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Diet and Weight Loss

We live in a funny society.  We treasure slim, thin, skinny and we dole out mountains of processed snacks, junk, and fast foods.  We sit around and watch television instead of getting up and walking to the park or grocery store.  In our society, it seems like it is a constant obsession to try to get fit yet all the time reverting back to the food and entertainment forms that are so prevalent. Every single family get together, every holiday, every celebration is centered on food and drink.  Most of the time gluttonous food and drink! So, when we start to become unhappy with the way we look (no one associates their illness or sluggishness with food) we start cutting calories.  Every New Year the diet industry pulls out all the advertising plugs, because every New Year we resolve to lose all the weight we put on the years before. Diet pills, replacement shakes, artificial sweeteners, surgeries, magazines, and fad diets all make our problem worse.  We may lose weight quickly at first but we lose muscle at the same time and then gain back all fat, which is not so good.  Then we are minus the muscle and plus more fat. And then we spiral down into a rabbit hole with visits to poor self-esteem avenue and lack of confidence boulevard.  Our mental well-being takes a beating.  We decide that it just won’t work for us and resolve ourselves to accept the way we are and ultimately losing the desire to get healthy.

If you want to lose weight and keep it off, look to people who have successfully done it.  You will notice that they did not use diet pills, meal replacement shakes or fad diets.

15 Proven Tips:

  • Eat breakfast
  • Eat all day long
  • Drink more water
  • Eat at home
  • Eat whole foods
  • Reduce stress
  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Get moving
  • Keep a journal
  • Eat some good, high-quality protein
  • Take a vitamin supplement
  • Eat more vegetables
  • Give up the “c”‘s
  • Do a kitchen makeover and get the unhealthy foods that tempt you out of your house.
  • Partner with a health coach

Go ahead and skip the fad diets.  Throw away the diet pills and start eating healthy! Eat more green vegetables and less carbohydrates.  Give up the four “C”s – cakes, cookies, candy, and chips!  Once those are out of your cupboards and your life, you WILL lose weight.

 

Eat these instead:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Small amounts of high-quality protein
  • Small amounts of healthy fat (coconut oil, avocado)

Forego the fast-food eateries such as McDonalds and Burger King.  Opt for healthier choices.  Don’t allow yourself to get overly hungry.  Keep healthy snacks nearby to tide you over. Grab an orange, an apple, healthy nuts, and green vegetables.

Certified Health Coach

Tried these tactics before? Worked a little while and then it all went to pot? Does keeping track of it all overwhelm you? Feel like you would be successful if you had guided instructions and regular check-ins with an accountability partner?  Consider partnering with a certified health coach.  While doctors are trained to diagnose and treat certain conditions, a certified health coach focuses on helping you reach your goals. You don’t have to go it alone.  Certified health coaches are worth their weight in gold as they look at a variety of areas in your life including stress, sleep, weight, and more to create a personalized action plan to help you succeed.  Partnering with a coach is the single best thing you can do to increase your chances of realizing your health goals. There’s no quick fix for taking back your health.  However, there is methodical, progressive, support to ensure you start off on the right foot and end on a “lighter” note.

 

 

Book a FREE Discovery Call for more information.

 

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La Keeda Carroll, MSN RN CHC

Registered Nurse & Certified Health Coach

 

 

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