I made many healthy changes to my lifestyle since the beginning of the year, it is hard, but rather than focusing on the things that I can’t eat anymore I concentrate on the things that I can eat, the good I do to my body and health. I was a victim of the typical diet circle for too many years and it took me a long time to change my relationship with food. I would start a diet and think all day about everything I couldn’t eat. I felt deprived, had cravings and in the end, I would give in. After I would feel very guilty and start again. It was a vicious cycle, but luckily I woke up last year after my surgery and said something has to change. It’s not about my weight anymore, it’s about my health.
I know I am not alone with this. I hear my friends moan about wanting to lose weight almost everyday. I read it on Twitter, on Facebook – many blogs about it. Magazines tell us to hate our bodies, make money promoting diets promising to lose 10kg in a fortnight. There is a lot of body shaming out there and it’s about time we make a change. We have to be body positive and develop a normal relationship with food AND our bodies. I know it is very hard to do it on your own, but there is support out there. I am now three months in into my health journey and need to get a new push to stay motivated. I am starting the Real Food First meal plan on the 22nd of April for 28 days and I can’t wait to share my experience with you.
Teaspoon Living offers a fantastic Real Food First meal plan, but I personally wouldn’t call it a meal plan. It’s much more than that. Caitlin, the owner and writer of Teaspoon Living, offers support and guidance throughout the month. After signing up, she will send you a pantry essential guide with everything you need to get started for a healthy cooking success. Rather than providing a meal plan for the whole month at the beginning, Caitlin will send you the meal plan for the next week every Friday. She will also send you the shopping list, giving you enough time to buy everything you need at the weekend. It’s not a rigid meal plan and it allows you to be flexible for occasions like dinner with your friends. A Facebook group lets you connect with other program attendees for support and motivation. Further, Caitlin offers a personal email support and helps you to make your own meal plans after the program.
Caitlin is a holistic health coach and yoga instructor originally from San Francisco, but now residing in Zurich, Switzerland with her husband. She loves dark chocolate and tea. You can visit her website Teaspoon Living for more information, recipes and her blog.
Caitlin wants to make healthy eating fun again. For her, it’s about eating real food first to make ‘less room for junk food’. If you are tired of strict diets that you can’t continue after six hours one week and you want to get a normal relationship with food again, this program is definitely for you. It costs $95/£68 which is a small price for your well-being and health.
Caitlin offers my readers the chance to win the 28 day program, so enter the giveaway below if you can identify yourself with the post and you want to start your journey to great health. You can also sign up here for the Real Food First meal plan.
Have a look at the food below, isn’t that so much better than all the junk food out there?
Please read the rules before entering the giveaway. The giveaway is open to everyone worldwide. There are four mandatory steps to enter the giveaway: sign up to the Teaspoon Living newsletter, to follow me on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway. Also, please let us know in the comment box below how you could benefit from Real Food First meal plan. All the other entries are optional and will give more chances to win. Good luck to everyone!