Through years of personal development, self experimenting, coaching hundreds of clients, and my education at The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, I have defined several profound yet simple tools to use in creating a balanced healthy prosperous life. My goal as a coach is to help you learn ways to deal, not just dictate information to you. I know this is key to developing a sustainable way to live. Its more about transformation than information! Here are just some of the unique tools you’ll benefit from.
You may or may not have heard of a concept called crowding out.
Essentially the idea is that rather than following a “do not eat” list of foods, focus on fueling you body with the good stuff. Add more healthier alternatives into your grocery cart and therefore “crowding out” those lesser quality choices.
Sounds Simple enough in theory but in practice it can be harder. That's why those that read about this concept online give it a go for about a week and then end up eating Little Debbie's the next week.
There are a few reasons why:
1 They try to do it All at once. Each Individual already has a blueprint for the foods and recipes they are accustomed to. In order for this to be a sustainable habit in your life- it's important for us to work through your blueprint and slowly incorporate the fruits, vegetables and healthier options.There is no need to force yourself. Any forward motion is beneficial!
2 They place unnecessary restrictions on themselves about what they can and cannot buy/eat/cook. This is often again due to the mental blueprint developed over the years. This effects what they think is and is not healthy, what is and is not acceptable . Often times their rules about not having causes a cascade effect in their buying and eating habits and therefore, long term success.You may have some foods that come to mind as "not allowed" when on a "diet". Everyone has them and this is why I ask that you come to this with an open mind and the intention of overall wellness. We might have to reroute your blueprint so you don't wander around halls in circles!
3 Lastly people often fail because they just buy whatever they think is healthy and figure they will force themselves to eat it. All that gets you is expensive trash because you end up throwing out your good intentions once they go bad in the fridge. Or you have a pantry full of items that make you feel guilty you never ate them. They key is to slowly find healthy alternatives that YOU like. Ones that you know how to cook or prepare, and that taste good to you.
What is normally a daunting task for others can become a fun experience once we work together to take all the pressure and uncertainty away! That's what I am here for!
Well Cheap and Easy
So many people struggle to develop a healthy life style i.e. maintain their ideal goal wight, have great energy and mood, etc! Why is it so hard?
1. People are conditioned to “diet’ which really means deprive themselves (no more chocolate EVER!?!?) and eat stuff they don’t enjoy (brussel sprouts bleh!). Am I right!?
2. Price is a factor! Most people will use the excuse that healthy food is too expensive. Sure I can find some pretty exotic expensive things, but being knowledgeable and savvy when heading to the grocery store can prove that eating well is no more expensive. Maybe organic chicken breast is more expensive than the frozen pizza, but even consider the frozen pizza will not satiate you as long and you'll end up going back for more food more quickly to satisfy your hunger. Who spent more money now!?
3. You are busy! There is no time to be measuring out of 13 different spice containers with tiny spoons, simmering that broth for 45 minutes just to sprinkle a drop of the reduction on the finished dish, and scouring every grocery store isle and shelf for 50 minutes searching for black quinoa and unicorns blood!!!! Ok so I made that last one up, but I can tell you now if you don’t know what the ingredient is, you wont make the recipe!
I grew up one of six kids on food stamps. Even though I am prosperous now, I still pride myself in being a good stuart of my money. I also love me some desserts! One of my favorite are my super moist three ingredient chocolate cookie. They are super inexpensive and I love that they are low in sugar, high in nutrients, and I enjoy them on a regular basis guilt free.