As a Black woman, you carry the world on your shoulders. You’re an advocate, mother, wife, sister and so much more to everyone else. The demands of your life can increase stress, anxiety and depression if you don’t learn how to set clear boundaries and make time for self-care on your terms.
As a “Strong Black” woman you have been taught that being strong on a consistent basis is a good thing. In more ways than one is this cultural norm leading to poor health outcomes for Black women including increases in mental, physical and emotional burnout. Learning how to take time for self-care shows the world that your health and well-being matter too.
Discovering how to navigate the grocery store is key to making healthier food choices for you and your family. Although marketers promote their products of being healthy, learning how to shop the perimeter of the store and limit your time in the middle parts of the grocery store will empower you to make healthier food choices.
Reaching optimal levels of health and sustainable weight loss requires learning how to make a shift in your mindset and have an understanding of how you change your mind about how you see food and healthy living. Learning the different stages of how you make healthy behavior changes is key to long-term and sustainable health outcomes.