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mistakes i see people make:: real food, real progress

This is the final in a three part series. Read the first two posts here and here

 

When I first thought of the idea for this series, I was hesitant to post it. I didn’t want to be sending anyone into a tailspin and making them questions themselves. Then I realized, that is my job. I’m a coach. It’s my responsibility to point out inconsistencies and challenge the thought patterns of my clients. It is also my position as a leader that makes it required for me to share these with my audience, client or not. When you read today’s post, as with the two before, please keep an open mind and be willing to hear.

The final biggest mistake I see people make every day is: not being willing to change what you are eating.

Food is fuel. It is that simple. What enters your body is what feeds your body—or your disease. That is a fact. If you are a science led person but are still having the sugar, the alcohol, the gluten, you can’t complain about how awful you are feeling each day. You just can’t.

I recently got a question via Instagram from someone asking for my recommendation of a greens based powder. They laughed and labeled themselves as picky and said they didn’t want to “eat rabbit food” each day. I told her the truth- that there is no powder I recommend over simply starting slow and incorporating more greens into your meals.

Tribe, listen up. I love you but you have to realize that NO man made product will take the place of a vegetable on your plate. None. (I do recognize that there are some reading this who survive from a feeding tube and liquids only diets; this person was not one of them.) Stop relying on drinks or pills packed with additives and fillers, labeled as “sports nutrition” to help you heal. Quit buying cans of protein powder and think you’ve checked the box. Your body deserves better than that.

Those who are chronically ill have a severe mineral deficiency. A body that is worn down and depleted looks for food it is programmed to break down organically—real food, from gardens and farms and fields. Not a shelf, package or can. It needs real vitamins, minerals and oxygen to repair. Orient each day’s food around these four NO’s:

-No alcohol

-No sugar

-No caffeine

-No gluten

If reading that makes you want to throw a fit, then check yourself. You say you are sick of feeling horrible day in and day out. You say you want to get better. If you can’t follow through on that desire by starting with your diet than buckle up. You aren’t going to see healing any time soon. Because I am committed to the truth, I have to tell you this. Like I talked about in the two posts in this series, your recovery is up to YOU. Everything is in your power to get better—ALL of it. Mindset, diet and protocol follow through are all up to you to execute. Not anyone else.

If reading that list confuses you, let’s talk. If you aren’t sure how those things impact your body then let me connect the dots for you. I am now taking 1:1 coaching clients for 2018. If education is what you need, then I am happy to teach. You deserve to get well.

 

What diet changes made the most impact on your healing? What did you think of this series?