It’s 2013 and it’s a brand new year! Now is the time when we are all “ready” and “motivated” to make that change in our life. No matter what your intentions are to make this year a different year, most “resolutions” fall to the wayside by late February at best. Or perhaps you can’t even seem to get started on your goals. Well, you are not alone in this constant quest for change and failure to succeed. But are you going to make this year the same as always or is 2013 going to REALLY be the year you “got it” and made those changes that will complete your health and wellness plan?
To make this year different I’m going to ask you to make a commitment to get educated about issues of nutrition and health. Read books and follow my blogs, my Facebook posts and/or Twitter. The more you know, the easier it is to incorporate change. I find that I tell people things for years sometimes and then their doctor tells them the same thing and all of a sudden they are on board with a concept that I’ve been preaching like a broken record! The same goes for books. A perfect example is that I teach you to eat low glycemic food combinations for weight loss but then a book comes out about the same exact concept and suddenly I have your attention and your all about going on this “new diet”. I have news for you: It’s not new and it’s not magic! The only plan that works is permanent lifestyle changes!
This is a frustrating struggle for me as I try hard to be a full time trainer and nutritionist to my clients. I spend endless hours reading articles, staying on top of the latest research but passing this information on to my clients to help educate them in their weight loss and wellness efforts is difficult. So what I’ve figured out is that I can only teach you so much in the limited time I spend with you each week and the rest needs to come from information that I provide for you to read. Books and articles, especially those written by doctors, seem to be a great inspiration for people to start to make changes.
So the first thing I want you to do this year is spend some time to read books related to health and wellness (I’ll recommend some to get your started), follow my blog, and follow my Facebook and/or Twitter posts and PLEASE watch the video I gave you called “What’s Cooking?” if you missed this talk. Education is the first step to really “buying into” the changes you will need to make to meet your health and weight loss goals.
Some books that I highly recommend to get your started: (if your just too busy to read a book I post and write about these same issues in these books all the time!)
Wheat Belly – by William Davis, MD
Hungry for Change – by James Colquhoun and Laurentine Ten Bosch
The Blood Sugar Solution – by Dr. Hyman (he has many other great books too)
Gut and Psychology Syndrome – by Natasha McBride, MD
The Blue Zones – by Dan Buettnew
My Facebook pages are Mary Russo Sabat or BodyDesigns Ltd; my Twitter is BodyDesigns11. Please follow me by going to my website and clicking on the links up top or put it into a search bar on Facebook and/or Twitter. I post motivational and educational information that effects everyone. I also post a “What’s on My Plate?” on Facebook where I share mine or my followers healthy plates. You can get a lot of great ideas for meals and snacks from these snapshots and descriptions of what your plate should look like! A visual sometimes is whats needed to help people see how a plate should look. You wont find any processed foods and breads on these plates! These are all healthy, easy, home cooked meals served with the proper amount of low glycemic carbohydrate, high quality lean protein and healthy fats!
My clients and followers have their own Wellness Coach – me! You can live in ignorant bliss and stay on the same path, or you can take advantage of this and use the information I am giving you to get educated to help you get motivated and make 2013 the year that you “did it”!
Are you looking to transform your health? Mary works with clients all over the country developing personalized nutrition and exercise plans for weight loss and health. If you’re ready to get started on your journey to health and wellness contact her today!