Do You Have a Healthy Body Image?

Supermodels reinacting Da Vinci's Last Supper...without food.

Supermodels reinacting Da Vinci's Last Supper...without food.

When we were young, we were taught that our bodies are perfect just the way they are. Somewhere along the way, that ideal became skewed—skewed by stick-thin runway models, too-toned-for-their-own-good celebrities and an unhealthy standard of what’s beautiful. So where does that leave us today when it comes to how we feel about our bodies?

Many women and men don’t know how to deal with this sort of pressure, especially in a culture where our worth is defined by the way we look.  With that pressure, a lot of times comes emotional overeating.  Do you find yourself eating when not hungry?  Grazing all day long, returning to food to pick at all day?  Working in an office environment, food is constantly delivered and there is usually a candy drawer/bowl within an arm’s reach.  This results in a large overall number of calories consumed even if the quantities eaten at any one time are small.  At the end of the day, there is guilt and shame brought on by this behaviour and can lead to additional overeating at home…which is usually worse because it can be done in secret.

Does this sound like you?  Do you have a story?  Do you suffer from emotional overeating and as a result have an unhealthy body image?

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Time Management||Procrastination

STEP FIVE: Don’t procrastinate today? Save procrastination for tomorrow.

Stop worrying is it right, what if, and just start. You’ll waste as much energy worrying about it and the job could have been done already.

Start with small doable easy task and build up small successes and then take that energy and put it into bigger pieces. Keep each piece small and realistic and accomplishable on a moment to moment, day by day basis. If it feels to big, cut it in half, and cut the goal in half again.

Take responsibility for time when you are preoccupying yourself with other activities and not truly focusing on your life goals. There is a difference between activity and productivity. Start being realistic with yourself, if you are just coming up with things that need to get done, and you keep putting off your true priorities.

Take responsibility for your delays.

Create a reward system for to overcome challenging obstacles or doing a new activity.

Overcome any challenging beliefs or resistance to an activity. Use the tools to Refuting Irrational Ideas or look at:   –  Is it a conflict with one of my other priorities?

Just Do it!

Managing Your Time|| Evaluate Available Time

Step Four: Evaluate Available Time for your Action Steps

Take a look at all the activities you have to do during the day, what activities you could minimize or give up to find your available time daily or weekly.  Set windows of time aside to work on your project. Set times, locations, etc. For each action step you have on your list, put how much time you think each activity will take. People tend to underestimate how long many things take to do. So set up a realistic schedule for yourself so you don’t feel overwhelmed or stressed. You can re-evaluate how you are spending your time weekly to see how things can be adjusted.


Phone Calls to Vendors to Buy Notepads                  45 minutes

Organize Files for Clients                                               2 hours

Visit with local shops                                                      2 Days

Email materials to the printer                                        20 minutes

Once you have a list of your activities and how long they will take, put down what day they will get done. If other activities take longer than expected or other life priorities got in the way, reorganize for the next day what needs to get done. Set realistic goals and time frames to get things done. Have a focused list each day of how you will spend your time. Re-evaluate your list at the end of each day and game plan for the following day.

Create Effective Goals

Step Two: Creating Effective Goals

Your Values are your ideals. Your Goals are specific in time and action. Ask yourself the following questions about each of your goals.

Is this goal something I am willing to commit a lot of time and energy to achieving? Just because you would like to travel, doesn’t mean you would be willing to dedicate money and time to accomplishing it.

Is this goal consistent with your highest values? If you want to finish your college education, but spending time with your sick grandmother is your priority right now, you may give yourself more time to accomplish it.

Is this goal achievable? Have you set a specific time to reach your goal? Do you have access to the resources to make it happen?  Have you defined the details so you know when you have reached your goal?

Is this goal written from a positive perspective? I won’t overeat versus I will eat 5 to 6 small meals a day.

Are your goals in balance? Are all of your goals related to work and not including fun or family time? Creating balance in your life is the key to long term happiness and minimizes stress.

Break your goals in to Short Term (one week to one year), Medium Term (one to five years), and Long Term over 5 years.

Break Free of the Diet-Binge Cycle…

Franchise Opportunities

The Hungry Heart® Franchise is an opportunity for you to experience a career that is based on caring; self acceptance and building self-esteem.

• Become part of The Hungry Heart® franchise team, receive superior training, on-going support, and the knowledge you need to build a one of its kind business. Help others make positive life-long changes in their approach to food and live a life free of out of control eating.

• Learn The Hungry Heart® approach toward nutritional counseling and become a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Health Educator.

• You will be provided with detailed training on The Hungry Heart® 8 step systematic program and our 12 session client support process and much more! Learn how these processes fit into your clients’ success and your long term business success.

• Become a Certified Hungry Heart® Counselor, equipped to begin your own franchise and ready to counsel clients.

If The HungryHeart® franchise sounds like a career that is a match for you, AND you would like to learn more about The Hungry Heart®, contact us today!

Hungry Heart Franchise Opportunities

A Caring Approach to Out-of-Control Eating

Finally! The program to help clients break out of the diet/binge cycle so they can lose the insatiable appetite for food, come to peace with their body and lose those painful pounds naturally.

The Hungry Heart Franchise is an opportunity for women to experience a career that is based on caring; self acceptance and building self-esteem.

When was the last time you felt good about your job or work environment?

When was the last time you ended the day feeling rewarded, with a sense of purpose, that feeling of making a difference in the lives of others?

When was the last time you assisted in creating a positive life-long change in another individual?

What is the Hungry Heart?

The Hungry Heart is a one-on-one counseling environment for healing our client’s relationship with food, so they can experience the exhilaration and passion of living every day free of compulsive eating and in alignment with who they truly are.

We have created a step by step program that teaches clients how to stop the diet/binge cycle and lose the weight naturally and permanently. They learn to feel better about themselves, lose the insatiable appetite for food, and come to peace with their body.

The Hungry Heart program will teach clients how to move past their preoccupation with eating and weight loss, and move towards a more rewarding and satisfying life. Clients will learn how to enjoy eating the foods they love and not gaining weight nor feeling guilty.