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Breaking Up With Your Diet In 2018

Breaking up with Your Diet in 2018

Every January, I was trapped in the “diet” mentality. I would look at girls on my instagram feed or YouTube and envy their bikini bods while feeling shame for the 5-8lbs I would gain during the holidays. And every year I was in complete and utter DENIAL about the harsh judgment and restriction I created around my body.

This was the FIRST year that I can honestly say I was completely AWARE of this process. Watching it unfold as a movie that i’ve watched over and over again, predicting the outcome and desperately wanting to change it. 

And after a lot of internal struggle, I finally have.

2018 is the year that I END dieting and step into BODY PEACE. 

I want to welcome you to this journey with me as I share the power of INTUITIVE eating and how to LET GO of the dieting mentality.


We have been raised in a society that encourages EXTREMES. It’s become the norm to push our bodies past the point of exhaustion. This imbalance of masculine energy, has left us completely fried, judgmental of ourselves and angry.

Angry that: 

  • We can’t seem to get our shit together.
  • Other women make it look so easy.
  • Our will power has no power at all.

I’ve felt ALL of this anger and so much more. I’ve played the blame game and I’ve had pity parties on several occasions over the course of 2017. I’m no longer giving into extremes or the idea that I NEED to look a certain way to be a confident role model because being perfectly imperfect is SO much more fun. 


What I’ve learned through this process, is that this IS a uphill battle and set backs can and should be expected. I entered into the diet mentality in high school and YEARS of programming cannot be un-done in a matter of days or weeks. 

  • Patience
  • Letting go of judgement
  • Self-discovery through self-care
  • Intuitive eating

All have aided in my break up with yo-yo dieting. Though its been a slow journey, I have made progress that I’m proud of.

#1) I no longer label the way I eat. Paleo, Keto, and Vegan were all words I used to describe myself in the past. But diets SHOULD NOT define you as a person. Labels also but you into a box, one of restriction and deprivation.

#2) I said “good-bye” to the clean eating club. My old habit was eat super “clean” during the week and on Friday-Saturday go to town with a free-for all. This mind-set led me to binge on the weekend, feeling extreme guilt & shame.  Lesson learned- When you STOP controlling food, food STOPS controlling you! 

#3) What works for someone else may be completely destructive for my body even if its deemed “healthy.” I’ve tried it ALL. I was a diet FANATIC and got high off the rush and possibility a new diet would bring. I always had high hopes and blinders UP when I started a new diet but this mentality led to a serious downfall in my health from deficiencies associated with food group restriction.

Watch my entire story or read my past blog post on Ending Yo-Yo Dieting HERE.


So how am I feeling about this whole intuitive eating lifestyle? 

Absolutely INCREDIBLE.

There’s a sense of FREEDOM that I haven’t felt around my relationship with food since I was a little girl. When I just ate when I was hungry and didn’t dissect each ingredient I was putting into my body.

With all the HYPE that the media pushes on us DAILY on what to eat and what NOT to eat. On the hottest new super foods and weight loss tactics, I feel like a huge brick just lifted from my shoulders leaving it all behind. **Insert huge “SIGH” of relief**

Now don’t get me wrong, I still believe in the POWER of REAL FOOD to heal and nourish the body, but when this becomes a obsession (aka orthorexia) you become a prisoner to your diet.

Intuitive eating doesn’t mean that your diet mentality should be a a free for all consisting of  donuts,  pizza and macchiatos, but BALANCE and honoring your cravings in a healthful + sustainable way.

2018 GOALS

As  I continue to STRENGTHEN my own mind+body connection, I will be sharing with you all my tips + tricks for leading a more intuitive life. 

One that nourishes you, sets you free, embodies YOUR truth and deepens your INTUITIVE connection like never before.

In the meantime, you’ll find me getting back to my roots. Un-doing all the years of “should’s” and “should-not’s.” Eating food that gives me grounding BALANCE & a unmistakable GLOW.

If your ready to hit “RESET” and discover which foods + lifestyle habits are no longer serving you, then my 14-Day Gentle + Holistic Awakening Reset is the PERFECT place to start. It allows you a time to discard your current routine as you cleanse the body+mind for a deep intuitive connection.

If you have ANY questions regarding this topic or can relate, then I would love to hear from you! 

Cheers to a 2018 filled with LOTS of self-love and intuitive insight. 



This Post Has 4 Comments
  1. Hi Sam,
    Thanks so much for sharing your struggles with dieting. As I mentioned earlier on Facebook I have dieted most of my life, I was an overweight child and was put on a pediatrician supervised diet when I was in 2nd grade. That of course made me feel different then all the other kids in school. I joined weight watchers in my senior year in high school and lost around 25lbs and from there the yo yo dieting started. Then years later I started running a lot at least 20 to 25 miles a week which I did enjoy but my feet didn’t so I had to stop running a few years ago and that had been my way to maintain my weight. So I stopped running, took on a very stressful job and entered menopause all at the same time. So the last 2 years I have tried to attain the same weight I was when it’s really not possible at this time of my life, and I need to be okay with that. I know I have a problem with sugar/sweet cravings and that’s what I need to get back in balance. I too have done a lot of research on eating healthy but I know for me it’s the emotional triggers and stress that gets me off track.

    1. Hi Pat! Wow that is quite a story! I love that you can truly understand and resonate with mine as well, which is all too common nowadays. The fact that you are aware of why you over eat is so important because most go through life like zombies not realizing why they have certain lifestyle habits that they cant’t seem to kick. I understand the emotional triggers and how it feels like your going up a uphill battle as they play over and over again, as I have the same types of triggers. It can be so frustrating to feel like your self-sabotaging but by working with the subconscious through meditation and breath work exercise, i’ve been able to remove a lot of these emotional blockages. I would love to support you in your journey in any way possible so email me if you would like to take a deeper dive into your health! xx, Sam

  2. Sam,
    I ordered your Plant based e book back on 12/1/17, I was wondering how/when do I get the ebook? I haven’t received anything yet except for the acknowledgement that my order was received.
    Thank you

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