Why Make the Switch to a New Way of Being

11936052_sWelcome to a New Way of Eating and a New Way of Being

The Make the Switch Way of Eating is not about acquiring more self-discipline or willpower.  It’s about personally discovering what nourishes you, what feeds you and ultimately what makes your life extraordinary.

Congratulations on choosing to embark on a new way of eating, a new way of understanding yourself and a journey to permanent and sustainable weight loss.  Our program is more than a weight loss program.  We will offer you insights into what factors have contributed to your weight:  how we may have been misled by the scientists regarding diet, food and health.  We will help you to embrace a new way of eating without starving, losing and regaining the weight.  You will be eating delicious food with high nutritional value.  We will walk with you as you discover answers within yourself.  We will celebrate with you as you reach your personal goals, discover and embrace your best self, and truly learn to love and accept your beauty, uniqueness and truth.  We will be here for you when you struggle, encouraging you, challenging you, providing you with tools and weekly support.  You will not be on this journey alone.  We will help you succeed.

The eating plan you will be embracing is low carbohydrate, moderate protein, and high in natural, healthy fat.  It is backed by a century of research questioning the calorie based model of obesity and represents a different way of understanding why we gain weight and what we can do about it.

For the past 60 years, we have been told that fat is bad, causes heart disease, makes us fat and should not be a part of our diet.  It all started in the 1950’s when a scientist named Ancel Keys claimed that, backed by his research, saturated fat caused heart disease. We now know that Keys manipulated the data to fit his model and that, in fact, the science did not support his claim at all.  It was then discovered that his research was backed and paid for by the sugar industry as a way to incorporate and legitimize sugar as an important part of our diets.  Soon our governments got on board and created The Canada Food Guide.

This was based on the notion that all calories are equal and since fat contains twice the calories of protein and carbohydrates, we were advised to avoid all types of fat.  Instead we were told to load up on carbohydrates, including six to eleven servings each day of bread, cereal, crackers, pasta and other grain products.  We believed what we were told and followed a low-fat diet.

As a result, we saw an increase in the rate of obesity, heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes and other inflammatory conditions.  We got hungrier and lost less weight. We diligently followed the diet rules not realizing that the rulebook was wrong.  People with excess weight have been accused of lacking knowledge (being stupid), having no discipline or willpower, poor self-control and even a weak character.  This view totally absolves the food industry of any responsibility for aggressively marketing junk food and the government for ineffective dietary guidelines.  SO, STOP BLAMING YOURSELF!   You are now ready for a paradigm shift.

STOP COUNTING CALORIES, EAT FEWER CARBOHYDRATES, EMBRACE NATURAL, HEALTHY FAT AND START LISTENING TO YOUR BODY.

To decide if The Make the Switch Program is right for you, I invite you to schedule a free initial consultation with me.  During this session, we will discuss your health and lifestyle to determine how I can best support you in achieving your goals.

Contact me today to schedule your free initial consultation.

Health is much more than the absence of disease.  Health encompasses how we feel about ourselves, our relationships, our environment, our work, our sense of awe, our body.

We all know that Nutrition is very important to living a happy, vibrant, healthy life.

As your health coach I will introduce you to primary nutrition and secondary nutrition.   Primary nutrition is the people, places, things and experiences that bring meaning and purpose into your life.   Secondary nutrition is the food you eat.