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ARE YOU ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS?



Is Your Body Functioning at an Optimal Level?

In order to achieve your health and fitness goals, your body needs to function at an optimal level. Functioning at an optimal level means: having high energy levels throughout the day; quickly recovering from minor illnesses (colds, flu’s, etc.); and quick and efficient muscle and tissue recovery/repair after exercise.

In order for your body to function at an optimal level, it requires the following consistently on a regular basis:

  • Efficient and effective exercise
  • Adequate rest
  • Positive attitude
  • The correct balance of nutrients that is specific to your individual needs.

Once your body is in balance and has everything it needs to function efficiently, it becomes easy to reach and maintain your ideal body weight.
 
SIGNS OF BALANCE

Physical Symptoms: Bright eyes, hunger, stamina, natural deep breathing, high energy, restful sleep, focus, alertness, strength, good attention span, good colour

Emotional Symptoms: Confident, energized, happy, focused, calm, relaxed, patient, easygoing

Every six months to one year, you get a brand new body. The body you have right now is made out of the food you have eaten over the past year as the cells in your body continually die off and new ones are made. If you are not achieving your goals or if your progress is very slow, then consider examining your daily dietary intake and eating habits, as they can impact the results you do or do not achieve by up to 70 percent.
 

10 KEY COMPONENTS OF A HEALTHY DIET

  1. Natural (NAG – natural, alive, good quality – as close to nature as possible)
  2. Seasonal
  3. Fresh
  4. Nutritious
  5. Clean (without additives, preservatives, chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, hormones and antibiotics, etc.)
  6. Tasty & Appealing
  7. Variety & Rotation
  8. Food Combining if necessary (eat fruit alone; do not combine starches with protein)
  9. Moderation (how much you eat at one meal; how much you eat in one day)
  10. Balance

 
HOW THE 10 KEY COMPONENTS OF A HEALTHY DIET KEEP THE BODY FUNCTIONING AT AN OPTIMAL LEVEL

  • Increase nutrients
  • Decrease chemicals/additives
  • Improve digestion

When we are receiving good quality nutrients in the correct balance from the foods we are eating and the body is digesting what we are consuming, not only will we achieve our ideal body weight, but we will be healthy and we will feel happy, balanced, and energized.
 
WHAT IS THE IDEAL DIET?

The Ideal Diet is the individual diet that adapts and fluctuates with our body’s needs. Individual needs that influence the ideal diet include: age, activity level, state of health, environment, lifestyle and season.
 
KEYS TO CREATING AN EATING PLAN THAT WORKS FOR YOU

When creating an eating plan that will enable you to achieve your goals, you must consider the following:

  1. Balance of nutrients (water, carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats, enzymes, vitamins & minerals)
  2. Portion size
  3. Timing (When you eat – it is just as important as what you eat.)
  4. Quality of food (It is best to consume foods that are as close to their natural state as possible.)

 
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT NUTRIENTS YOUR BODY NEEDS?

Listen to what your body is telling you. Every symptom you experience is your body’s way of telling you that it is out of balance. Consuming quality nutrients in the right amount at the right time will increase energy levels, eliminate symptoms and help you achieve your goals and reach your ideal body weight.
 

 
SYMPTOMS OF DEHYDRATION

  • Dry Mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Fatigue
  • Overall Weakness
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Hungry Frequently
  • Strong smelling and/or dark yellow urine
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Flushing, dry, hot skin
  • Rapid pulse
  • Tendency to form kidney stones
 
SYMPTOMS OF EXCESS SUGAR

  • Dental cavities
  • Overweight
  • Nervousness/Hyperactivity
  • Cravings/Addictions
  • Yeast Infections
  • Recurring infections
  • High cholesterol
  • High triglycerides
  • Gallstones/Kidney stones
  • Gout

 

 
SYMPTOMS OF PROTEIN DEFICIENCY
(i.e. Not eating enough or not digesting what is being consumed)

  • Insomnia
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Easily catch colds/flues/infections
  • Cuticles tear easily
  • Soft/slow-growing nails
  • Anxiety
  • General overall weakness
  • Low resistance to stress
  • Restless legs
  • Muscle wasting
  • Excess appetite
  • Anemia
  • Depression, moodiness
  • Short attention span

 

SYMPTOMS OF ESSENTIAL FATTY ACID (EFA) DEFICIENCY

  • Rough, dry, flaky or scaly skin
  • Dry or gritty feeling in eyes; dry tear ducts
  • Brittle or cracked nails
  • Frequent colds, infections, sickness
  • Forgetfulness, short attention span
  • Wounds/injuries heal slowly
  • Eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis
  • Dry, lifeless or brittle hair; split ends
  • Dry mouth, throat, mucous membranes
  • Depression, lack of motivation
  • Female: PMS; Difficulty getting pregnant or carrying to term
  • Bleeding gums, easy bruising

Eat Well…Train Hard…Be Your Best!

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