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So Simple Yet So Powerful

Yes it is true, if I wanted to start a diet I would tell myself that first all this junk food would have to go. I couldn't throw it away, so why not eat it all. One last Hurrah. I would eat as much as I wanted, it was very sinful when I look back. I overindulged in such ways, it embarrasses me to think about it. So after I would eat all the junk food, I would then begin the diet that would never allow me to eat anything that I really wanted to eat or I would save all my points when doing weight watchers to eat all the unhealthy foods I wanted. Both leaving me starving and both leading me to want sweets more than ever. If was almost as if someone walked around saying " na na na na boo boo, you can't eat this". Neither of these options were leading me to a healthy balanced diet. Neither ever allowing me to break the love affair I had with sweets. What I have learned in this past year of clean eating and drinking Shakeology, was how important it was going to be to change my mindset. Instead of constantly telling myself I couldn't eat something, I started saying silently to myself and inside my head " I can eat that, I am just choosing not to". Pretty simple, almost so simple you may think how could something like that work? The truth of the matter is, it did. I looked at it this way, if I really wanted something and I had not treated myself all week, then I would indulge (not overindulge-there is a difference). If I wanted something, but knew I had already treated myself that week and it really wouldn't be worth indulging in, then I would simply say in my head " I can have this, I am just choosing not too". Scary how mind blowing and powerful something simple can really be. I also learned when my hormones may be out of balance or the cravings come back after indulging in a piece of cake or a bowl of ice cream as a treat, I have to fight the urge. Sometimes it's difficult and in those moments when I am weak and everyone is snacking around me, I will chose to make a Shakeology or make a Shakeology almond butter bar. I kid you not, if I have either of those I am good for the night. How could that be? Well it's because with all the vitamins and nutrients in Shakeology and I am giving my body everything that it needs or may be craving at that moment. Right now I have a ton of amazing Easter Candy staring me in the face. " Eat Me" it says. " One won't hurt you" I hear. The truth of the matter is I had to get up from my chair and make some green decaf tea. I am still full for dinner and I do not need to eat any of this candy. I could, but I also know how I have a very difficult time stopping at just one piece (another weakness of mine). So I am drinking my green tea and sticking my tongue out at that candy (well mentally I am). To anyone that has never had this battle with food or sweets, I say you are one lucky person. It's hard. To all of you that completely understand how I have felt, I want you to know you can overcome this too. If you want support, sign up with a free account at

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Fitness and Lifestyle Coach - Fresh Fit Kate - Katie Bryant

Hi, I'm Kate, a Fitness and Lifestyle Coach who teaches clients how to be good to themselves, how to nourish their bodies the right way and how to incorporate workouts into their lifestyle from the comfort of their own home.

Fitness and Lifestyle Coach - Fresh Fit Kate - Katie Bryant

Please consult your doctor prior to starting Shakeology, new eating habits and any new exercises. I am not a certified nutritionalist or a certified trainer. Everything on my website is simply based off my own personal experiences.

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