It’s my observation as a health professional that many people enroll in a weight loss program, but never learn the lifestyle skills to complement their weight loss. Hence they bounce between weight loss professionals and programs. “Committed Nutrition” was designed to complement weight loss programs by encouraging participants to adapt 7 healthy principles in a 3 phase service. The service teaches :
“Committed Nutrition” provides a valuable service that teaches these principles to become habits. This will provide a LIFESTYLE that will allow the body to manage a healthy weight and improve overall health.
Weight gain and poor health are generally do to a sluggish metabolism. Most people associate their metabolism with genetics and are under the impression that they have no control over this. This is incorrect!
The metabolism is made up of vital systems in the body that filter and eliminate waste. When waste cannot be eliminated, it has to be stored. One way the body stores waste, is in fat mass, resulting in weight gain and poor health. The MOST IMPORTANT element to weight loss and health improvement, is good nutrition. Good nutrition will ENERGIZE the body so the metabolism can efficiently eliminate waste and maintain a healthy weight.
Phase I is the key to developing a healthy structure in a participants lifestyle so the body can purge this excess waste. Participants will follow a structured 30 day eating plan focused on implementing the 7 principles that will lead to improved health. They will also use supplementation to energize the metabolism into a cleansing and fat burning mode.
Benefits of Phase 1
It seems that in today’s society, everyone is consumed with weight loss, but they lack the “principles” to maintain and achieve such goals. There are many programs to help people lose weight, but the question arises; can weight loss be maintained and if so, how? Answering this can be difficult when most peoples diets are consumed with eating dead foods that are low in nutrients. These types of foods contribute to a sluggish metabolism and poor health when eaten abundantly. The purpose of Phase II is to teach participants a lifestyle of NOURISHING the body by eating a nutrient rich diet and creating balance between “dead” foods and “healthy” foods.
In phase II routines and habits are established to support a LIFESTYLE of efficient weight management and improved health based on a participants standard of living. This is done by transformation, NOT by restriction. Meaning, that the participant will work with a lifestyle coach to solidify the 7 healthy principles. Eventually, these principles will replace the BAD habits.
Benefits of Phase 2
The key point to Phase III is this question, “What is your PASSION?” People need a passion or motive to live a certain lifestyle. In Phase III participants continue to live a lifestyle that incentivizes them to STRENGTHEN the body, fight against aliments and disease, slow the aging process, and participate in a support network that allows them to keep improving their health. Participants of Phase III will be invited to clinics and activities that teach healthy principles in a unique active setting. These activities become a motivation to continue a healthy and active lifestyle. Participants will also have access to a “Healthy Lifestyle” support network. Listed below are some of the benefits that will be provided to participants of Phase III.
The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham-and-eggs for breakfast: the chicken was involved, but the pig was committed. In this circumstance the pig was completely committed to breakfast. He physically changed so he could be a part of breakfast. Now the chicken was only involved in breakfast by donating a couple of eggs and then going about its merry way of life. In the world of health, I’m one of the few people who tell you to be a pig. BE COMMITTED!
Being committed means that you establish principles of health that can be applied in all aspects of life to create optimal health. Being committed is a choice to look and feel good, to prevent disease and ailments. Being committed is realizing that you can make a difference in your health, no matter what state your body is in.
Aaron Ogden has been in the health and fitness industry since 1998. He studied Exercise Science at the University of Utah, has certifications with ACSM and Reebok Reactive Neuromuscular Training, and is currently working on his Master Herbalist.