“My initial objective was to improve my energy and focus. Not only has that happened, but I’ve also lost 14 lbs. and counting, lost a lot of inflammatory problems, and stopped having headaches. I didn’t realize the elimination of sugar would be so powerful. This has truly been life changing.” L L
What if you could wake up every day, watch a 3–5 minute online coaching video, and accomplish the same or better results as L.? Sound too good to be true? I understand that it’s difficult to make changes in your life. I know that it’s difficult to keep up with the chaos that surrounds relocating. Or maybe you’re training for your first half marathon and feeling a little nervous about lowering your carbs, especially on the days that you run. Maybe you’ve already tried multiple online courses, and they never focused on closing the gap between information and implementation. I think we can all agree that we can learn anything at anytime (I am confident a three-year-old somewhere is offering lessons on the YouTube). With that being said, coaches know about limiting beliefs, and what naturally causes human behaviors. Coaches know how a person’s current system, combined with information, can be helpful to create change.
My own health coaching did not come from videos. Years before I worked with Lori, I obtained all my health and fitness information from my immediate family members, both of whom are healthcare professionals. My father, an award-winning dentist with 20 years of experience in his field, made me feel fairly confident that the common practices for losing weight (low-fat eating and exercise) are the most effective we have on handIn addition to those, I have also been able to observe some other activities which cause weight loss, intentionally or unintentionally:
1) Smoking to suppress appetite.
2) Walking around the block
3) Working out with or without a trainer (the latter of which led to a hernia, back pain and, ultimately, the end of working out).
4) Just willing it.
5) Consultation with a therapist to tackle the psychology
6) Not eating for a while
There are probably many other weight loss methods which have led to even more frustration for you.
The problem is, those ways weren’t necessarily healthy, and they clearly took time. Trying for years to get the results you want to get is extraordinary. Waiting that long makes it so much more difficult to achieve the desired results, and I told myself there must be a better way. Surely the results could come (in a healthy manner) in months instead of years.
At one point in my life, I had 3 part-time jobs and took on any odd project that came my way. My spare time was limited, and health took a backseat. I dreaded the idea of spending years getting the strength I wanted to get.
With research as well as personal mentoring and coaching, in couple of months’ training I went from 0 to 315-pound deadlifts. After experimenting with this newly discovered routine for my health, I started to feel satiated all day. The best part of my morning routine was visualization of my performance and goals. This is an exercise regularly done by top athletes and performers. In addition to feeling satiated and feeling a boost in my mental performance, I was performing better at the gym. It was going so well I kept wondering… When was the other shoe was going to drop?
That’s a common thought when you fail to achieve results multiple times and you become skeptical. So there I was, thinking, “I’m eating all these delicious foods which common beliefs and social programming (through school and the media) had marked taboo. Why was this working?
With my background being in the sciences and working in research labs, my skeptical mind was still unconvinced.
So I did a comprehensive (and very expensive) blood test with a private company. Everything looked good. I was doing well, but seeing as how more than one-third of adults in the U.S. are considered to be obese and 75 percent are considered to be overweight, I thought it was strange that most campaigns I was aware of were heading in a direction that did not help reduce obesity. I came across the literature supporting the modules in W&W30 and, while it was by no means a secret, it either wasn’t publicized or was underpublicized.
Dr. John McDougall, the author of Fat or Carbs: which is worse: A response,indicated the major criticism against W& was the effect which eating a lot of fat had on the heart. Well as it turns out, at the time of this writing there are multiple books on Amazon detailing how inaccurate our thoughts on eating saturated fats are, as well as our continued, unquestioning beliefs in other myths.
Dr. McDougall indicated to me that total cholesterol is not an indicator of heart problems. In fact, a ketogenic diet (where thebody runs on ketons instead of glucose), increases HDL, ‘good cholesterol,’ and decreases LDL, ‘bad cholesterol’. Another good question to ask is this: Isn’t it cheaper to get help to live a healthier lifestyle than it would be to pay your cardiac surgeon?
Again, I know making changes to your lifestyle is difficult, but I feel my knowledge and videos can help. For example, in one of the modules I teach, you will overcome challenges until you become fully keto-adapted. Here are some of the most helpful tools my clients have used, creating great results, , and which can be implemented starting today.
One of the most common challenges people have when they try to go low-carb on their own is sugar cravings:
1. Recognizing sugar cravings typically takes about an hour! Most people don’t make it as far as 30 minutes to realize it’s all in their heads and not about the sugar itself.
2. ChiGong- Cupping
3. Deep breathing multiple times in one minute
4. Box Breathing
5. Brain.Fm or Headspace app for 15 minutes
6. Change your state by changing Focus, Physiology and Language around your current challenge
7. Take 500 L-Glutamine (consult with your primary doctor about this)
8. Review your WHY that you wrote and posted on your fridge.
If you are not familiar with some of the tools shared above, I explore them further in my Facebook Lives and YouTube videos for you.
Except numbers 1 and 5, every other routine takes 2 minutes max, which works nicely for my busy clients. After all, everyone knows that the idea of exercise which takes a lot of time is quickly followed by excuses not to do it.
Here are some other common limiting beliefs clients carry before taking responsibility for their health:
1. Waiting until their emotional eating behaviors are taken care of.
2. I am a foodie and dieting is overwhelming while running a business or taking care of kids
3. Looking for a routine that’s guaranteed will work?
4. I don’t have the energy or willpower to diet.
5. Many of the meal ideas / substantial food is meat-based so I get bored quickly with the few options I have. I love vegetables! I am very open to trying if you say other veggies have had success.
It turns out that we don’t need willpower to lose weight, boost our energy,improve brain performance, and reverse many other diseases such as cancer and type 2 diabetes. Sound too good to be true? Well, I didn’t just make this stuff up, and if it’s surprising to you, that’s even more evidence as to why you should share it with people you know and love too!
• If you’re thinking, ‘I really wish this was true,’ join us for a FREE 4-Video Training. The videos are packed with helpful tools and information about sleep, hormones, aging, sugar cravings, and the last video[make them in order].
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