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Our Relationship with Food with Kelly Flagg

Our Relationship with Food with Kelly Flagg - Episode 72

Eating food is a very important part of our lives. Sometimes it can feel like food controls us and we struggle with eating the right things along with not eating too much or too little. Let me introduce a friend of mind who can help you Master Your Relationships with Food. Meet Kelly Flagg. She is an entrepreneur and healthy eating guru. Kelly loves talking about our relationships with food. While people love talking about diets, they often don’t want to talk about their struggles with food, such as emotional eating or being unable to say no to food. 

Kelly has a degree in sports medicine and nutrition for athletes. Early in her career she was a personal trainer and a weight loss coach. There are a million different nutrition and diet books out there. How would an average person ever figure out what they’re supposed to eat and how much of it? Kelly doesn’t teach dieting, but she does help with lifestyle changes. If you need to lose weight and you follow through with her healthy lifestyle teachings, you will lose weight. She wants to teach people how to change the way they look at and think about food. Overall, she wants to shift people’s mindsets and change their relationships with food.

Our bodies do different things to tell us that we are eating the wrong foods. Just some examples are new outbreaks of acne, hair falling out, and aches and pains. Some people may not realize that these issues could be because of what they are eating. Maybe they’ve been struggling with acne for their entire life. It doesn’t have to be that way though. If you try living a healthier lifestyle, your acne may go away, you may have fewer or no aches and pains at all. When we talk about changing our eating habits, most people think of weight loss as the main reason, but there are so many other things that go along with having a healthy lifestyle.

There are some things that just are not healthy or helpful for our bodies. The first step to start living a healthier lifestyle is recognizing things that are in your diet that may not serve you. One common example is excessive amounts of caffeine. This doesn’t mean that you can’t have a cup of coffee. I mean, if you know me, you know that I love coffee. The problem comes in when you are using caffeine to fuel your body rather that the food and nutrients your body really needs. Excessive sugar is also a really big one, because sugar is physically addictive to your brain. If you want to start living a healthier lifestyle, you need to really be ready to make a change. 

Kelly believes people are most successful when she can help them walk through all of the different things they need to remove at once for a short time. It doesn’t need to be forever; she thinks of it more as an investigation. You need to figure out what is helping and what isn’t working for you. By removing the things that could be creating problems for you, you give your body the chance to start working the way it should. Then once you give your body a chance to work how it should for a while, you can have things that aren’t as healthy every so often. It is much more attainable than people think. It will be tricky and there may be struggles along the way, but there are many different people there to help you. It is very important to have somebody with knowledge to help you along this journey as well to make sure you are doing everything healthily and to help hold you accountable. If you are making this choice to change your lifestyle you need to have a plan and help to make that happen, otherwise you are less likely to be successful. If you want one step that you could start doing today, Kelly suggests that whenever you eat fill your plate half full of vegetables and eat them first. Pick vegetables that you enjoy! You don’t need to eat things that you don’t like. 

If you would like to connect with Kelly you can find her on Facebook as Kelly Flagg. You can send her a friend request, and she suggests sending a message along with it saying that you found her from my show so that she is sure to accept it! She also has a Facebook group called Health is Wealth where she shares information on how you can go about the journey to living a healthier lifestyle. You can also find her on her website at www.kellyflagg.com I would love to hear what you think about Our Relationship with Food! Please send me a message on social media @Jonesinfor or email me at [email protected]