HOW'S YOUR MARCH MOJO?
Tired? Sluggish? Moody? Frumpy? Out of balance?
So often we are told that feeling exhausted, grumpy, sleep deprived, unsexy and stressed out is a normal condition for the modern woman. Even more often, we are told that the new normal can be found in coping with our symptoms via caffeine, anti-depressants, hormones, diets and sleep medications.
Spring is a time when many of us get excited. After the long winter months, it is so inspiring to look forward to blooming flowers, warmer weather and longer days.
We turn to light with zest and renewal.
Having the energy and vitality to enjoy all of these upcoming seasonal flavors is something most of us yearn for.
The truth is, spring does come with a renewed vigor, but many of us find ourselves too out of balance to enjoy it.
Meet your metabolism: The source of your energy, vitality and health.
So today, I want to talk to you a little about your metabolism. If you are still reading, this may sound like a BIG relief to you. The underlying causes we are speaking of here are are deeply embedded in your cellular systems, your autonomic nervous system and exactly how you are feeding your unique metabolism each day.
There are some important metabolic laws I want to share with you, so you can get your MOJO back on track this spring + a special offering I have ready for you below...
5 METABOLIC LAWS THAT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR SPRING
1. THE LAW OF INDIVIDUALITY
"One man's medicine is another man's poison" ~Wolcott
Over many thousands of years, the evolution of people in various parts of the world has developed very specific nutritional needs based on many important factors and variables: climate, genetic lineage, environmental stressors and daily life rhythms. These tell tail pieces of information are needed to understand the differences across the human race between energy, vitality, and metabolic support.
What works for some of us may not work for others. The one way approach to health and healing doesn't work.
Discovering your unique metabolic needs is the miracle of your MOJO.
2. THE LAW OF BALANCE
"Life is a balance of letting go and holding on" ~Rumi
Creating balance in our bodies, our blood sugar and our daily lives is a relief to our metabolic output. In fact, with the right ratios of macro-nutrients on our plates we can see not only a deep biochemical balancing of our blood sugar, but also a fueling and even kick start to our metabolism. This cannot happen if our blood sugar is on a roller coaster.
There are many ways to balance our blood sugar (each of us with a little different formula) but a few worth mentioning here so you have something with which to start:
- Eat a balance of protein, fat, and whole carbohydrates at each meal.
- Avoid high glycemic foods, especially by themselves.
- Eat a significant amount of good fats each day: such as coconut oil, organic dairy, nuts, seeds, olive oil, avocado and butter which will keep your blood sugar balanced, your body satiated longer, and your energy more even and consistent.
3. THE LAW OF SATIATION
"Healthy is an outfit that looks different on everybody."
What do you crave?
You will know you are on track when you are satiated, and your cravings no longer are getting the best of you. Even if you are known to emotionally eat, stress eat, or boredom eat – you will notice a significant improvement with these habits when you are metabolically tuned into your unique needs around food.
Carbohydrate quality is a big culprit in how our cravings unfold. The more processed, usually the more of a blood sugar imbalance. If we can eat carbohydrates in their whole form (such as brown rice, sweet potato, steel cut oats, quinoa, or a tart apple) with fats and proteins, we will find these whole carbohydrates are much more gentle on our blood sugar and our cravings begin to melt away.
When we wait too long between meals, we are taking an insulin risk that usually ends up in us getting too hungry, and making a choice that is more impulsive.
Planning on little dense snack bites more regularly will keep you satiated and satisfied and free yourself of those crazy cravings. Eating regularly throughout the day creates a healthy metabolism, and happier hormones (AKA Insulin).
4. THE LAW OF METABOLIC HEALING
"A healthy outside starts from the inside."
When we continue to focus on weight loss, rather than healing, we keep ourselves stuck. Even if we fight it, the truth is that our bodies need a strong metabolism to loose weight, feel energized, and be strong.
Getting healthy to loose weight works much more effectively than loosing weight to get healthy.
We need strong and healthy metabolisms to loose the weight we desire, to boost our energy, curb our cravings, feel strong and balanced, and to come back to our vitality and true health.
Each of us comes to the table with a different history. How much healing do we need for our metabolisms to be strong? What is our story around stress, sleep, eating, mood, cravings, and blood sugar?
You may be in this transition for a period of time, while your metabolism is healing to then enable you to thrive.
There are 4 main stages that metabolic healing goes through:
- Where you are starting from: your current metabolism
- Your healing phase: replenishing your body through food, restoration, hormone balancing and rebuilding your energy and vitality.
- Fat-burning and the metabolic makeover phase: You begin to notice changes in your mood, energy, cravings, body composition, and sleep.
- A healed state: You achieve balance in your hormones. This may translate into weight loss, improved brain chemistry, more satiation, improved sex drive, better night's sleep, more focus and clarity, and of course, the feeling of balance.
5. THE LAW OF SUSTAINABILITY
"Sustainability's goal is to create possibilities, not to limit options."
Many of us start on a health and healing journey relying on our will power to keep us on track. What most of us do not realize is that our will power is inconsistent. This variable of how we move through our day changes based on a few key ingredients: stress, sleep quality, and blood sugar.
In their recent report What You Need To Know About Willpower: The Psychological Science of Self-control, the American Psychological Association states “A growing body of research shows that resisting repeated temptations takes a mental toll. Some experts liken willpower to a muscle that can get fatigued from overuse.”
To create a sustainable path to health and healing, we must turn towards something a bit more reliable. Habit forming and automatic behaviors are what I am referring to. While most of us can find time to take a shower or brush our teeth each day, this is because these acts of self-care have become automatic.
When a behavior becomes automatic we are not relying on the irregularity of our willpower. This is true with eating, exercising, meditation, sleep routines, and even our internal dialogue.
Consider picking a few new behaviors to work with around habit forming and automatic behaviors. Start slow and build your momentum strong and steady.
I would love to hear your comments and questions below.
Here's to your health and vitality this spring.
THE METABOLIC MASTERY IMMERSION
Do you ever feel confused about what to eat?
The challenges happening in the world of food, body and health are overwhelming for many of us. The endless search for the one right way to eat, and fuel our bodies makes sense amid the jungle of confusion.
When I read the latest and greatest diet books or health trends it seems that each of these approaches also often comes with the need to feel like their way is the way.
I disagree...there is a different way.
THERE IS YOUR WAY...
WE BEGIN MARCH 22ND, 2017
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