Part IV: YASSS…. YASSS!!! A bonus!!! and I have to say, probably my FAVORITE blog post of this series! WHY?! Because it’s PACKED with educational information on ingredients that will balance your body and enhance your natural beauty and energy!
Alright ladies. Being that I’ve studied nutrition for the last 6 years on my own health journey, have tried fad diets, diet lifestyles (like paleo and vegan), cleanses and detoxes, I feel confident sharing my knowledge and experiences with you. Not only that but I am a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and have worked with hundreds of people in my previous coaching business helping them balance nutrition, working out, body image, and self esteem.
This is an area I’m truly passionate about and I believe that nutrition is one of the main cornerstones of a satisfying enriched life. I also believe that when you have your own intuitive understanding of your personal nutrition ON and OFF your plate – the food you eat, the way you think, the relationships you hold, the career you pursue and the spiritual walk you embody will all contribute to your overall health and holistic well being.
Holistic by definition means, “characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.”
If you want a holistic life, its time to look at the important parts of your life that create a whole HEALED you. And trust me, approaching your fitness and health journey will be much more satisfying, fun and loving when you stop running on the hamster wheel of ‘I want to look like her!’
Too many women approach health and fitness as a means to an end, as a quick fix or out of desperation for an upcoming event. Too many women yo yo in their physiques with fat gain and loss.
Why is this?
It’s a body image issue. It’s not that their workouts or diet didn’t work, its that they never changed the way they saw themselves as the woman they really wanted to be. It’s that they stopped acting in accordance with this new image or never fully embraced it.
Once you fully embrace this new creative imagined YOU, the YOU who is taking care of herself in all aspects, loving herself through the journey, eats to feel and look good, works out to keep herself healthy and strong, and challenges her thinking to be better and more positive, the less likely you will EVER bounce back to old ways and bad habits.
The more you embody this new imagined vision of yourself – the YOU you truly are and want to become and come home to – the MORE you will strengthen this new self esteem, self love and care. The less you will compare yourself to other women, the less you will beat yourself up, the better you will be as a person.
Now that we have gotten the most important part of this equation covered (psychological) let’s move onto the physical.
Knowing your body type is KEY. That’s why I started the Three Part Series on Know Your Body Type with this super sweet Part IV Bonus.
In Part 1 I discuss the different somatotypes. You can read more of that HERE.
Once you know your body type, you can learn more about the best type of workouts (Part II) and macro ratios best to help you hit your goals (Part III). Because this can be a little time consuming and confusing, I HIGHLY suggest a coach of some sorts if you are looking for accountability, guidance and a more efficient path to your goals.
And this is where I get to toot my horn. I offer FREE 45 min break through sessions to discuss and learn more about your health history, goals and what you want to improve on this coming year. If you and I are a good fit and you are serious about your future moving forward, we can go over coaching programs and groups that I offer. Go ahead and shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the pop on this blog.
Now to give you some supplemental direction I’m going to share with you what works really well for me and what I believe is the cleanest, easiest way to get your daily nutritional needs you will NEVER get from diet or meal plan alone.
The products I use are TOP of the line, the purest in form and are easily digested in the body because they have been processed and paired in such a way that the body recognizes them as friendly. Within minutes these products will restore the pH of the body, cleanse the body, and repair any damage done.
I’ll start with a morning routine first: ALL of these products help balance the pH of the body through alkalinizing ingredients and are considered FUNCTIONAL FOOD.
Greens – This tub is packed with organic superfood, botanical, and fruit complexes from sea vegetables to spirulina to nutrition and green tea. It even has a mushroom group complex blend. Did you know that mushrooms can help people with cancer?! And PREVENT cancer cells? Read more here: https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/medicinal-mushrooms-cancer/ and here: http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/01/health/magic-mushrooms-cancer-patients/
GoYin– Go to the YIN people!! This product is known for its 5000 year old philosophy based on Chinese medicine with a proprietary blend of Chinese, fruits and herbs with a delivery of B6 and B12 vitamins. More on GoYin here: https://youtu.be/XYgQTBGVg8c
Energy – As my mentor said, this should really be called FOCUS. This is NOT a pre-workout, and while it has caffeine it also has other wonderful ingredients that help your brain wake up, get focused and sustain its energy and power through our busy days. This product contains a vitality blend, adrenal health blend, alkalinizing and mineral blend. DAMN. That is why I take this stuff, just look at those ingredients!!
More on Energy: https://youtu.be/d4As_AZkQwg
Metabolic One – Ever tried fat burners but felt like your heart was going to explode? Those are so bad for you I can’t believe I even tried them! Also, most are just thermogenics so all they do is make you sweat profusely. If you really want to burn fat, you gotta do it with Metabolic One. Not only does this curb your appetite, but it helps support an increased metabolism. The metabolic blend helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels which curbs your cravings for sweets as well. A MUST have supplement in my life.
360 Complete Shake in Cocao – Hi, I am Abby and I love chocolate and shakes and specifically chocolate shakes that don’t make me fat. And this shake won’t make me fat, with only 160 calories, 21 grams of carbs, 1 gram of sugar and a list of ingredients that feed the body what it really needs like fiber, biotin, vitamin D, calcium, magnesium and iron. It also has a unique potato extract and fiber blend to help you stay fuller longer. A-MEN.
& cleanse, balance, and build night routine:
Daily Build – DB is THEE best multivitamin on the planet. For real. DB contains three super greens, including alfalfa, chlorella, and organic spirulina. It also contains four organic sea vegetables: organic Iceland kelp, organic rockweed kelp, organic bladderwrack and organic dulse. One serving of this baby delivers 23 essential vitamins and minerals and has botanicals and phytonutrients in that contribute to antioxidant activity; Daily Build provides 100% of your daily need of vitamin D and is a good source of calcium.
Cleanse – Only meant to be taken 7 days consecutively, this cleanse is the first of its kind because it cleanses ALL 7 channels of elimination (lymphatic, liver, lungs, kidneys, colon, blood and skin) safely without a restrive diet or the inability to workout. Before this cleanse, I failed every other type of cleanse or detox. Simply because it was too restrictive and made me even hungrier. More on that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-n6SMvVXrY
Organic Sulfur – I thought sulfur was that stinky smell that sometimes comes from pipes or bad water. But the sulfur you WANT to take is much different. It reduces inflammation, pain, and free radicals. It improves flexibility in the muscle tissues, blood circulation and growth of hair and nails. If you workout, want to look great, feel young and flexible, then don’t skip this. Read more about sulfur benefits here: http://www.naturalnews.com/039179_organic_sulfur_nutritional_therapy_athletic_recovery.html
Chia Seeds – Mila. No, that’s not a girl. It’s actually a blend of chia seeds that I use at night before bed that helps my hair and nails grow fast, gives me the omega 3 fatty acids my body craves to burn the bad fat. Omega 3 fatty acids are also important for brain and mental health! Did you know that the brain is 70% FAT?! Cool huh? Mila is unique compared to other chia products out there. And chia seeds are quite tricky, they have to be grown 28 degrees of the equator to have the most nutritional benefits possible. More on that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= flexibility&t=29s
If ANY of these products interest YOU please fill out this form below to learn more, ask me questions and see how they can benefit your health goals.
I know that once I started on these products, I stopped needing coffee every morning, my migraines gave up, my skin cleared up even more, and I poop more! yay! If that was TMI, too bad. Suck it up. #WeAllDoIt
Alright beautiful readers, I hope you enjoyed this series… I feel a spin off in the works… 😉
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