What does weight loss and a fit body mean to you?

Over the years, this definition has greatly changed for me. In my late teens through my late twenties, it was all about calorie counting, restriction, extreme willpower, lack of joy around food, control, and fear of being in social situations where there were a lot of food temptations. It was about being obsessive and it involved a lot of emotional pain. I often want to forget my relationship with food and my body during those years in my life. But it brought me to where I am today and my new definition of a healthy and fit body.

Today, I abhor diets, needless dietary restrictions, and calorie counting. For me, weight loss and achieving healthy body composition is NOT about going on a strict diet for a certain number of weeks or months, using all your willpower to stay on the diet, feeling deprived and like crap while on the diet, and feeling stressed about food.

Healthy weight loss IS about eating healthy and delicious foods that make you feel energetic, clear headed, and less bloated. It is about addressing underlying health issues such as nutrient deficiencies, hormone imbalances, and chemical toxins that slow down metabolism, fat burning, and affect appetite and even food preferences. It IS about experimenting with foods to see what foods give you the most energy and which foods actually slow you down by causing joint pain, brain fog, depression, and digestive distress. It IS about figuring out why you might be stuck in certain patterns and addressing those issues that are keeping you stuck, even if this creates some discomfort. It IS about finding joy when you eat, being comfortable in social situations involving foods, listening to your body, and trusting your body to give you signals when you are headed in the wrong direction. A healthy and fit body includes a healthy relationship with food.

My cleanse program “21 Day Cleanse and Revive” is the perfect opportunity to EXPERIMENT with new foods and figure out what foods make you feel good and what foods make you feel bogged down. My program addresses underlying health issues and support safe detoxification of chemicals and other toxins that slow down your metabolism and cause you to hold onto fat. Take 2 to 3 weeks to slow down a bit and really listen to your body. Discover a new way of eating that brings you long term health and a fit and energetic body that includes peace of mind.

I would love to hear what a fit body means to you!

The Energy Cycle: How to Get Back Your Get-Up-And-Go Part 7—Endocrine Imbalance

To this point, I’ve posted six blogs on the ways your get-up-and-go is being sapped. I’ve covered food sensitivities and allergies, caffeine, stress, toxins and preservatives, fat storage and exercise. Now this is the seventh, and final, post, which is on the effect of endocrine imbalances.

When it comes to energy levels, you can’t ignore endocrine imbalances, either. These include low thyroid function or tired adrenals.

However, addressing endocrine imbalances is a separate topic that requires a lot of attention. But just to put it out there, toxins and allergenic foods can contribute to low thyroid function. And chronic stress and blood sugar imbalances can make your adrenals gland tired.

For an easy solution to getting back your get-up-and-go, I’ve found I’ve found that a three week cleanse program is an ideal place to start. Why? Because a cleanse program immediately addresses the toxins and blood sugar imbalances that affect your thyroid and adrenal gland functions.

To learn more about how the 3-week cleanse can help you, CLICK HERE!

And please, be sure to read (and re-read)all seven blog posts in this series on getting back your get-up-and-go.

Virtual Group Detox

I am so excited to launch my virtual group detoxification program next Wednesday, June 6th.  I have led hundreds of women and men through this program with amazing results!  I just love to be witness to the complete transformation that participants can experience in just three weeks.  It really inspires me!

Why do you want to consider participating in a detoxification program annually?  Or even twice a year?  What are the benefits and why add this practice to your already busy life??

You will experience detoxification differently than your best friend or colleague; after all you are unique!   So you will also experience benefits that are unique to you!   With that being said, these are the most common transformations that I have observed in my detoxification groups over the past five years:

  • Increased and Sustained Energy
  • Improved Body Composition
  • Breaking Weight Loss Plateaus
  • Clearer Thinking
  • Softer Skin and Hair
  • Brighter Eyes
  • Deep Sleep
  • Improved Mood
  • Better Ability to Deal with Life Stressors (including kids!)
  • Increased Productivity at Work
  • Sudden Urge to Organize and Complete Projects!
  • Decreased Stiffness and Pain in Joints

Are you ready to feel a nice, even energy throughout the day?  Are you ready to feel focused, present, and less stressed by your daily work and home load?   Are you ready to have your friends at work ask what you are doing…because you look so good?  Please visit this link to learn more about my upcoming detox program and to register!