Ultimate RESET!

Friday, September 30, 2011


Have you ever really looked at the word "diet"? It has the work DIE in it. It's a strange word that is often taken out of context. It's now almost known as a bad word. Rarely is someone excited about the new "diet" they are on... and if they are excited it usually doesn't last long.

A diet is usually a short term way of eating with the hopes of the goal of losing a certain amount of weight. It usually involves eliminated an important food group, starvation, over eating, adding too much of a certain food group, eating or swallowing things that aren't even a food or taking pills.

A diet is the way that you eat. A diet should be a lifestyle change for the better, not a short term unhealthy way of eating to lose a certain amount of weight (only to gain it right back again once you're done with your DIE-T).

Food usually becomes a punishment, a bad thing (or at least certain foods) when on a diet. For example on the Atkins type diets its usually carbohydrates, (our bodies energy source)the bad evil food that we can't even look at or smell without gaining weight. So when we do eat a carbohydrate, we feel fat, guilty, bad, we end up associated carbohydrates as the evil enemy and we should be punished for thinking about consuming a piece of toast.
Is that any way to live?? Torturing yourself, denying your body of a natural source of energy?

My answer would have to be no on that one.

Instead of going on a "diet" lets think of food as a friend an ally in our lives. Food is energy, food is life and can be and is a really good healthy thing.

Instead try changing your habits. If you like junk food then don't completely cut it out, try crowding it out with other healthy foods. And once a week allow yourself that junk food without guilt or resentment.
If you like the occasional soda, then by all means, indulge and have your can of soda on Friday night... and maybe even one on Saturday. Don't let your sole reasoning for changing your habits be to lose weight, let your motivation come from wanting to live healthy & setting an example to the people around you, and the weight loss will be the added bonus.

If you're ready for a lifestyle change then don't wait another minute, don't wait for the new year or after the holidays, do it now. Get with partner, a friend or even your spouse and set some reasonable goals.

Happy & Healthy Friday!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Enjoying Dinner/ Family Time

One of the busiest times of day for most families is in the late afternoon to early evening. Kids are home from school, homework needs to get done, after school sports are often a priority, getting little ones settled down, catching up on laundry, picking up toys... and the list goes on and on. Some where no so long ago, a home cooked meal and a sit down dinner time used to be on that list. The option of fast food was not as common a choice and dinner time was the time families caught up with each other.
Now if there is a sit down dinner, it usually consists of processed foods, brightly colored fizzing drinks, cell phones, laptops, blasting TVs and various other forms of distractions.

Cooking and enjoying a healthy dinner with your family AT HOME doesn't have to be as hard as most people think. It's about planning ahead and preparation.
Crock pots can be a mom's best friend. Throw a few whole food ingredients in it, spices and water and press a button. By the time you get home from work or errands you have a prepared, hot, home cooked meal that took you 15 minutes in the morning to make. Another thing is having your meals planned out ahead of time. I keep a list on my fridge of what I am making on which days. It helps keep me aware and prepared. If I know I am making turkey spaghetti that night, then I know I have to defrost a pound of turkey and pick up a fresh loaf of whole grain french bread on my way home from what ever I am doing that day.

Use dinner time as a time to catch up and connect with your kids. Cell phones, TVs, computers and any other distraction should not be allowed to be on during family/dinner time. You'll find that at first your older kids will be hesitant, but will gradually learn to like the conversion & interaction with you.

Learn to truly enjoy dinner with your family. It can be a healthy change in all of your lives.

Happy Thursday!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Leaving the Negative People Behind

I have found in my practice that the number one complaint or argument of why people can't stay on track is because they lack support from family and friends.

Often you will find that when you are moving forward, getting healthy, making wiser choices, and finding the positive YOU, people will try their hardest to hold you back. Whether it's resentment, jealousy or just plain negative Nelly's, you must resist their pull and stay strong.

How do I resist the pull of the negative people that are in my life?

You can start by confronting them head on. Tell them why you are doing what you are doing. Ask for support and for them to respect your decision to get healthy.
If that doesn't work, you may have to either cut ties or put distance between you and that person.

Remain strong, find the right support and put distance between you and the negativity in your life.

You will succeed!

Happy Monday morning!

Friday, September 16, 2011

I'm Baaacckkkk and ready to BLOG!!

I haven't had the opportunity to blog or take on new clients for the last couple of months. I have been studying for my certification in Holistic Health counseling. It was amazing!! I am happy to say that I am back and taking new clients.

My practice has changed, my goals have changed and my life has changed. All for the better.

I am looking forward to sharing all of this with all of you as I embark on this new journey in my life & career.

Thanks for all of your support and continued emails and phone calls!!

This is going to be an amazing year!

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Have a happy & healthy weekend!