Who Sabotages Your Diet Plans Part 1

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Who Sabotages Your Diet Plans

 

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Money conflicts are common among couples—they may even be the leading cause of fights. But did you know many couples also have fights about food on a daily basis? In fact, the topic sparks so much interest, that a lot are talking about  how to keep peace at meals. Who is doing the sabotaging? Spouses, family, friends?

Men and women often have opposing Mars and Venus moments about nutrition, which can lead to tension and arguing in relationships. The sexes are wired differently: For example, men have a biological advantage over women due to their increased muscle mass. Losing and maintaining a healthy weight is easier for guys, and harder for women.

Want to really bring out the worst in people? Try weight loss. Ten pounds or a ton, you’ll be showered with so much fattening food—sabotage by people who claim to love you—that it will send the price of sugar cane and lard futures through the roof.

I’ve seen it happen so many times to many weight loss patients that they start making excuses.  They confess they fell off the wagon, I’m ready with my ritual response: “Who did this to you?”

Who Sabotages Your Diet Plans? Spouses/Family/Friends

They’re always shocked to think that someone else may have had a hand in their weight loss failure. Then it dawns on them: Oh yeah, the chocolate cake care package Mom just sent, the surprise candy from the usually unthoughtful husband, the coworker who left the gift-wrapped Oreos on your desk. “Why is that?” they always ask.”Diet saboteurs,” I explain. “They’re everywhere.” In fact, in one survey, 24,000 overweight women reported that weight loss created problems in their relationships that regaining the weight would have resolved.

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The problem usually starts because you’re in change mode (and darned happy to be there), but your friends and family aren’t.

Rarely would a real friend malevolently undermine your diet. They just do unconscious things to keep the relationship the way it was.  And there are lots of reasons why.

They feel guilty. Your success pricks their conscience, since they may think they should be pursuing weight loss too. But for many, teasing you back to normal with “you’re doing so well; a little won’t hurt” sabotage is often easier. And if it starts an eating frenzy that ends in weight gain, sadly, that’s secretly okay with friends like these. You’ve proven once again that weight loss is impossible; now they can relax and not try.

They don’t understand. Other folks (often spouses!) who’ve never had a weight problem can’t understand why you don’t go back to eating normally now that you’ve lost that weight. And besides, they’ve suffered enough with all the changes around the house, and they want this to be over.

They miss the old you. Or more specifically, the food experiences you once shared. Food is often how we express love. Baking cookies for your kids (and of course eating some together). Or going to happy hour with coworkers. When my client Stephanie began progressing, her husband started showing up Friday nights with a big chocolate bar, something they used to enjoy together.

 

Three classic actions likely to pave the way to long-term weight loss success and fend off sabotage, whether deliberate or subconscious.

1. Start with exercise. It builds muscle, burns calories, reduces stress, and, best of all, creates the positive mood that makes you strong enough to avoid saboteurs.

2. Monitor your exercise and food. Plan your workouts and meals, and write down every bite. This will keep you honest, and it may also help you recognize the people and events that do you in. Then you can develop strategies to deal with them.

3. Create a supportive environment. It’s important to ask for help.  Asking is tricky because we really don’t know how to do it. We tend to believe that if people loved us, they’d know what to do. Not true! Some like it if their husband’s takes their plate away from them when he thinks they had enough.  On the other hand, some would secretly eat twice as much if her husband did that.  Get a support group, people to be accountable too, people who have the same goals. Try our challenge groups. People doing just what you are. @ https://www.facebook.com/fitatanyagewithdeb

 

Whether you write it or say it, be specific about your weight loss needs. Even those closest to you can’t read your mind. For instance, if being constantly asked how much you’ve lost will drive you to cheat, let people know. For others, constant checking in may help keep them on track. If you need support when the late-night munchies hit, ask your friend if it’s okay to call.

When it comes to long-term relationships and marriage, men win out there too. Studies have shown that women tend to gain weight when they marry. (Men may gain weight, too, but overall they actually get healthier.) Many women complain that their spouses are sabotaging their healthy eating plans. In one study, more than 70% of women on diets complained that their spouses had interfered.

Here are some of the diet dilemmas women have asked me about, and my suggestions for how to handle them. If you’ve had a similar battle of the sexes over your meals and snacks, chime in below.

The salad vs. steak showdown
The problem: “My husband says salad, stir-fry, soy, and anything healthy is ‘rabbit food.’ He just wants a meat-and-potato-type meal.” Has to have fried food, bread etc..

The solution: Many men don’t find a plant-based diet as satisfying as a juicy, meaty, stick-to-the-ribs meal. What you can do is offer a compromise. Don’t try to get a carnivore hubby to be a vegan, but serve yourself smaller portions of meat and choose the leanest cuts. Pair them with a large salad or lots of steamed veggies. Try a few subtle substitutes: Serve baked and breaded zucchini fries instead of french fries, for example, and try dishes that use lean ground beef or turkey instead of the full-fat stuff.

Sneaky snack sabotage
The problem: “My husband brings home cookies, chips, sodas, and other junk food all the time.”

The solution: Your husband needs to know that the food he brings home isn’t helping your efforts to stick to a healthy diet, and it may be impacting the diets of your children too. While you can’t nag him about his habits, ask him to eat those foods when he’s at work or out for meals, rather than bringing them home.

Look for Part 2 coming soon.  Need help contact me and lets chat.

Your Partner in Health,

Debi

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Gym Memberships???

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Why We Sign Up For Gym Memberships But Never Go To The Gym?

 

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Gyms have built their business model around us not showing up. Gyms have way more members than they can actually accommodate. Low-priced gyms are the most extreme example of this. Planet Fitness, which charges between $10 and $20 per month, has, on average, 6,500 members per gym. Most of its gyms can hold around 300 people. Planet Fitness can do this because it knows that members won’t show up. After all, if everyone who had a gym membership showed up at the gym, it would be Thunderdome.

If you are not going to the gym, you are actually the gym’s best customer.  Every year hundreds of new members flock to their local gyms, sporting the latest fashion in workout wear, with brand new membership cards peaking out of their wallets. Their intentions are pure and their resolve, seemingly strong. But something happens after those first few visits, and before long, those pure intentions have turned to excuses. The fees are still being paid, but the outfit sits idle at the bottom of the drawer, and the card is buried and forgotten.

 

  • So gyms try to attract people who won’t come. If you haven’t been a “gym person” in the past, chances are good that paying for a gym membership won’t change that. Gyms know this and do what they can to attract people who haven’t traditionally been gym rats. Instead of displaying challenging equipment like weight benches and climbing machines in plain view, gyms will often hide weight rooms and other equipment in the back. Many gyms now have lobbies that are designed to look like hotels and fancy restaurants. “For the longest time, the design was around the sweat,” says Rudy Fabiano, an architect who designs gyms all over the world. “Twenty-five years ago … clubs could be very intimidating. Remember there were the baggy pants that everybody had and the bodybuilders would bring their own jug of water?” Once gyms started looking more like hotels, coffee shops and restaurants, people who weren’t bodybuilders started feeling comfortable in gyms. The casual gymgoer was born.
  • Our brains want to be locked into annual contracts with gyms. Normally, we hate being locked into long contracts (cellphones, cable packages), but gym memberships are an exception. Joining a gym is an interesting form of what behavioral economists call pre-commitment, We actually like the idea of being locked into a gym contract … at first, anyway. So why do some people sign up for a gym membership, but then neglect to actually go to the gym? It seems the answers are mostly psychological, and have nothing to do with how busy you are at work or how much you gorge yourself on goodies over the holidays. If you fall into this category, with the best of intentions, but not the willpower, take heart. You are far from alone, and there is an answer to this age-old problem. They’re picturing the ‘new me’ who’s actually going to go to the gym three times a week and become a physical fitness machine. We convince ourselves that since we have committed to putting down money for a year, we will make ourselves go to the gym. And then, of course, we don’t.
  • Just when we try to get out, they feed us, massage us and ply us with alcohol. Gyms have big issues with retention, and most lose around half their members every year. Once we realize that we haven’t been going to the gym, even $20 per month can feel like too much. To try to combat this, gyms look for ways to offer value to customers who aren’t necessarily into working out. Planet Fitness has bagel breakfasts once a month and pizza dinners. Those are its busiest times. It also has massage chairs. Other gyms have mixers and movie nights and spa treatments.
  • Without slackers like us, gyms would be a lot more expensive. The reason gyms can charge so little is that most members don’t go. People who don’t go are subsidizing the membership of people who do. So, if you don’t work out, you are making gyms affordable for everyone. If you are one of the brave few who actually do go to the gym, you are getting an amazing deal.
  • We live in a world where immediate gratification is the new normal. We can shop online, buy drive-through dinners, and pop a pill to stay thin. In comparison, working out, at least initially, is a lot of work. There’s the scheduling of course, but also the sweat, the sore muscles, and the patience you need to see results. It may take months to lose a few pounds, and for many, that is just too long.

There are way to save your hard earn money. Stop paying for gym memberships that you use for a month or two. Chances are coming, we now stream workouts on our mobile devices. Wow, computer, TV, cell phone, IPads etc. Pick the workout anywhere anytime. Pick your favorite trainers. Think money savings.  For the price of 1 training section you have a whole year of Workouts On Demand.

We are loving it 200,000 strong.

Give it a try. You can always get your money back.. Nice right 30 days if you find that it isn’t working for you call 28 days after to join and get a full refund. That is a plus. With gym memberships do they give you back? No. You pay it is gone.

Interesting right? I find I have been working out more because I don’t have to schedule it around getting in the car, packing a bags, finding someone to watch the kiddos, etc.

Contact me if you want to give it a try. Ask me about Beachbody On Demand.  So yes forgot to tell you that you get a health coach for free. Meal plans, recipes, accountability and support groups.

 

Your partner in health,

Debi

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Beachbody September Specials

Here is what you have been waiting for ~ September Specials

I know many of you have been asking me about this months Beachbody specials.  No better time to get started on a healthier lifestyle.

Challenge Pack Offers:

 

1. PiYo and Shakeology pack ~ ( English, Spanish and Canada)

 

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2.  PiYo Kickstart and Shakeology Pack ~

 

 

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3.  3 Day Refresh and Shakeology Pack ~

 

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Hope you will enjoy these September specials.

 

 

Fill out the form below to learn more or contact form to learn more.

Your Partner in Health,

Debi

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We as health and fitness coaches are always excited when our company (Team Beacbody) comes out with new products. Healthy alternatives to the junk on the market today.

 

Here are some of the amazing new products introduced in the last month.

 

Beachbody is launching a bunch of super-fun products so here’s the scoop!

 

1. CIZE

As in exerCIZE….get it?

 

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If you love to dance and burn fat and calories at the same time then CIZE is going to be the perfect workout for you!

 

CIZE is the newest, intense dance fitness program courtesy of Shaun T. According to the official product description, “You’ll have so much fun challenging yourself to master the dance choreography that you won’t even realize you’re working up a sweat.”

This girl definitely can’t dance (although according to Shaun T ANYONE can dance) but this looks like so much fun I may be willing to give it a try. I’ll probably burn twice as many calories just laughing at myself!

 

2. Beachbody Performance supplements

 

OK this one I’m especially excited about it because I know it will help soooo many of you runners out there!

Beachbody Performance is a line of premium plant-based performance supplements designed for people to use with their Beachbody fitness program or any other fitness routine including running. These supplements were designed to improve performance and recovery, and help you FEEL better while you work on your goals.

Why use them?? Because when you feel on top of your game you’re more likely to stick with the plan!

The system consists of five powder drinks that are formulated with key ingredients scientifically shown to be effective:

 

1. ENERGIZE Pre-Workout: Improves intense exercise performance, increases energy and endurance, and sharpens focus and reaction time.

2. HYDRATE During-Workout: Supports hydration during exercise, replaces electrolytes lost during exercise, fuels working muscles, and improves endurance.

3. RECOVER Post-Workout: Speeds muscle recovery, promotes lean muscle synthesis, combats exercise-induced muscle soreness, and improves muscle strength recovery.

4. RECHARGE Nighttime: Supports overnight muscle recovery, improves overnight adaptation to exercise, promotes lean muscle synthesis, and reduces muscle breakdown.

5. CREATINE: This add-on has no flavor and mixes well with the Recover Post-Workout formula to improve high intensity exercise performance, increase muscle strength and power, and enhance the effects of resistance training.

NOTE: For those already drinking or interested in using Shakeology, it’s perfectly fine to use Beachbody Performance supplements in addition to a daily dose of Shakeology. However, it’s not recommended to mix Shakeology with any of the Performance formulas.

All of the supplements were designed by Harvard-trained scientists and are based on cutting-edge sports science, exercise physiology, and nutrition research. They contain scientifically proven performance enhancing ingredients and PLANT-BASED nutrients (yay!) to help maximize exercise performance and recovery safely, effectively, and naturally. There are NO artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives. (double yay!)

And yes, you can order the supplements individually by formula, or all together in a bundle.

 

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Take a look at what one energy drink has just in sugar.  Think it is time to stop. Monster

 

How about this one? Are you kids drinking it?  35 gm of sugar that is 8.75 tsp people.  .. wow.

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3. FIXATE 21-Day Fix Cookbook

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It’s about time right?!? Autumn Calabrese has put together a cookbook with 101 recipes that are tailored made for anyone following the 21-Day Fix or 21-Day Fix Extreme meal plan. Heck…even if you’re NOT doing the 21-Day Fix these recipes are for anyone who needs a little help when it comes to making meal time super simple and healthy.

And yes…vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, cocktail, and dessert recipes are included!

You can download a PDF which includes 5 sample recipes here: http://bit.ly/1LP3NH7

4. Surprise!!

Every year at our annual coach summit Beachbody releases one or more SURPRISE products. This could be a new flavor of Shakeology, a new fitness program, or whatever else! There are soooo many possibilities I really have NO idea what it could be…vegan Vanilla Shakeology maybe?? #prettyplease I dunno!

If you wanna stay up to date and in the loop be sure to sign-up for a FREE Team Beachbody account with me as your coach so I can add you to my FREE and FUN support and challenge an accountability groups on Facebook. We run then ever month. I’ll also send you a copy of my 5-Day Clean Eating and Meal Prepping Guide.

You can create your FREE account here >> http://www.beachbodycoach.com/esuite/home/fitmom813

Once you create your free account please send me a quick note so I don’t forget to send you your meal prepping guide!

If you have any questions or are interested in becoming a Beachbody coach so you can get a 25% discount or build your own business by sharing these amazing products with others please contact me!

Me 5 I am an Emerald Beachbody Coach, retired Registered nurse and certified nutritionist. My geekiness is legendary (wait until I post my CIZE video you will see what I mean) and is most proud of the fact I have finally found a way to turn my passions for health, nutrition, writing, and pets into a full-time business that now helps others get off the couch and get after their dreams.

 

Thank you for your time,

Your Partner in Health,

 

Debi

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