Beginning a Healthy Lifestyle Approach
(You don't have to be skinny to be healthy!)
A Whole Foods Plant-Based Lifestyle includes a powerful way to enjoy Plant-Based Cuisine. We would first advise that if you are on any medications, your doctors should be advised so they may monitor any medications. This Lifestyle approach often reduces or eliminates the need for many currently prescribed medications.
Benefits of a Plant Based Lifestyle & Nutrition
This is NOT a diet; they never work. This is a Lifestyle, a way of living for the rest of your life. It is Fun and provides an infinite variety of delicious foods and active experiences to keep you motivated and moving for the rest of your life!
It is NEVER too late to begin. Whether young or old, changing to a more active and plant based lifestyle will improve your health, invigorate your mind/body/spirit and lengthen your life so you can enjoy it to the fullest. Avoiding sickness and disease is a side benefit to this lifestyle. You will seldom be sick and you will be able to avoid the pitfalls of the Standard American Lifestyle and Diet.
A Whole Foods Plant Based Lifestyle is focused on a way of eating that is low in fat, has zero cholesterol and is high in fiber as well as being nutrient dense which provides a substantial amount of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals throughout the day. One may experience renewed energy and less fatigue that so many people experience throughout a normal workday.
Scientific studies have shown that a Plant Based Lifestyle and nutrition may lower cholesterol, lower blood sugar, lower blood pressure and benefit in weight loss (if needed). The results of a plant based diet include improved elimination, improved sleep and improved immune system response, all of which lead to a healthier, more vital life and one which often prevents common disease.
We would talk to you (and your family if desired) to ascertain your current lifestyle, what you eat and current state of your health. If you wish to disclose them, your medical records would be helpful. Your most recent blood work/analysis would be very helpful. While not required, this information is important to an overall assessment of your current health.
Goals & Objectives
As with any project, setting of goals and objectives are critical to success. This will help establish a baseline from which to judge your progress and to determine progress towards your goals. This is a process and a journey. We want to establish new habits and modalities you will use the rest of your life!
Get your best health ever
Improved personal life and outlook
Lose weight naturally and easily
Overcome digestive discomforts and problems
Lower cholesterol and blood pressure
Avoid life-threatening illnesses like cancer, heart disease, diabetes 2 and more
Reverse a current lifestyle disease like diabetes 2, heart disease and even cancer
Lifestyle Practices – First Steps
Five Day Reset Challenge – Detox Program - To kick-start your new Lifestyle, we have developed a five day detox program to purge toxins from your body. A periodic regime, based on need and environment, can be an important factor in maintaining your vibrant health.
Cleaning out our pantry - Eliminating unhealthy food choices (high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, unhealthy additives) is key to beginning a healthier lifestyle.
Understanding food labels – Learning the meaning of food labeling and avoiding overly processed foods (saturated fats, high sodium, sugar, GMO ingredients (soy, corn, cottonseed and corn oils), additives and soda consumption).
Grocery Shopping – learning to navigate around your grocery stores for choosing healthier food options.
Importance of hydration – Drinking sufficient water to maintain your hydration levels. When you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated.
Importance of exercise – Moderate exercise (30 minutes a day) is key in maintaining healthy circulation of bodily fluids. Walking and other exercises can be fun and easy.
How to begin –Introduction into the foods groups that make up a plant-based diet. Whole grains, beans and legumes, vegetables, greens, fruits, nuts and seeds.
Training – Putting Discussion into Action
Most people just don't cook. Either they don't know how or avoid it because of the belief that it is somehow too time consuming or difficult. We show you that it is NOT the case at all. In fact cooking is one of the best ways to understanding your food and nutrition. It is fun and can save you loads of money!
We will offer you a series of classes tailored to your specific needs, goals and objectives. These classes are typically ½ day lesson where you will learn that there are delicious and nutritious ways to prepare meals that won't break the bank.
Moving is key to keeping your body healthy. We aren't talking about marathon running; although that is fine if you enjoy it. We will review what you enjoy and help/encourage you to expand your level of activity.
We can help you select a suitable exercise program that you will enjoy; because if you don't enjoy it, you will never DO it!
We usually recommend a beginning program of Yoga, Tai Chi, Chi Gong or other moderate stretching program that keeps you moving. Walking (fast paced) is also high on our preferred list. Hiking for more advanced walkers can be a wonderful adventure to see the glories of Nature. Exercise is also a key to a better night's sleep!
Why not give us a call NOW and receive a Free 20 minute counseling/listening session to see if we can help You begin your journey into a New, more Vibrant, Healthy Lifestyle!