Hello blog fam!
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Today’s topic of discussion is….FAT!
What, exactly, is fat?
Plain and simple, fats are substances that do not dissolve in water. There are three types of fat: (1) Saturated Fat; (2) Unsaturated Fat; and (3) Trans Fat.
Why is fat important?
The main biological functions of fats include storing energy, signaling, and acting as structural components of cell membranes. Basically, fats are necessary for survival.
How should you incorporate fat into your diet?
First, and foremost, AVOID TRANS FAT. It’s horrible for your body.
Second, fats are a high density energy source, meaning you don’t need to load up. A little bit will go a long way.
Finally, some good choices when looking for fats include: nuts, poultry, meat, and certain oils.
Next time, I’ll be giving you the quick & dirty on protein!
P.S. Any questions on fats? Let me know, and I’m happy to chat!
I’m going to dedicate the next few posts to giving you a glimpse at the 6 main nutrients. Increasing the nutrition of the food you eat on a daily/weekly basis will help you feel your best.
Today’s Topic: CARBOHYDRATES. Let’s learn the quick and dirty about this nutrient, and why it’s not to be avoided!
What are carbohydrates?
Carbohydrates are, in science talk, compounds that contain sugar units. There are 3 types of carbs: Simple, Complex, and Fiber.
Why are carbohydrates important?
Put simply, carbs are the body’s MAIN energy source!
How should you incorporate carbohydrates?
Next nutrient on deck? FATS. Catch y’all next time!
P.S. Interested in working with me? Comment below or Click here to schedule your FREE Discovery Session!
Hi friends! Happy Memorial Day to those of you in the USA, and Happy Monday to those of you elsewhere in our wonderful world!
Today, I wanted to drop by to mention that I still have spaces available for my Wholefully You Discovery Session!
Here’s what you’ll discover in your session:
One of the most fascinating things about coaching is that it’s never about me, the coach. It’s always about you, the client, and what you want to achieve in your life.
So the very first thing I’ll do in our session is ask you: “If you could wave a magic wand and get what you really want in the next 90 days, what would that look like? How would you feel?”
What I do as a coach…is help get you there!
In our session, I’ll help you discover the small changes you can make to get amazing transformation, so you can feel better in your body, your health, and across all areas of your life.
I love this process, and I think you might too! This session is FREE to you, and I am currently booking session through July. If you are interested, book here: Book Your Discovery Session.
Something special has happened with me in the past few months. I’ve set out on a new professional path that feels very right, clear, and obvious – it’s the journey I’ve been traveling on for a long time and didn’t even realize. I’d like to share this new path with you.
For the past few months, I’ve been discovering how to help other people gain energy, lose weight, and transform their bodies….and their lives. After years of passionate research in psychology, nutrition, and optimal performance, I’ve realized that it’s time to turn this passion into practical knowledge for the real world (i.e. skills that you can use in your everyday life that help you lose weight, gain energy, and transform your body!).
So…drum roll please…
I’m officially launching myself as a Health Coach!
What is a Health Coach?
With the relentless demands of work and life responsibilities, what we are doing to try to transform our lives and bodies is no longer working, and we are looking for something greater.
Sometimes we don’t know what to do to change our bodies; but more often than not, it’s that we are stuck in a rut and don’t know how to get out of it. 95% of our behavior occurs out of habit, either unconsciously or in reaction to external demands. That’s why we struggle to make changes that last! Even when the need for change is obvious and intentions are strong, we often fall short.
I think that’s a problem, and all the diet industry seems to offer is “Eat fewer calories and exercise more.” If that worked, it would have worked!
Did you know that 98% of all dieters gain the weight back? And that the average person makes the same New Year’s resolution ten separate times without success? Why is that?
Because the average person doesn’t have support or accountability.
And to top it all off, doctors, dietitians, and other practitioners either don’t have the time or don’t have the skills to help people stay motivated and follow through to get a lasting result. As a result, people default to their set habits, even when they know those habits make them feel lousy.
Without the right support and accountability, this dysfunctional cycle will continue and in many cases, get worse.
That’s where health coaches like me come in! My goal is to provide the right SYSTEM, SUPPORT, and ACCOUNTABILITY so you can make a total body transformation.
Here’s what I’ve got for you:
In order to jump start my new career, my Health Coach training requires me to gift 6 (SIX!) hour-long “Total Transformation Breakthrough” sessions.
In this session, you will discover:
This is a great opportunity to see what it would be like to work with me as your Health Coach.
And, for a limited time, these sessions are complimentary!
If you or someone you love could benefit from losing weight, gaining energy, or transforming your body, then click here now to email me and request a session:
Thank you for helping me contribute to the power and health of everyone, everywhere!
Hi friends! Happy Friday and congratulations on making it through the workweek! I have spent this week at a week-long training in Illinois for my day-job, and I cannot wait to get back home to normalcy!
Today, I wanted to talk to you about cleansing, what it is, and why you need it in your life. When you think of a cleanse what comes to mind? Perhaps you think of juice fasts, detoxes, popping pills, or being super restricted. However, that is NOT what a cleanse is at all!
Toxins are everywhere in today’s world, both in our internal and external environments. Although the body is designed to be self-cleaning and to excrete these toxins, it cannot always handle the overload of toxins present in today’s environment.
The toxins not able to be excreted accumulate in our fat cells, and cell membranes become internal toxins. These toxins can damage the protective intestinal lining, literally corroding the body from the inside out, making it a less effective filter for the good nutrients we might be bringing in. The more the lining is damaged, the less effectively it absorbs nutrients, and the more toxins pass into the blood and lymph systems. During a cleanse, we aim to eliminate toxins from the body to avoid toxic overload.
How do you Cleanse?
To avoid the symptoms of toxic overload and effectively reset the body it is important to keep all of the body’s channels of elimination open and functioning well. A number of cleansing activities are recommended beyond simply changing your diet. The time and loving attention you devote to these supplemental activities for your body will be richly rewarded with improved health.
It is believed by nutritionally oriented health care practitioners that specific food allergies are related to metabolic toxicity. One classic approach to eliminating or minimizing symptoms associated with food allergies is using a hypo-allergenic diet or elimination diet. Foods that most commonly cause symptoms of a food allergy or toxicity are gluten, dairy products, eggs, soy, caffeine, yeast, sugar (and its many forms), dried fruits, citrus, and sometimes poor food combining.
Avoidance of these foods has lead to relief of symptoms in many individuals. By reintroducing these foods back into the diet individually, you are able to see clearly how your body reacts to that food.
This gentle, yet effective approach is designed to support the liver’s detoxification pathways and to improve intestinal health so that the body can clear out excess toxins and operate at it’s highest potential. It delivers boundless reserves of energy you didn’t know you had. You’ll find that every part of your body works better simply by “switching on” your metabolism and body’s natural healing abilities.
Do You Need to Cleanse?
Is it time for you to do a cleanse? Let me ask you some easy questions to help you evaluate…
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you would greatly benefit from a cleanse! And the great news is that I have a 14-Day Reset Cleanse program that I am releasing. I will guide you through 2 weeks consisting of three easy phases. If this seems scary, it’s not! I am with you every step of the way, offering check-ins along the way, and I have also taken away the guesswork of wondering what is okay and not okay to eat.
Call to Action!
I am looking to gather a small group of people to go through this program together! I will be doing the Cleanse alongside you while offering email and/or phone check-ins of varying frequency, depending on your wants/needs.
If you have are interested, please comment or message me and let me know! I will be releasing more details to those who are interested, with a sign-up to follow shortly thereafter! The initial group has a slated start date in early June. however I am contemplating hosting a group starting on May 15th (finished just in time for Memorial Day).
Hi everyone! I hope you all had lovely weekends and a lovely Easter! Last week, I talked about protein and its importance in your diet. I also briefly touched on animal vs. plant based protein. So today, I want to share with you a few recipes that I’ve enjoyed that include animal or plant based proteins!
First up, plant-based protein recipes! These are either vegetarian or vegan:
Next, here are some animal-based protein dishes:
What are your favorite protein-packed recipes? Later this week, I’ll be back to give you the low-down on two other important nutrients: Carbohydrates and Fats! As always, let me know if there is any content that you’d like to see in the future!
Protein has been in the news a lot over the last few years. While it’s wonderful that we are finally hearing that protein is not something to be scared of, protein is a somewhat controversial macro-nutrient. Plant protein vs. animal protein vs. any protein. It seems there is a new study every week touting the benefits of one type and shaming another type of protein.
So, what’s the best type of protein? The answer is quite simple: The best type of protein is the protein that works best for YOU.
So, let’s ask a better question: How do you know what type of protein is best for you? This is where I, as a health coach, get to shine my light a little bit! The way we can discover the best kind of protein for ourselves is to experiment! In as little as 4 days (yes, LESS THAN A WEEK!), you can discover what type, and how much, protein your body responds best to.
I’ve learned that I personally operate best on mostly plant-based proteins. But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy animal-based proteins! I am simply learning to treat myself to those less often and in smaller amounts. After all, I am trying to have a relationship with my body, not a strict set of rules and rigidity.
Next week, I’ll share some recipes that I’ve found that include protein as the focus! No boring meals here because I love food! I think that food should be enjoyed and savored, not suffered through to gain a healthy lifestyle.
If you are interested in a FREE 4 day experiment to discover your protein fit, comment below, and I’ll get in touch!