Shelly Fitzsimmons - Certified Personal Fitness Trainer

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Shelly Fitzsimmons

Certified Personal Fitness Trainer

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Exercise and Fitness

As people age, muscles can begin to shrink and lose mass, strength decreases, and balance control declines. Additionally, the metabolism—the speed at which the body converts food to energy slows, flexibility   is reduced, and bones become more fragile. Some senior will stay active and alert throughout their lives, while others may have a harder time and experience common conditions such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, which can lead to a decrease in activity and quality of life and well-being

A regular, personalized exercise program along with a healthy nutritional guidelines designed by Shelly Fitzsimmons at Integrative Fitness can help offset these common effects of aging and provide you with the energy, strength and balance you need for normal, everyday life.

 

Benefits of a Regular Exercise Program

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, changes that occur in the musculoskeletal system result more from disuse than from simple aging. Fewer than 10 percent of Americans participate in regular exercise and the most sedentary group is older than 50 years of age. Benefits of Shelly's Integrative Fitness program include an increase in functional strength, balance, coordination, and endurance. Other benefits of Shelly's program include controlling weight, managing or reducing the risk of chronic diseases, improving mood, promoting cognitive well-being, and boosting energy.

 
 

About Shelly

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As a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Shelly Fitzsimmons specializes in lifestyle, wellness, and nutrition coaching. She is a results-oriented, fitness professional who demonstrates the ability and insight to analyze a condition, arrive at a decision and implement a plan tailor made for her clients. She has a deep passion for guiding others towards achieving excellence and feeling good about themselves.

She offers her clients functional fitness techniques and time-proven exercise programs. She been an integral part of positively changing many lives for the 17 years. Her dedication and ability to provide support, motivation and ultimate service to her clients reflects her commitment, professionalism and heartfelt sincerity and passion. Shelly's consistent set of principles and practices sets the stage for positive results, satisfaction and fulfillment.

 
 

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With Shelly’s Integrative Fitness program, you can expect to be involved in some form of aerobic activity such as walking, stationary bike or an elliptical trainer that will get your heart pumping. This is beneficial because it helps strengthen the hardest-working muscle in your body—your heart— and it will improve your respiratory system and lowers your blood pressure. Functional muscle-strengthening activities will also be a component of your personalized program. These activities will consist of some form of progressive weight training or weight-bearing calisthenics that involve the major muscle groups to help increase strength and bone density. Flexibility training will be part of the program to increase elasticity in the major muscle groups, as well as improve joint motion. This will help improve coordination, decrease risk of injury, and improve blood supply to the tissues. Your training regimen may also include balance and proprioception exercises if you have frequent falls or mobility challenges.

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that all adults—including seniors—participate in aerobic activity three to five times a week for at least 30 minutes per day. Additionally, the ACSM recommends performing muscle-strengthening and flexibility activities at least two days per week.

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As with any program, consult with your physician prior to starting a new exercise regimen to discuss any health concerns.

 

Client Testimonials

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"I have been working with Shelly for the past 9 years. Not only does she customize an individual's workout and nutrition plan: Shelly incorporates the concept of total fitness by attending to a person's spirit and true complete well-being. She is completely there for her clients, always focused on their needs at the time. She really listens and possesses a deep understanding of her clients. 

Since working with Shelly, I feel more balanced and complete. With regular exercise, sensible eating and her constant support, I have emerged feeling so much better about myself and the world around me. With Shelly, it's much more than just a workout. It's an opportunity to replenish one's spirit."

- Gloria Frere

"Our work together is not just about the equipment and routine, but about the entire process of improving my overall condition. It is impossible to separate the emotional, mental spiritual and physical aspects of self. Shelly recognizes that and creates a complete program which respects my lifestyle, work, family demands, and physical needs, and one that acknowledges the impact of transitions in my life." 

- Bonnie Twieg, Business and Life Coach

"At the start of my working with Shelly Fitzsimmons, I weighed 148 pounds. I was interested in losing the extra 20 pounds I gained after menopause and toning flabby arms, thighs and buttocks. Having tried on my own for years, I was literally at my wits end and very skeptical that Shelly could help me. At 48 years of age, the task seemed impossible. Shelly demonstrated the ability to analyze a problem, arrive at a decision and implement a plan tailor made for my body type. Shelly exceeded my expectations by helping me reach the goal in as little as three months. My results were clearly outstanding. At 128 pounds, I was back in a size 6 and ready for a 30 year high school reunion."

- Diane Somerville, Owner, Express Aircraft Corporation

"There are few people that you can say made a difference in your life, for me, Shelly Fitzsimmons would be that kind of person. After being diagnosed with SLE Lupus in 1991, having my third child in 1996, and having had Cervical Fusion done in 2000, to say my body was out of shape was an understatement. I had tried every diet plan on or off the market. Exercise was nonexistent. My joints and muscles ached all the time. Normal activity was painful. I signed up with Shelly, after my doctor told me he'd found a great trainer that could work with me. Well, within three months, I felt like a new person. I'd almost lost 35 pounds and had more energy than I did in my teens. It has been a year and I've lost a little more than 50 pounds and feel better than ever.

With great pleasure, I would recommend Shelly Fitzsimmons to anyone. If you want to finally reach your goals, feel better both physically and emotionally; Shelly can help you achieve your goals."

- Sheila Wozniak, Office Manager

"Shelly, you are a special trainer in that you take a personal interest in the whole person, not just weight training and fitness. Your program really worked with me losing up to 30 pounds. I couldn't have had the motivation to do so without your help. Sometimes financially it seems like a lot, but it was worth every penny I spent for what I learned from you. Tell all of your clients that they are being trained by the best."

- Patty Gomez

"Thank you for changing my life. I feel great. At age 47, I am in the best shape of my life since the age of 25. With your coaching, I have lost 32 pounds. My total cholesterol dropped 56 points and my bad cholesterol dropped 51 points. I am now in the normal range! I have learned and continue to learn from you; information I will be able to use and benefit from the rest of my life. It truly has been worth the time and money spent, especially when my friends tell me I look ten years younger."

- James Garza, Paint Contractor

"It is obvious that you absolutely love what you do and love helping your clients achieve a healthy lifestyle. You never ever gave up on me even when I was ready to throw in the towel. You kept on cheering me on when I felt I could not go on. Thank you, Shelly, for your hard work. I am in the best shape I have ever been in my life thanks to you."

- Mike Shea, Personal Chef

"To Shelly with my undying gratitude: You have made my life worth living. I was a 71-year-old 232-pound woman who two years ago curled up in my chair and watched television all day. I was very depressed. I was getting weaker and had fallen a couple of times and could not get up by myself. After my son and my husband talked me into working out with a personal trainer---you---I made tremendous progress. My balance was better; my footing was more sure. I can go up and down stairs more easily and I am able to get out of those booths at the restaurant with a little more ease. I looked forward to exercising twice a week. I have signed up for more sessions and am still improving. I have more energy and am having family dinners on Sunday again and enjoying going to the racetrack because I can now get up and down stairs without banisters. I am losing weight without even trying and am regaining my life. No longer do I have thoughts of my life ending curled up in my chair. Exercise really does help older people. It is never too late."

- Joanne Mosier  

 


Weight Loss Jump Start Program

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In 21 days, if you could significantly and permanently improve your health and your life, would you be interested?

Most of us have conditions and circumstances in our physical well-being that need assistance. Some of us don't have enough energy to get through the day, some have had a couple of kids and are carrying an extra 20 pounds, some of us have chronic aches and pains in our joints, some of us have difficulty sleeping, some have high cholesterol, some have chronic congestion, and some have chronic digestive issues. These are common toxicity symptoms. If these toxins aren't eliminated, our well-being is compromised.

It is Shelly's deepest intent to help people be free of these conditions and live a life of vitality!

Would you like to be free from these uncomfortable physical conditions so that you can express a life that is energized and free of illness?

Would you like to wake up feeling more vital and excited about your day?

Would you like to get up in the morning and actually have energy without having to drink 2 or 3 cups of coffee?

Would you like to wake up in the morning and be free of those aches and pains in your joints?

If you answered yes to any of the above you can absolutely benefit from my 21-Day Clinical Purification, Detoxification and Weight Loss Program.

About the Program

Over the course of the 21 days you will eat real food. This is not a fast or a juicing diet. It consists of vegetables, good fats, limited grains, fruits, animal proteins, delicious shakes, clean water and high quality, organic whole food supplements are an integral part of the program. There is also a highly effective vegetarian option available.

This program can be done anytime on an individual basis, however, participating in my group purification program is proven to be a valuable opportunity. During the course of the 21-Day Purification group program (conducted at various times throughout the year) I also hold weekly conference calls. In this forum I offer advice and coaching tips for success. Participants on the calls can exchange information, provide each other moral support, and share recipes and food preparation information. You’ll discover that you're not alone in your quest for a healthy lifestyle; on the weekly conference calls you’ll connect with other people who are experiencing the same things as you. Together you’ll find hope, inspiration and motivation.

Every year dozens of people participate and realize truly amazing results with this program. Regardless of your location or where in the world you live, you can participate and benefit from this 21-Day Clinical Purification, Detoxification and Weight Loss Program.

This program is one of the very best ways to safely kick start a significant weight loss in a very short amount of time. The process is not just about weight loss though. Anyone can benefit from a purification program regardless of if they want to lose weight or not. Those who do want to lose weight lose anywhere from 5 to  15 lbs. over the course of 3 weeks.

What is Toxicity?

If you're anything like most people, you probably have a junk drawer at home. It holds a mishmash of nuts and bolts, a pair of pliers, a night-light bulb, and a roll of duct tape.

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Our bodies also collect junk. This junk comes from the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. It includes pesticides, heavy metals, chemicals, caffeine, pollution, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, MSG, over-the-counter medications, alcohol, and damaged fats.

When overloaded, our bodies become inefficient. Like a furnace with a clogged filter, it collects toxins.

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Toxins can contribute to a wide range of conditions including, but not limited to:

  • Weight loss resistance
  • Weight gain
  • Stuffy or congested head
  • Fatigue or difficulty sleeping
  • Digestion and other gastrointestinal problems
  • Food cravings
  • Reduced mental clarity
  • Low libido

What is Detoxification?

Detoxification is an essential process for the health of the body. A detox program enhances the elimination of toxins that we are exposed to everyday. While the world we live in has improved in many ways, we face a persistent and serious challenge to maintain good health in a toxic environment.

Purification is merely the internal cleansing and detoxification of your body. Think of it as spring cleaning for your insides. Because health begins inside!

The word Detoxification is poorly understood and often thought of as just another trendy diet.

This is not a fad diet. This is a program that will help you live a healthier life.

The benefits and results are truly astounding!

People are reporting improvements with their skin, fewer headaches, and fewer stomach aches, diminished food cravings, less joint pain, more sound sleep, significant increases in energy, less congestion, less bloating/water retention, more regular bowel movements, weight loss, and enhanced psychological well-being. These are very common results that most people report!

A purification program can have a significant, positive effect on the biochemistry of the body while allowing natural toxins and byproducts of daily metabolism to be eliminated. By participating in this purification program, you may notice the following:

  • Improved weight management results
  • Increased energy
  • Better digestion
  • Less bloating
  • Enhanced mood
  • Clearer skin
  • Shinier hair
  • Improved sleep
  • Reduction of bags and/or discoloration under eyes

21 Day Weight Loss Jump Start Program Testimonials

 

"Before I did the 21-day cleanse led by Shelly, I was bloated almost all the time, had 7 pounds I couldn't get rid of no matter what, was foggy headed, woke up tired, and often irritable. After the first week on the cleanse, my body was no longer bloated, I had shed several pounds, I had a renewed clarity of mind and heart, and felt happier and more energetic. I really enjoyed getting perspective on my eating habits and cravings, and learning how to cook with new foods. Shelly was very supportive and encouraging, and her weekly conference calls provided me with motivation and inspiration. The cleanse made me feel better than I've felt in years. I never thought I could feel like I felt before I had two small children, but I do. I plan to make it a yearly ritual. I'd recommend this cleanse to anyone who wants to do themselves a big favor."

- Anna Conley, Attorney                                                         

"After years of suffering from abdominal and digestive issues, I finally decided to search for a nutrition coach and a program that made sense. Shelly and her Purification and Weight Loss program was exactly what I was looking for. I had been experiencing abdominal attacks with severe pain. I was in and out of the doctor's office for months. I was diagnosed with pancreatitis and diverticulosis and referred to a surgeon who told me I needed to have my gall bladder removed. 

It was around that time that I was referred to Shelly Fitzsimmons. As a last ditch effort, I met with her and decided to postpone the gall bladder removal surgery and try her suggestions and her 21-day program first. Shelly really took the time to listen and understand my situation. Her guidance helped me lose 11 pounds in 21 days and I feel great. I was amazed at how good I felt through the process. The first few days took some adjusting but after that it all came together. My digestive symptoms completely disappeared and have not returned since I started working with Shelly and I did not have to have surgery, incur steep medical costs, and be out of work, to remove one of the most important organs in my body. It has been 6 months since I started working with Shelly and I have not only maintained my weight loss, but I have continued to lose weight following Shelly's coaching. 

Shelly is an expert in nutrition, exercise and attitude! She responded to every question and offered solutions to every issue that came up for me. Now I have an incredible amount of energy with a clear head and no abdominal or digestive issues whatsoever. I am sleeping solid through the night and waking up feeling rested. What a breakthrough! 

With all the diet and exercise programs out there, it is easy to be swayed into a health regime that will get you part of the way, but not fully where you want to be. I needed someone that I was accountable to that would coach me through step by step and teach me what was right for ME based on my individual circumstances. Shelly is that person!" 

- Jeff Price, Global Commodity Manager

"Doing Shelly's Standard Process Group Detoxification Program was effective for me in losing 7+ lbs. In fact, I have lost a total of 42 lbs. over the past three years working with Shelly! Her 21-day purification program has proven to be a springboard for cleaner and healthier eating. I have experienced improved health as a result of doing this program. I am sleeping better, digesting food better, waking up without the alarm and feeling great. I have more energy on most days and I feel more inspired to exercise several times a week. Most amazingly, my cholesterol was reduced from 250 to 212 (a total of 38 points) over the course of this 21-day program.

Before the cleanse, I was eating too many carbs and sweets. After the initial days on the cleanse, it became easier to eat clean. I craved raw and cooked veggies and didn't miss cheese, milk, sweets, etc. I also was able to eat smaller portions and feel satisfied. I found the group online forum, conference calls, and the detox dinner with the professional chef, to be extremely helpful. I learned something from each email posting and conference call. "

- Roberta Simi, Attorney

"Since participating in Shelly's Standard Process Clinical Purification and Detoxification program I feel more clear and have an easier time getting up in the morning. This was a good launch into making more of a lifelong commitment, rather than going on a ‘diet.' My overall health is good as a result of this program and my digestion is much better. So far I've lost 6 lbs. I felt bloated and fat before the cleanse, and now I feel lighter and on my way to more weight loss and healthier eating choices. I believe that doing this program in a group forum was very effective. I felt extremely supported and had all the information I needed, thanks to your guidance. The online forum and conference calls were a great idea, and gave lots of additional moral and material support. It is always easier to have company when you are attempting something that could be challenging. "

- Deborah Madansky, M.D., Pediatrician

"Three years ago I stepped on a scale for the first time in years and found myself staring at 185 pounds staring back at me. How had this happened? Mother of three children, now in college and high school, devoted wife, workaholic and overall feeling successful at life. so how did I get to the point where I was shopping at Lane Bryant, dressing in large/long clothes to hide my weight, had significant health problems and was generally depressed about my life. I got HERE because I was thinking about everyone else but myself. I hired Shelly to be my lifestyle and fitness coach. Shelly persisted, coached, hinted, nudged me along to think a bit beyond just working out; to think about the whole person. My health issues culminated. I had been suffering for many years from arthritic pain, muscle twitches, heart palpitations, headaches, stomach aches, digestive problems, and on and on...all without diagnosis. Searching for a healing source, I looked to Shelly. I committed to her Cleanse (Clinical Purification Program) desperate to help my own body heal itself. That one precious day of commitment (a day now almost three years ago) is a day I will never, ever regret. The results of the cleanse were life transforming...I had safely lost 7 lbs within one week and had dropped one whole pant size, ALL of my aches and pains were more infrequent and for the first time in a very long time I LIKED what I saw in the reflection of the windows when walking downtown. Within a matter of 3 weeks I had lost 25 pounds. After three years I teeter from being 35-40 pounds less than what I was. I am 42 years old and down from 185 pounds to 145-150 pounds and wow what a feeling to try on a pair of pants from the size 8 section. That feeling will forever be the most rewarding feeling to me. I wasnt even a size 8 in high school! The Clinical Purification Program has become the savior of my health and my life. It has become a way of life for me. I dont eat perfectly healthy all the time, but eating cleanse friendly is my lifestyle now. I recommend the Clinical Purification Program to anyone who wants to lose weight quickly, but safely. Also, for anyone who is having aches and pains, low energy, digestive issues, food cravings, skin break outs, etc. To coach the WHOLE PERSON: physical, mental, and spiritual is the key to Shellys uniqueness. Shelly took me to the door and showed me the way, but ultimately we have to step through the threshold ourselves to reap the rewards. Life is worth living."

- Charlotte Ambrose, Fisheries Biologist, NOAA

"I am on the Detoxification Program and love the results. My goal while on the plan was to get off of caffeine—mainly coffee—for life. The idea of feeling "light" was new to me and a little hard to get used to. With Shelly's support, now I notice how little food I really need to eat. Before, I just ate now I pay attention. My attitude towards food has also changed, I see eating as a way to stay healthy, connected to my body temple and connected to a community that supports "live" foods. I never really did junk food but this program has given me a new attitude on what and how I eat. I am not done with the 21-day plan, but already I have accomplished my goals and have gotten much more than I could have imagined. 

Shelly thank you, this program has changed my life."

- Diana Samour

"I lost 10 pounds and have lots more energy. I have more clarity, my sleep has improved and my moods are more even. I felt like awful before the program and I feel MUCH better now. It really has been life changing! I feel more clear, happy, energized, empowered about my choices I make in life and in the grocery store. Shelly was a fabulous coach, very positive, attentive and helpful during my cleanse process. I am so grateful."

- Caelie Steele, Licensed Esthetician

"As of day 22 I have lost 14 pounds. My energy has improved greatly and I am able to sustain it. Before the detox program, I was stuck in food addiction (particularly sweets) with night binging, was relatively tired and frustrated with trying to control my eating. After, I had a fresh appreciation for whole foods and the natural sweetness or fruits and I feel lighter and more positive."

- Teresa Steininger, PhD, Manager, Medical Education

"I feel so good about myself for sticking to this without a single slip up! I lost 8 pounds and I feel so much better about myself. I know now that I can eat healthier and maintain losing more weight. I definitely have more energy."

- Cami Fitzsimmons, Retired School Counselor

"My cholesterol dropped from 215 to 183. My doctor couldn't believe it and asked me what on earth I was doing to facilitate such a profound drop. My LDL went from 136 to 109. My digestion is much better and I don't feel like my stomach is bloated."

- Chris Parr-Feldman, Owner, Parr Productions

Dear Shelly, 
I wanted to drop you a line to thank you for all the effort and knowledge you brought to the 2008 Detox program. Your support and the online forum and community made this detox program manageable. The cleanse itself has been incredibly helpful; I lost 8 lbs in 3 weeks and my skin looks amazing. I had decided to participate in the cleanse because I felt so toxic after months of holiday binge eating and drinking. Before I started the program I was bloated and constipated and generally felt run down and dependent on sugar and coffee just to get me through the day until yet another holiday party started up. Within a week, all the water retention issues were resolved and I was successfully off caffeine. By Week 2 my sugar and alcohol cravings were gone and by week 3 it had become easy to eat healthfully and I even had energy to start exercising again. My mood was hugely improved as well. Aside from feeling so toxic, my other motivation for the cleanse was to get bikini ready for a trip to the Caymans and the program completely enabled me to achieve my goal. I actually felt comfortable in a bathing suit in a public place! It’s hard to describe what a relief it is to not have to wear a t-shirt in the water. It’s a gift and a blessing to feel unashamed of my body and to have my outside match my inside perception of who I am. I wish everyone could feel this way about themselves. I look forward to doing the cleanse again in 2009 for a tune up! "

- Amy Lewis

"Your cleansing program really works! I thought it is was going to be really hard, but with your help and suggestions, after the first 2 or 3 days my cravings were gone, I had more energy, and I was sleeping through the night. And the best part is that I was able to lose13 pound in 21 days. 3 months later I am still down 10 pounds, even after Thanksgiving! Your constant support and suggestions really showed me how much you care about your clients and I know that contributed to my success."

- Lori Brendlinger, Interior Designer

"I lost 6 pounds on Shelly’s purification program and I have kept it all off. I felt fairly sluggish and slow prior to the program. Upon completion, I felt much lighter and very clean. I felt a renewed sense of health. I now begin my mornings with a much healthier intake of food and drink, and maintain a better balance of food throughout my day. I’m much more aware about what I eat and how my body uses food. I’ve noticed increased clarity, better respiration, better digestion, weight loss, and a greater awareness of how my nutrition affects how I feel. The support and information provided by Shelly was excellent. She was very thorough in explaining how the program worked, provided wonderful recipes and nutritional suggestions, and kept in touch throughout the three weeks."

- Emily Hamilton, Graphic Designer

"Before starting the 21-day detox I was experiencing acid reflux (and taking medication for it), bloating, sleepless nights and frequent hot flashes. My energy was at an all-time low. Since doing Shellys program, my digestion system has had a complete turnaround. I dont need the acid reflux medication anymore. I have had a significant reduction in the amount of uncomfortable symptoms I was having in my body prior to doing this program. Sleeping through the night and waking up energized has been amazing. The hot flashes have almost disappeared. My food cravings also diminished as the days went by. I found the detox program easy to follow. I am so pleased with my results. I have lost 16 pounds and I plan on continuing with my new eating habits to reach my goal weight and stay healthy."

- Debbie Davis, Dental Hygienist 


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Lighten Up

Isn't it something how many of us humans use eating/food as a tool to comfort us (emotionally) rather than to fuel our bodies? While we all need to eat good, healthy food in order to maintain life in our bodies, we often use food for other purposes. Regardless of if we’re underweight, at our ideal weight or overweight; I find that many of us are emotionally eating.

In brief, my Weight Loss Jump Start Program is a food elimination/re-introduction and lifestyle program in which the common food intolerances and allergenic foods are eliminated from the diet and then re-introduced. When foods are eliminated even for short periods of time, the physiology becomes very sensitive when re-introduced. Sensitivities become known through this process and one becomes more aware of the right fuel sources for them. In addition, the program consists of four different organic, whole food, high quality nutritional supplements made by Standard Process® as well as a nourishing diet of vegetables, fruits, nutritious fats, brown rice, shakes and small amounts of lean animal proteins (unless one is a vegetarian). This program was developed out of a need for a cleanse that would support Phase I and Phase II liver detoxification as well as other detoxification pathways of the body. There are 20 participants in the current 21-day program. We are on Day Seven of the “cleanse” and things are moving right along (in more ways than one).

Personally, I am noticing (because I'm eating so lightly and shifting the focus that I have always had on eating) that sometimes there is this feeling of emptiness or void within my upper belly area (in my solar plexus). If I just take a moment, be with that feeling, and embrace it, I realize that it is really okay and I enjoy feeling the lightness around that area and I realize that this is really healthy to feel "light” and not heavy, bloated, or full (like many of us are so used to, even though it doesn't feel good, it is comforting in an interesting and addictive sort of way). However, if I am not conscious, the impulse to "fill" that area with food or drink arises. Do you ever have this experience or something similar?

Although I have done this purification program a handful of times in the past four years, every time I commit to this process it is such a great opportunity for me to look at and notice (where I otherwise wouldn't have taken the time to STOP and NOTICE) how often my emotions (being bored, stressed, sad, happy, anxious, anticipating something, and so forth) dictate what, when and how much (too much sometimes) I choose to put into my mouth and therefore my body temple. So, I am choosing to fill that perceived "void" or emptiness with something other than food or alcohol. I am choosing to really check in with myself when I feel "empty" because often it is not my stomach that is "empty"; it's something else trying to get my attention. If it's truly my stomach that is "empty" and I am in need of fuel then I will eat, but if it's not that, then I don't need to eat. Perhaps I need to look at where else this feeling could be coming from. This is conscious, or intuitive eating!

I invite you to notice when you want to eat: are you feeling sensations in your stomach of hunger, or is it perhaps higher up in the body---the chest (anxiety) or in the mouth (taste and feel of food)?

Dr. Barbara Birsinger says that “intuitive eaters can naturally discern between “stomach” (physical) hunger, and “symbolic” (emotional, psychological or spiritual) hunger. An attuned eater will eat at the first signs of stomach hunger, knowing exactly what and how much the body is asking for at that time. Most of us can relate to what it feels like after we eat too much or we eat something that doesn’t sit well with us. How would your food choices be different if you got that sensation before you ate?”

- Shelly Fitzsimmons

 

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