Permission to ditch the diet, find food freedom + 3 Non dieting mindset shifts to make in your life

Today, I’m giving you permission to ditch the diet and dieter’s mindset so that you can create true faith fueled food freedom. BONUS: I am also giving you 3 non dieting mindset shifts to make so you can break up the scale forever.


 

Often we equate an unhealthy lifestyle to bad habits..they are automatic and feel super easy. We don’t have to think about it at all..So why wasn’t don’t we appl this same mindset approach to living a healthy lifestyle?

On the surface, it seems like with living a healthy lifestyle it’s all about discipline, following rules, restriction/ deprivation and diet minded thoughts..

Truthfully, it all comes back to the heart behind the actions, and less about the actions themselves. For example–you could eat the same exact thing with 2 different mindsets, and your outcome will be different.

Over the past couple of years, I have developed some different behaviors and habits around food + exercise…and spoiler alert, they are the same strategies I teach my clients!

However, I truly believe the biggest transformation has come through the mindset.

You can go from stressed out around food to food freedom which aligns with your bigger goals and dreams. And I imagine those dreams don’t include obsessing over food or what you look like.

Related episodes:

9. Non dieting tips for beginners, learning how to become more mindful +intuitive

16. Learn how to hack your habits as a busy entrepreneur + create the healthy lifestyle you crave

Ready to feel more confident in yourself without waiting on the weight to come off?
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Why meal plans for weight loss don’t work long term

 

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Hey, mama! I sat down with a friend of mine a while back, and we chatted about our experience with meal plans and former diets.

The bottom line?

Meal plans don’t work long term, and today we are diving into why that is.

Sure, you may get results for a few weeks, but for the vast majority of women, meal plans are simply another diet masked as a healthy lifestyle.

In this week’s episode, we talk about how you can swap out your meal plan for a more sustainable and relaxed way of eating. So that you can live more life, stress and obsess over food and your weight less.


 

If you’re brand new to the concept of Intuitive eating, and you want to learn more about how you can incorporate mindfulness into your food habits, I want to invite you to check out the brand new ebook I’ve created. It walks you through a simple framework so that you can start creating more freedom around food while prioritizing your health and wellbeing. No bingeing, no restriction, no tracking your food necessary!

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Do you need to workout more?

Last week we looked at reasons why the ‘more is better’ approach may not be the best approach to take when it comes to reaching your fitness goals…especially as an entrepreneur with a family to raise as well as you probably don’t have a ton of extra time to spare meticulously tracking your food or logging long workouts.

This week we dive into how you can find your own sweet spot when it comes to exercise and nutrition.

You do not have to go to extremes to reach your fitness goals. In fact, it could be that mindset that is keeping you stuck.

Health and fitness podcastFinding your sweet spot will help you….

Get a better handle on your hunger and appetite, which will help you more easily make nutrition choices that align with your goals.

Recover appropriately between training sessions.

Achieve your goals without compromising your physical and mental health.

Avoid burnout.

Expose your body to less exercise-induced stress.

Reduce your risk of injury.

Improve consistency, therefore also improving sustainability.

Free up more of your precious time and mental energy.

 

 

If you’re an entrepreneurial minded mom, and don’t have a ton of extra time to dedicate to longer, more intense workout programs or complicated nutrition plans that require you to cut out foods or keep track, then tune into this week’s episode. I’ll share with you a sneak peek of exactly how I help the women I coach find their perfect dose of exercise.

And if you really want to take things up a notch without having to do more,  I want to invite you to hop on a connect call with me! I have a few spots open for 1:1 coaching with me and want to help you reach your fitness goals without sacrificing your time.

And if you want to snag your FREE copy of The Mindful Eating Project Kickstart Guide, you can do so here!

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How to know if you actually need to exercise more [2 part series]

How to know if you actually need to exercise more?

Often times when we aren’t getting the results from our workouts or our nutrition we think we just need to try a bit harder and workout a little more.

But is the ‘more is better’ approach actually better? In this 2 part series I am helping you navigate the world of fitness to help you create a workout program that supports your goals and your lifestyle.

As always, my goal is to empower you to make the impact in your life you were created to make. And I know that in order to run your race well and finish strong, we have to be fit spiritually, mentally, and physically.

With that said…being ‘fit’ looks a variety of ways. In fact, it’s not even a look, but a feeling. Sure, there are some underlying behaviors that will likely contribute to feeling those things, there is no cookie cutter formula.

You get to set your goals. You’re in charge, and remember you ultimately know best what you need and how to get there.

If you’ve ever felt stuck, burned out, or struggled to reach their fitness goals, even if you were kicking your own butt day in and day out.

And you…

Believe that pushing yourself to the limit with crazy workouts and restricted eating is what you have to do to see results you want then this is a series you don’t want to miss.

If you’re an entrepreneurial minded mom and don’t have a ton of extra time to dedicate to longer, more intense workout programs or complicated nutrition plans that require you to cut out foods or keep track, then tune into this week’s episode.


 

And if you really want to take things up a notch without having to do more, then I want to invite you to hop on a connect call with me! I have a few spots open for 1:1 coaching with me and want to help you reach your fitness goals without sacrificing your time.

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Learn how to hack your habits as a busy mompreneur

It’s no secret..habits are the way to go if you’re a busy mompreneur who doesn’t have a whole lot of time to spare tracking macros, counting calories, or obsessing over the number on the scale.

Before I discovered the power of habits, I was slave to diet culture. Always looking for the next ‘wellness’ craze to help me be my healthiest, fittest self. What I got instead, was food obsession, body insecurity, and massive time/ energy leaks.

 

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Here’s the thing most experts aren’t telling you…you can hack your ‘un’healthy habits to create healthier habits in their place. Your life is made up of daily habits—some are helping you reach your goals in life, while others are slowly taking you further from them.

But every single habit started somewhere, and has the exact same habit loop. You just need a little self-awareness, mindfulness, and intentionality to kick start your healthy habits.

If you’re tired of trying so hard to follow the rules of the latest diet. And you’re over trying to use willpower to get you to your goals, you gotta listen to this episode.

Grab a cup of coffee or a glass of chilled rose, and meet me on the show.

 

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Wanna learn more about the non-diet lifestyle and The Strong[HER] Way? This is where you can learn more about how you can jump start your mindful eating journey with my 30 Day Challenge. And, you can get it for less than a $1/day.

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why ‘just listen to your body’ is horrible nutrition advice

Don’t get me wrong, listening to your body and honoring your hunger + fullness cues is critical to your non-diet lifestyle…

but unfortunately many well meaning coaches teaching on intuitive eating and the anti-diet culture movement fail to teach you how to listen to your body in the first place.

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If you have been dieting (whether you knew it or not) it can be extremely hard to know what your body is saying especially when it seems to just be shouting you want another brownie (insert eye roll). And the more obsessive (often seen as extreme discipline and healthy eating) the harder it can be to discern what exactly your body needs and whether or not you can even trust it.

Let’s face it, we are not taught to trust our bodies. We are not taught to enjoy indulgent foods. And we are not taught that you can be healthy without watching what you eat, tracking your food in some way, or focusing on weight loss/ fat loss.

In today’s episode I am walking you through some of the baby steps that will help you learn how to listen to your body helping you become a more mindful and intuitive eater.

Learning how to know when you’re hungry, when you’re full, and what kinds of foods your body *might* actually be needing from moment to moment is a nuanced practice that takes time, patience, and a lot of grace.

So grab your favorite beverage or head out for a walk, hit play, and learn how you can trust your body around food one bite at a time.

PS.
If you are looking to dive a bit deeper into the world of intuitive eating with a mindful approach, I have a 30 Day Kit that walks you through the foundational skills in daily bite sized bits. You can get that here: https://alishacarlson.com/tmep30daykit/ (did I mention you can get this for less than a $1 a day?!)

PPS. If you know you want to get started on this journey, but not sure you can do it alone, you fill out the form here, and let’s talk!

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