Saturday, 24 December 2016 14:51

5 Proven Steps to Reach Your Weight Loss Goals

    
 
 
 
You want to get into better shape, increase your energy, to drop the fat and feel better?
Join the club…most people are actively working toward an elusive fat loss goal. 
So what separates those who end up achieving their goals from the rest of the masses who are trapped in a fruitless struggle? 
 
Winston Churchill hit the nail on the head when he said, "Never, never, never, never give up." 
 
The bottom line is that it is possible to achieve any fitness goal when you lock on to it and strive towards it every day. Unfortunately, distractions are everywhere, making it easy to fall off track. 
 
This brings us to the classic Henry Ford quote, "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." 
 
In order to stay the course, it is vital that you keep your eyes on the goal. 
 
Here's how to get to your goal in 5 Steps: 
 
Step One: Only One At A Time
When you're feeling motivated, and decide to set a goal, it's tempting to become over-ambitious by setting multiple goals. While it's great that you want to improve many things about yourself, the pressure of trying to achieve more than one goal at once will cause you to drop all the goals and go back to the status quo. 
 
Focus in on the one goal that you really want to achieve first, and focus all of your efforts onto this goal with laser-like force. There will be plenty of time in the future to see your other goals, but for now see your number one goal all the way through to completion. 
 
 
Step Two: Start Slow
Another pitfall that often results in dropped goals is the act of starting out too fast and too strong. If your goal is to get rid of all of the sugar in your diet so you can lose 20 lbs in 8 weeks do not (I repeat, DO NOT) remove every single ounce of carbohydrates at one time. You'll be so cranky, tired and constipated that I guarantee you'll give up the following week and your goal will be put back on a shelf. 
 
Take a deep breath and remember that this isn't a race. This is your life, and it's you against yourself. Start out slow and steady and gradually build as you progress toward your goal. Don't allow self-induced fatigue to get in your way. 
 
Step Three: Know Your Reasons Why 
Why is this goal so important to you? There are probably many reasons, and you should know every single one of them. Write down each and every possible reason you can come up with as to why your goal needs to be met. 
 
Intimately get to know the 'reasons why' this goal is so important to you. You should have them memorized and should recite them every single day. Remember what Ford said - when you take your eyes of your goal you'll see loads and loads of obstacles. Keep your eyes locked onto that goal by filling your mind with all of the 'reasons why' you're going to see this thing through. 
 
Step Four: Think About It
Along with thinking about your reasons for accomplishing your goal, it's also helpful to focus your mind on how you'll feel once you've done it. Dedicate some time each day to picture your new post-goal life. 
 
How awesome are you going to feel when you've accomplished this goal that's been on your mind for so long? Pretty amazing. Fill your mind with that feeling of accomplishment well before you've finished the work. The more you feel connected to the end of the race, the more likely it is that you'll make it through. 
 
Step Five: Put It All On The Line
It's time to put your money where your mouth is. Invest in something that will help propel you toward your goal. When you shell out some of your hard earned money to aid in your progress, then you are going to take this process that much more seriously. 
 
It's time to seriously commit yourself to seeing this goal to completion. If your goal is to lose weight and to get into amazing shape, then invest in one of my proven nutrition programs. 
 
My clients see results. My clients achieve their goals. 
 
It's time that you become one of my clients. 
 
Call or email today and together we will get you to your goal.
 
 
Deanna Trask RHN
Owen Sound
Weight Loss, Hormone Balance, Diabetes Counselling, Digestion and Food Sensitivities
 
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Published in Weight Loss
Friday, 25 November 2016 14:44

The Health Coach Difference

The Health Coach Difference

Health coaching is a relatively new profession, but the idea behind it is really rooted in how we, as human beings, operate. As a health coach, I help you work with your unique body, and take into consideration how everything in your life affects your health and wellness.

At the first glance, you may think what a health coach does is not much different from a conventional nutritionist or dietician, or a diet program. However, there are some subtle nuances that make our approach superior in terms of creating positive changes that last – instead of delivering a Band-Aid solution.

As a health coach:

  • I work with the concept of bio-individuality. My approach is client-driven. Instead of getting a one-size-fits-all meal plan based on a cookie-cutter approach or one fad diet, I create customized plans for my clients based on their individual circumstances, lifestyle habits, health condition and other needs. 
  • I approach nutrition as “whole foods”, instead of compartmentalizing them into individual nutrients such as calories, carbs, proteins, fats etc. Why? Because the synergistic relationship among these various components when they are ingested in the form of whole foods deliver much more benefits than when they are taken as individual nutrients.
  • With my health coaching program, during which I work with my clients over several months with sessions that last approximately 60 minutes, I am able to be with them every step of the way so that we are able to look into lifestyle choices and work on changing habits, resulting in meaningful and positive behavioral changes that last for a long time, delivering long-term health benefits.
  • My coaching is goal-, action- and result-oriented. My approach focuses on implementation and integration so that healthy changes are integrated into your life. We live in the age of information overload – you don’t need more information, you need to know which information to use and how to make them work for your life.
  • Instead of treating the symptoms, I work with my clients to get to the underlying causes of their health concerns. We look at how issues such as stress, emotional distress, physical activities, lack of “soul nourishment” etc. affect our overall wellbeing. I help my clients cultivate the awareness to improve all areas of their lives.
  • I support my clients to work with their body on healing itself so that they can eventually reduce the amount of medication that they rely on.
  • Instead of forcing my clients to stick to some “plan” which does not work for them, I first listen to my clients’ needs and concerns, then work with them to get over blocks or resistance, making any behavioural changes they make, stick.

My programs are available in person in my office in Owen Sound or online across the country.  Digestion, Food Sensitivities, Energy and Hormone Balance, Weight Loss and Wellness. 

 

Published in Deanna's Blog
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 20:15

What does a Holistic Nutritionist do?

What does a Holistic Nutrition Consultant do?
Those trained in holistic nutrition evaluate their clients’ nutritional needs by identifying symptoms that may indicate health imbalances. They develop individualized health plans, which include nutrient-dense whole foods, lifestyle recommendations, and naturally sourced supplements, in order to bring the client’s health back into a state of homeostasis.

What will my sessions look like?
A Certified Holistic Nutritionist will create individualized meal plans and recipes for their clients, assist them in understanding food labels and provide them with grocery shopping advice. Each client’s stress levels, exercise routine, quality of sleep and relaxation, and overall lifestyle habits and practices, including smoking or alcohol consumption, are assessed. Deanna will dig a little deeper and help you to discover your triggers to overeating and work to address them if that is something that you struggle with. A Certified Holistic Nutritionist's client's progress is monitored and guidance is given to help them to achieve their health goals, but most importantly they educate and empower their clients, encouraging self-responsibility on the journey to health.

How do Holistic Nutritionists differ from a dietitian?
Unlike Dietitians, those trained in holistic nutrition are self-regulated and choose to forego a degree in Dietetics, rather their comprehensive training focuses on the sciences, bodily functions and symptoms, whole foods and quality food production, naturally sourced supplements, healthy lifestyle practices, and the body-mind connection.

What is the Education?
At CSNN, students complete 17 courses and are tested in each one. They are also required to prepare 14 detailed case studies, write a comprehensive three-hour national board exam, and must obtain an overall 80% average in order to graduate. CSNN Graduates follow a strict Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics, which gives them the ability to work collaboratively alongside both allopathic and alternative healthcare practitioners.

Is there any upgrading?
Deanna has furthered her education and completed her Electrodermal Screening education with world renown Naturopath Dr. Robert Cass at The Academy of International BioEnergetic Sciences in London, Ontario and Continued with a Raw Nutrition Course as well as a Sport's Nutrition Course.

What is a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant qualified to do?
After completing the Natural Nutrition Diploma Program, graduates are knowledgeable in all functions of the body, including the digestive and intestinal systems, the immune system, food intolerance and allergies, the causes of inflammation, and blood sugar regulation, to name a few. As a result, these professionals are a valuable resource for corporations, as they are able to lessen employee and healthcare plan costs and decrease sick days by reducing the effects of stress and many common health conditions.

How is information gathered?
Client information is obtained through consultations and questionnaires, thereby recommendations are tailored to each individual’s needs.

Will Deanna communicate with other members of my health care team?
Yes, if permission is granted to contact other members of your health care team.

How will I feel working with a Holistic Nutrition Consultant?
You will feel supported and confident that you are getting individualized nutrition to support your needs.

Will Deanna give me the Canada Food Guide?
NO, you will get a personalized meal plan designed to suit your lifestyle, family and health conditions including recipes, menus and specific foods to bring your body back into balance.

Will a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant recommend against medications that I am currently taking?
NO. Medications that are prescribed by your doctor must be taken as prescribed. It is out of the scope of practice for a Certified Holistic Nutritionist to recommend that medications are stopped.

Published in Services
Wednesday, 07 September 2016 14:10

Nutritious Living's Get Lean Program

Nutritious Living Get Lean 10 Week Group Classes start Monday, September 18 at 5:30 pm

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. spaces are limited.  Lose the weight without shakes and diet pills.  No more 1000-1200 calorie plans, eat real food and balance your blood sugar and your hormones too.

Are you tired of the dieting roller coaster? Unsure of what works and what doesn't?  Do you find yourself wondering, "Why can't I lose the weight?"

Learn how to eat right for your body and end the diet roller coaster once and for all.  You don't need to purchase expensive shakes or ready made high protein foods to lose weight, you need to eat real whole foods in the correct amounts for your body. Fat loss is not always linear, and a good coach will help you understand what is going on in your body instead of drastically reducing your calories. Sustainable weight loss is not a drastic amount of weight lost in the first month, but many companies will try to lure you with photos of people who have dropped a tremendous amount of weight. Where will those folks be in a year from now?  Likely suffering from thyroid and metabolism disorders.  

Book your free 30-minute consult to learn more. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     Private sessions are also available.

  • Learn about nutrition and what your body needs to be optimally healthy. 
  • Learn the necessary steps and tools to balance your blood sugar and hormones.
  • Receive a personalized plan based on your age, weight, height and activity level
  • Receive support documents:  manuals and recipe book
  • Unlimited email support
  • 10 Weekly 1 hour meetings with Nutrition Classes
  • Food Tracker Guidance and Support

Book your free 30-minute assessment today to learn more about my programs held in group or private sessions in Owen Sound.

All classes are run by a Registered Holistic Nutritionist with Sport's Nutrition training.  

#weightloss #getlean #fit #owensoundweightloss

Published in Deanna's Blog
Thursday, 31 March 2016 15:59

Nutritious Living's Get Lean Program

Nutritious Living Get Lean 10 Week Group Classes will start on Monday, September 18 at 5:30 pm

Book now, spaces are limited.  

Are you tired of the dieting roller coaster? Unsure of what works and what doesn't? Learn how to eat right for your body and end the diet roller coaster. You don't need to purchase expensive shakes or ready made high protein foods to lose weight, you need to eat real whole foods in the correct amounts for your body. Fat loss is not always linear, and a good coach will help you understand what is going on in your body instead of drastically reducing your calories. Sustainable weight loss is not a drastic amount of weight lost in the first month, but many companies will try to lure you with photos of people who have dropped a tremendous amount of weight. Where will those folks be in a year from now?  Likely suffering from metabolic and thyroid disorders.

Book your free 30-minute consult to learn more. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Private Sessions also available.

  • Learn about nutrition and what your body needs to be optimally healthy. 
  • Learn the necessary steps and tools to balance your blood sugar and hormones.
  • Receive a personalized plan based on your age, weight, height and activity level
  • Receive supporting documents:  manuals and recipe book
  • Unlimited email support
  • 10 Weekly 1 hour meetings with Nutrition Classes
  • Food Tracker Guidance and Support 

Book your free 30-minute assessment today to learn more about my programs held in group or private sessions in Owen Sound.

Private Sessions available in person or online.

 

 

Published in Coming Events