Hormones and exercise

Sanchi Says Lifestyle

Hello everybody! Welcome back to my blog. The purpose of this blog is to help people find their way to a healthier lifestyle. I mostly talk about exercise, nutrition and the science behind them, which are my areas of expertise, but I also talk about sleeping habits, minimalism and many other subjects related to wellbeing and healthy lifestyle.

Today’s subject is one of my favourites. When I was back at uni I didn’t like it very much, I found it very complicated. I guess back then there was too much to take in, so many subjects to study at the same time, and I didn’t realise how beautiful and interesting hormones are.

Cortisol hormone

As I kept learning more about physiology and specifically exercise physiology, that passion about hormones grew on me. Not only are they important, essential substances in our body, but they’re also key for many physical and…

View original post 956 more words

This is What Breakthroughs Look Like

Graphic by Gina Briganti

Benefits of making lasting changes to your lifestyle with Food As Ally weekly group support meetings include, but are in no way limited to:

Energy to enjoy life

Feeling genuinely happy, often

Quality sleep

Able to relax

Singing and vibing with music

It’s amazing what you can do when you learn to listen to your body and take care of your emotions through step-by-step, experienced guidance.

Food As Ally comes in two varieties – Reiki Food As Ally and mainstream Food As Ally. Which one is right for you? Get started by reading this article.

Food As Ally group support meetings are in-person every Wednesday evening in Dallas, TX, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. CDT.

Reiki Food As Ally group support meetings are on Zoom every Friday evening from 7:00-8:00 p.m. CDT.

Pre-registration is required for all meetings. Here’s a handy link to register for your next meeting.

Which breakthrough would mean the most to you?

FAQ’s

Graphic by Gina Briganti

There’s plenty of emphasis on the weekly Reiki Food As Ally Group Support Zoom meetings and the Food As Ally in-person weekly group support meetings in Dallas, which raises the question of whether I still offer Reiki sessions and classes. I offer them as well as workshops on techniques in the Reiki III (ART) Manual.

Thank you to those who asked the questions. I’m glad you know I’m still here for you regarding Reiki, pet Reiki, and Reiki Food As Ally.

Peace and love,

Gina

Gratitude Journal Opportunity for Your Food As Ally Step 1

Graphic by Gina Briganti

To know where you are, where you’ve been, and where you intend to go in your relationship with food, a journal is recommended in step 1 of the program.

We have a history with food, personally and collectively. Today I’m asking you to appreciate the good times, the wins that brought you to where you are today.

Not knowing where our relationship with food is going and at the same time intending that it is going to be good is how we can love the mystery. At the same time, you recognize your fears surrounding your future, release them, and gain insight. Remember to be gentle with yourself, to observe, then let go. Don’t put yourself on trial and convict yourself.

Remember to put a date on what you write, collage, or record so you can look back. There’s lots of fun and insight later on.

Sincerely,

Gina Briganti

Certified Nutrition Consultant, founder of the Food As Ally program.

In-person group support meetings are every Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:00 CDT in Dallas, Texas and Reiki Food As Ally group support meetings are every Friday evening on Zoom from 7:00-8:00 CDT.

Registration and information: http://www.foodasally.com

Listening to Ourselves

Graphic by Gina Briganti

What does your brain want to eat? Your body? How about your emotions? Is your spirit reaching for a particular summer vegetable or fruit?

Listening to ourselves about what we need on every level is essential to living in alignment and is a major focus of the Food As Ally program.

Next meeting is Friday evening and there’s still time to register. Can’t make it Friday? There’s an in-person meeting every Wednesday and a Zoom meeting every Friday.

Take your first or next step by joining our small group meeting.

Sincerely,

Gina

Certified Nutrition Consultant, Reiki Master Teacher

Food As Ally Breakfast Update

Eggs, toasted gluten-free bread (or waffle, English muffin, or bagel), and tea turned out to be the perfect combination, I experimented with my favorite smoothie or hot cereal, but neither of them were filling enough. What would you do if you were on the phone with a customer service agent and you heard their stomach growl? Loud. Those customers were either polite or it wasn’t as obvious as I thought.

What’s interesting is that peanut butter and crackers are mainly protein and gluten-free grain…so are eggs and gluten-free toast. Pumpkin Rooibos tea from November is different because I drink iced nettle tea this time of year as nettle helps with my seasonal allergies. Most interesting to me is that I don’t need as many supplements as I used to.

Most important of all is I enjoy making and eating this meal and it keeps me full until I can relax with a smoothie (my breakfast of choice for years is now lunch every other day), or whatever my body asks for in the afternoon.

Journalling is part of the program because of insights like this – realizing that when I started checking in with my body about what I need, protein and carbs took the lead and there is healing happening as a result.

Do you have a Food As Ally breakfast picture to share?

Gina

Food As Ally group support meetings are every Wednesday evening in Dallas, TX and Reiki Food As Ally (Zoom) Meetings are every Friday evening. Visit www.foodasally.com for registration and details.