It’s January, 2016. How different is your body from January, 2015? Better, worse, or…. the same?
If you’re better – GOOD FOR YOU!!! WOO HOO! If you’re worse, or the same, make 2016 your year for improvement; actual, real, permanent improvement: weight loss, muscle gain, energy, less inflammation, better hair/skin/pooping. You get the picture.
Ask yourself, what’s been holding you back? Why have previous efforts failed?
Here’s a few educated guesses:
1) You’re eating grains/wheat/gluten free grains. This just won’t work, especially as you age, or if you’re already fighting a weight or health issue. Grains just have to go.
They’re poison; if you’re unconvinced, listen to cardiologist Dr. William Davis on the subject. Or read this Post on how grains are killing you and your family. Fill your mind with the latest facts and science, not Big Food’s appealing advertising.
Here’s an idea: try a 7 day “100% grain-free” experiment on yourself. Watch your stomach shrink and your energy sky-rocket. 7 days,… it’s a blip on the time line. Keep feeding your family whatever your normally feed them and just focus on you for 7 days.
Grains lead to inflammation, weight gain/bloat, foggy thinking, bad sleep, bad skin, constipation, leaky gut, headaches, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, heart disease, etc etc.
What to eat instead of pasta,cereal, and bread: clean meats, plenty of healthy fats (coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, grass fed butters, raw dairy), a TON OF VEGETABLES, some fruit, nuts/seeds/avocados, maybe some beans. That depends on your blood sugar.
It’s not hard, but I have to admit, eating real whole food does involve time and energy. Eating real whole food means shopping, chopping, prepping, cooking, and packing.
And that brings me to my second guess as to why you haven’t lost weight or improved your health.
2) You think cooking is either too hard or too time consuming.
You’re right! Cooking does take a little learning and practice; maybe your mom never taught you, or you can’t figure out how to follow a cookbook. Cooking’s definitely a lost skill in America.
Develop that skill! We’re humans, we learn things all the time. Learn how to make cooking, and eating real whole food, a normal part of your life. Pass that skill on to your kids. ( Or pass on the opposite skill: teach your kids how to live on convenient processed foods and watch them become fat, sick, and depressed.)
All it takes is a little coaching. It’s just Real Whole Food; it’s not rocket science. Honest. Get in touch with me and we can work together on this part. I’ve done Power Cooking classes with dozens of clients now. It’s empowering to learn how to make 4 or 5 full meals in a couple of hours.
One more reason you’re not healthier in 2016:
3) You can’t stick to your plan for more than a few days. This is a biggie. Most plans involve starvation and excessive exercise, which make excuses to jump off the wagon easy. ( “I’m busy”, “I deserve this”, “I’ll start again on Monday.”)
Low calorie diets are DOOMED TO FAIL. Statistically, almost 100% of everyone who goes on a “diet” gains their weight back. 50% gain back more than they lost.
Stop the guaranteed cycle! Compliance and change happen when your brain really, really cares about what you’re putting in your body. You don’t sit down and devour a bag of Cheetos or a box of ice cream if you genuinely think they’ll cause cancer or stomach distress for a day or a terrible night’s sleep.
This is where coaching comes in again. Step doing the same old thing and getting the same old results,.. Call me.
Start now, and when 2017 gets here, you can be a different person. Health is everything! The health of your kids and your family – it’s everything.
We create our health and our weight. 80% of all illness is designated as “life style disease”. Our weight is the result of our food choices and habits.
Make health a priority in 2016. We aren’t doomed to be fat, sick, sore, and tired just because we’re getting older or busy or both. We are the result of how we take care of ourselves, so ditch the excuses along with the grains.
Back to my lead-in; it’s January, 2016. How are you different from January 2015? What do you want to be in January 2017? Take ahold of your power and your choices and your actions, and create the you God made you capable of being.