With so many choices available today for getting healthy it is no wonder; many of us feel overwhelmed and uncertain of what options are best for us as individuals. Being a Nutritionist it is my job to help my client’s sort through the information, find what makes sense for them and help them implement it into their lifestyles.
As a Nutritionist I also do not recommend restrictive diets. These may offer a temporary results, but have no long-term benefits. Restrictive programs include programs that significantly restrict calories, follow a low carb protocol, or focus on a low fat diet. Protein (muscle) is a much faster source of fuel that fat, and these programs usually do nothing more than burn lean tissue resulting in reduced metabolic rate (muscle burns calories, less muscle the lower your metabolism). The truth is you can avoid these types of programs and still achieve amazing results!
The Trick? Well there really is none. There is no fad diet or trick that will help you achieve a healthy body weight or prevent disease. Really the SECRET is in a term, a type of lifestyle that once implemented will do nothing short of change your life!
What you need is a HOLISTIC LIFESTYLE. If you want permanent and long-term results, if you want lots of energy, to sleep well, have less stress and just love life more, you will find that in incorporating a more holistic way of life.
So what is this Holistic Lifestyle I am talking about? Well let’s go through it together.
What is NOT a Holistic Lifestyle
First lets look at what is NOT a Holistic Lifestyle...
What is a HOlistic LIfestyle?
Now it is important to understand it takes time and effort to fully integrate into a holistic lifestyle, but the journey is amazing!! The more you learn, the better the decisions you will make!
1. Make a list of all of you unhealthy or Non-Holistic lifestyle habits. These are the things we want to improve! (No self judgement here, just love for willingness to identify what you need to change)
2. Then make a list of all the holistic practices you already have integrated into your lifestyle.
3. Make a list of health goals you want to reach and a list of corresponding holistic health practices that will help you reach these goals.
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Stay tuned for the Holistic Diet that will be published in Part Two of the Holistic Lifestyle next week!
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Alisa Herriman has been researching and teaching Nutrition since 2003. Leaving her job in the health care industry to share her passion for healthy living, Alisa travels all over Canada sharing her mission and teaching communities how to prevent and fight disease with Nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.