Oh I do love me a bit of Dr Libby. I've even been to see her live! She did one of the Hay House talks and it was called 'The Nine Elements That Will Help You Solve Your Weight-Loss Puzzle".. and while I'm not someone desperate to lose weight (although would by lying if I said I didn't wish I was a good 6kg lighter) I love just hearing her describe how our bodies work.
She talks about how in today's world where we are rushing from left to right stressed out to buggery we produce a lot of adrenaline and cortisol and our bodies aren't designed to live with that dominating all the time (in the old days it only came on briefly when we were running from a deadly animal or some such). And when our bodies are flooded with stress hormones it uses quick burning fuel - glucose - and not the slow burning fuel FAT that we all want to lose....
So somehow we have to activate not our stress hormones/sympathetic nervous system but our parasympathetic nervous system .. but the problem is it is subconscious so we can't force our bodies to do this. The only known scientific way that we can actively activate our parasympathetic nervous systems (the one which tells us we're calm and not in danger) is by lengthening our out breath.
All together now breath oooouuuuuuttttttttt ssssllllooooowwwwwllllyyyy.
Now remember to do that all the time!
She talked a lot about caffeine which I don't have to worry too much not being a coffee drinker any more. I do occasionally have a decaf which she says can be full of nasty chemicals so you have to look for a 'swiss filter' method.. but I probably only have one every two weeks so am not too worried about that. She said green tea is full of antioxidants which is great because I drink a lot of it!
In general she said perfection with food is a lot of people's undoing, it doesn't need to be like that. It's about what we consistently do that matters..
Love, Mrs D xxx