Are you tired of the constant diet culture noise? I hear you, and we’ve got some powerful insights to help you break free from it. Welcome to today’s journey towards a diet-free mindset.
In a world obsessed with quick fixes and extreme diets, finding a sustainable path to wellness can feel like an impossible task, especially for busy moms like us. But what if I told you there’s a way to break free from the all-or-nothing mindset? A way to embrace a healthier lifestyle without being consumed by strict diets and unrealistic expectations?
Today, we have a special guest, Esther Avant, a seasoned health industry veteran with over 17 years of experience in fitness, nutrition, and wellness. She’s a certified sports nutritionist, personal trainer, wellness coach, and the owner of EA Coaching. Esther’s mission is clear: to help women live their happiest, healthiest, and most confident lives.
In this episode, we’re going to delve into Esther’s philosophy of living diet-free and explore how this approach can transform your life. We’ll uncover the secrets to increasing your confidence, pursuing your passions, and conquering overwhelm while maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
So, let’s jump right into Esther’s remarkable journey and her insights on cultivating a diet-free mindset.
From Personal Trainer to Nutrition Expert
Esther Avant’s journey spans over 17 years in the health and wellness industry. Beginning with a degree in exercise science, she embarked on her career as a personal trainer. However, she felt there was more to discover beyond the realm of exercise. Frustration arose as clients grappled with lifestyle and mindset challenges beyond their workouts. This prompted Esther to pursue nutrition certifications and delve into holistic health.
In her twenties, amidst relocating and personal struggles with exercise and nutrition, Esther recognized that textbook knowledge didn’t always translate into real-life success. This epiphany steered her toward the psychology of wellness. She now operates a coaching company and champions a “Gone for Good” program, focusing on weight loss through comprehensive lifestyle changes, addressing issues like self-worth, boundaries, and time management. Esther’s mission is to help women achieve lasting transformations and regain confidence in their health journeys.
Cultivating a diet free mindset
Here are 10 important points and tips Esther shared on the show that will help you begin cultivating a diet free mindset today.
1️⃣ Confidence and Health:
Esther emphasizes the strong connection between confidence and overall health, particularly for women. She highlights that confidence is tied to how we perceive ourselves, how we carry ourselves, and how we feel physically. The way we look and feel often affects our confidence levels.
2️⃣ Cost of Neglecting Health:
Esther encourages people to reflect on the costs of neglecting their health. Many individuals don’t realize the negative impacts of not prioritizing their health, such as reduced energy, mood swings, and missed opportunities in various aspects of life.
3️⃣ The Value of Self-Care:
Esther challenges the notion that self-care is selfish. She stresses that taking care of your health is essential, as it positively influences your relationships, career, and overall well-being. Prioritizing self-care is not only beneficial for you but also sets an example for your children.
4️⃣The Diet-Free Lifestyle:
Esther promotes a “diet-free” approach to health and wellness, encouraging individuals to move away from extreme diets and embrace a balanced, sustainable lifestyle. She suggests focusing on consistent, long-term habits instead of short-term, restrictive diets.
5️⃣ The Three Cs:
Esther’s approach to health and wellness revolves around three Cs: Consistency, Commitment, and Confidence. She emphasizes that consistency in healthy habits, commitment to long-term lifestyle changes, and building confidence in your abilities are essential for success in your health journey.
6️⃣ Big Rocks for Health:
Esther identifies three key exercise “big rocks” as daily movement, strength training, and rest and recovery. For nutrition, she focuses on total calorie intake, protein, and fiber. These are the fundamental areas to prioritize in building a healthier lifestyle.
7️⃣ All-or-Nothing Mentality:
Esther highlights the common challenge of an all-or-nothing mentality, where people expect perfection from themselves immediately. She encourages embracing imperfection and learning gradually.
8️⃣ Self-Imposed Overwhelm:
People often feel overwhelmed by trying to change too many things at once. Esther advises starting small and gradually incorporating new habits to avoid feeling overwhelmed.
Esther emphasizes the importance of external accountability, such as joining fitness groups or coaching programs, especially in the early stages of lifestyle changes. External accountability can help maintain consistency until self-accountability becomes a habit.
🔟 Self-Trust and Worthiness:
Building self-trust and recognizing your worthiness are crucial for long-term success in health and wellness. Esther encourages individuals to be reliable to themselves and prioritize their well-being.
You can cultivate a diet-free mindset and more sustainable approach to health and fitness based on Esther’s three core principles: Consistency, Commitment, and Confidence. Focus on “big rock” habits, including daily movement, strength training, and rest and recovery. Try to reframe an all-or-nothing mindset by prioritizing changes and self-compassion.
Additionally, don’t forget the importance of external accountability through curating your own supportive communities. By nurturing these three Cs, individuals can transform their health and well-being, ultimately leading to a more balanced and fulfilling life.
Connect with Esther
Podcast Live Diet-Free: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-live-diet-free-podcast/id1543658046
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