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The Secret to Changing Your Circumstance!

15 Nov

Years ago I watched Oprah interview a girl who was suffering from anorexia (and probably the worst case I had seen). Another guest was trying to give her advice on how she overcame her bulimia by telling her she needs to nurture her mind. Easier said then done right? The anorexic girl responded with “But How?”

Oprah  had a profound ahaha light bulb moment when she realised that the “But how?” is the reason people continue to struggle.

“But how?”

How can you heal your pain, how can you really stick with your weight loss plan, how can you restore your health, how can you move past your negative circumstance. If we knew how than we wouldn’t be so deeply lost!

It’s a question I get asked a lot. Many people ask me how I healed my body from illness and depression and even how I  stay so thin and stick to eating healthy.

The secret is simple (but also so freak’n hard!)

You need to make a decision that you want something different from your life. Without this simple first step you can’t really move on from your circumstance as it all starts here!

You need to make a decision each day that you want to live.

I mean really LIVE – have energy, feel great, feel confident,  feel love. All those things that make your day worthwhile, you need to want it so bad that you can’t accept anything else into your life.

We always seem to accept 2nd best into our lives. This occurs in every area of life and we stick with the easy option or what we are accustomed to. We stay in jobs we hate, relationships that aren’t working and accept that our accept our body flaws as “genetic” and here to stay.

We have been conditioned by our environment and our upbringing to believe that this is it. Life is hard and we are all battlers.

Sure life can swing us some painful curb balls but we always have the choice on how we respond. We can choose to get up and get over it, we can choose to get help or take steps towards our desires. We have a choice to live exceptional lives just as misery is a choice.

You may be going through something really terrible right now and are screaming at me that you haven’t chosen this feeling and I get it, we don’t choose what happens to us, BUT we can choose how we react and respond to our pain and circumstances.

My sister lost her best friend to suicide earlier in the year. The details are really, really horrific. It’s one of those stories that you think only happens to other people or in movies. Without going into too much detail, she was with him just before it happened and was the one to go back and have to call the police. The last 9 months have been the worst of her life and she has gone through unbearable depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress.

BUT even though her soul is on fire with pain she makes the decision every day to get up and take care of her kids and husband and try to get through this. She makes a decision that she will try to look for the good in life even though everything is pointing her to believe that life is horrific and painful. She has bad days and she has horrific days, she hasn’t felt a glimmer of a good day in a long time but she gets up each day despite of this.

It’s not easy but the point is even in the worst circumstance you can take teeny tiny steps to get through your day and choose  to try to get out of your situation.

From the age of 14-21 I was chronically ill but I made a decision that I would be healed and that illness was no longer a part of me.

Through my 20’s I battled depression on and off to the point of wanting to end my life but I made a decision that I would fight it and live a life of joy

I made a decision that I wanted to take care of my body, feel vibrant energy and health,  turn back the clock, feel amazing every day and have a great body.

I make a decision each day that I will look for the best in people and look for the best in life and with those eyes I can see miracles each day!

I have recently  made a decision to take a huge risk and leap of faith and I am going to make my dream’s happen and not settle for a work life that does not serve me or others!

When you make a decision you also need to take action. It’s not always going to be easy but you take the steps to get to where you want to be, and you make the steps with the intention that this is for life.

Write out your goals and then write out the steps you need to take to achieve this. If you’re feeling really low then start by setting very small tasks for yourself to achieve throughout the day. Last month my sister decided to find something each day that she was grateful for take a picture of it and post it on FB. This re-focused her pain and forced her to try to find something positive.

This is not a dress rehearsal, this is it. We have one shot at this so we have to give it all we have.

Everything that you desire, whether that be better health,  to lose weight, find a job you love, a relationship, healing, or whatever it is. EVERYTHING already exists for you. The kingdom of heaven starts here. You can experience it in this life but only if you make the decision to manifest it, you need to make the decision to give it everything you have and you need to make the decision that you will not give up on your goal until you see it, feel it, touch it.

Can you do that?!

What is one thing you can change this week to make steps towards your goal?

Always believing in you

Lyn xx

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The Benefits of Food Combining

1 Nov

There is famous saying that you are what you eat but there is something more important than what you eat and that is how you eat!

Nature has provided us with all we need to heal our bodies but many people have adverse reactions to food, simply by how they are combining their food.

I have been hearing and reading about food combining for many years now but to be honest I haven’t taken it into consideration simply because I am too lazy and it’s just another thing to think about. I have already made huge changes to my diet and I don’t want to be analysing what I am eating all the time. Sometimes it’s exhausting don’t you think?! You just want to eat!

However I am starting to think a lot more about it as I am really struggling with stomach problems. I have battled stomach issues for many years but for some reason it’s really playing up at the moment! As you know I gave up wheat a few weeks ago but it’s not making any difference (although I will still persevere).  I am really at loss as try next so I think it’s time to look into how I am eating.

Good digestion is imperative for good health.  If you’re digestive system is off-balance, for whatever reason then the undigested food stays in your digestive tract resulting in a toxic environment and symptoms like pain, bloating and nausea.

Food combining is a simple way of eating for optimum digestion. Different foods require different digestive enzymes so combing the wrong foods will ultimately confuse the body and it may fail to provide the relevant digestive  enzymes required to digest the meal properly.

Each food also has its own speed of digestion so you don’t want to eat fruit after a heavy meal as fruit is digested quickly (approx. 20 mins). If it’s eaten after a heavy meal the fruit will ferment and acidify and sit on top of the heavy food. This may cause bloating and gassiness amongst other things.

The basic principles of good food combining are:

  • Eat fruits alone and preferably on an empty stomach
  • Eat Protein before carbs (preferably carbs a few hours after)
  • Eat Proteins with non starchy vegetables
  • Eat grains and starchy vegetables with non starchy vegetables (and not protein)

Confusing?  Take a look at this chart (click to enlarge)

I think most of us have been combining our foods incorrectly. It’s really tough as most people would have a protein, carb and starch together. How often have we all had a meal like chicken, potato, pumpkin, vegetables and bread together!

I have been wracking my brain as to what could be causing my stomach issues this week. I have been eating so clean and wheat free and still my stomach blows up very abnormally like this…

(You can see what my normal stomach looks like here)

It is starting to freak me out a bit as I can have a relatively flat stomach and then within an hour I look like I am pregnant! This normally happens after lunch but if I look at how I am combining my foods a typical day is

  •  Breakfast: Oats with banana (wrong!)
  • Snack: Fruit and nuts (wrong!)
  • Lunch Chicken or fish with a carb and vegetables (wrong!)
  • Snack: Apple and peanut butter (wrong!)
  • Dinner: Fish and vegetables (Ooooh I think I got one right!)
  • Desert: Berrries

There is also a lot of other snacks in between which  I am sure are wrong!

So as you can see I am food combining all wrong, all day. Maybe this really is the cause of my stomach troubles.

If you have perfect health and digestion I wouldn’t worry too much about food combining or maybe you could just take into account a few principles like eating fruit alone or on empty stomach.  If you are like me and struggle with digestion then why don’t you join me and start looking into how you can combine your meals properly.

This just a really basic overview and food combing can be even more in-depth so if you would like to learn more about food combining and nutrition I really recommend The Beauty Detox Solution by Kimberly Snyder

Let me know if you’ve brought food combining principles into your diet and how you have found it.

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