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Meal Replacement Shakes?! Please. How about some REAL NUTRITION!

ImageAnyone that knows me knows full well that I do not advocate for any pre-made, pre-packaged health products.  Yes, I’m talking Herbalife, Advocare, South Beach, Special K, Slim Fast, etc.  I have had it out with numerous Herbalife coaches (or whatever they want to call themselves since they have no education on nutrition for the most part) that their products are not healthy and I would please ask them to stop giving health advice to people.  So, you’re telling me that you are going to sell your product to people and not know what’s wrong with the product? Then WHY are you selling it to people?! The American consumer is already far too confused on what they should and should not be eating as well as deciphering between the marketing hype and what are true facts.  I am sure this blog will receive the same auto-typed response to my hatred for Herbalife and companies like it.  “Do my research and I’ll change my mind” I have had this response VERBATIM from a few of their distributors.  Sounds to me like they’re trained to respond the same way to the naysayers.  I am truly getting off my point that we need to stop buying this crap.  If there are vitamins, minerals, and protein in their “amazing” shakes then make your own NATURAL shake with the same vitamins, minerals, and protein.  Save yourself the sucralose.  Yes SUCRALOSE! When I was approached years back to become a distributor I went to try out the shakes and learn more.  I looked on the label and stopped at the artificial sugar and asked about why it was in there if their products are SO healthy.  They shrugged it off with a kind of Ron Burgundy response – “it’s science”.  The bottom line here is NO I do not need to do more research or go back to school to know that I wont buy, sell, advocate to my clients to EVER buy these products.  Let’s start a REAL FOOD revolution, people! Ask your Wellness Coach if they have a degree in ANY nutrition/health field and I’m sure you will be surprised.  Keep your money, folks.  Try this all natural protein shake instead (found on Pinterest).  And throw that can of whatever you bought away!

 


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Find Your Support System and Keep Them Close

Since starting as a nutritionist, I have found something that seems to ring true for most people that come to me looking to make a change.  They are all dealing with a “non-supporter”.  When making a lifestyle change, a positive attitude and outlook is a must.  You must WANT to change and you must know that it will take some time.  This is where the “non-supporter” can become detrimental to the progress of the person wanting to change.  A tight-knit team of supporters behind you or right there with you is a key component to being successful.  Here are some tips to make sure you are supported 100% on your health journey:

  • Don’t be afraid to ditch the “Negative Nancy”.  If someone has a problem with your desire to better yourself or is constantly making rude comments about your healthy choices, then don’t feel bad about letting them go.  Maybe only for a while, maybe for longer, but someone that supports you won’t make you feel bad about your new decisions. 
  • Find new friends that share the same visions as you.  Surrounding yourself with positive influences and role models are a sure way to keep yourself motivated and positive about the changes.  Join a fitness class or look into community activities that go right along with your new lifestyle. 
  • Talk with the people who may not be so supportive and communicate to them how much it means to you. 

 


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Rawsome is RIGHT!

Rawsome is RIGHT!

Vegan or not, the recipes posted by Emily of This Rawsome Vegan Life are amazing looking and lip-smacking! Since starting my health journey years and years ago, I have looked to this blog for some yummy inspirations! Now I know the word vegan can deter some people, but these recipes are delicious no matter if you’re vegan, vegetarian, or a meat eater looking to get some extra nutrients into your diet. I am not familiar with the ins and outs of blogging but I thought I would throw a few of my favorite blogs out there. 🙂 Click the link at the top of my post and take a few minutes to check out THIS RAWSOME VEGAN LIFE!

 


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Welcome!!!

Hello and WELCOME to my first blog! I know, I know….took me long enough, huh? I am so excited to be able to share what I have learned throughout the years to help others reach their health goals.  On this blog, I will be posting motivational quotes, stories, recipes and tips on how to stay healthy and happy! I hope you enjoy! 🙂