How Eating Psychology Approach Has Changed My Relationship With Food & Myself

Hey there beautiful,

We’ve all had it happen: you’re in full gear towards your accomplishing your New Years resolution, decluttering your life, making upgrades and manifesting like a pro when suddenly something that brings you crashing down.

It can be just a simple thing like a piece of candy, but the effect is HUGE.

So, what can you do when it happens to you?

Below are two videos about the HUGE impact that Eating Psychology approach to weight loss has changed my relationship to food & my body. It has also helped me be dedicated to my health NO MATTER what daily challenges I face.

How Eating Psychology Has Changed My Relationship with Food and with My Body

Before you do another diet or cleanse, you need to lay the inner groundwork.

Why? Because if you try to do another external strategy while your subconscious insists that it has to be hard, you’ll sabotage yourself.

Eating psychology has changed my internal world, allowed me to see the world with fresh & positive eyes towards my weight. Today, these are 3 strategies & concepts that has changed my relationship with food and my body.


-Perfectionism is the root of this mindset challenge and the beginning of this vicious psychology cycle

– Letting go of the guilt. Stopping the guilt stops the cycle to continue. (For more info, watch/listen above)


-Take 5-10 deep and slow breaths before and after you eat.

– By eating slowly allows the body to be in Parasympathetic nervous system (state of healing, high functional digestion, and losing weight)


– The first stage of digestion and the first step to find pleasure the cephalic phase response –gastric secretion occurs even before food enters stomach, especially while it is being eaten. It results from the sight, smell, thought, or taste of food, and the greater the appetite, the more intense is the stimulation Taking time to eat is the first opportunity we have to open up the door to pleasure.



Interviewed by Marc David; founder & CEO of Institute for the Psychology of Eating. 

Let Me Ask You A Question…

Once you start eating; Is it hard for you to stop?

Do you kinda numb out when you eat? When you finally get the chance to eat, you try to find anything that will satisfy that hunger? Or, do you instantly feel the sense of guilt, shame, and/or self-loathing after you eat?

Well, there is a SOLUTION to those questions.

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, January 23. 2017 @ 3pm

LINK to Register:

Thank you for being apart of this growing community. And I hope these topics bring you value in more ways than one. Please, if you found this inspiring and/or useful please leave a comment below. Again, thank you and I will see in next week’s video >>


With Gratitude,


3 Weight Loss Strategies

Hey there! Welcome back.


I want to ask you a question. Have you decided that this is your year, finally? Maybe you’ve made massive efforts to lose weight, but it hasn’t led anywhere.  Or, maybe you’ve invested tons of cash in diets, books and personal training, but you haven’t exactly got the long-term results you were promised.

Maybe you feel like losing that weight is just not going to happen to you and you just wish there was one magic thing you could do to make it all work.

What if I told you, that today’s video we talk about three strategies you can start mastering to finally get the weight loss you have been craving.

” Knowledge has no value unless you put into practice.” – Anton Chekhow

At the end od today’s video, I had extended some advice on how to start incorporating the strategies mentioned. Have compassion for your self all the way through your journey. It will make your results so much more enjoyable.


What are the 3 Weight Loss Strategies?

Honestly, you might think your situation is unique, but it’s probably not. There are plenty of diets, “experts” claiming the weight loss goal that you want so badly. What is NOT so common….

These (Non-nutritional) strategies to Lose Weight (Dont’t worry, we will talk all about food and how they can help you lose weight next month; February):



How to Start Practicing These Strategies?

  • Associate your eating time with the rotation of the sun. “Breakfast, eat like a queen. Lunch (12p-2p) eat like a King. And dinner (5p-7pm) eat like a servant.”
  • Eliminate the stress on the body and mind by stopping the chronic dieting cycle.
  • Breathing & slowing down while eating any food will bring you closer to find pleasure and weight loss.


**For much more information of each strategy, WATCH or listen to the video/audio above.

Let Me Ask You A Question…..

Once you start eating; Is it hard for you to stop?

Do you kinda numb out when you eat? When you finally get the chance to eat, you try to find anything that will satisfy that hunger? Or, do you instantly feel the sense of guilt, shame, and/or self-loathing after you eat?

Well, there is a SOLUTION to those questions.

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, January 23. 2017 @ 3pm

LINK to Register:


Thank you for being apart of this growing community. And I hope these topics bring you value in more ways than one. Please, if you found this inspiring and/or useful please leave a comment below. Again, thank you and I will see in next week’s video >>


With Gratitude,


Mindset Challenges Keeping You From Losing Weight

Hey Hey!

If you haven’t  heard the term “mindset challenges” before.

The concept of mindset challenges is strange because on the surface, why wouldn’t we want to have a successful mindset to accomplish our goals? It’s weird when you think about it.

How do you know if you have any mindset challenges? And what do you actually do about them? (Hint: there’s an free opportunity at the end of this.)

So if you’ve been feeling blocked or conflicted about weight and you don’t know why, today’s post will provide a great refresher for you.

Sometimes you just have to go back to basics.

“The Mind Is Everything. What You Think, You Become.” – Buddha

It’s way easier to think that you can’t lose weight because of something outside of yourself. You know, things like the people around me tempt me, work drains my motivation, Mercury Retrograde, or any other random excuse.

Now, don’t get me wrong: there are external factors that can TOTALLY affect your losing weight potential. But believing that you can’t do anything about those factors and start losing weight is purely an inside job.

Just make sure that your “excuses” aren’t mindset challenges (spoiler alert: they totally are!)

What Are the Top 3 Mindset Challenges?

Most people have a pretty similar mindset challenges. Honestly, you might think your situation is unique, but it’s probably not.

Here are some of the most common ones – see how many of them ring a bell for you:

  • “I have a WILLPOWER problem”
  • The ALL OR NOTHING thing: “I even eat perfectly every day or I eat whatever I want.”
  • “I’M BROKEN” internal dialogue

Once you know your particular MINDSET CHALLENGE, you can keep an eye out for how it sabotages you.

How Do We Overcome These Mindset Challenges?

  • Fully allow yourself to ENJOY any temptation (a.k.a. Breathe and eat slowly)
  • 1) Be AWARE if you lean towards perfectionism 2) Giving yourself MORE THAN 2 OPTIONS – When you choose 1 side, what else are you choosing?  3) Set an empowering MANTRA“Something is better than nothing”
  • Set an empowering MANTRA“I’m okay just as I am. I am not perfect but I am okay just as I am.”  



In 2017, I asked for your feedback. THANK YOU to those brave & courageous individuals. There is a solution to solve the biggest eating/health challenge; OVEREATING.

FREE webinar for Understanding Why We Overeat & 4 Morning Habits to Prevent Overeating

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, January 23. 2017

LINK to Register:


With Gratitude,


How To Create More Melatonin Naturally

I can’t sleep at night; Should I take over-the-counter melatonin??

Since diving into this month’s topic of sleep, I have been more aware of when someone mentions the lack of sleep they have been receiving. Do you know the cause of your poor quality or lack of sleep? Even though I am a cause “detective” according to our health and longevity but I know we need a little help sometimes.


Roughly, six years ago (before becoming a health coach) I first realized the struggle of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder); a.k.a Seasonal Depression. Then, as if the Universe had it planned, I saw on TV the Dr. Oz show about an all natural antidepressant called….. 5-HTP.
Say what? That’s right; 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan)! Within 3 weeks of taking 2 (100 mg) capsules everyday before bed I really did feel “happier”, the binge eating decreased, and my SLEEPING improved dramatically! Many other health aliments 5-HTP helps to improve…

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • sleep disorders
  • migraines
  • ADHD
  • fibromyalgia

That brings us to HOW 5-HTP helps us get MORE & better QUALITY SLEEP.

5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) is an amino acid that your body naturally manufactures. It’s not found in food, but is created from another amino acid, tryptophan. Tryptophan is found in high-protein animal foods…..Thanksgiving Turkey! Yum!

5-HTP supplements are usually produced from Griffonia simplicifolia, a woody African shrub. This plant’s seeds naturally contain 20% 5-HTP.

Below is a very clear diagram of how 5-HTP creates the neurotransmitter known as the “happy molecule”; Serotonin  and the “Sleep molecule”; Melatonin.

According to a study by the University of Maryland Medical Center about the results of 5-HTP on those who suffer with Insomnia:

In the study, people who took 5-HTP went to sleep quicker and slept more deeply than those who took a placebo. Researchers recommend 200 to 400 mg at night to stimulate serotonin, but it may take 6 to 12 weeks to be fully effective.

Still not convinced? Here are a few Amazon reviews about how 5-HTP has helped their sleep…

5.0 out of 5 starsI take it when I wake up so that I can sleep better that night

ByDeAnna Darrowon January 11, 2017

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I work nights and was having problems staying asleep. I take Melatonin before bed, but it wasn’t enough. I started taking the 5-HTP when I get up, and have been having much better nights.”

5.0 out of 5 starsRecommended by both my son’s physician and mine.

ByKatherine E. Shankson January 12, 2017

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We were told about this for a replacement for OTC sleeping “pills”, and it also lowers our stress. I cut the 200MG in half, so it’s the perfect dose and lasts a little longer. So, far, it is well tolerated by both of us.”

5.0 out of 5 stars Really helps to get to the REM state and dreams …

ByMNRmblron July 22, 2015

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Really helps to get to the REM state and dreams happening so that “the work of sleeping” can get done. Instead of just being knocked out you dream. Many times I can remember my last dreams of the night. The time release formulation is important. Before I took the immediate release and would quickly have a deep dream state and then wake up around 3:00 AM.”

5-HTP is included in this month’s FREE give-away to get natural MORE and better QUALITY Sleep. Let’s start improving your health on night at a time.


Mr. Sandman

Are Dreams Are Here to Help Us

A new month means….New Give-Away for you! Get excited!

This whole month of March is dedicated to SLEEP. The importance of sleep, and how to not just get more but get better quality sleep; which I have no doubt it will be a large factor in improving your sleep and your entire life.

This vlog today is all about our dreams and what creates our dreams. A mystery science of dreams is uncertain and alot of people fear uncertainty. Knowing what creates dreams can help us manifest the dreams, habits, and beliefs we need to thrive in life!

3 Ways to get More Quality Sleep Every night! The FREE slides mentioned in the video.

Also, if you haven’t signed up for weekly Wholistic Coaching, go to…..

You Aren’t Going To Like This.

Number 1 Secret Way to get More Quality Sleep

A new month means….New Give-Away for you! Get excited!

This week; March 5th – Month 11th is National Sleep Awareness Week and with that as my inspiration & my passion for helping you improve your health; I have dedicated the whole month of March to SLEEP. The importance of sleep, and how to not just get more but get better quality sleep; which I have no doubt it will be a large factor in improving your sleep!

Top 3 Ways to Have More Quality Sleep

FREE download of slides….

FREE Wholistic Coaching

Wrapping Things Up With a Cherry On Top

The Cherry On Top of a Delicious Month

1st week – All about CHOCOLATE!! Yum!

2nd Week – Romantic Relationships. The 5 Love Languages and How to communicate more clearly to your loved one.

3rd Week – Combo Week: Eating Disorder Awareness Week + Love for the Singles.  “How My Binge Eating Made Me a Better Girlfriend.”

Last chance to get this month’s freebie!

Set The Mood for Love With Essential Oils

How Binge Eating Made Me A Better Girlfriend.

In honor of Eating Disorder Awareness Week and the end of a fun, intimate month; this week, I am going to welcome you into my own life of struggles with disordered eating and into my intimate relationship. Both; our relationship with food and our intimate relationships are directly interconnected with each other and you will know exactly how so.

However, since it is the end of the month of LOVE, your opportunities are limited to grab your FREE pdf to

“Set The Mood of LOVE with Essential Oils”. Click here >>

Now lets me start by explaining the differences between all the forms of eating disorders, and disordered eating. Not all eating disordered are the same; they are complex and have a psychological cause of them.  The uneducated, hear the term “eating disorder” and immediately picture a young woman with all her clothes drape like curtains on her thin frame, fatigue drawn onto her face with the edges of her facial bones.  This is NOT the face of every eating disorder/disordered eating!

It is the 13 year old girl who just started her journey into her womanhood, who discretely slips off to the bathroom after every meal in order to stick her finger down her throat so she will continue looking for her friends but mean while chronically in fear of being “found out” and her ongoing body changes.

It is the male high school wrestler, gorging himself on every food he deprived himself in order to meet weight class weight.

It is the 52-year-old, mother of 2 children who after a regular 12 hour work day and driving her kids to and from soccer practices; can’t trust herself to stop eating once the first bite touches her lips. She fears the animal-like urge that leads her to devour all & anything in arm’s length, the cycle of guilt that always follows.

Research suggests that up to 50% of the population demonstrate problematic or disordered relationships with food, body, and exercise. Rates of clinical eating disorders are much lower, estimated from 1% to 3% of the general population.  -Psychology Today

Eating disorders included Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, and etc. The type of eating disorder that has consumed me in some moments in my past and (alert: vulnerable moment) still at times, is….Binge Eating.

Through my transition out of the bodybuilding industry; my body, my emotions, and my relationships were changing. Due to the lack of EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids), I had deprived my body while in the industry; my body was craving, savaging around from grocery store to grocery store, and ultimately devouring within 15 minutes an entire 2lb container of almond butter. A situation I still find myself when I am not tapped into…..

When food was no longer easily assessable, the consciousness slowly crept up with the help of empty jars, opened wrappers, dirty dishes in the sick, and etc. Then the most dangerous parts starts; the thoughts which lead to our emotions following the event.

Consciousness is the strongest alley for anyone who is given the beautiful gift of eating disorders/disordered eating. This super power is how I went from a perfectionist is driven, 5 years long single, 29-year-old, girl to a self-confident, strong, 30-year-old, women in a vulnerable and open-dialogue relationship.

Like many of us, it is much easier to place a mask over our own consciousness. However, ignoring symptoms, conflict, and/or resistance will never resolve the true cause of the disordered eating, issues in relationships, and etc. Becoming conscious of our opportunities, struggles, and gifts in whatever form they appear allows us to set our standards; in our self-worth, relationships, and all areas of life. by setting, practice consistently, expect and have courage enough to speak those standards to my boyfriend; I believe we have gained mutual respect and self-confidence. Confidence; which we all know is what real men, who are lucky to have such an amazing imperfect woman,  find the most attractive in a woman. (no matter weight, body type, or looks)

Don’t believe me? Read the following article… “Guys Explain Why They Literally Don’t Care About your Cellulite”


This post in no means the encouragement of eating disorders or disordered eating. It is strictly opinion based on my own personal experience and self-study. Not sure,  if you are experiencing disordered eating or have developed a disordered relationship with food? Click here for the



FREE pdf: 5 Signs of Disordered Eating

Please leave a comment below if my struggles sound familiar to you or to someone in your direct life. I am truly passionate about building consciousness and support for those who are silently struggling.

With Gratitude!

Speak The Language of Love…

Today I’m talking about the ONE THING that could be holding you back in your romantic relationship.

This is a real obstacle that can STALL any long-term relationship.

I know this because it stunted many relationships surrounded me.

Today I’m talking about your LOVE language  & the LOVE language of your partner, and when you’re not bilingual in LOVE that can make your relationships feel stuck. And can make you feel that you are not cut out for a long, thriving romantic relationship.

The scary thing is that you likely have used up all your resources to create the relationship you deserve! But if you feel discouraged by your progress and/or “not enough” in your relationship, you are for sure have not integrated the LOVE languages into your life.

It’s time to find some new, alternative approaches, don’t you think?

When my first “light bulb” moment happened on this topic, I was listening to an audio book; “The 5 Love Languages”

Wow! Gary Chapman; Ph.D. has categorized the human need for love, into 5 different love languages which help us make love into something extremely tangible and actionable for us.

The 5 Love Languages— are the foundation & aids the road to bigger results and to a successful, intimate relationship. You can have some fun in the process of discovering your primary and secondary love language, so take the quick quiz here.

Before we dive into those 5 Love Languages and their empowerment potential, one last note:

FREE PDF “Love Is In The Air: Essential Oil Blends to set the mood”– just in time for St. Valentine’s Day!

It answers the question I know you are asking or will be asking on Valentine’s Day: “How do I set the mood for romance with very little effort from me?”

So this has become a must-have love guide.

Here are the five love languages, Gary Chapman has created to transform marriages & relationships:


This language uses words to affirm other people.

Love Language #2: ACTS OF SERVICE

For these people, actions speak louder than words.

Love Language #3: RECEIVING GIFTS

For some people, what makes them feel most loved is to receive a gift.

Love Language #4: QUALITY TIME

This language is all about giving the other person your undivided attention.

Love language #5: PHYSICAL TOUCH

To this person, nothing speaks more deeply than appropriate touch.


Check out these innovative international LOVE languages —and then starting USING them to shift your relationship to get bigger results.

Let’s get clear on our own LOVE language first—time to get inspired and raise your relationship standards, for good.


21 Health Reasons to Eat CHOCOLATE

3 Secret Ways to Eat Cake & Lose Weight


The Food of the Gods…

“Cacao beans are probably the best-kept secret in the entire history of food.”

– David Wolfe

Can you guess what we will talk about today? That’s right….CHOCOLATE!! That’s right ladies, our favorite euphoria releasing food. Oh how I love chocolate!

But before we “bite” into why we love chocolate so much, let me state how excited I am about the topic I have in stored for you this month. Wait a minute…. Take a deep breath. Do you feel that? 
Do you feel the LOVE in the air? Whether you are married, in a relationship, or single February is the month of love.

To enhance that feeling of love throughout the whole month, grab your FREE PDF now>>> 

Now let’s have some fun!

According to the US Department of Commerce, the average American consumes 10 pounds of “traditional” chocolate yearly. Crazy right? That’s a whole lot of chocolate!  When I say “traditional” chocolate I simply mean the chocolate your get at convenient stores, or the chocolates always laying around at your grandma’s house; the same chocolates with highly processed cocoa, milk, and large amounts of sugar. This explains why we can become “chocoholics”.

So what is “real” chocolate? Raw caoca. (Nope, that is not a spelling mistake.) Cacao is actually the bean from the fruit. The bean that has been more valuable than currency for ancient cultures, and now consider the healthiest “superfood” of our time!

*Click to learn Caoca’s longevity health benefits, forms of caoca you can consume daily, and why women crave chocolate more than men.*

Chocolate is a very powerful substance which deserves respect when consuming it; enjoyment & pleasure in every bite.



“Every human is motivated by seeking pleasure and avoid pain.”

This whole month is aiding you to seek pleasure. To get more info & recipes 😉 that you will enjoy on facebook. Go to>>


With Gratitude,

ANNA (Your Ginger Coach 😉 )