I started the S.O.S. Food Plan because of my personal struggle with food and feeling like I was always on or off a diet. I was constantly in limbo trying to find the “perfect” diet. News flash: there is no such thing. After heading to treatment for an array of eating and exercise distorters, I came away from that experience with a completely new respect for balanced, sane eating. Years later, the concept of the S.O.S. Food Plan was hatched.
In the past, I found that measuring and weighing my food made me feel crazy. I had to find a way to understand portion sizing without hauling out my scale and looking like a lunatic at the dinner table. The idea of eyeballing amounts of food and using my hand and/or fist for estimated portion sizing worked for me.
The concept of meals being hot, cold, colorful and crunchy was a basic tool I used to stop binge overeating, diminish bloating and finally start enjoying meals.
Most of the time binges are foods that have no texture (lacking fiber) and are the color of cardboard (lacking muscle building amino acids and health providing antioxidants). Focusing on whole foods with natural color and crunch ensures nutrient dense meals that will keep us satiated, strong and happy. It got me on track and are guidelines I use to this day. Live and enjoy food without feeling punished and deprived.
-Over 80 helpful pages of grocery lists, mental troubleshooting around food and meal times with real life solutions that don't make you crazy.
-Over 50 recipes
-Pescatarian and Flexitarian
-Journaling feelings around food to release you from eating your feelings
-NO MORE DIETING! Finally feel an intuitiveness around food, stop weighing and measuring and feel confident knowing how to feed yourself.
Co-written with Kristen Bell, Registered Dietitian.