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I write a new blog almost daily! Feel free to comment, share, and connect with me! I love hearing from my readers!
Struggling with staying out of the kitchen, eating all the snacks, and turning to food for comfort?
Has this been an ongoing problem or maybe something new which has surfaced since having no where to go or turn to being stuck at home?
I have received many messages from people struggling with these issues, and many not even listed, especially now
So I hosted a workshop on overcoming mindless eating and trusting yourself around food
If it’s something you want the replay of you can click here and register now:
Once you do this you’ll be instantly directed to the replay of the video along with all the slides so you can have the action steps and methods at your fingertips
I’ll also email you the recording link so you can have it for life to revisit or watch at your own convenience!
Just visit: https://celeste-rainsturk.clickfunnels.com/overcome-mindless-eating-and-trust-yourself-around-food-at-home
and register now!
I’ve received amazing feedback on it so far and hope you LOVE It too
MINDLESS EATING? CAN’T TRUST YOURSELF AROUND FOOD (especially when stuck at home all day)??
Welp my friends. Last night I had SO much fun hosting a LIVE workshop sharing specific ways to overcome the self-sabotaging behaviors!
You can get access the replay now clicking HERE
I was inspired to host this event given the recent events with people being told to work from home, stay home, or even those who have been put on lockdown
I know you must be struggling with your relationship with food at this time even more because you literally can't run away from it AND you might have even stocked up on 'trigger' items such as peanut butter or perishables!
Don't worry, this is the perfect time to come face to face with these issues and end them once and for all!
If you don't know yet, I am committed to helping you make peace with food, your body and your goals
I combine my degree in Psychology with my Background in Personal Development to help you Build More than Just a Body
I can't wait to take this opportunity to help you!
This is the work I LOVE to do and have committed my life to
I am no stranger to never ending thoughts of food, binge sessions, out of control eating, and never ending mindless snacking
It can be frustrating, scary, and overwhelming
I have taken myself out of those dark places and developed my PTG process to help others do the same!
If you want to get full access to the replay, just click HERE
Bookmark this page or screenshot the image for future reference & share with someone who might find it useful😊❤️🧠
For more info, insight, and action steps to help with your relationship with food scroll through my posts or visit my Instagram celestial_fit
Looking for hands on guidance?
Click HERE to learn more about my food relationship healing and discovery program for competitors and apply to work with me to make peace with food without sacrificing your goals!
“Food will always be there” is 1 of my LEAST favorite sayings
So many competitors say that to each other when dieting or reverse dieting as though it’s some magical way to resolve / get rid of the urge to eat something
I mostly hate this phrase bc it usually works against the intention it’s used for & increases the “but I can’t have it right now” scarcity mentality that leads to fixation & then often binge behavior
But I also hate it because is it really even true?
I mean, consider why it’s so hard to believe it or consider why many of the girls who say this end up eventually knee deep in it later
As a competitor, is food really “always” there?
I mean sure it’s there physically & you can go to the store or order it
But are you reallllllly doing that or going to?
For me, this phrase just doesn’t work because the truth is in my improvement season the food will be there & I’ll be indifferent about it and in prep it’ll be there but I’m not likely to try to “work it in” my plan
But in prep I tend to “want” it more because it’s a less frequent part of my life/not really entertainable (hence why I want it more)
Whenever I hear this phrase I think... “sooo when you’re done competing or dieting or whatever it is you’re doing you’re just gunna go to all these dinners, brunches, & order all these foods because it’s always been there & now you finally can??”
It’s just highly unlikely this will work or you’ll actually engage in this behavior & if you do it may not be in a productive way bc you haven’t been able to practice it, work on normalization of all foods, or even redefine your relationship to it so u feel free to do so w/o stressing over numbers
Usually I don’t see this mindset work for people longterm
If the only reason you’re not eating a food is because “it’ll always be there” you’re not really sending the signal of freedom of choice to your mind-it’s always circumstantial (IIFYM, haven’t eaten, celebration etc) never just “bc it’s here & I want it” which is the situation most ppl use the phrase in👀🙃
You’re really sending the signal of “that’s why you restrict it or say no to it now” which again usually increases urges
Working with so many women on their relationship with food has reinforced many things in my mind; if you are going through this you're not the only one, you can't run from your problems, and the food is not the problem. Among many other things of course.
I want to share 2 common 'solutions' that I see many people resort to in an effort to support their relationship with food or 'gain control' back that nearly always leads to more unhealthy thought patterns, behaviors, and beliefs around food as well as body image.
If you think that locking yourself in a room far away from the kitchen will end the eating, you are probably right. But it won't work long term.
You will likely end up being more obsessive in your thinking and won't be able to focus as much on what you are doing because the thought of the foods you hide from will be swirling in your mind.
Or you will be able to distract yourself from the food only to find you have avoided it for so long, are so hungry, and get hit with the fixation of food like a freight train and find yourself in a flurry of stuffing your face.
Neither of these are a beneficial place to put yourself in.
The solution? Face the Food Fear and Quit Hiding.
Okay, now you might be thinking 'then I will just throw everything away and get it out of my house so I don't have to worry about it or deal with it'.
That's one way to go about it. But what does that really do for you?
It doesn't allow you to see the underlying cause for concern. It also doesn't give you the opportunity to work at developing a more positive and empowering relationship with food.
And it reinforces a limiting belief about food that you 'cannot have foods you enjoy without going overboard' which of course then increases anxiety and decreases any hope or belief in your ability to ever be able to have peanut butter, cookies, rice, or whatever it is you are so afraid of in the house or on a plan again.
These 2 common 'go-to' behaviors are avoidance patterns that only result in greater urges and desires which can often lead to bigger 'binges' or binge-like behavior.
It can also result in other issues like over obsession with 'healthy' food or negative restriction based rules that then influence future decisions around eating and food.
One of my favorite ways to help clients overcome their negative, unhealthy and 'out of control' relationship with food is by challenging the immediate solution (which only provides a veil of relief for you) and replace it with a lasting solution that provides autonomy, freedom, and new belief patterns that support you with your goals now AND moving forward.
Of course, you may hear me say this and think 'I have tried it all' or 'that won't work' or 'I don't even want to think about having any of these foods near me because it will completely derail me' or 'omg I can't do that, I wouldn't be able to!!'. And if you are thinking these things, I assure you it CAN be done, you CAN establish a healthier relationship with food WITHOUT sacrificing your goals in fitness and WITHOUT resorting to measures and avoidance patterns that NEVER end up working for you and haven't 'solved' the issues yet.
I'll say it again, it isn't about the food.
If you are ready to commit to establishing a healthier relationship with food so you can feel empowered in every decision you make, get the feeling of 'control' back in a new and enlightening way, as well as release the pressure, stress, and concern food is bringing to your life then I invite you to apply for my Food Relationship Healing & Discovery Program.
In this program I work with you side by side completely 1:1 and customize my PTG process to your situation, experiences, and needs.
We work together to get you to your ideal relationship with food and one which is healthier, more freeing, and rooted in love for yourself, your body, and your goals--never fear or judgement.
Learn more and apply now by clicking HERE
There you will also see many testimonials, stories, and reviews from other women who have been through or have experienced what you are experiencing now.
Kristin's story is so special to me because it is so relatable for many women, competitors and non-competitors alike.
I can remember when Kristin reached out to me she asked me if I thought she was a lost cause since she felt like she was. After years of dealing with disordered eating, she thought that had to be her reality forever...
She spent the majority of her adult life yo-yo dieting, subscribing to unhealthy forms of bringing her weight down which would only lead her to go into uncontrollable binge cycles.
Kristin shares in this video how despite having some understanding as to why her restriction was working against her, she didn't know how to overcome her disordered thinking or eating.
When she began competing, it helped her a lot but it felt like a band-aid to her and she wanted to get to the root of it to finally change her life for good.
Kristin joined my On-Demand Mindset Coaching Platform and had reached out about her log-in info when I felt inspired to check in on her.
She expresses how she felt like a "cell-phone without a case", fragile and could break at any given moment. She explained what was going on for her and I knew my program would be an amazing fit for her.
Her hesitation to believe that it could really work and change her reality was overcome by the desire to experience true freedom.
In the video she talks about my process and the many questions I have my clients answer before we even start any of the rituals or reflections within the program or even hop on a coaching call.
I formulated this program and my signature PTG process specifically to increase awareness, mindfulness, and begin integrating new neural pathways while challenging and changing old ones.
By day one, as Kristin puts it 'everything clicked' for her. I remember her first check in with me (we have them daily in this program) she was shocked.
After a few days of this I could sense there was some anxiety about this being fleeting so I guided her through this mental shift which really came down to her identity as a person and as a competitor as well.
She finally felt like it was her real life, not a band-aid fix, and that it could be effortless to have a healthy relationship with food. Four weeks after the program she recorded this video having had no more binges, no struggles with food, no fear of indulging, no worries about enjoying herself--nothing, just a new ''Effortless'' reality.
Kristin is a powerful example that you CAN 'change your life' as she proclaims in the video, and that if you are struggling with food, there is a solution for you, no matter how much you have tried or how much of a lost cause you feel like you are, you can get through it.
Reach out for help, it is okay, and ''it's so important to do for yourself, it is such a small investment to feeling like you have the freedom with food, it is effortless, it is life changing''.
If you are interested in working together within the program Kristin has reviewed please visit my FOOD RELATIONSHIP HEALING AND DISCOVERY PROGRAM Page and apply to work with me: https://celeste-rainsturk.clickfunnels.com/food-relationship-healing-and-discovery-program
I will reach out to you within 24 hours after going through your application and will further discuss your situation to make sure I can help you.
If I can, we will move forward and begin your journey to peace with food. If I can't, I will try to point you in another direction.
Apply Now Here: https://celeste-rainsturk.clickfunnels.com/food-relationship-healing-and-discovery-program
I love posing this question to my clients to challenge their belief patterns & habits during and after strict dieting phases w meticulous macro counting & measuring
We are taught to believe that we can only achieve results & thrive if we track everything or follow a strict diet
But how crazy to think about a reality without such standards or expectations
One where we have to really tune into our own body
One where restriction doesn’t feel restrictive & food isn’t demonized & eating is not calculated
Let me be clear
I am NOT suggesting that this would be “better” or “worse” especially for competitors
I am just proposing a consideration for your behaviors so you can see where they’re really stemming from (outside of just following plan) & how it might be different if your reality was different
You can’t “unsee” macros, lol
Once you know rice is a carb you pretty much identify it as such forever
BUT what I’m getting at is; by creating SUCH a stark contrast in your mind, you can actually learn how to better understand, listen, honor & love your body
This doesn’t mean you need to throw out the food scale, delete your macro tracking app or rip up your meal plan
But imagine this alternate reality in your mind & what would guide your choices
Athletes & day to day people can benefit from knowing what they‘re eating & how much of it they‘re eating
It should not come at the expense of your ability to be mindful, conscious, & considerate of your body’s needs
As a competitor, you’re gunna feel all sorts of signals from your body regardless of what phase you’re in
Off season? Satiety
And, you’ll probably ignore these cues & build up a level of mental immunity to them
Which is beneficial from an elite perspective of doing what’s necessary to improve
But how can we combat the likely outcome of disconnecting from our body due to us ignoring body signals? & then not knowing what to do when we have a slight taste of freedom (hello post show)
Mindful decision making, conscious consideration of behaviors, & habit evaluations
Here are three videos I think can help you begin implementing this now 🙂
For more information on healing your relationship with food you can learn about my Program here: celeste-rainsturk.clickfunnels.com/food-relationship-healing-and-discovery-journal-program-with-celeste
Something I hear often is how much the girls who come to work with me on their relationship with food would like to be able to eventually one day eat more “intuitively”
Yet they also want to feel in complete control and track every morsel of food they eat
There’s a fine line here
From a competitor perspective, you’re going to have to track or prep your meals and follow your plan, period
From a lifestyle perspective you’re going to need to learn how to listen & trust your body as well as detach from the NEED for control
This scares most people, especially those who have spent their whole lives dieting or have recently done a competition prep
I want to preface this with the fact that I don’t tell the ladies who come and work with me WHAT or HOW to eat—that’s their coaches job
My job is to help them improve their relationship with food & more importantly empower them with the tools to make more conscious, guilt free decisions that they are proud of based on their ideal vision for their food relationship & whatever “plan” they’re on
With that being said, many of the women who are given “IE” days from their coach struggle because they just go complete HAM & feel they have no control & they “literally don’t get it” because they are “so on point otherwise”. Not surprising to me though
Here’s the problem, an IE day or IE lifestyle won’t work if you don’t practice listening to your body or understanding your needs every day AND if you are over attached to your aesthetics
In order to practice listening to your body you have to GIVE your body a chance to communicate with you, which means you have to be prepared & ready to “test” your body WITHOUT expectations in an effort to read the signals
Think of it like trying to be more open minded in conversation with someone but entering the conversation with pre conceived & perception based notions about them, their beliefs, & what you see as “right”—it doesn’t end up being open minded at all
Many girls go into IE still attached to their size & shape which is why they struggle to commit to it & let go of control
Meanwhile, when we let go of control we actually gain the feeling or experience of it & can sometimes even generate better results long term
Counterintuitive because it’s true & us humans love tricking ourselves with world views and external influence like diet culture and we reinforce weightloss or fat loss or a “nice body” with restrictive dieting
I don’t intuitively eat personally. I am a competitor. I eat what I’m told and I find my best version of balance in the off season
I bring intuition and consciousness to my meals using my PTG process I developed & give my clients, but I am not an intuitive eater because I am focused on an aesthetic goal & do “restrict” my diet
If You wanted to go full IE, which I personally have before, it has to come from a place of genuinely learning about your body’s needs WITH the understanding that if you were a chronic dieter, there’s gunna be some shapeshifting and perspective challenges that you’ll have to be prepared for
YOU CANNOT TRY TO CONTROL EVERYTHING
If you don’t focus on your relationship with food, your body, and your goals BEFORE going into ANY diet you won’t be able to establish the communication with your body that’s necessary to make the most of it
IE is called intuitive for a reason, but intuition is easily clouded and tbh not always trustworthy
So rather than disguising a way of eating with ANOTHER diet name to give it, why not start with what YOU need and ease your way into a lifestyle that’s most sustainable and enjoyable for you
Want to work on your relationship with food? Click HERE to learn how we can work together
Why is it that as competitors we are instantly written off by the mental health field & told to “stop competing” or “bodybuilding is bad for you” or “oh no wonder your body image & food relationship is so disordered”?!
I AM SO DONE & FED UP WITH IT
The amount of girls I have inquire & sign up to work with me that tell me about their horrible counseling/therapy experiences is absolutely maddening
I decided to take a stand for the competitors, fitness enthusiasts, & athletes who so often are told to “just stop” doing something they love to “fix” their issues
I’m sorry, What?! Just because you don’t “get” it or understand it doesn’t mean it is SUCH A BAD THING
PLUS I’m appalled at how little application / direction is given beyond the usual “talk” therapy
I got my degree in psychology because of my passion for personal development & how it literally changed my life INCLUDING my relationship with food & my body
WHILE I was studying, It was reinforced within me of how little our problems have to do with the actual surface level appearance of them
Yet some people within the mental health field still believe that stopping competing completely will resolve everything (& they don’t entertain other options!! Wth?!)
Well for someone who Is really passionate, invested, & driven to succeed in it; they’re not going to take well to that
That leaves someone who could really use some mental health help, stranded feeling like “it’s either competing orrrrr a healthy relationship w/ food & my body image”
I’m fired up because this is EXACTLY what I want to change & why I’ve invested in my Masters Degree in Clinical Mental health counseling
I guess this is my own version of “if you can’t beat them, join them” && for me RISE UP, CHALLENGE, & CHANGE them
I’m bridging the gap between competitors & mental health
I have limits as to what I can “say” but the work I do speaks for itself
So this is for YOU girls
The ones who have been told you have to give up what you LOVE in order to love yourself
IT IS NOT TRUE
You CAN & DESERVE TO have a healthy image of yourself & relationship with food WITHOUT sacrificing your goals as a competitor
Visit my Website's Services Page to learn how❤️🧠
I am looking for 5 competitors who want to stop overeating, binge behavior, & constant obsession/thoughts of food in the next 35 days WITHOUT sacrificing their goals as a competitor
If that’s you, send me an email saying “FOOD FREEDOM” now & I’ll take things from there to make sure I can help you (seeing this in the future? reach out anyways or apply HERE!)
&& to see if you’re up for a new test I am doing with my food relationship healing & discovery program that has already helped competitors internationally to make peace with food, their body, & their goals
It does NOT matter if you:
It DOES matter that you are:
Fit the bill but feel like there's no way you will ever make peace with food and that post show binging, obsessive food thoughts, & constantly going off plan are just “part of being a competitor”?
Girl, you definitely are not a lost cause & I could introduce you to so many of my clients past & present who used to feel the same way
Until of course they put their trust in my PTG system that I developed specifically with competitors in mind, AND finally went all in for themselves
& NO working with me does NOT inhibit you making progress as a competitor. If anything, you’ll make more because of it
In fact, one of my current clients has not gone off her plan once this entire prep since we started working together, you can see some of that on my testimonials page.
That’s beside the point, it’s time to make YOUR relationship with food a celebration & success so you can have the most fulfilling preps & improvement seasons
Send me an email saying “FOOD FREEDOM” now & we’ll get you started on your path to making peace with food