It’s always fun when you pick up a magazine, turn to an article you think will be interesting, and find yourself quoted in it.
The knowledge that I have gained in the last month is the kind that impacts you for a lifetime. I have made strides in my house with healthy whole foods that I am eating as well as my family. Cooking has become a passion again of mine. I love to see how I can get my family to eat spinach, kale and chard by creatively cooking it and hiding it in foods. I have learned how to make better choices while on the road traveling. I can eat out without bombing my plan. With the knowledge of Kellie Hill at the Right Plan, I am a better me. I have excitement and feel like the weight loss track that I am on is not a diet it is a REAL lifestyle change. This month alone I have lost almost 14 pounds. I have more energy than I have had in a long time. Looking forward to see where I am in six months. I know it sounds weird, but I ma eating my way to a thinner healthier me! I love it.
Kellie Hill, Nutrition Expert:
Jami continues to astound me with her determination to reach her goals. As we carry on into the year, I know Jami will have amazing results to report to readers. From my perspective, giving someone a diet to follow doesn’t allow them to learn how to be successful on their own. Nutrition is similar to the saying regarding giving someone a fish or teaching them to fish for themselves. This week, I worked with Jami on how to make the best choices when she is eating in a restaurant. The best tip is to check online for the restaurant’s menu. Take a few moments to read the nutrition information / you may be surprised by what looks healthy but actually is a caloric, fat bomb. Decide what you will order and have a back-up order (just in case). When you arrive at the restaurant, don’t open the menu, ignore the specials, and stick to your plan. Remember Thomas F. Buxton’s comment, “In life, as in chess–forethought wins.” [Read More]
Jami Young, Nutrition Challenge Volunteer I can hardly believe all the information that my brain has processed this month! Foods that we consume really do affect our bodies and moods. Kellie Hill at the Right Plan is so AMAZING. She takes the time to listen to my strengths and my weaknesses when it comes to food. Making small weekly changes has proven to be successful in my life. She always offers a better choice. I have needed to almost completely cut out dairy and I loved ice cream. She presented me with great alternatives that I like. I have learned that all bodies are not the same and each of us has our own dietary makeup. Supplements are something that I never imagined that I would take. Kellie is so knowledgeable she gets down to business, kicks your butt, offers solutions that you can live with and encourages you through the entire process. I have been brutally honest with myself and I am seeing results! Looking forward to SUMMER for the first time ever!
Kellie Hill, Nutrition Expert:
Jami has been amazing to work with. She has lost over ten pounds and hiked lower Table Rock with her family. Truthfully, this is just the beginning of Jami’s journey as we will be extending the 30 day challenge so she can reach her goals by this summer. I know she will find success! This week, as we looked at Jami’s Online Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire (which readers can complete at therightplan.com) it became clear that proper digestion was an issue. You can eat the most nutritious, organic, nutrient-dense food but if you’re not digesting and absorbing it . . . well, you just have great, expensive waste. All those fabulous leafy greens she learned about last week need to be properly digested so she is absorbing every bit of these nutrient dense whole foods. To accomplish this, Jami will be following a protocol to increase her body’s natural hydrochloric acid level in order to better breakdown the foods and increase assimilation in her intestines. I want to be clear that this is not a supplement she will be taking long-term, only to “jump start” her body’s natural reactions after a couple years of heavy stress and a few poor eating habits. This will improve her vitamin and mineral absorption, improve her bowel movements, and naturally make her feel more satiated. [Read More] If the above link is unavailable, click here to download the PDF version of the article.
As a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, I believe that health is built on certain biochemical foundations / digestion, blood sugar balance, mineral balance, fatty acid balance, and hydration / which are individual to each person. Weaknesses in these foundations can lead to various health problems. In order to find optimal health we have to identify if there is an imbalance in any of these foundations. With Jami, I chose to have her complete the Online Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire in order to create a customized nutritional program. The answers she provided help me identify how to improve her health. Readers can complete the same Online Nutritional Assessment at therightplan.com. Based on her answers this week she will be learning a variety of recipes for leafy greens.
Jami Young, Nutrition Challenge Volunteer
Did you know that if you eat on a smaller plate something triggers in your brain to tell you that you have eaten enough? The fact that I have lost weight at all has me super-amazed. I feel like all I do is eat. My energy level is starting to increase and my headaches are disappearing. Kellie Hill at The Right Plan is AMAZING. Who would have thought that by eating you can lose weight?
I am moving forward and upward. The scale is moving down. I have come to realize that my family is really on the go. Pre-planning on-the-go foods (foods that you literally grab and go out the door) has been something that I have finally mastered while still trying to tackle portions. My goal is to eat when I am hungry and also eat a portion. Also, to create balance on my plate with veggies, protein, fat, carbs. Permanent eating habits take time. I am happy to say that the changes that I have made are not only affecting me, but also my family in a positive way! [Read More]
There are a lot of diet plans out there to choose from / and, in truth, almost every plan has worked for someone. But finding the right individual plan is the key to quickly achieving goals and finding long term success. To do this, Jami completed a simple questionnaire to help identify where her body derives energy from, how her body stores fat, and which foods will help create balance for her individual body type. This helps create an individual plan with personalized recipes. This week we will discuss proper portion sizing to ensure that not only is she eating the best nutrient-dense foods for her body, but in the proper amounts and ratio. Readers can complete the same questionnaire as Jami to receive an individual plan and portion sizing information at therightplan.com Healthy Diet Plan.
Jami Young, Nutrition Challenge Volunteer
I have decided that change totally sucks! I like what I like. Really, don’t we all? In order to make a life change, I have had to change my mindset! My semi-sedentary lifestyle has come to an end. Exercise at the gym has become my morning routine. Kellie Hill at the Right Plan has me eating. I feel like I eat all day long. Funny thing is that I am losing weight. I am eating foods that I have chosen. They are not off of a strict list or out of a book that has a “DO” or a “DON’T” list, food that is from an actual store! This week’s goal is portions. Do we ever really eat an actual portion of anything? Cereal, I love cereal. Have you ever actually stopped and measured a cup of cereal? Trying to keep up with change in my life and so far change is good! [Read More]