Nutrition counselor Susan Weiss Berry, founder of Evolved Eating, talked about the importance of moderation and not feeling guilty about what you eat.
“Starving doesn’t give you a good life and neither does eating emotionally,” she told the crowd. “When we use our bodies as self-improvement projects, we miss out.”
That’s why Berry is a proponent of mindful eating — being present so that you enjoy the calories you’re taking in and have more clarity about when you’re satisfied. She also advises eating (slowly) because your stomach is hungry.
My favorite tip? Taking a culinary adventure once a week (with notebook in hand), so that your critical eye is turned toward the restaurant, not yourself.
“As a gift to your single self, pretend you’re a visitor to New York. Pick a new neighborhood or even simply a new street you’ve never been to.”
When it comes to staying in shape, fitness consultant and personal trainer Amie Hoff said finding the motivation tends to be harder for singles.
“Working out with a partner is more beneficial because it makes you accountable and keeps you more challenged.”
Hoff recommends scheduling workouts like you would any other appointment and setting goals.
The evening’s final speaker, sexpert and psychoanalyst Cathy Beaton, talked about the three P’s — permission, practice and pleasure.
“Loving your sexual self impacts your overall sense of wellbeing,” she said. “Take responsibility for your sexual pleasure…and let go of the good girl guilt.”
To that end, the event’s gift bag included a portable vibrator from sex toy store Babeland, along with goodies from The Vitamin Shoppe and Clarin’s. From start to finish, SingleEdition.com and Spark Networks truly covered all bases.
The next “Live The Life You Love” event, set for November 3rd, will cover cooking, career, love and entertaining. Click here for more info.