I don’t like telling people how to live, just because I have a different set of guidelines for my own nutrition. What happens? The person only is able to filter the message that they are doing something WRONG! They shut off from new information and that is that. Here are some ideas for opening up conversations about healthy food choices.
Start with a question, invite them to reflect:
It seems like you really like that _____, what about it do you like so much? Wait for them to answer...
A) If they reveal that they have guilt, and you should follow up with asking why they eat it if they know it is not healthy.
B) If they show that they haven’t thought about it, showing a lack of awareness, your next move is to ask if they have ever wondered what that food contains, or why it is your ‘go to’ choice?
Would you like to eat differently?
Would you like to do better?
There is a reason for that, your brain runs out of connections that allow you to take action after the first thought, “I shouldn’t be eating this.” Sugar disables the neurotransmitters in your brain, making it nearly impossible to quit sugar developing addictive behaviors towards this food with no nutritional value or goodness of any sort.
Know where corporations put their sugar to hook you into buying their specific brand. Savor the knowledge that you can read labels, and recognize how the sugar has been hidden, calling it different names with the only intention of tricking you. Why do you think you buy a specific thing and not another one which apparently is the same? The reason is the sugars and monosodium glutamates (MSG) used into this specific brand are designed to confuse your brain into an addiction to their specific brand. They should be prosecuted for this reason, right!?
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There are many new things that have been developing at Nourish the Brain over the past month. I’d like to talk to you about new workshops, group sessions, and of course, our new office location.
I challenge you to choose a new way to get healthy, with Nourish the Brain Institute. There is always something great, no matter how small it may seem, for us to improve our daily actions in a positive way.
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I've been asked what it means to meal prep and how does it look like? I have to prepare four or five meals, different meals and spend all these hours ... And it's not about that.
Meal prep, it means that you go to the store and you buy several things. One is a whole bunch of different vegetables, the other thing can be some whole grains, like brown rice or semi-grains like quinoa, and two or three different types of proteins that you would like to have. For example, you can have chicken or you can have any kind of fish, or you can have tofu. Then when you go home, you just cut the vegetables, you still fry them, you cook the rice or the quinoa, then you still fry or bake the fish and the chicken. Then put everything in boxes and during the week you just mix!
Good morning everybody. Happy Monday!
Do you have a specific habit for meal prep through the week?
I always recommend to my clients, and myself, to meal prep during the weekend. It's very simple, it makes life easier, and if you have food ready for the whole week, it will be less likely that you make a poor choice about eating something unhealthy, fast and quick.
What I recommend is going shopping Saturday or Sunday, or the day that you have off, and right after shopping drop your things in the kitchen and meal prep right then and there. Don't wait, don't put things in the refrigerator, because it's less likely that you will feel inspired to do it. So right after shopping is the best time to do it.
I hope this tip helps you, and I hope you create a new healthy habit!
It's been an incredibly busy time at Nourish the Brain Institute. The launching of the new program Dynamic Nutrition Specialist is something I've been looking forward to for the last six months as our team has been working to build it from the ground up.
From script writing to filming, to the addition of new team members and website features, there is so much to celebrate!
It all started when I had an idea, that I could not have developed fully without the use of my higher faculties.
One day my mentor, Bob Proctor, helped to realize the importance for the world what I do and how that can help many in the world.
“It would be selfish to keep it for yourself, it is your soul calling, you have to educate people about the importance of what you do, how that can heal their brain, body, and mind."
That phrase took me totally out of my comfort zone but didn’t matter whatever would take I was going to do it and I did it....
December is upon us, the last month of 2018. It is usually the time that we look back and take inventory of the past year, acknowledge our achievements as well as identify the things that we could have done better and set our goals for the new year.
When you look back over 2018, how do you feel about the year as a whole? What, if anything, would you have done differently?
The good news is that with the start of a new year, you get another chance to re-do the things that didn’t go so well in 2018. If one of your 2018 goals was to lose weight or get into better shape, you can start again!
Think of losing weight and getting leaner as a marathon, not a sprint race. The more steadily you lose excess weight, the longer it will last. Why? The reason is very simple. Our brain needs time to make changes and to create and develop new neuropathways that will stick forever. When we make small changes, one at the time, it is easier to stick with this new...