How to Listen to Your Body, Ditch Restrictive Food Rules, & Make Long-Term Progress

  |   EP33   |   54 mins.

Sheri Traxler Intuitive Eating Inteview | The Vireo Life

Every year, thousands of new diets come out. But the reality is that no single diet works for everyone. Many leave the dieter worse off than before. Nutrient deficiency, weight gain, illness, new symptoms, and a recently developed orthorexia.

What if there’s a better, long-term solution? One that’s free, simple, and virtually 100% effective. Enter intuitive eating, a system that recognizes the body’s inherent wisdom.

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About Sheri Traxler

Sheri Traxler is an author, speaker, and coach. She mentors private clients and teaches workshops to help executives and business owners create a lifestyle of authentic energy. For companies, she develops wellness cultures to improve health and productivity. Her Nourish Your Life and Thrive Life programs are available at Her book Go Forward: 28 Days to Eat, Move, and Enjoy Life God’s Way is available on Amazon. Sheri holds her Master’s in Health Promotion, is a Certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer, Nutrition Specialist, and Intuitive Eating Counselor. She is a national speaker for the Medical Fitness Association, has led fitness episodes for Viacom Cable, taught Corporate Wellness at Belmont University, and directed programs for 12 years at Vanderbilt Medical Center, Sheri is one of those fortunate folks who knew from childhood what she wanted to do: help people live well. For over 30 years she’s been transforming lives.

Top things you’ll learn from Sheri Traxler

  • Reasons to practice Tai Chi
  • Why food rules fail
  • Stark truth about the consequences of dieting
    • Within 5 years, 100% of people re-gain all lost weight
    • 1/3 gain additional weight
    • Decreases esteem and confidence while increases social anxiety
    • Most weight regained is visceral fat in stomach
  • Deciding that external set of rules (diet) knows better than your body sets you up to not trust your body in any circumstance
  • The relationship between deficiencies and food cravings
  • Intuitive eating system
    • H – Hunger
    • W – Real Want
    • S – Slow
    • S – Savor
  • Intensity of food flavor starts fading after 4th bite
    • Subsequent bites unsuccessfully chase flavor
  • It’s rarely the conscious treat that gets us into trouble
  • Do buffets and flavor novelty lead to over-eating?
  • How to use intuitive eating with a partner
  • Several of Nick’s mindful eating tips
    • Put fork down between bites
    • Use chopsticks (for anything)
    • Choose smaller silverware, plates, and bowls
    • Take a quick “parasympathetic pause”
  • Stressful situations should be delt with away from eating
    • Can cause food intolerances and serious complications
    • Stress drastically hampers blood sugar (as quantified by a CGM)
  • DIY intuitive eating experience at home
  • The 120-second trick
  • Sheri’s take on coffee and other compounds that block the body’s natural signals
  • Try “pleasure stacking”

Resources mentioned

  • NutriSense CGM shows eating while stressed causes massive blood sugar issues, even from healthy foods
  • Book: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Teacher: Norman Vincent Peale for Mindset
  • Free Resource: Powerful Plate Pack. Take your first steps to increasing your energy by eating intuitively. Email with the Subject Line “Powerful Plate”

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Nick Urban is a Biohacker, Data Scientist, Athlete, Founder of Outliyr, and the Host of the Mind Body Peak Performance Podcast. He is a Certified CHEK Practitioner, a Personal Trainer, and a Performance Health Coach. Nick is driven by curiosity which has led him to study ancient medical systems (Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hermetic Principles, German New Medicine, etc), and modern science.

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