of Mindful Eating.   In Part 3 (coming up) I will talk about the “Why”.

 

Take a look and learn how Mindful Eating can help you!

 

 

 

 

 

To Peace With Our Food,

 

Kellie McGarry

Certified Holistic Health Coach/Body Image Coach

www.nourishedandnew.com

 

What Is Mindful Eating? Part One (VIDEO)

Hi everyone!

Recently, I am getting more into doing videos! Disclaimer:  they are not professional videos by any means, but I have to admit, I am having a hard time figuring out some of the technological stuff.  I kept putting videos off until I realized, I should just do the video and not worry about it!

As a Health Coach, I support women to love and respect their body.  From that, many of them want to know how to eat without having to go on a restrictive fad diet.  I love to talk about Mindful Eating because to me, it is one of the most compassionate forms of self-care we can do.  It’s not a diet- it’s a lifestyle.  Some people tout it as a natural way to lose weight, but I wouldn’t go so far as to say that it’s a weight loss plan, because it’s simply the way that we approach food.  Some people may lose weight practicing this and some may not.  However, it can greatly improve your relationship to food so you can eat the foods that nourish you and not feel guilty!

 

Here is Part One:

 

P.S.- Check out my new work book! It’s for women who are tired of trying to meet society’s unreal expectation and who desire to have the tools to learn to love and accept their body, at any size.  see a sample and learn more about it on Amazon HERE!

My Guest Post: 4 tips on encouraging your child to have a positive attitude toward food and their body

Recently I was given the opportunity to share a Guest Blog Post at Head Over Heels In Health!  Laura Prevost is the founder and is a fellow Health Coach!

I wrote about ways we can encourage our child with the way they approach food.  I believe all children are naturally intuitive eaters but that somewhere down the road, certain patterns at home may have triggered their relationship with food or with how they see themselves.

I shared 5 tips on what we can do as parents now to encourage our children in this area!

If you have not yet read my post and want to read it, as well as check our her website, please click on THIS LINK.

Happy Reading! 🙂

3 Tips on teaching your CHILDREN to eat mindfully

Kellie

www.nourishedandnew.com

5 Tips for Busy Moms on Slowing Down and Savoring Your Food

Take a moment to think about your absolute favorite food.  Close your eyes and imagine you are eating it. Okay, open your eyes now so you can read this blog, lol.

I bet you can taste it in your mind, right?  Now think about the texture of the food.  Is it creamy? Crunchy? Now imagine feeling peaceful after eating it.  You are totally satisfied because you ate exactly what your body needed.

Was that difficult to do?  Imagine if we actually did that while eating our food.  If we slowed down and really savored the taste of our food.  If we paid attention to what our body is telling us and stopped when we feel satisfied.  If after we eat, we  felt grateful for the food instead of guilty for eating it.

What I just described is what experts call, Mindful Eating.

Mindful Eating is certainly not a new trend.  Before Fast Food restaurants and TV dinners, I’m sure it was much easier to sit down, slow down, and savor our food (hey, the “3 S’s!).

Now is the time where I may start to lose some people.  You may be thinking, “yeah right…this is the real world. I can’t always slow down with my food.”  Or, “I am not sure that I would even know when I am ready to stop eating.”

Those are both valid points.  To which I would say, it just takes PRACTICE.  Like with anything, if we condition our body and mind to think/behave a certain way, it’s not going to change over night.  Just like with exercising to increase strength, we need to “exercise” our mind by forming a new ritual, so to speak.

Before I go on, let me clarify what Mindful Eating Is and what it is NOT.

Mindful Eating Is:

1. A way of life

2. For every one- even kids!

3. Dependent on your own body wisdom (not the latest diet guru)

4. About providing a PLEASURABLE experience with food

Mindful Eating is NOT:

1. A typical “diet”

2. only for Buddhists

3. an excuse to eat whatever the heck you want all the time

4. a weight loss plan (though some have used it to aid in weight loss)

Mindful Eating is..

So what are some quick tips for busy moms (and anyone really!) to incorporate Mindful Eating into their lives?

1. Sit down and eat with your family as often as possible (I know, sports events make it hard.  Start off with even just 2 or 3 times during the week)

2. Take 3 deep breaths before eating.

3. Even if you are not the praying type, it helps to say a word of gratitude toward the food you will be eating.

4. Pause to take deep breaths BETWEEN bites.

5.  Half way through your meal, pause and ask yourself how full you are from a scale of 0 to 5, with 0 being stuffed and 5 being ravenous.  The aim is to stop at a 1, 2, or 3, depending on what our body needs.  Will you always be using a rating system the rest of your life?  No, of course not, but this is a good tool to get you into the habit of paying attention to your body.

The bonus? This is a good example for your KIDS to follow as well!  In fact, I wrote an article about teaching mindful eating to kids (last year) click HERE to read that one.

Still feeling overwhelmed?  As a Holistic Health Coach,  I can personally guide you and give you the tools to be able to start paying better attention to your body, so you can find a peaceful relationship with food.  Click here to learn more and to sign up for a Breakthrough Session! ($37).

In Peace,

Kellie McGarry

www.nourishedandnew.com

Releasing Our Balloon- 5 Ways to Let Go

I have a vivid memory of when I was a child and my brother and I were holding balloons outside.  Suddenly, I accidentally let go of my balloon and it floated up into the sky.  I cried and cried as my mom reassured me that it was just a balloon- it would be okay.  Of course, as a kid, it takes awhile to get over something that we lost, especially if we felt attached to it.

Fast forward to  a time when my own child had a Birthday Party and we had a ton of balloons left over.  I encouraged some of the kids to let their balloon fly into the sky. Surprisingly, they were super excited to do this as they did not feel attached to the balloons at all.  We joyfully released the rainbow of colored balloons and waved good-bye as they got smaller and smaller into the clouds (side note: I don’t think I would do that now, as I realize the environmental ramifications).

What were the differences between these two scenarios?  I was attached to my balloon; my child’s friends were not.

There are many times in life where we realize that it’s time to let go of our balloon.  We are holding onto deep anger and bitterness, or fear or jealousy.   We may hold onto a negative memory, afraid that if we release the memory that it never happened.  What we hold onto becomes our identity so we keep that string tied tightly around out wrist, for fear that letting go will bring us into a whole,  new, scary world. A world of greater transparency; of freedom that we are not prepared for.

Over time, we may notice that our balloon is getting heavier and heavier.  It weighs us down so much that our thinking gets cloudy, we lose sleep, we do not put ourselves first.  We trudge through life saying “if only I had enough will power”.   “If only I could lose weight”.  “If only I could find greater peace and happiness.”  All the while not realizing that we are unwillingly holding ourselves back.

Today, I looked out my window and to my pleasant surprise, noticed a hot air balloon.  I quickly called my kids to the patio door to watch it.  Then, I noticed a few more, and took a picture of one of the balloons.   As I enjoyed the sight, I recalled the sense of freedom that “letting go of our balloon” brings.

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I know this is the time of year where we get ready to make our “New Year’s Resolutions”.   For some of us, the word resolution is like a curse word.  We have tried many years in the past to meet our goals and we miss the mark.   I personally think that resolutions are fine– at the very least, it helps to realize what we would like to see change in the coming year.  However, for most of us, before any transformation can take place, we need to learn to release what is holding us down.  Maybe something happened in our past and it’s keeping us from accepting our body or finding enjoyment in food.  Perhaps deep anger is causing you to use food for comfort (it’s okay to eat for comfort, however many of us struggle with feeling out of control with food).

What can we do as we prepare for the New Year?

Here are a few things to try:

1. Meditate:  There are different kinds of meditation– some where we quiet our mind and focus on our breath or a specific mantra, and others where we are guided into our thoughts and certain imagery.      You can find guided meditations online.  As you meditate, think about what no longer serves you, then imagine you are holding a balloon and  letting it go.  As you do that, imagine yourself feeling much lighter and free.

2.  Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or “Tapping”):  I just barely started getting into this and I love it.  It’s very powerful.  You Tap on certain points of your body making statements about how you feel and how you accept yourself.  It’s a great way to unblock pent up emotions. To learn more about it,  I recommend this website.

3. Journal:  If you enjoy writing, take a few minutes in the morning to jot down all of your emotions– good and bad.  Don’t be afraid to write down anything that comes to mind and do not feel guilty about your emotions.   On one piece of paper, list those negative emotions that pop up ( For example: “I hate how my family member treated me. ” ” I feel guilty about how I treated someone.”  ” I feel sad that this person is no longer here with me.”)  Think about what you can change and what you cannot.  Then, rip up the piece of paper (or burn it in a camp fire).

4.  Affirmations–  We can release our past and replace our burdens with an affirmation such as “I am completely loved just the way I am.”  or ” I find peace in the here and now.  My past does not define me.”  (this is also done as part of EFT)

5.  Prayer— all of these areas listed above can be done in the spirit of prayer, if you are connected to God/Spirit (whoever you call your Higher Power).

I hope you all have very HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! 

Do you have anything to add to this list?  If so, please share in the comments!

p.s.– I am hosting a Vision Board Workshop, for those who live in the Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ area!!  During this time, we we will talk about our goals, and releasing what no longer serves us.  And of course, we will make our own Vision Board together!  Sunday, January 12, 2014 from 4-6 p.m.  at Scottsdale Skin Rejuvenation.  Cost is $10 per person.  Email me at healthcoachkellie@gmail.com  to RSVP!

To your peace and joy,

Health Coach Kellie

www.nourishedandnew.com

Don’t miss out! Radio interview on 11/18

 

 

 

Please join me on Monday, November 18th at 9:30 am PST for my online radio interview with Kim Fuller of Fuller Life Concepts! The 30 minute interview features me sharing my story of recovering from an eating disorder, and my tips on mindful eating and on loving our body!

Visit www.changeispersonal.com for more information!

There will be a recording that you can sign up for and listen within 24 hours.  Sign up here!

https://fm142.infusionsoft.com/app/form/kellie-mcgarry

 

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Dissecting the words “Nourished and New”

Did you know that I am a “warrior woman”?  Well, at least according to the meaning behind my name.  Not “Kelly” mind you… this meaning only applies to those who are lucky to have my unique spelling of “Kellie”.   Aside from the occasional miss-spelling, I kinda like my name actually!

What does your name mean?  Is the meaning behind a name important to you?  When you chose your child’s name, did you base it on the meaning or did you only choose it because you like the sound of it?  Or perhaps, you chose a family name.  My son John is named after my husband’s father John, who had passed away when my husband was a teenager.

I am actually not writing this post to talk about our names, but to share with you the meaning behind the name of my health coach business-  “Nourished and New”.   First off, I actually can’t take credit for choosing this name.  One of my class-mates suggested it and right away, I intuitively knew it would be a good fit.

What does the word “Nourished” mean to you?   I love comparing the synonyms and antonyms listed on this site.

Synonyms:

cherish

sustain

comfort

nurture

On the flip side, here are some antonyms:

abandon

ignore

neglect

deprive

***Do you feel like you are ignoring your body’s messages to slow down and take a breath? Are you neglecting your body when it comes to self-care and reducing stress? Have you abandoned the notion of just eating healthy without going on a diet?  Do you deprive yourself of pleasurable foods for the sake of weight loss?  Do you deprive your mind of positive thoughts?

***Would you  rather cultivate a state of awareness regarding what your body needs?  Do you want to cherish your body and love the skin you are in?  Do you want to nurture your mind set, allowing yourself to think positive thoughts?  Do you want to sustain your emotional health instead of find a temporary fix?

I know that being nourished has a lot to do with feeding ourselves healthy, nutritious foods, such as fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds and whole grains, and even meat from animals that were raised sustainably.

However, I don’t think that is the only example of being nourished.  I think we also nourish our soul, or you can even call it our human spirit.  By using relaxation techniques such as meditation and yoga, we are nourishing our mind, which nourishes our soul– that which is our whole being.   This also happens when we nourish our soul with thoughts of gratitude versus fear or guilt.  So just as we nourish and cultivate a growing flower, we also feed our own minds with words that help us to grow in a positive way, and we feed our body with food that brings us both nutrition and pleasure.

Notice I am NOT saying that nutritious foods are the ONLY nourishing foods. When nourishment is also pleasure, we can enjoy the occasional treat without guilt. In fact, some of us who used to have eating disorders (such as myself) NEED to learn to eat dessert in a way that doesn’t make us to feel guilty.  I do not feel that I was truly nourishing myself when I had the restriction mind set, or even when I was all gung-ho about eating “clean” and was too extreme about it.

In a way, we can be eating all healthy foods (or “real food” as some people call it) and still not be fully nourished-mind, body and soul.  When I meet with someone, it doesn’t matter to me that they  are not eating a perfect diet.  Yes, when we desire nourishment, we start to gravitate towards whole foods, BUT I am more interested to find out how you are NOURISHING yourself, no matter what looks like for you.

What we eat does affect our thoughts in the long run.  But even more so, HOW we eat.  Even if we eat a veggie burger, if we are under stress, our digestion system won’t work properly because it thinks it’s in fight or flight mode and may even release toxins.

I would say this:

Nourishment = whole foods + pleasure foods+ self-care+ mindfulness

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As for the “New” part of the title? 

I don’t think we become a new person.  We were always the same, whole, complete person.  We just became conditioned to thinking a certain way and need to break the pattern.  So we become new in our mind set, in our awareness about life and what makes us tick, what we are passionate about, what foods we really do enjoy or not enjoy, how we see ourselves in the mirror, and how we view others as well.

So, in a sense, we are “RE newed” because we were never broken.  But Nourished and New just sounds good together. 🙂

So I ask again,  what does being “Nourished” mean to you?  I would LOVE to hear your thoughts in the comment section!

To a rockin’, Nourished and New you,

Kellie

www.nourishedandnew.com

p.s.–I have recently tweaked my coaching programs! Curious to learn more?  Email me at healthcoachkellie@gmail.com to set up an initial consultation! And visit my website to learn more about me and my approach.

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

I will be sharing my story and my tips on loving our body, in an online radio podcast which airs Monday, November 18th!

time: 9:30 am PST and replay at 3:30 p.m. PST

Here is the website with more info! http://www.fullerlifeconcepts.com/

Kim Fuller is the host of this show called, “Change Is Personal”.

Hope you can tune in! Join my Facebook page for more updated information.