Do you ever feel that it is too hard to eat well and it is too stressful to be "good" all the time? I completely understand that kind of thinking and will confess that I too have struggled with it. Yes, sometimes it is easier to let go and eat whatever you think you want without thinking about the effect of food on us later. However, we can't run from the consequence of our actions and if we eat something that makes us feel crappy, guess what, we will feel crappy afterwards.
As fabulous food fashionistas, I know that each one of us wants to look and feel fabulous, so here are my thoughts on how to achieve that without deprivation.
What I find most often is that it is not the action that causes us stress or relief, it is our attitude towards that action. Take fashion for example. The other day my mom and I were talking about clothes and how our styles can be the same at certain times and different at others. I pointed out that because of my previous VP of Marketing position where I had to dress up and go to upscale events almost every day, I now really appreciate opportunities to wear laid-back attire when I get to work from home. I simply felt that dressing up became too much of an effort because of the frequency of occasions. Because I felt stressed and pressured to always look good, I started to associate dressy clothes with pressure, with always being on top of my game. Now that I have a balance in my life that I keep between going out for work and staying in to write/blog/do raw food, I feel there is a balance in the way I dress.
My mom, on the other hand, has never felt the pressure of dressing up. Maybe it was because growing up it was instilled in her at a young age that women always dress up and it became a habit? Or maybe it is simply because she has a passion for it? I believe it is a combination of both. When she shops, she buys clothes that she really loves. Think about it, if all you choose to buy are beautiful clothes that you love wearing, then all you have to choose from when dressing up are gorgeous outfits. The process of getting dressed becomes an easy task with a predictable outcome - looking fabulous.
Now, I propose that we take that outlook and use it in our approach to food. When going grocery shopping, choose foods that make you look and feel fabulous. Don't stress about it thinking that you are being "good." Let yourself be YOU. And trust me, your real, true authentic self will only want foods that make you feel fabulous inside and out. (If you are having trouble believing that you deserve to look and feel fabulous, watch this video).
Yes, it may be a little challenging in the beginning to change the way you look at food and at yourself, however, with time it will become a habit and choosing fabulous foods will become effortless. I am always here for you to support, inspire and guide you through the process of becoming a truly Fabulous Food Fashionista!
Why ask me?
- After many challenges and different crazy life experiences I am living my dream life and since my friends say I am pretty wisdomous and I think I am a little bit funny too, I want to share my life approach with you so you can live the life you love as well.
Here is a little bit about me:
- I am a creator of #1 Best Diet as selected by Harpers Baazar Magazine
- I started my career in the corporate world and didn't even know how to peel a shallot
- I have been a chef for celebrities for over 10 years
- I have a realistic approach to food and life
- I have a great relationship with food and can even let chocolate go bad because I simply forget I have it at home (something I wasn't able to do 10 years ago)
- I eat carbs whenever I feel like it without any guilt
- I used to hate to cook and now absolutely love being a private chef and a food relationship coach
- I wear whatever clothes I desire no matter what everyone is wearing or thinking
- I am in good shape and my body’s biological age is 13 years younger than the one in my passport
- I have experience being super poor, super wealthy and in between
- I’ve worked in corporate world and am now an entrepreneur
- I was married and divorced
- I used to cry going to work because I was so miserable with my boss
- I’ve had an emotional eating disorder
- I moved from Russia to USA alone at the age of 15
- I’ve lived in Russia, Europe and on both coasts of USA
- I have been super skinny and overweight
- I have been insecure and unhappy with reasons and secure and happy for no reason
- I used to wear glasses and healed my eyes with the power of thought and exercises
- I created "Couture Nutrition®" so you can have tailor-made solutions for your body and soul
- My brain usually comes up with jokes to soften stressful situations
- I think color coordination, sparkles and rainbows are underused