What is self-love and how does it help you eat less. Why self-love is important if you want lasting change with your eating and weight. Lose weight permanently| Rebecca Schauer, RDN

7 Self-Love Practices to Help You Eat Less

What is Self -Love Really ? Self-love is a phrase you often hear, but what does it really mean?  In this post I am discussing what self-love means in my world, why it’s important if you want lasting change with your eating and weight, and I provide some journaling prompts to help you become more loving toward yourself. In my …

Reteach your brain to feel peaceful and in control with food. No person was born into the world as a compulsive overeater, so bingeing and emotional overeating are not our natural design. They are a conditioned habit that we develop over time. Lose weight permanently | Rebecca Schauer, RDN

Relearn How to Be Peaceful and In Control around Food

Feel Peaceful and In Control around Food Many women who have struggled with food and weight much of their lives feel hopeless, and think it’s just their lot in life. But that’s just a belief, it’s not a fact. Freedom is absolutely possible because the food and weight struggle is a habit, and all habits can be transformed. Our brain …

How to feel in control of your eating. If feeling in control around food is difficult for you right now and overeating feels automatic, it can become the opposite. Feeling in control and NOT overeating can become the easier, more natural thing to do. Lose weight permanently | Rebecca Schauer, RDN

Feeling Out of Control with Food? Why It’s Possible to Change

Regain Control of Your Eating A lot of women who have struggled with food and weight their whole lives feel hopeless and like it will always just be that way. However, it is absolutely possible to have freedom and here’s why: old habits really can change. Things that feel difficult can become easy.  And things that feel easy can become …

Why It’s Never About Willpower to Stop Chronic Overeating

Why Using “Force of Will”  Backfires There is a false belief people have that changing the way you eat, and being able to lose weight and keep it off, is about discipline and willpower. But the truth is it’s never about willpower.  And I want to help people understand that attaining more force of will is NOT the answer to …

Everyone deserve freedom from food and body struggles. Freedom is possible for everyone but you have to take the steps toward it. Rebecca Schauer, RDN

Thankful For My Overeating Struggle

Thankful for struggles Binge and emotional eating can come with a lot of shame and self-loathing. I know this because that’s how I felt most of the time during my years of struggling with it. When no one was watching and I was eating…and eating…all alone, I felt those awful feelings. When I was around food and people at a …

Allowing and being with cravings and other feelings instead of resisting them, is the path to freedom from overeating. Rebecca Schauer, RDN Find Freedom with Food.

Sitting through emotional cravings and other urges to overeat

Cravings and other feelings “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.” — Victor E. Frankl. When we get emotionally triggered, always the best thing to do is not react, but to sit through the feeling and let it pass. Is this …

These five reflections before eating are a way to foster mindful eating. When we practice mindful eating and being present with our food, we decrease the likelihood of automatic overeating. Rebecca Schauer, RDN; Find Freedom with Food

Mindful Eating: Five Thoughts to Stop You From Overeating

Stop overeating Reciting these before eating is a way to foster mindful eating. When we practice eating mindfully and being present with our food, we decrease the likelihood of automatic overeating. Try these out and see if any resonate with you. The Five Reflections Before Eating This food is a gift from God and the universe; numerous living beings and …

The mind and stomach work together in the eating process to register fullness and satisfaction (what we call satiety). If you’re not mindful when you eat, you may end up eating much more than you need. The practice of mindful eating has been researched and proven beneficial, to help people be more “in control” of their eating. Rebecca Schauer, RDN; Find Freedom with Food

3 Mindful Eating Strategies to Eat Less

Where’s your head when you eat? Do you ever finish a meal and feel like you didn’t even experience it because your mind was so lost in other things while you were eating? Does this leave you looking for more food even though your belly is saying “I’m full”? The mind and stomach work together in the eating process to register fullness …

Chronic overeating and emotional struggles with our body and food trigger our stress response. Stress chemicals also make it much more difficult to manage our eating and weight in a healthy way. Rebecca Schauer, RDN Find Freedom with Food

Lose Weight by Reacting to Stress In a New Way

How do you react to stress? Learning to deal with stress positively can make it much easier to manage your weight. Stress triggers the flight or fight response in our nervous system. However, in today’s world, what we stress about is typically not something we need to actually fight with, or flee from, in order to save our life. Today, …

When we eat emotionally, we have trained our brain to ask for food when certain emotions arise. Emotional eating can quickly sabotage our weight, our health, and our self-esteem. Although people may teach ways to lessen emotional eating, like removing temptations from the house, logging all your food, etc., these are what I call outside controls to try to gain control. They are more like a bandaid for the habit, instead of actually breaking the habit. Rebecca Schauer, RDN Find Freedom with Food.

Are You an Emotional or Stress Eater?

Are you an emotional eater? Sometimes our strongest desire for food happens when we are at our weakest point emotionally. We will turn to food for comfort — consciously or unconsciously — when facing a difficult problem, a life stress, or just wanting to avoid things and procrastinate. We can be experiencing what I call emotional hunger but really believe …