Metabolism Class; A Looks Healthy But Isn’t; and Happy People

am i skinny yetSwitch Your Metabolism Class: set for Mondays: Oct 7,14,21, 6 – 7:30;  and Wednesdays: Oct 9,16,23, 1 – 2:30.  The goal: to teach you how to be a Fat Burner and not a Sugar Burner.  We’ll cover the Paleo Diet, Digestion, Blood Sugar (you HAVE to understand your biology to lose weight and get healthy), Ketosis, Power Cooking, Compliance Strategies and much more.  The class will be held at the Marshall Community Center (4133A Rectortown Rd, Marshall Va), which is right off Rt 17 and Rt 66 – it’s easy to get to.  The total cost: $100.  My goal:  to help you understand that your weight and your health are a matter of your Biology, not a low cal/low fat diet that never works, ever; and that you have the Power to change yourself.  Email me if you can attend.  Phone and Skype sessions are available if you’re long distance.

Who here has heard of the Ideal Protein Diet?  Probably several, because it’s really getting it’s products and name out there.  Ideal Protein promises quick weight loss because it supposedly puts you into a ketogenic state.  I’m all for a ketogenic state – I think ketones are healthy!  According to all the current science, our brain LOVES to run on ketones instead of glucose.  If you’re struggling with weight loss due to years of yo-yo dieting, ketosis could be the answer (or not; everyone’s different.).

My pharmacy markets Ideal Protein, so I picked up a box the last time I was in there;  the product I choose was called “Chicken Flavored Patty Mix”.  The ingredients included: wheat, wheat gluten, soy, and yeast extract (that’s FDA approved tricky talk for MSG).

Oh. My. Gosh.  That stuff’s poison!  Wheat, soy, and neurotoxic chemicals?  There goes the gut, the thyroid, and the brain!  (not to mention what all the chicken- like flavors are doing to liver function) And who on the Ideal Protein diet is actually testing their ketones to make sure they’re in Ketosis?

Please don’t be fooled by weight loss gimmicks.  Diets don’t work – ever.  Statistics show that almost 100% of EVERYONE who goes on a diet to lose weight gains it back, and statistically, they gain back more than they lost.

smiling dogOn a different subject ( but applicable!), I wanted to let you know about a lecture tour traversing the state of Virginia ( and several other states), called The Habits of Happy People. This is hosted by the Institute for Brain Potential, and wow does it sound great!  All lectures provide continuing ed credits for all healthcare providers, from social workers, to dentists, to physical therapist/nutritionists/nurses, etc etc etc.  Some of the topics covered:The Science of Happiness and Health; Wanting, Liking, and the Hedonic Brain; Forming Happiness-Enhancing Habits; Mindfulness, Meaning, and the Calm Brain; The Depression Resistant Mindset, and more.

The website for info is:  Click on Live Seminars, then your state, then the PDF icon for info on this all day workshop.

Why do I say it’s “applicable”?? Because our thoughts hold tremendous power over our health.  The research area of Cortisol and Health is huge right now. Learning to focus your brain, to keep it on a positive, forward path,(as opposed to down the rabbit hole)  is essential to your health and wellbeing.  Imagine combining the power of Real Whole Foods with a strong, positive mindset! Oh the possibilities…..

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