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What 48 kilos GONE looks like WITHOUT dieting and in just 12 months!

What 48 kilos GONE looks like WITHOUT dieting and in just 12 months!

What 48 Kilos GONE looks like without dieting and in just 12 months!   This is what 48 Kilos (106lbs) removed in a year looks like as a result of RTT. Meet my colleague, Colleen Andruszkiewicz, who gave me permission to share this with you. Colleen lives in Ontario, Canada, and is a fellow Rapid Transformational Therapist (RTT).  Overnight she shared photos of herself inside our RTT therapy practitioner group – where students and graduates from all over the world come together to share support, insight on various case studies, and ongoing education. It’s my favourite Facebook group because it’s full of other

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How Memories Can Affect Your Digestion

How Memories Can Affect Your Digestion

How Memories Can Affect Your Digestion   Is stress impacting your digestion? Find out how eating either in a stressed or relaxed state affects your ability to digest your food properly in this brief introduction that will make total sense in illuminating your eating behaviours! In this powerful 6 minute video, I share a brief explanation of why we get stressed and relive past emotions when eating. It’s got a lot to do with our nervous system, how our brain processes information, and the individual meaning we attach to past experiences. These short 6 minutes could change your life! (I hope so)   Viki Thondley

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Your Body is Listening to Every Thought You Think

Your Body is Listening to Every Thought You Think

Your Body is Listening to Every Thought You Think One of my favourite pieces of wisdom is: What we think, we create. Literally. Because of my therapeutic holistic approach I spend a lot of time educating my students and clients about epigenetics, neuroscience and neurobiology. We have over 50 trillion cells within our bodies, each one listening intently to the reaction and response of our thinking, as a consequence of our perception. Every cell absorbs this perception – positive or negative, safe or stressful – and will either shrink or expand as a consequence of our thoughts and feelings, whereby creating an internal

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{Podcast} How Dieting Works Against Your Body & What You Can Do to Work With it

{Podcast} How Dieting Works Against Your Body & What You Can Do to Work With it

How Dieting Works Against Your Body and What You Can Do to Work With it   Have you been doing EVERYTHING “right” but your body doesn’t seem like it’s doing what you want? Don’t lose faith in it, learn to trust it again so your body can learn to trust YOU again! It’s an interesting concept that most people don’t even consider – that your body might lose trust with you after all your efforts to make it weigh less and feel healthier. The thing is most of these efforts are done without consulting the body. Instead of turning inward,

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{Podcast} The Cost of Staying Stuck

{Podcast} The Cost of Staying Stuck

The Cost of Staying Stuck   If you’ve ever tried to reach out for help but at the last minute retreated back into the safety and comfort of what you know – even though it might be painful or uncomfortable – have you ever thought about how much it costs you to stay there? The nature of human behaviour is that we want change, but often are unwilling to do the changing! When I receive an enquiry from someone, they usually send it at a time when they can’t take it anymore. When the pain is too intense, when the discomfort

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{Podcast Video} Abuse and Body Image – Emerging from Past Pain

{Podcast Video} Abuse and Body Image - Emerging from Past Pain

PODCAST: Abuse and Body Image Emerge from Past Pain & Reclaim Your Life   There are many different types of abuse. It can come from the self or it can come from others but all forms of abuse are painful. What happens when the abuse from another turns into excessive abuse towards yourself in the form of punishing, destructive and sabotaging exercise and eating behaviours? In this brand new podcast video I invited Elena Terziyska from EAT Nutrition to talk – for the first time in public – about her experience of remembering her childhood sexual abuse and how that fuelled her body

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Dieting Danger – Food Can’t Fix Feelings

Dieting Danger - Food Can't Fix Feelings

DIETING DANGER – Food Can’t Fix Feelings   Have you ever been on a diet? If you’re here at MindBodyFood, you most probably have! In fact, there’s bound to be many of you who have never got OFF the diet wagon because you’re still struggling to feel comfortable in your body (instead of ashamed). Have you recently committed yourself to a ‘new’ diet for the New Year? We so often fall into the trap of believing that if we can control our food and change the way we look, we just might be able to control how we feel. NEWS FLASH –

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Don’t Diet this Christmas, Do This Instead

Don't Diet this Christmas, Do This Instead

Instead of Dieting, Bingeing or Restricting this Christmas Try a New Approach… It’s that time of year again when many of us freak out at the abundant supply of festive food that is often on our “forbidden/bad/diet says no” list. Because I have no intention of losing my mind dieting for the next two weeks just so I can let loose on Christmas Day, my lead up is mostly calm, relaxed and peaceful. (I say mostly because I can’t control everything.. and it relieves a lot of unnecessary pressure when you realise that.) Your Christmas can be calm, relaxed and peaceful

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3 Steps to Embrace Your Body Now

3 Steps to Embrace Your Body Now

Embrace Your Body in 3 Steps, NOW Ready to embrace your body, dump the hate and stop punishing it with endless diets and negative self-talk? Recently I attended the first Toowoomba screening of the new documentary, EMBRACE by Taryn Brumfitt. Hundreds of women, men and children have attended in our region, but after watching, feeling inspired, shedding tears and finding hope… now what? It’s opened a huge pandoras box for so many women who are now wondering, well just HOW do I embrace my body? What do I do? Our bodies are nobody else’s business, yet we constantly allow ourselves to be distracted by comparison,

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Break Free of Fearing Food

Break Free of Fearing Food

Break FREE of Fearing Food   Going out to eat used to always be an anxiety-inducing routine of worrying what I’d wear to hide my body, who would be there scrutinising my body, and what food was on the menu that would put fat on my body. I’d study the menu prior to arriving so it would reduce the panic time in front of my friends, delaying everyone’s orders. The extra eyes on me only fuelled my anxiety and generally resulted in me ordering something I didn’t really want so that I’d spend the entire time waiting for the dish, worrying about if I made

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5 Limiting Beliefs Holding Your Mind Hostage

5 Limiting Beliefs Holding Your Mind Hostage

5 Limiting Beliefs Holding Your Mind Hostage   When I started MindBodyFood my main driver was to make a difference in the lives of women who struggled with liking themselves, accepting their bodies and were using food as a means of control, punishment or comfort in managing stressful thoughts and emotions. Think BINGE EATING, EMOTIONAL EATING, STRESS EATING. What I’ve realised over the years is that nearly EVERYONE in their lifetime struggles with five core underlying and limiting beliefs that they’re either: Not good enough Not smart enough Not worthy enough Don’t deserve it Can’t do it UNDERNEATH their body and

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Why You Need to Love Yourself + Free PDF Printable

Why You Need to Love Yourself + Free PDF Printable

Do You Love Yourself? FREE Self-Love Reminders Printable PDF below!   I used to loathe myself. Love was a word that didn’t compute. I could never truly accept love because I didn’t know how to feel it for myself. As babies we are born happy, loveable and wanting to love. But what happens when we experience feelings of neglect, criticism or abandonment in our childhood…. that we feel the hurt so strongly and intensely as children we appoint ourselves to blame and internalise our pain? As we grow, a part of us begins to believe we are unworthy of love…. That inner child who felt unsafe and

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Stop Dieting, Start Living

Stop Dieting, Start Living

When Dieting Takes Over From Living   Being on a diet is like forcing your real life body to squeeze into a Barbie and Ken sized dollhouse. Not a great fit if you really want to feel at home there. Does weighing all your food, watching your food portions and eating to the clock actually satisfy your hunger? What about when the rebel in you says, “Stuff it! I’m so hungry and I hate this food. I’m going to eat that cake anyway”? And what if you can’t stop at one piece after a week of willpower and restriction, and end

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Body Hate, Dieting & the Scales: Audio Interview

Body Hate, Dieting & the Scales: Audio Interview

Body Hate, Dieting & the Scales Audio Interview Thank you Robyn Patton Intuitive Nourishment who interviewed me recently about body hate, dieting, the scales & vulnerability. ‪ Time for some #‎realtalk‬ so we can get comfortable with uncomfortable feelings and make space for learning to navigate them. Let me know what you think! V xo     About Viki Viki Thondley is a Mind-Body Wellness Specialist and qualified Holistic Counsellor, Food, Stress & Lifestyle Coach, Meditation Therapist, and Eating Disorder Recovery Coach who inspires women to shift from limited thinking, low self-esteem and restriction to whole-self nourishment, body confidence and whole food healing. Recovered from bulimia

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Overcome Negative Body Image

Overcome Negative Body Image

Overcome Negative Body-Image Here’s how just one of many clients did it! Sometimes in my coaching practice I need to get down into the pit with a client… really sit down in the mud with them and wade through the shit in their lives. It’s my job to hold steadfast as an anchor for them while they experience losing control or embracing their fear. Whatever the overwhelming emotion is, I’m always willing to go to the depths with them in order to help guide them back out of it. Not many traditional therapists allow themselves to do that, with the idea

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