Being overweight not only makes one vulnerable to disease, it IS a disease. The good news is that it can be cured by restoring overall health. Not only will NOT DIETS enable you to achieve your ideal weight, but it can help you to live a long and healthy life, free of many of the diseases that plague our society. When one focuses attention on healthy living by taking one step at a time toward healthy goals, health is regained and unwanted pounds fall away as a natural consequence. Quoting one of the foremost medical minds of our day, Russell Blaylock, M.D., “I can tell you without any doubt that putting health first not only works, it is the only intelligent way to lose weight.”
Fat loss is not always synonymous with good health. It depends upon how it is achieved. Most so-called diets are not healthy and therefore weaken, rather than strengthen the dieter’s immune system. Yo-yo dieting is probably even worse than being overweight. Low calorie diets can weaken immunity to the point that they unleash diseases that are hidden beneath the surface. Such diets endorse eating anything you want in smaller amounts- they call it “portion control”. This can never lead to health since it does not teach you to let go of “fake foods” full of toxins and embrace eating real, nutritious health-building food. Severe calorie restriction as well as high protein, high fat and low carbohydrate plans can lead to malnourishment resulting in problems with the vital organs, such as the kidneys, liver and heart. In the long run, diets disappoint because they are not sustainable.
The NOT DIETS lifestyle won’t leave you hungry or deprived of food. The goal is more nutrient rich eating and this means deserting the standard American diet. Such an essential departure from today’s norm requires education and assistance. Michelle can help you understand the science behind the NOT DIETS lifestyle, so that you are motivated by knowledge to transform yourself. This program also embraces maintaining a positive mindset, exercise and care of our physical bodies. All three aspects of the Lifestyle are critical building blocks for health. When you begin to grasp how our bodies function optimally, what kind of thinking leads to success, why it is important to avoid certain foods and why you should eat other foods, you will be eager to make alterations. As you make these adjustments and begin to feel better, it is easier to continue along the path to vibrant health.
Permanent lifestyle change is a process of taking small steps in the right direction. Research shows that people who find support are more successful in meeting health goals. Michelle’s role is to guide, coach, encourage, support and motivate you as you celebrate each success on the pathway to health and finally, optimal weight.