Samantha Skelly has walked the dangerous path of dieting obsessions. After years of working on her awareness, she discovered a basic truth that finally leads to a healthy emotional and physical relationship with one’s body. Her book, “Hungry for Happiness,” aims to help women who are ready to stop using food as a drug. She’ll demonstrate how to recognize the difference between emotional and physical triggers, then show you how to turn around your emotional pain and use it to promote healing.
[:55] Samantha Skelly´s career briefing.
[3:04] Samantha’s life story, and how she was using food as a drug.
[6:03] Physical weight on our bodies is a representation of the emotional weight we are carrying.
[7:03] Feel compassion for yourself so you can heal. This is the key to stop you from racing to food to numb your emotions.
[7:59] The process to take someone from being unaware of their body, to awareness between physical and emotional hunger.
[9:01] Your body can guide you; we can tend to overanalyze instead of listening to our bodies.
[10:30] Ask yourself these life-changing questions: How much time do you spend thinking about your body and your weight? How is your relationship with pain? Do you tend to suppress it? Can you embrace it?
[12:25] How long does it take to get back “food freedom”?
[13:40] Stop looking for the quick fix! It takes time and work to achieve the sustainable transformation you really want.
[15:20] Start with acceptance and set your intention on transformation.
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[17:20] Crossfit makes Samantha feels powerful every day.
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[19:45] Sweet tooth is tied to emotions: sugar only momentarily makes you “feel good.” And the crash isn’t worth it!
[21:26] Get rid of your sweet tooth: Sour helps, lemon juice before meals is a great way to help with cravings.
As always, remember:
You are worthy. Dare to live a life that matters.