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This week’s interview featured Lauren Bongiorno: entrepreneur, health coach, and author! She helps people with Type I Diabetes feel empowered through a balanced approach to health. Follow her on Instagram @lauren_bongiorno!

Here is a recap of the 10 insights she shared:

1. Pay attention to your behaviors and relationships with food and exercise. Once you can recognize your habits, you can work with them!

2. Honor the seasons of where you are in your life. There will be times when you will want to push yourself in your fitness and work. There will be times when your emotional needs may be stronger.  Both are OK!

3. Get back to the basics. If you sleep for 8 hours per night, drink 8-10 glasses of water per day, and limit your sugar intake, you’re off to a great start.  Only then, if you don’t see results, you can look into taking further measures.

4. Lauren’s biggest health struggle is to maintain her health progress without restricting and bingeing. She has a tendency to over-restrict, and to binge when she is not restricting.

5. To combat bingeing and restricting, Lauren has learned to implement balance into her weekly routine. She allows herself to enjoy small treats during the week, so she doesn’t feel deprived and rebound over the weekend.

6. Myth: If you want to lose weight and avoid sugar spikes, you have to cut back on carbs. The truth is, eating a moderate amount of both carbs and fat is good for the body and blood sugar.

7. High amounts of carbs and fats at one time can lead to negative results.  Moderation is the key if you want to avoid being in the high-fat (keto) or high-carb camps.

8. If you only have one minute for your health, breathe. When you focus on your breath and breathe deeply, you tune into your parasympathetic nervous system. This is a great tool for self-soothing.

9. Lauren’s favorite quote: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting the same results.”

10. Final value bomb: Pay attention to your mind as much as you do your body. This is necessary for holistic health. Your mind and gut are connected. When it comes to health, it’s not all about weight and physical fitness, it’s about mind and body together.

Now it’s your turn…What was your favorite takeaway from this interview?  Who would you like to see as a future guest on Lyons’ Share 10/10?

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