This week, I’m delighted to share a guest post from the radiant Carly Morgan Gross. Carly is a certified holistic nutritionist, detoxification specialist, and eating psychology coach who helps sensitive women fall in love with their bodies, revolutionize their health, and transform their relationship with food. You can find out more about her on her blog, follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and schedule your free breakthrough session with her anytime.
Here’s Carly’s insight on balanced nutrition after disordered eating, and her recipe for moringa matcha!
“Not many people know this, but there was a time in my health journey where I completely let go of and basically gave up on everything I knew to be true about nutrition and food. I was in holistic nutrition school (funnily enough) at the time, and my orthorexic behaviors and patterns were to the extreme. At the time, I was doing a lot of personal and inner work, and knew that my next growth step was to actually stop studying food and health, and listen to my body instead. This was huge for me, scary, confusing, and exactly what I needed.
For awhile there, I was eating all sorts of ‘junk’ food that I had restricted for some time: gluten free pizzas, coconut ice creams, fake vegan cheese… I tried raw milk and made all kinds of cookies and brownies, and my body had to go on this sort of ‘health food fast.’
What I teach women and what I have learned is that when we become too obsessive with food and health, we need that phase. That phase tells us that no, we won’t die if we don’t stick to our perfect meal plan. That phase tells us that eating a little more than usual doesn’t rack on 45 pounds. That phase helps us let go of everything ‘off limits’ so that we can eventually choose from a place of self love and health.
That is what I do now.
Eating nutritious foods is a gift- and when we can let go of all the extreme dieting, control, and specifics, we can approach nutrition from a grounded place of health.
From that space, this recipe was birthed.”
“You might know the nutritional powerhouse of matcha already, but have you introduced your cells to moringa, yet?
Moringa is LOADED with amino acids, vitamins, and so many minerals (many of which we are depleted from)… She can reduce inflammation and lower blood sugar levels as well as detoxify and cleanse the digestive tract with her fiber. “Works like a mop in your digestive tract.”
Most noticeable benefit of moringa is in terms of energy. So, if you’re tired or finding yourself exhausted throughout your day, try adding some moringa in your life. Moringa contains 18 of the 20 amino acids required by the human body including all eight of the essential amino acids found in meat products.
Nutrition is fun, if we let it be just that.
If we don’t take it too far, and get too psyched about what every little thing means and does.
Because at the end of the day, (even though there are countless studies and claims) we don’t know everything.
And most likely, we are far from that day.
So, enjoy in presence, and let go of any lingering claims of one way to be the way- if that serves you.
And if you’re looking to deepen your relationship to yourself and find freedom with food and peace in your body- I invite you to a 4-month group coaching masterclass with me, beginning May 15th! Learn more about it here.“