Many of the clients I work with come looking for complete health renovation. They want Hollywood beach bodies yesterday. And they’re willing to go on almost any diet and slash almost every unhealthy habit that stands in their way.
While that’s an admirable ambition, the sad truth is that this approach just doesn’t work over 95% of the time (and if you don’t believe me, just check out the studies that show the success rates of diets (1). Hint:…they’re dismally low).
It’s January again. It’s that time of year when more than half of us are setting and implementing New Year’s resolutions for 2013.
I’ve set goals for myself. Both personal and professional. And I’m sure you have too.
But despite how motivated you probably feel right now, the stats clearly show that only a tiny minority of New Year goal setters actually succeed.
The rest fail.
So, a very smart question to ask yourself would be:
What do successful goal setters do different that make them succeed?
Christmas day for most people is anything but healthy.
The huge excess of processed junk food and alcohol tends to leave everyone feeling like a nauseous sack of old bloated potatoes, and nothing like the energetic, smiling faces you see on most Christmas advertising.
But that doesn’t cut it for me. I just can’t tolerate feeling that crappy on a day when we should all be feeling awesome.
That’s why I’ve developed a system that helps me keep feeling totally energised, positive and light all without sacrificing the delicious food that Christmas is renowned for.
Every time I make a pumpkin soup it takes me back in time to a past life when I was in chef’s school learning the arts of the culinary craft.
Eating healthy at home can be challenging. But things can get even trickier when you travel and all around you are processed snacks and junk food.
Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, I’m almost certain that you want to arrive at your destination feeling energised, and mentally alert. But usually people end up totally tossing out all of their healthy eating principals, while gorging on whatever “food” is on offer at the airport, which is more likely to leave anyone mentally foggy, sluggish and feeling like a bloated whale.
Who’s Behind FYAM?
I’m Melanie Stephens and I’m a qualified nutritionist, chef and workout enthusiast who’s wildly passionate about helping people learn how to hack their habits to make living healthier as simple and streamlined as possible.
Speaking | Nutrition Coaching
I speak at various locations around Paris and offer free on-line webinars to all those around the world who cant make it to my live events.
I have developed the Optimum Nutrition Coaching Programme a results focused private health coaching programme which is available on-line via skype.