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Harnessing Hunger For Wellbeing

Posted by Carole Mahoney on 1/26/21 7:45 AM

Harnessing Hunger for Wellbeing

If you have been following along to this installment of the What Sales Can Learn About Self Care, you've likely walked away with things to work on in your personal and professional life. In this post, we chat about Jeanette Bronée's book and how you can really harness hunger for your wellbeing.



Carole Mahoney:
Your book, also I want to make sure everybody is aware of it, Eat to Feel Full. Tell me a little bit about this though, because how do you harness your hunger for wellbeing? Can you tell me a little bit more about that?

Jeanette Bronée:
Yeah. I am also a nutritionist, right? And so a lot of what I came to realize was that what stands between us and eating right is all the other things of self care. It's our relationship with ourselves that gets in the way. If we don't think we matter at work, we're not going to go home and eat healthy. If we don't feel we belong at work, we're not going to go home and take good care of ourselves.

Quite the opposite!

So when I was writing the book, I wanted to make it so that people understood that this whole dieting mentality is all about not being good enough.

It's all about saying, "Well, I need to starve myself. I need to do all these things." And instead, understanding that what we crave the most is to feel good. And that means we need to learn how to support ourselves with the food that helps us feel actually satiated and fulfilled, but also give us the energy physically, emotionally, and mentally. Because our hormones are interconnected with what we eat and what we do, how we think and how we engage. We're all one system here.

Carole Mahoney:
Feelings matter.

Jeanette Bronée:
For too long, we have thought of our human system as being separate from how we perform at our best at work. And it's not.

Carole Mahoney:
Yeah. This rings so true for me because, like I mentioned, I'd shared with you too that I've been on this journey myself. I've lost 76 pounds. I'm... Literally, it has saved my life, this idea of being more present in the moment.

And I was thinking about this and people have asked me, "How did you do it? What did you do differently?"

And I said, "You know what? The only thing that I really did differently was before, whenever I tried to get healthier, lose the weight, it was because I wanted to look a certain way to your point. The result. I wanted to look a certain way."

But for this time it was, yes, of course I wanted to look better, but it was more about, I wanted to feel a certain way. I wanted to feel strong. I wanted to feel balanced. I wanted to feel full of energy. I wanted to feel peaceful. Those are the things that I wanted to feel.

And then that what I ate and how I exercised and what I did just became an almost unconscious choice because I knew how it would make me feel. Like I don't want the things like the cheesy pepperoni pizza anymore because I know how it's going to make me feel, not that immediate how is it going to make me feel in that exact moment, and then that I'm going to feel bad about it and regret it. And then I might as well just eat the hot fudge sundae kind of thing, which is what happens.

So I can absolutely attest. There are things that we can do as individuals, just to even just changing that thought process can have such a huge impact.

Jeanette, thank you so much for being with us today. We're going to include the links for everyone so you can go and check her out. And I highly, highly recommend her as a keynote speaker for any of your sales kickoffs that are coming up, virtual, magnificent. Thank you so much, Jeanette.

Jeanette Bronée:
Thank you.

Did you miss the other installments of this series?
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