Friday, September 4, 2015

Clean Eating Group



Thank you soooo much for your interest in my FREE 10 Day Clean Eating Group! I'm so excited for you!!  I remember when I decided to take the plunge and give this whole Clean Eating thing a try.  I figured "Why not?!" clearly what I was currently doing was not getting me any closer to my goals and it was time for a change.  It can be kind of scary and intimidating though and that's why I decided to start offering these free groups.  Making a change like this is so much easier when you have support and guidance. :)
My little disclosure though is that I am NOT a nutritionist or a doctor and this is not a prescribed meal plan.  I am a mom to my 11 month old daughter with a picky man at home (if he could he would eat pizza and burritos all day long LOL) and I also work a full time job.  I have found a way of preparing healthy crowd pleasing meals.  They are quick and easy and when I have a game plan in place, they are budget friendly as well....who doesn't love that!?

The layout for these groups is pretty simple.  I run everything through a secret Facebook group that I will add you to. I start the group on a Wednesday that gives us all some time to figure out what meals we want to try, where we need to make substitutions, and create our meal plans.  On Wednesday you will also have access to my personal meal plan, shopping list, and recipes as well as blank templates in case you would like to create your own.  I will be posting in the group daily but it's not just my group...it's OUR group so I want you to feel comfortable posting too!!  Whether you have a question our have found a yummy recipe to share please don't hesitate to put it out there.  I also ask that you participate in the group discussions and posts, I need you to show up at least once a day to check in.  If you'd like to do more that's great!!  This group is all about positivity, building each other up  and learning some new tricks along the way.

So I know you're probably wondering why in the world is this crazy chick doing this for free?!  To be totally honest in the beginning I switched my lifestyle up for myself.  I wanted to feel sexy again after having a baby, I wanted to be fit and energized to keep up with my daughter, and I sure as hell did not want to invest a small fortune in larger sized clothes...lol I know I'm not alone there!  But, now it is seriously about my daughter and setting the best example for her, I want to give her an amazing foundation so that when she's faced with unhealthy choices later in life she thinks twice.  I know that she's watching everything I do and I have to hold myself accountable for her sake.  For all of the moms reading this I know we want our children to have the best chance possible for a healthy and fulfilling life....we need to lead by example because they are ALWAYS watching!  If you don't have children that's great, I still encourage you to read the following it's pretty terrifying where the future generations are headed.  This might be a little tough love but this info needs to be shared.  Here are some terrifying stats on childhood obesity from the CDC (Centers For Disease Control and Prevention).

  • Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.
  • The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to nearly 21% over the same period.
  • In 2012, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.
I cannot even express how passionate I am about this topic.  Looking at those stats literally brings tears to my eyes because those are our babies and if we don't alter our own lifestyle choices they don't stand a chance.  I don't want you to think it's a vanity thing either, the complications that arise from childhood obesity are crazy scary.  Here are some more facts from the CDC that go over the health effects that our children could face.

Immediate health effects:
  • Obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure. In a population-based sample of 5- to 17-year-olds, 70% of obese youth had at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
  • Obese adolescents are more likely to have prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels indicate a high risk for development of diabetes.
  • Children and adolescents who are obese are at greater risk for bone and joint problems, sleep apnea, and social and psychological problems such as stigmatization and poor self-esteem.
Long-term health effects:
  • Children and adolescents who are obese are likely to be obese as adults and are therefore more at risk for adult health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer, and osteoarthritis.  One study showed that children who became obese as early as age 2 were more likely to be obese as adults.
  • Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk for many types of cancer, including cancer of the breast, colon, endometrium, esophagus, kidney, pancreas, gall bladder, thyroid, ovary, cervix, and prostate, as well as multiple myeloma and Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
I don't know about you but that scares the crap out of me!!!!  The thought of my daughter having to go through any of that makes me want to scream and cry.
Here's a little extra info that might help you understand my passion.  My mother and both of my grandmothers suffer from diabetes, and when I was in middle school I was a statistic at 5'3'' I was weighing in at 185lbs...but a few years back I decided to break the cycle.  We acquire so many of our habits from our parents.  We all have the power to change though, and that's what this group is for!  It is never too late no matter where you've been YOU get to decide where you will go.  I'm not going to tell you it's super easy but I will tell you it's completely worth it.  Let this group be your first step towards a brighter future for you and your family.  I am here to support, motivate, and educate you as you start this journey.  Together we are stronger than you can imagine so for 10 days lets ban together and create some change!!

If this sounds like something you are ready for and would like to join in I would love to lock arms with you and bring you on board.  Also if now is not the time I completely understand.  Whenever you are ready just let me know and I will get you plugged into a group at that time...I host monthly clean eating groups :)  If you are interested and ready start please fill out the form below!  Also if you have a friend who could benefit from this group feel free to invite them too!  I hope you have an amazing day and I can't wait to meet you and watch you transform your life!

*Quick side note...these groups are not for current Beachbody coaches, if you are already working with a Beachbody coach please reach out to them to see what groups they have going for their team.*



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