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Support Your Detoxification Pathways

Watch my NEW YouTube video "Support Your Detoxification Pathways": learn how you can help your body rid of toxins for optimal health with some simple lifestyle practices.

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Tame Your Cravings

Understand your cravings so you can better prevent them.

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Holiday Survival: Eat with Mindfulness and Stay Zen during the Holidays

• Do you want to maintain a healthy weight without counting calories and constantly stressing over what you eat?
• Do you want to enjoy your family and friends fully without losing yourself?
• Do you want to celebrate without the side effects?

In this practical class, I will give you all the necessary tools to avoid gaining weight and keep your sanity despite all the commitments during the holidays! You will regain control over your life, enjoy delicious foods without the side effects nor the guilt, and stay zen in the midst of the frenzy.

You will learn to:

• Establish healthy eating and lifestyle habits
Eat like the French
• Control your cravings and overcome emotional eating
• Establish safe boundaries while celebrating
• Find balance

Cost: $50, early bird registration: $45 before November 1st. Space is limited!!

Register NOW by signing-up online www.theyogacompany.com

WHEN: Saturday, November 14TH from 2:00pm - 4:00pm

WHEREThe Yoga Company, 2410 San Ramon Valley Blvd #129, SAN RAMON, CA 94583, 925.838.9642

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November 2015 Newsletter: Cravings

The holidays are upon us, with Halloween starting the celebrations, followed by Thanksgiving and Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanza. Studies show we gain five or more pounds during the holidays, and that we hold onto that weight.

The body is an amazing source of intelligence. It is always there for you, pumping blood, never skipping a heartbeat, digesting whatever food you put in it and maintaining homeostasis.

Is this reliable, intelligent bio-computer making a mistake by craving ice cream or a hamburger or chocolate? Are cravings due to lack of will-power or discipline? I'd like to suggest that cravings are not a problem. They are critical pieces of information that tell you what your body needs.
The important thing is to understand why you crave what you crave. Perhaps your diet is too restrictive or devoid of essential nutrients. Perhaps you are living a lifestyle that is too boring or stressful. Your body tries to correct the imbalance by sending you a message: a craving. A craving for something sweet could mean you need more protein, more exercise, more water or more love in your life. The key to stopping the sugar craving is to understand and deliver what your body really needs.

No book or theory can tell you what to eat. Only awareness of your body and its needs can tell you. Of all the relationships in our lives, the one with our body is the most essential. It takes communication, love and time to cultivate a relationship with your body. As you learn to decipher and respond to your body's cravings, you will create a deep and lasting level of health and balance.

The next time you have a craving, treat it as a loving message from your body instead of a weakness. Try these tips to respond to your body:

* Have a glass of water and wait 10 minutes.
* Eat a healthier version of what you crave. For example, if you crave sweets, try eating more fruit and sweet or root vegetables.
* What is out of balance in your life? Is there something you need to express, or is something being repressed? What happened in your life just before you had this craving?
* When you eat the food you are craving, enjoy it, taste it, savor it; notice its effect. Then you will become more aware and free to decide if you really want it next time.

This was a sneak peak into my upcoming workshop on Saturday, November 14th, 2-4pm in San Ramon, where you will learn more about taming your cravings and avoiding putting on weight during the holidays.

If you need personalized guidance and support, consult with me for a customized plan to support your health and happiness.



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