I liken my services to that of a financial adviser, but instead of wealth management my focus is on quality of life and health management. There are many ways to get rich; however, making the investment in a competent professional to help manage assets, (or at least guide you in the right direction) can increase wealth substantially versus investing blindly (or not investing at all because you don't know where to start). As long as an adviser works toward their client's best interest and doesn't hold any alternative motives, there will likely be a significant return on investment for the client in the form of time, money and peace of mind.
Financial advisers are paid for their expertise in navigating complex financial rules, identifying critical opportunities and performing all the necessary calculations to guarantee financial success. Just as our monetary system has its complex design (with its ratios, rules, interactions and taxes), so does the human body (with its many body systems, hormone responses, hunger mechanisms, nutrient interactions and responses to exercise). I am here to help you navigate these complexities, perform the necessary calculations and create a manageable plan that ultimately leads to sustainable changes that support the goals YOU set.
The concept of getting rich seems easy- "make more than you spend". Similarly, weight loss has a similar adage in "calories in, calories out". The latter phrase only skims the surface of and unbelievably deep ocean murked up with gimmicks, gadgets, fad diets, supplements, greed and false advertising. You can see below some of the contributing factors that play into weight management and why weight management is anything but simple.
Our society revolves around consumerism and debt, just as our toxic health environment promotes excess calories and sedentary behavior (this is slowly beginning to change because our healthcare system, nor our economy, can sustain it any longer). It takes time, hard work and dedication, but it is possible to attain health, happiness and quality of life!
"The same actions yield the same results". This is true for all areas of wellness- fitness included. There are many ways to manage your weight successfully, just as there are many ways to get rich. The trick is to find the right mix of ingredients and flavors that come together to create a result unique to your personal taste.
Many people ask me "what can I do to lose weight?" I could start by stating what I believe will help (limit added sugars and processed foods, eat more fruits and vegetables, move more, cook more meals at home. etc. ), but knowledge alone is not enough. The most difficult aspect of weight management is discovering how to realistically implement healthy behaviors into your life. I am not in the business of telling people what to do, but rather helping them discover what they want to do, why and then guiding them toward their discovery of how best to do it.
Check out my evaluation form in the forms tab and you can discover some questions that can help give you insight into motivation, strategies and goals! All keys to successful lifestyle change! If you are in a hole, stop digging! Holler for a helping hand. Don't let fear hold you back! For "fear and comfort are the enemies of progress"!
Storing food is one of the most important parts of losing weight and improving health. Why? Because in order to avoid processed, calorie-dense foods, cooking is key- especially cooking fresh produce. And in order to integrate veggies into your meals, you have to buy them and store them or else they will go bad before you have a chance to use them.
There is a lot to learn and it takes practice, but learning how to store produce pays off big time. We all want to avoid the smiley cucumbers, the frozen greens, brown avocados and the moldy berries. Check out the links above for some great tips on storing fruit and veggies. You will find great tips like washing berries with vinegar before storing them in the fridge to keep them free of mold, placing cilantro stem-deep in water to keep it from wilting and squirting lime juice on sliced avocado to keep it from turning brown.
Learning how and how long to safely store food is just one of many skills that one can use to adopt a healthful eating pattern. Weight and health management, in addition to fitness and wealth management has a lot more to do with skill-power than will-power. Follow my blog to learn more valuable skills and let me know what skills you find most important to achieving health and managing weight!
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