Montreal Seeker of Wellness: Interview with Health Transformation Success Story Geneva Alkaptan

 

In this interview Geneva and I discuss the reality of weight loss, how to overcome common obstacles and the value of cooking on our health journeys.

I hope you enjoy it! Don’t hesitate to leave comments below, I love to hear from you!

Have a fabulously fit day!!!!

My Unsexy Fitness Tips

My Unsexy Fitness Tips

The fitness industry is full of a lot of flashy trends that promise to help you transform your body. Every time I turn around I feel like I am seeing an article or video touting the benefits of a certain diet or workout, within weeks I am being sold something else. 

It is all quick fix solutions like waist trainers, skinny pops and the countless other products that promise us results with little work. The messaging for these products is always centred around the aesthetic of getting physically smaller with no mention of health benefits.  Therefore is it really any wonder that people don’t know where to start and are distrustful of the fitness industry?

For a long time I searched for the magic trick that would finally help me lose the weight. 

I did finally lose the weight, 110lbs to be exact. I never found the magic trick, and that my friends is because one does not exist. I finally realized I needed to lose weight for my health, not societal beauty standards, and health would require consistency and continual effort, quick fixes will simply not suffice. 

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Ditch the Resolutions & Try This Instead

Ditch the Resolutions & Try This Instead

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but studies show that less than 25% of people actually stay committed to their resolutions after 30 days and only 8% of people will actually accomplish them by year end. 

But you do not have to be a statistic, you have me and my no bullshit advice. 

I believe that the majority of people fail to achieve their new years resolutions because although they enter them with the best intentions they leave out 3 key components to successful goal setting. 

1. Why do you want to accomplish this goal?

2. What consistent actions can you take to help you accomplish your goal?

3. Why Haven’t I Accomplished This Already?

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Working on Our Relationship with Food

Working on Our Relationship with Food

Last week I spoke about my struggles with binge eating and how seeing a counsellor and confronting a lot of shit from my childhood was the catalyst for me overhauling my eating habits. 

This week I want to keep it a little lighter and share something everyone can do to cultivate a healthier relationship with food!

Are you ready for my big secret???

Do you want to know the little trick that helped me get my ass in shape?

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Me & My Battle with Binge Eating

Me & My Battle with Binge Eating

“I don’t want to waste anymore of my life wondering if my body
is acceptable or attractive to other people.”

From a young age till only a few short years ago I was consumed by what others though of my body. This pre occupation lead to eating disorders and me reaching a very unhealthy weight all before the age of 30.

Throughout my weight loss journey I have learned thaw to make fitness part of my routine, I have learned to embrace the body I have but by far the most difficult obstacle I have had to overcome was my relationship with food.

I have always strived to be honest about my health journey however until now I have not been comfortable diving into my long history with binge eating. Recently though I have been confronted with the struggles of my clients have with food and a few moments I myself felt old habits creeping up on me.

For these reasons I think it’s a good time to share the darker part of my journey in the hopes it can help other people. 

So here it goes. 

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