When working with clients, I often find that people expect to see enormous results in their weight loss journey just by cleaning up their diets. Often, this is true. Especially for those who have a lot of weight to lose, a few small changes can yield great results. Just recently, a young client of mine quit drinking soda. He made no other changes to his diet. Amazingly, his frequent migraines had all but disappeared.
Another client did a Whole 30 and lost 15lbs. With my guidance, she learned to eat to maintain rather than to yo-yo right back up.
However, some people can change their diet down to the perfect macronutrient ratio, and they still don't lose weight. These people are usually stressed out, frustrated, and feel hopeless. After all, shouldn't they be thin as a rail after dialing in their diet to perfection? Not necessarily! You see, as humans, we are so much more than the food we eat. As you can see on the diagram, the Wellness Cycle as pictured above, consists of a number of compartments, all of them feeding into and building on each other.
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Sleep (a sufficient amount of 7 to 9 hours for healthy adults) leads to better food choices throughout the day. When you nourish your body with whole, unprocessed, sustainably raised foods, exercise will come easy. Exercise, when combined with a healthy diet and sufficient sleep can help reduce stress. And let's face it, when you're less stressed, you'll be a heck of a lot more pleasant, hence your relationships will improve. When you surround yourself with with good friends and family, you'll be more likely to out and play (or stay in and play for that matter), and when you get sufficient play time, work will be that much easier to handle. And to close the cycle, when your job is a pleasant one, you'll get lots of wonderful sleep.
When you hire me to be your Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, we will work on any or all of these issues as they arise to make sure you walk away from me fully equipped to take on life!