Struggling to find a healthy routine? Learn how to create a healthier routine + manage your cravings

Struggling to find a healthy routine right now? The transition to working at home can be a tough one to maneuver for busy female entrepreneurs if you aren’t used to self-motivating, keeping yourself on a schedule, or prioritizing self care. It can be all too easy to work from sun up to sun down, leaving you feeling like your traded your dreams of running your own business for another j-o-b.

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Meet Te, she’s a hard working, ambitious woman who is looking to make an impact through her work and feel good in her body doing it. She’s been cooped up during the COVID-19 quarantine and has noticed that working from home has definitely presented some challenges when it comes to keeping a routine for her busy schedule as a female entrepreneur, and as a result, here self-care has gone out the window.

Te wants to be healthy, she wants more energy, and she wants to feel confident in her body. She knows what she needs to do, but actually doing it is the hard part.

She is ready to make some changes, and wants to incorporate more exercise, healthy foods, and sleep, but just doesn’t know where to start.

We hopped on a non-diet strategy session and outlined a couple strategies she can start implementing this week! If you’re struggling to find a self-care routine as a busy female entrepreneur, this week’s episode is for you 😉

*BONUS* we even tackled some strategies around resisting the urge to satisfy your sweet tooth. And it’s probably not they typical advice you’d expect to hear from a nutritionist.

For a sneak peek at what the non-diet lifestyle looks like, hit play. Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review if this was helpful for you!


 

If you are ready to take the plunge and start on your own non-diet lifestyle, head on over to:
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1 Energy boosting tip for busy moms that you probably haven’t tried.

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Hey, mama! Can I tell you something 🤫You DON’T have to earn that brownie (or any food for that matter)

One thing I never expected when I ditched the diet fueled thinking  was how much more mental energy I would have.🤯

I honestly didn’t realize just how much energy I spent every single day doing mental math on calories in vs calories out. ⚖️

I know it probably sounds a little obsessive, but I used to meticulously count every calorie, macro, or point I put in my mouth or that I burned.
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I was so worried about doing it ‘perfectly’ and still maintaining a calorie deficit to keep the gains coming. I was always thinking about ways I could somehow ‘cheat’ the system and still get results, hello #cheatdays.💪🏻

Without even thinking about it, I would often find myself rewarding my hard work in the gym and my strict commitment to my meal plan with weekend binge sessions or a little extra here and there because I thought had ‘earned it’. 😑

Ultimately though, this was just sabotaging my efforts throughout the week.

Sadly, this is such a common problem the ambitious mamas I work with face as well.

They workout 🏋🏼‍♀️
They watch what they eat 🤔🥦
They are essentially doing it all ‘right’…but without fail, they still end up using food as a reward.

It’s not my client’s fault, it wasn’t my fault, and it’s not yours either.💁‍♀️

We have been conditioned to think we have to earn our food (You DON’T by the way). There are messages all over Instagram and the internet sending us the message we have to earn the splurges or we have to earn the right to indulge.

Of course, I’m not advocating for a free for all either all the time because I don’t believe that serves us either in the long run.

But as long as we are operating in the mindset of earning our food, we will make our choices based off of what we think we deserve rather than making choices with self-control and our best in mind. And end up draining our energy in the process. Which is kind of the opposite of what why we’re working out and making health conscious choices in the first place.

When we are doing things by the book and operating under the mindset of using food as a reward, it subconsciously triggers the feelings you’ve ‘earned’ the brownie.

But because of such restriction throughout the week, we often times over-reward. Instead of eating ONE brownie and being totally satisfied, we scarf the tray and end up feeling pretty crappy about ourselves afterwards.

When you remove the idea you have to earn your food and you stop tracking what you burn vs what you eat, you can eat the foods you would normally reward yourself with mindfulness and a weird sense of peace.

⚡️There is no guilt for messing up again.

⚡️There is no out of control binge sessions happening.

⚡️You can eat the food in the right amount for your body, and move on with your life.

If you want to experience that kind of freedom around food, I can help. Click the link below to get started.

Non-dieting tips for beginners: learning how to become a more mindful + intuitive eater simply

Hey girl! So you’ve decided you’re over counting calories, fed up with tracking your macros, and ready to break up with the scale for good…but you have no idea where to start…

If that is you, you’re in the right place!

On today’s show I share some of my top non dieting tips for beginners.

You will learn practical steps you can take today to become a more mindful eater. As well as how you can learn to listen to your body to help you implement self-control around food without deprivation or restriction.

I promise you, it’s so simple and actually takes very little energy to get started. That is part of what makes it different than any diet you’ve ever tried.

Ready to make healthy eating feel easier? Grab a cup of coffee or pour yourself a glass of wine–depending on the time of day 😉 and hit play!


 

You listened and you’re ready to take the next step…

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What you need to know when getting in shape for the summer…read this before you start your next diet

Let’s be real for a minute… now is the time of year we’re all kinda starting to think about what we are gonna look like in our summer clothes.. even if we’ve started to leave diet culture behind👗👙

And the knee jerk response may be to cut calories, slash carbs (because, hello—they make you fat), and kick the workouts into high gear for max calorie burn. 🔥

👉🏼But if you’ve ever done this in the past, you probably remember how well it didn’t work.. at least not long term.

Sure, it *may* work for a week or even a month—depending on how high your tolerance for discomfort is.🤷‍♀️

But eventually we cave. And this diet cycle is what keeps us stuck.♻️

Subconsciously I think I still have some carb-phobia happening. And it’s been sabotaging me in the worst way 😑

Anyone ever have those days when the afternoon or evenings hit and you’re like 🔊“gimme all the carbs”?!

🤐When we restrict whether intentionally or not, it sends the signal to our bodies food is scarce and to protect from starvation our body seeks the quickest source of energy—

C A R B S 🍰🍩🍞

Don’t be afraid to switch it up. Your nutrition journey is like one big experiment.

Tune into the video below to see how I’m navigating this in my own Mindful Eating Project..

 

Tired of counting calories? Tracking your macros?

Tired of super strict detoxes and diets?

You’re over logging your food in any way…

If you’re ready to learn how to make conscious food choices, have more energy, and live a healthy lifestyle…easily, simply, and minimally

Sign up below to get my brand new nutrition guide for FREE!

 

Let go of toxic behaviors around food, exercise, and your mindset: why you need to break your bad habits now

Bad habits, we all have them in various forms. Some are more obvious than others, yet they all in some way trip us up and keep us from being the strong, fierce, and beautiful women we were created to be. This weeks’ show talks about why you need to break your bad habits around food, exercise, and your mindset now so you can be more fully the woman you were created to be.

 

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Whether they are bad behaviors you picked up around food, exercise, or your thoughts, you can break them and replace them with better habits more aligned with your goals.

In today’s show, I share with you how pruning my lavender taught me some pretty valuable lessons about pruning bad habits from my life and letting dead things go.

What do you need to prune in your life? What bad habits need to die? What are you willing to let go of so you can grab hold of what you were created for?

Pruning is a painful process and sometimes we even have to let go of the “good” things so we can grab hold of the best things.

Even if you’re not into gardening, you will get so much value from today’s show!


 

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Ready to be confident, healthy, and eat whatever you want without keeping track of calories or macros?

Head to alishacarlson.com to learn more about a brand new 30 Day Program I’ve put together just for you! And best part? You can get your hands on it for less than a buck a day!

Balancing work and motherhood during quarantine

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Is it EASIER or HARDER to prioritize self-care and down time right now during the COVID-19 quarantine?
I asked this question earlier this week as for an overwhelming response (over 100 women to be exact)
The results are in…
It’s a mixed bag.
For some, it’s been WAY easier
While others feel a little more like they are drowning in work, homeschooling, and all the housework.
 Working from home is a SKILL you develop over time. And even if you’ve developed that skill, trying to manage home schooling on top of that is a whole new hard.
 If you have found it to be harder to take care of yourself in this season of life, ONE major reason is that you’re likely still trying to live your life as normal—doing business as usual.
But this isn’t normal, and it certainly isn’t business as usual.
The thing I noticed in talking to some of these different women is, the ones who have been thriving in this time have adjusted their sails and have adapted to the changing tides day by day..embracing the uncertain.
The ones who have been on the struggle bus, haven’t.
There is a very good chance we will never actually go back to the old normal. This is potentially scary for some and exciting for others. The funny thing is, a lot of us weren’t all that happy with ‘normal’ when it was life as usual.
But now that it’s been taken away from us, we crave that old normal…because it is familiar and it was comfortable even if it was anything but.
In this new crazy season of life, figure out what you CAN do with what you’ve got. And start dreaming up the new normal for your life you want to create.
You can either keep trying to do things the way you did before quarantine
OR
You can adjust your sails to the changing winds.
One is going to lead to stress, anxiety, and massive frustration
The other leads to a lot less stress, anxiety, and frustration which will allow you to come out of quarantine stronger, healthier, and happier.