I’m About to Blow Your Mind

 

 

Ok – are you ready for this? This is so crazy!

Research shows that what you believe to be TRUE about foods largely determines how foods affect your body.

There was a study done where two groups of participants were given the SAME milkshake, but one group was told that it was ‘a 620 calorie indulgent shake’ while the other group was told it was a ‘120 calorie diet shake.’

The result was mind-blowing.

Those who believed they were drinking the indulgent shake felt more full and reported feeling how you’d expect someone to feel after a high calorie meal.

The other group did not report the same appetite suppression or feelings of fullness.

This goes on to widely apply to how foods affect our bodies over the long-term. If we believe we’re making ourselves fat despite consistent good choices, there’s a chance your thoughts can actually make that a reality.

And this is precisely why you can’t carry guilt with you over foods you eat. When you’re making the right choices 80% of the time, there’s no need to feel guilty about your 20% foods.

As this study shows, that negative thought process can actually have a greater negative impact on your body than the food itself. So, consider this next time you go to beat yourself up over a “wrong” choice.

I hope this is as fascinating to you as it is to me! Comment and share your thoughts or if you’ve ever experienced this phenomenon yourself!

What Are You Willing to Struggle For?

“They” say nothing good in life comes without effort, and I absolutely believe this to be true. Whether you want a successful business, a happy marriage, good kids, or a lean and healthy body, you’ve got to put in the work! There’s just no way around it.

Sometimes it will feel like getting fit is a struggle. It’s hours that you “don’t have,” it’s money you’d rather spend elsewhere, or maybe it’s even pressure from your family to be home or judgment/commentary friends present regarding your dedication to health.

But at the end of the day, you choose health, fitness, and living in your body with confidence.

Maybe this has always been a priority for you or maybe you’re just entering the commitment. Know for every fit person, there is a struggle – a struggle to make good food choices, to workout when they don’t want to, to say “yes!” to discomfort. And chronically fit people are willing to struggle for that outcome of graceful health.

Are you willing to step into owning and embracing this struggle in the name of something greater for your life?

If so, reach out and we can have a discussion around strategy 🙂

A Rant: What is a Coach?

There’s something I need to get off my chest.

In the world of fitness, it seems the meaning of the term “coach” has turned into the OPPOSITE of the reason I got into coaching in the first place.

This is a bit of a rant so be prepared…

It seems that nowadays you can take a quick course online or sign up to be a distributor for certain products, and you are then slapped with the prestigious title of COACH.

And here’s why I am NOT ok with that…

To me, coaching implies a deep understanding of the subject matter in which you coach. It implies education, experience, and a significant investment of time and money when it comes to crafting your expertise.

A coach illuminates the path for a client’s success. They deeply understand and empathize with the feelings and desires of their client. They ask meaningful questions that allow the client to step into a new, higher-level of self.

So, is someone who distributes a product or who took a test online truly a coach? In my opinion, no.

Some people won’t like this message, and that’s ok. It’s important for me to put this message out into the world though so that people cannot only make educated decisions on who to work with when they hire a coach, but also, so I can distinguish what I believe is one of the most honorable professions in the world.

When you choose a coach, make sure you choose someone who has lived and breathed helping others become their best selves for years. If you’re looking for some support with fat loss, keeping a training schedule that fits into your busy life, or even help making better nutrition choices, please don’t hesitate to reach out.