I have always loved food, found comfort in food, and have had what I'll lovingly refer to as "teddy bear body". Like so many of us, over the years I have experimented with various eating habits and diets in order to lose weight and feel more healthy.
About 7 years ago I discovered the paleo diet which is an ancestral way of eating. It's free of grains, sugar, and highly processed, chemical laden foods.
When I eat this way I feel amazing! I have more energy, experience more happiness, lose excess weight and get stronger. My problem is, like I said — I love food. My brain is sad that I won't get to eat a donut or have ice cream again. When that happens for too long, I indulge the side of me that really really really loves ice cream. I go off my "Lance 'feel amazing' Diet." Then I am bloated, more tired, have more anxiety, and get heavier - physically and emotionally.
Well you can imagine that's a bit of a roller coaster so I have modified my goals and found something that is sustainable for me to maintain for a long time. For me, that's eating really well, but also allowing for occasional indulgences.
And I know I'm not alone. I see patients every day in the treatment room with a similar story. As we continue on the road of really knowing ourselves, we have more and more to inform our choices. I know that changing a habit is one of the hardest things to do and it's exponentially more successful when done with a others.
Together we can create a huge shift in how we eat and how we feel.
Lots of love,
Lance Isakov, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., CYT
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