The 4 Letter F Word.

Not that one. ūüėČ

I’m talking about FOOD.

What comes up for you when you hear that word?

Judgment?

Fear?

Worry?

Feelings of sacrifice?

Indulgence?

Visions of your favourite meals?

Do you hear labels like “good” or “bad”?

“Healthy” or “unhealthy”?

Diets or restriction?

My life’s passion evolved out of my own unhealthy relationship with food and my body and I’m on a mission to help people see food–and their human animal–differently.

What if…

We ate food when we were hungry and we didn’t add any guilt to the dish?

We stopped judging our hunger and rather listened to it, got curious about it, fed it and nourished it?

We naturally chose foods that left us feeling our best?

We felt freedom around food?

I want this for me.

I want this for all of us.

I know how good it feels to crave foods that energize me rather than drain me and although it took some time, practice and experience in this lifestyle, it was easier than I ever believed possible.

We CAN create this experience in our lives and I promise you, it’s not a grind. We don’t need to starve ourselves or restrict food (quite the opposite, actually). We don’t need to work out like crazy (we can simply be active in ways that feel good!) and we don’t need to be afraid that we will fail (because there is NO failure).¬†

A wellness journey is a life journey. It’s the way we set up our lives to deliver the results we get.

We are what we do. Not once in a while, of course, but we are what we do every day, habitually.

So, what can we do to create change if we want different health outcomes for ourselves?

ANYTHING.

That’s the secret!

We can start with anything and we can start anywhere at any time.

Want to “be healthy?” Drink a glass of water or eat an apple or walk around the block or take some deep breaths or do a neck stretch (side to side, try it now…I’ll wait!) ūüėČ

Remember, we are always, always allowed to change and if food has always confused or confounded you, if you received mixed messages (or negative messages) around food growing up, if you’ve always struggled with weight or food or body image (or all three), then first, know you are not alone. And second, know that there IS a way out. One that doesn’t require you to count or restrict or judge yourself.

It’s a paradigm shift for sure.

And it’s the only way I believe we are going to enjoy lasting good health and energy without wasting our precious lives starving, counting, restricting, and judging.

It really is easier than we want to make it.

If you need me, I’m here to help you uncomplicate your relationship with food and your body and there are several ways you can join me on the journey.

Feel free to read through this blog for posts designed to inspire, motivate and educate you on food, your body and creating an effortless healthy lifestyle.

If you want to go deeper, join my FREE Facebook group called One Bite At A Time for daily inspiration and connection with others.

If you’re curious about getting my 18 years of experience, trial+error and strategies that have helped me truly move the needle, you might consider joining my 12 week group coaching program called OBAAT. The next round starts November 16th, 2020. Book a FREE 30 minute Phone Call with me by heading to OBAATCoaching.com, and clicking “Let’s Chat!”.

And if you’d like to go deeper and work privately with me, I have one spot available in December for 1 on 1 coaching, where the experience is entirely customized to you and your specific needs and goals. Visit OBAATCoaching.com to learn more or feel free to email me at Sarah@SarahTalksFood.com.

Food doesn’t have to be complicated. It can truly be something that you see as a support to your best life; medicine to keep you feeling great and the #1 tool you lean on to support your mental, emotional and physical health. And we can make choices in each and every moment that allow us to begin building an identity around being healthy; we simply make decisions that tell ourselves we are caring for our health. And while this concept is simple, of course it’s not always easy to do the things we know would help us move the needle. I’d love to support you on your health journey if you’re looking for a coach to motivate, support and encourage you to reach your goals.

Because I want you to love your life one bite at a time.

P.S. Here’s the link again to join my FREE Facebook group called One Bite At A Time, where we share tips, resources and inspiration within a community of others seeking greater health+energy.¬†Join us!

P.P.S. Here are a bunch of the Frequently Asked Questions I get about my 12 week group program. Let me know if you have any others by emailing me at Sarah@SarahTalksFood.com.

FAQs

Do you only coach women? Nope! I coach people with a human body and my programs are applicable to everyone. We are an inclusive group and do not tolerate discrimination of any kind in our spaces.

Do you only coach people in recovery or those who are overweight? No. I coach all people who are seeking a healthier lifestyle and who want to live with more freedom around food, sugar, weight and their body. Often, people who do my program have either quit drinking or want to quit drinking/cut down and/or lose weight, and I work with anyone who is contemplating making a health change, no matter how that looks for them. 

Is your program offered in person or online? Online. You can live anywhere and access it!

What is your program about?¬†My program is essentially MY personal recovery program; the one I patchworked together for myself 18+ years ago and all the way up to today! I share the¬†best¬†of what I’ve learned from the many teachers, coaches, experts and healers who have lit my path as well as the countless books I’ve read, documentaries I’ve watched, and research I’ve conducted (both primary and secondary) that’s all complimented my education to become a health coach.

I believe in a holistic approach, so we don’t isolate the physical from the mental and emotional; we work through exercises designed to help us integrate all aspects of ourselves and to heal in a way that allows us to move out of our past & future, and into the present; the only thing we ever have. You can see the entire curriculum at¬†OBAATCoaching.com¬†by clicking “Learn More” and¬†if you have any questions, feel free to email me at Sarah@SarahTalksFood.com.

Who are you and what do you teach?¬†I’m Sarah! And I’m a woman in long-term recovery from alcohol addiction. I went from being a pack-a-day smoker, nightly drinker, and late-night junk food eater to a woman who cares for–and about–herself in ways I truly never thought possible. I became a health coach to share my best practices–everything¬†that worked really well for me in my life around mindset, fitness and food after I got sober 18+ years ago. Along with teaching my students the basics of nutrition, how to navigate the world of sugar, meal-planning 101, and cooking easy recipes together, we learn how to soothe our emotions without food and we go below the surface to understand ourselves and our behaviors better. We learn healthier ways to communicate, we learn to be more purposeful with our time, we learn to let things go, and we learn how to never, ever, ever go “on” or “off” a diet again. Ever. (Hint: because they work in the¬†exact opposite way¬†than we think they do!)

I’ve tried everything to lose weight. How is your program different?¬†The biggest difference with my program is that it’s got nothing to do with dieting, restricting or sacrificing. It’s all about learning to cultivate a¬†relationship¬†with our bodies. I’ve cultivated a relationship of deep love and trust with my body and I teach others how to do the same with theirs. Caring for and nurturing our incredible, resilient, forgiving, capable, powerful bodies (and BRAINS!) is the most loving thing we can do.

While it’s not¬†really¬†about the food, but rather our mindset and behaviors around food, we certainly talk food all the way along because¬†we still need to make sure we fully understand food and the way it works in the body (and brain!).¬†Doing so makes creating a healthy lifestyle so much easier! It allows us to start wherever we are and know that every single decision we make to nourish and nurture our bodies, counts. The opposite is also true. In my program, we work to arrive at a place where we feel a sense of love and reverence for our body.

How long does your program run and does it run year round? OBAAT runs for 12 weeks and is held 4 times a year, seasonally. The next (Fall) session starts on Monday, November 16th and runs until February 7th, 2020. Once you enroll ONE time, you get unlimited FREE access to ALL future group rounds of OBAAT that I run. Some of my students have been with me since the very beginning as a way for them to stay inspired, motivated, accountable as well as being able to dig deeper into the emotional work of the program.

How much does your program cost?¬†My program costs $497 USD which works out to about $6 per day over 12 weeks.¬†Remember, you get FREE access if you choose to go through any future rounds of OBAAT,¬†so that price could end up being much, much lower. ūüôā

What does the program entail/What comes with it?¬†The program consists of 12 weekly lessons, or “trainings” delivered via video inside your Private Member Portal. Each training is between 30 minutes and an hour in length. Each week, you’ll be assigned homework and mid-week, you’ll have a live coaching call with me, via Zoom; You’ll receive a digital copy of my Recipe Guide; a private Facebook group for your group alone–a great place to find community and accountability partners; a digital copy of my book upon completion; and access to me inside the private Facebook group, or via email or text, if needed between weekly live calls.

How much time each week should I set aside for this program?¬†Plan for 30-60 mins to watch the training. As for the assignments, you’ll find they vary widely from person to person and based on how deep you want to go/how much time you want to spend cooking, etc. So, it’s completely up to each student how much time they spend.

When are the weekly trainings available?The first one in the September 2020 round goes up on September 8th. After that, tranings become available every Monday at 5 am ET. They are located inside your private member portal.

When are the live calls? For the September 2020 group, they run on Wednesday nights at 7 pm ET.

How do I access the live calls?¬†We use Zoom. There will be a link that we’ll use every week that I will email you and also share in our private Facebook group.

What if I can’t make it to a Wednesday class?¬†You are encouraged to block it off in your schedule as it’s your opportunity to ask questions and receive coaching, but if you can’t make it to a live class, not to worry! You can always catch the replay (and ask me questions ahead of time in the Facebook group, if you like).

Does everyone see and hear me on their computers?¬†Only if you want us to. You can turn your camera and your microphone off, if you like, but you’re welcome to share and we create safe spaces.

Do you only coach people of a certain age?¬†No. I coach adults from age 18 to 118 (no offence to 119 year olds) ūüėČ

 

 

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