Diet

THE POWER OF FOOD

It is a well-known fact that eating a healthy, balanced diet allows us to enjoy good health, wellbeing and more importantly maintain optimal levels of performance. The food we eat affects everything because food is information, not just calories. It influences gene function, hormones, our immune system and even our gut flora. You may never have realised it but food controls literally every function in your body which is why it has an impact on everything you do. Your thoughts, feelings, mindset, motivation and energy levels. Food is literally medicine and good for the soul.

THE IMPORTANCE OF HEALTHY EATING

Eating too much junk and processed food loaded with sugar alongside a high carb diet is very bad for us and eventually creates problems in the form of illness and disease. Whereas eating plenty of good quality, healthy fats with moderate protein and carbohydrates is beneficial to our health and wellbeing.

THE TRUTH ABOUT SUGAR

The truth is, sugar is what makes us fat, not fat. It spikes insulin levels which sow the seeds for belly fat. Sugar also slows down our metabolism, is addictive and makes us hungry all the time.

WHY FAT IS GOOD FOR US

Gone are the days of buying into low fat diets that are packed full of sugar…we know different now! Fat is good for us so long as it is healthy fat like Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Coconut Oil and Coconut Butter. Eating Pumpkin Seeds, Flaxseeds, Chia Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Nuts such as Walnuts, Almonds, Pecans, Macadamia, Avocados, and Fatty Fish such as Sardines, Mackerel, Herring and Wild Salmon that are rich in Omega 3 Fats are all great too. Eating healthy fat actually makes us lean because it nourishes our cells. It also helps to reduce cravings, curb hunger and reset our hormones which in turn helps our body burn fat more efficiently.

JUST EAT REAL FOOD

Over the years we have moved away from eating like our ancestors but the fact is that eating a good quality, whole food diet that is low in refined carbohydrates and sugar is the best way to keep us lean, fit and healthy. A good ‘Rule of Thumb’ is: If it comes out of a packet, avoid it! If it comes from Nature’s Garden eat it!

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THE WAY WE EAT MATTERS

The way we eat and how often we eat is also extremely important. Eating on the run, in a rush and mindlessly doesn’t help our digestion or allow our mind and brain to register that we have actually eaten, let alone enjoy our food properly. Whereas eating in a calm, relaxed, mindful state allows us to really taste and enjoy our food which in turn activates our ‘rest and digest’ mode allowing optimal digestion to take place.

WHY DIETS DON’T WORK

At Claire Rich we don’t believe in diets because they just don’t work in the long run. Diets limit our food intake and threaten our mind and body with starvation posing a threat to our survival which is counter-productive. They create feelings of restriction, deprivation, frustration and unhappiness which usually prompt us to rebel and cheat when we can’t sustain the particular diet we have chosen to do. There is this ‘all or nothing’ mindset too, you are either ‘on the diet’ or ‘off the diet’ and there is no middle ground. Balance is the key to everything we do in life! It is true that sometimes diets are essential for health reasons but even then they have to be tailored to the individual as we are all very unique. There really is no ‘one-size fits all’ diet or rather as we prefer to call it ‘Lifestyle Plan’. You have to create your own.

FALLING OFF THE WAGON

Diets and falling off the wagon go hand in hand. This is why we usually put the weight back on, if we even manage to stick to the diet long enough to achieve our goals. It can take a tremendous amount of willpower to stick to a diet, and people usually tell themselves that when they have reached their ideal weight they will be able to come off it and go back to how they ate before. So essentially they are going back to doing what they have always done which created the problem in the first place. We’ve all heard that saying ‘Doing what you have always done will get you what you have always got! So any hard earned weight loss usually creeps back on creating a vicious cycle that leads to ‘yo-yo-dieting’ which is extremely frustrating and unhealthy. This pattern is also dangerous because it can, over time, cause metabolic damage and weight loss resistance which usually means that no matter how much you cut your calories and exercise you simply cannot lose weight. So creating your own ‘Personalised Lifestyle Plan’ is the answer because when we realise that we can eat and drink anything we like and nothing is off limits, we feel more in control and then make healthier choices and exercise balance and control more naturally.

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THE MIND, DIET AND LIFESTYLE

It is important to get your subconscious and conscious mind working together regarding the healthy eating, fitness and lifestyle goals you set yourself, otherwise you won’t feel motivated and achieve them. Our Richer Life Programme helps you identify any faulty programming that is holding you back so you can achieve your goals easily and create the balance you need to thrive. Changing your relationship with food and drink (in the case of over-consumption of alcohol) will guarantee your success and help you get rid of these problems for good.

EMOTIONAL CRUTCHES

Over-eating, drinking too much alcohol and smoking are simply your mind and body’s way of telling you that something isn’t right. These are emotional crutches that we come to depend on as an outlet for relief, comfort and happiness. However, unhealthy habits such as these, when left unchecked, can create illness and other more serious health issues and disease in the long term so we want to avoid them and create healthier, more positive habits.

SETTING AND ACHIEVING LIFESTYLE GOALS

Do you need help losing, gaining or maintaining your weight? Are you already fit, healthy and in shape but want to enhance your performance, wellbeing and success with some healthy lifestyle goals? Maybe you want to reduce your alcohol intake because you feel it is a bit unhealthy or has even spiralled out of control? Or want to quit smoking to get fit or improve your health and fitness?

Whatever your situation, our Richer Life Programme could help. All the answers are in your mind, we simply work with you as a guide to help you get from where you are now to where you want to be. We get rid of any limiting beliefs so you can maximise your performance, wellbeing and success and lead a healthier, happier, richer life.

IS YOUR BODY A TEMPLE OR A SHACK?

High Achievers recognise that looking after their mind and body is the key to their success. Here at Claire Rich we base the three core principles of our Richer Life Programme around the saying ‘Treat your body like a temple not a shack because it’s the only one you’ve got to live in’. It really says it all because without good health we have nothing! Which one do you want to live in? For High Achievers it’s a no-brainer!

‘THE RICHER LIFE PROGRAMME’ FOR MIND-BODY FITNESS

Our ‘Richer Life Programme’ incorporates the three core principles essential to creating and maintaining a healthy mind, body and business. It is a Lifestyle Plan that produces lasting results and allows you to achieve the success you deserve.

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Do you want to maximise your performance, wellbeing and success?

Contact us now on (01245) 444105 to request your copy of our ‘Richer Life Programme Brochure Pack’, and find out how we could help you find the way to a richer life.