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Surviving the Holidays without Gaining a Pound! (…Even Lose a Few!)

 

 

We all want to enjoy the holidays, and of course, the good food, but most of us don’t necessarily want to sign up for extra pounds of weight gain that is so typical between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Add to that the lowering of our immune defenses with sugar and other unhealthy foods, which allows colds, flus, and other diseases to get a foothold in our bodies. With weight gain and lingering sicknesses, how can we really ‘enjoy’ the Holidays? Is there a way that we can enjoy the company of others and the food without gaining a pound, and actually even lose a few in the process? The answer is, absolutely YES! Here are some tips and guidelines to not only allow you to survive the holidays, but to feel great and move into 2019 with a healthy lifestyle:

(We will unpack each of these in more detail over the next few weeks, so stay tuned)

 

1. Stay Well Hydrated (1/2 BW in oz. of Water)

Quality Spring or Artesian Waters

2. Cleansing Nutrient Dense Breakfast

Eggs & fruit (1 cup or 1 piece)

Fruit Only (1 cup or 1 piece)

Fresh made smoothie

Fresh made vegetable juice

Bone broth

Kombucha

3. Snack on Raw Foods Throughout the Day in Between Meals

Raw veggies

Raw nuts and seeds (walnuts, pecans, almonds, brazil, pumpkin, & sunflower)

Raw Food Bars

4. Start Your Meals with a Large Salad

5. Use Healthier Substitutes:

Proteins: Free range poultry & eggs, grass-fed meats & dairy, & wild caught fish

Sweeteners: Organic, Raw honey, maple syrup, & stevia

Cooking Oils: Organic Avocado oil, coconut oil, sesame oil, grass-fed butter, & Ghee

Flours: Organic Coconut and Almond flours

6. Prepare a Healthy Dish and Let that be the Main Portion
7. Pair Your Food Properly

Veggies, Protein, & Healthy Fats (Raw nuts & nut butter, seeds, olives, & avocado)

Veggies, Protein, & Healthy Carbs (Root Vegetables)

Veggies, Protein, & Dessert or Alcohol

8. Incorporate Intermittent Fasting

  • 5:2: This method allows you to eat normally five days a week. The other two days are your fasting days, although you do still eat. Just keep it between 500 and 600 calories.
  • Eat-Stop-Eat: With this one, you restrict all food for 24 hours, once or twice a week.
  • 16/8: You eat all your daily calories within a shortened period — typically 6 to 8 hours — and fast for the remaining 14 to 16 hours. You can do this every day, or a few times a week.

9. Support Digestion with Targeted Supplementation

Digestive Enzymes- before cooked meals

Betaine HCL with Pepsin-after cooked meal.

10.Exercise Regularly (At least 20 mins 4X a week)

 

SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS WITHOUT GAINING A POUND!

Extraordinary Wellness

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Wellness is generally used to mean a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being.

Therefore, we believe that wellness involves more than just being clear of the flu or other diseases. Wellness is rather a pursuit to be all that we were created to be in mind, body, and spirit.

No matter how sick or ‘well’ you currently are, our goal is to educate and guide you to better wellness.

So, what is Extraordinary Wellness?

We define Extraordinary Wellness as someone who has the following attributes:

  • Super Energy
  • Sharp & Focused Mind
  • Incredible Fitness
  • Banished Aches & Pains
  • Healthy Back
  • Healthy Heart
  • Never Giving Cancer a Chance to Start
  • Vital Living to 120!

So, are you Extraordinarily Well? If so, that’s great!! If not, don’t you want to be?

Transformation’s Extraordinary Wellness Mission:

1. ) Promote only natural non-invasive (no needles!) therapies, as God, through nature, has provided safe and natural remedies.

2.) Encourage a lifestyle that will enhance homeostasis and total wellness from the head down.

3.) View the individual as a whole person consisting of mind, body and spirit.

4.) Teach prevention, by promoting a healthy lifestyle that includes proper nutrition, rest, exercise, etc. while exploring those negative factors in one’s life that can prevent natural health from being achieved.

HOW TO GET STARTED:

STEP 1: Call (919) 845-6596 to schedule an initial Consultation. (Can be done in person, by phone, or over the internet)

Initial Consultations are Complimentary are basically a ‘Get to Know You’ session for information gathering purposes. After setting your goals and a plan of action, we can look at options that will best fit your needs. Rates are based completely on your specific program and needs.

STEP 2: Begin on Your Journey to Extraordinary Wellness!

What is Wellness?

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Wellness is first and foremost a choice to assume responsibility for the quality of your life. It begins with a conscious decision to shape a healthy lifestyle. Wellness is a mindset, a predisposition to adopt a series of key principles in varied life areas that lead to high levels of well-being and life satisfaction.

A consequence of this focus is that a wellness mindset will protect you against temptations to blame someone else, make excuses, shirk accountability, or whine.

Wellness is an alternative to dependency on doctors and drugs, to complacency, to mediocrity and to self-pity, boredom and slothfulness.

Many wellness promoters, myself included, see wellness as a philosophy that embraces many principles for good health.