How to Love Your Body! Arielle Haspel on Food, Mindful Eating & Body Love (Video)
Arielle Fierman Haspel was a speaker in my Sacred Bombshell Academy video series that celebrated the launch of The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love.
Let’s celebrate body love with what she has to say about mindful and healthy eating to change your body…
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Arielle Fierman Haspel is a Board Certified Health Coach, Nutrition and Lifestyle Expert, Recipe Developer, Spokesperson, Speaker and Host of Glamour.com’s Cooking Series, “Treat Yourself.” I really enjoyed this conversation with her on mindfulness and body love.
Arielle Haspel says…
I am a Certified Health Coach, Nutrition and Lifestyle Expert and I create healthified recipes with foods that your body will love you back for eating and the author of The Self-Love Cookbook. I also design the self-love [and body love] jewelry, The ilove Me Collection, stamped with “iloveme” on the inside, made up of rings, necklaces and earrings to remind women to love themselves and take care of themselves.
In Abiola’s book, she discusses “mindful self-being”- being present in the moment. I love this because every day you have a choice. You have a choice to be right, you have a choice to be happy. You have a choice to put on your heels or you have a choice to put on your sweats. And every day you have control over one thing – the choice of what food you put into your body.
You know that when you put in good foods, you feel good automatically. After one good meal, you feel great. Imagine two healthy meals a day. Imagine 3. Imagine one week of all healthy meals…and one month…and one year. Imagine how good you will feel, not only about your decisions, but your physical body.
When you are present with your food, you will eat slower, you will recognize what your body is craving in that moment, you will choose foods that your body will love you back for eating. You will eat to take care of your body because you want to nourish it and take care of it.
Abiola talks about choosing appreciation. The more we appreciate our organs, our muscles, our digestive system, teeth, tongue, saliva, the more we will care what goes into our body that affect the way our joints feel after yoga, or muscles feel after a great swim, or digestive system feels after a good meal. When we appreciate our body, we want to take care of it. We want to nurture it. We want to do whatever it takes to make it feel good and to sustain that good feeling.
Choose attention. Give full attention to not just what you eat but how you eat it. DO you watch tv while you eat? Do you stand in front of your computer? Do you have your phone next to you?
Some eating for body love tips:
- – Light a candle- illuminates, calms, brightens, fancifies
- – Plant- oxygenates, pretty, inexpensive, lasts, decorates
- – Music- light, calming, pretty, relaxing
- – Plate your meal
- – Put water in nice glass
On the same note of how you eat, as Abiola mentioned chocolate kiss experiment in the book. In my practice and at all of my lectures, I talk about chewing. It was the number two thing I learned at nutrition school that dramatically changed the way my body feels.
When we chew mindfully and swallow with a relaxed mind, my clients report back that they actually tasted the flavors of the food they ate, they enjoyed their company more, they didn’t get a stomach ache, or over eat and naturally, they lose weight. Tip- 15-20 times per bite.
When we pay attention to what we eat, we not only pay attention to the calories and grams of fat, we pay attention to the ingredients. Just because a package of pasta says “low carb” healthy, does not mean it’s healthy. Be a smart consumer and don’t buy into the marketing companies and what they want you to buy. No one is going to take care of you better than you can. Be smart and Read ingredients. If you can’t pronounce it, your body probably won’t be able to digest it.
Mindful Self-Being is being present and figuring out how you’re feeling and what your body needs. Cravings are a message for your body. Those days that you’re craving something sweet, it’s probably because you need more sweetness in your life (or water). Those days that you need ice cream, you’re craving something comforting. Hug yourself, buy yourself flowers. So before you reach for that chocolate, be present with your feelings. Then, reach for a chocolate bar that your body will love you back for eating. Before you reach for the ice cream, figure out why you’re feeling that way.
The brighter your plate, with vegetables and fruit, the brighter your life, the prettier your plate and the healthier your insides. The more color, the more phyto-nutrients. Red- berries, cherries, tomatoes- heart, yellow- spaghetti squash, lemons- immune system, etc. Healthy self-love recipes and self-love jewelry at bewellwitharielle.com.
- Buy Abiola’s new guide, The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love, HERE.
- Watch the full series HERE.