What comes to your mind when you hear the words “body transformation”? Do you visualize the “before and after” pictures you can see scrolling through your social media feed? Do you think of the participants of “The Biggest Loser ?” Or do you wish YOU had a body transformation, but you seem to be stuck in the vicious circle of trying to lose weight, lean out, build muscle, get healthier? Whether you want to learn how to cook healthier meals, compete in Tough Mudder, or run a 5K, there is always a body transformation you wish for. It will be something you want: your body changing its shape or your mental and emotional health getting more stable. It can be the part of you that is responsible for spirituality and connection with others. All of these complete the transformation within you.
Can you pass a bakery department at a grocery store peacefully? Does your heart race a little? Do you go “just to have a look”? Many of us are cookie monsters! Luckily for us, more and more health and nutrition trends say that sugar addiction is a real thing. I know you may not want to hear that, but the fact is… obesity rates and type 2 diabetes rates are climbing exponentially, and sugar addiction is part of the problem. Sugar detoxes, 21-day sugar detoxes, and “minimizing it” works for some, usually for a short period of time. Do you have a sugar addiction you’d like to overcome?
Low-fat foods became dominant in the stores in the last few decades. We forget that our moms and dads were not concerned about eating low-fat, though. They ate plenty of vegetables, put butter on the meat, and limited processed foods. Some people call low-carb, and high fat diets a fad. Some people do not even want to hear about increasing their fat intake. The rhetoric against fat is so ingrained, that some people cannot even consider any alternative methods.
Did you hear all the recent hype? All the bashing of paleo, all the dashing for DASH diet? Ugh! Things like these make my blood boil. OF COURSE, you will get healthier if you stop eating sodium-heavy foods on DASH (read: the crap straight from the box with a bunch of ingredients you can’t pronounce). Of course, the Mediterranean diet is great (have you seen what Spanish, Italian, or Greek women eat for breakfast? They take a tiny piece of toast and DIP it in a cup of extra virgin olive oil, alongside with their eggs, meats, and veggies). I am trying to be quite politically correct here without bashing the fact that the majority all of these diets include grains. After all, not everyone can commit to a grain-free living. So what is the best diet? How to choose the best diet plan that will work for you?
Are you super busy but still want to work out? Don’t want to spend money on a gym membership?
Living a primal lifestyle… What do you picture when you hear these words? Do you visualize a caveman chasing a mammoth? Do you see a cavewoman with a bone in her hair beating down on some fish with a stick? Also, do you think people who eat primally engorge themselves in copious amounts of meat and meat only? How is it different from other healthy eating plans and programs?