Don't settle for change when what you really want is transformation.
Don't even THINK of going on a diet this month. Diets don't work. We know this because: statistics tell us--only 5% of people who lose weight on a diet keep it off long term. We know this de facto, because we have been on the diet rollercoaster for too many go rounds, and we are nauseated and just want off!
Don't merely change what you eat; transform the way you view food. Like it or not, we all have a relationship with food which determines what we eat, when we eat and how we eat.
This is a photo sent to me by one of my clients. I use little tools like this in nutrition coaching to begin to help clients figure out what they are really hungry for....especially when their belly is full, but they still find themselves in the cupboard, eating nutella out of a jar :)
So make a resolution this year to skip the dieting, end the battle with food once and for all, and begin the process of transformation. Yes, transformation can be painfully slow, but it is always progress. And by putting lots of baby steps together, we find ourselves one day in a much healthier, happier place.
I'm toasting a green smoothie to your healthiest year yet!
Next Kitchen Nutrition Class: Eat More, Weigh Less! Rev Up Your Metabolism!
WHAT: KITCHEN NUTRITION—a unique kind of cooking class that combines nutrition plus EASY, QUICK recipes WHEN: Thursday, January 13, 2011 TIME: 7:00-8:30 pm WHERE: Dinner at Your Door Commercial Kitchen:
841 Wabash Avenue, Belleville, IL (Hwy 177 and Wabash)
WHO: People who are ready and willing to make this their healthiest year ever.
Learn how to:
eat to fire up your metabolism
prepare quick, healthy snacks
balance carbs and protein to lose weight and curb cravings
get off the Diet Rollercoaster
*make lifestyle changes that last past January
INVESTMENT IN YOUR HEALTH:
$25 per person advance payment; $30 at the door
Includes cooking class, handouts and recipes,
samples of all dishes.
Join us for a fun night out! Inspiration guaranteed!
Only a few spots left.....call Eileen 618-580-3771 today!
Tired of being a big, blue Cookie Monster? Want to detox after too many holiday goodies? Are you ready for clearer skin, looser clothes and a palate that doesn’t constantly crave sweets and junk food? Then our Group Sugar Cleanse may be just what you are needing!
Go HERE to get more information. Grab a friend and sign up!
Real Food, Real Fast
I get asked this question a lot: what is the difference between juicing and smoothies? Juicing extracts the fiber, making the remaining nutrients (especially greens) very available to the body. This is especially important for people who have cancer, anemia, auto immune diseases, or are recovering from surgery. However, a really good juicer (Green Star is my favorite) can be expensive. That's where smoothies come in. A good quality blender is all that is needed, and while I love my VitaMix, I found my sister's Ninja to be a good, lower cost option.
Green juices are best eaten before a meal or snack, while green smoothies can be used as a light meal, or a great mid morning or mid afternoon snack. A high quality juicer will keep the nutritional content high for 24-48 hours. Smoothies, due to the heat and centrifugal force are best made fresh, so consider bringing your already cut up produce to the office, and blend away!
My favorite Green Juice:
4-6 leaves organic kale,
2 organic carrots,
1/2 apple (optional for sweetness)
Put all through your Green Star Juicer, alternating Kale w/carrots and apple.
Makes 1 serving
Here is Dr. Oz's favorite and tasty smoothie:
1 cup spinach
1 cup chopped cucumber
4 stalks celery
1/2 tsp gingerroot
1/2 bunch parsley
1 apple, chopped
juice of 1/2 lime and 1/2 lemon.
Puree 30 seconds, makes about 2 servings.
*Note, these are real GREEN drinks, meaning they are mostly vegetable, which makes them superior to fruit smoothies in terms of glycemic effect on the body.
Real Health Rave Reviews!
Some of the comments from the December Kitchen Nutrition Class when asked what they liked BEST about the event:
▪ EASE! This is easy. Why am I not forcing this on my family!
▪ This was Wonderful! Loved the food, new ideas to change up my boring diet.
▪ The lecturing and information/handouts as the class is presented is the best part of the class!
▪ The simple food, ease of preparation and testimonials from others.
▪ The elegant looking, deliciously presented food.
▪ I loved meeting new people and trying new foods!
▪ Having positive alternatives!
▪ I loved the camaraderie!
You have a vision of where you want to be; I can help you one step at a time.
I'm here to help! Having support and accountability makes all the difference in the world. Don't go it alone this year. You are not SUPER woman or man. You are supporting many others, my question is, WHO IS SUPPORTING YOU?
If you've been wanting to transform your health, your happiness, your life, then give me a call for a free 20 minute consult to see if working with a nutrition and coaching professional is right for you.
Make an investment in YOU. You are worth it.
Next Kitchen Nutrition Class: Get the Sugar Out! February 10, 2011, 7 pm.
Eileen Vollmer is a Certified Holistic Health Coach. She is the owner of Real Health Nutrition, a nutritional coaching service dedicated to helping clients reach their health and weight goals through incremental, lifestyle changes. Eileen firmly believes that Real Health Begins with Real Food, so it is her mission to help her clients eat more real food and less chemical-laden, artificial, junk food. She has found that a personal approach to wellness provides support and accountability, which makes all the difference in her client's success. Make your health a priority! Call 618-580-3771; or visit www.eileenvollmer.com TODAY!
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