Friday, November 2, 2012

Transformation Challenge: 6 Weeks to Go



Hey, I see improvement.  I'm sure glad there are six weeks left in the 15th Turbulence Training Transformation Contest though.  To everyone else in the contest, especially my clients, congratulations for sticking with the program.  By spending the past month and a half making progress in your Turbulence Training skills, you have laid the foundation for transformation.  And some of you have shed a substantial amount of fat already!

Here is some of my best advice for capitalizing on the next six weeks.  The habit of fitness is established, so now is the time to be true to your nutritional intentions.  If you're anything like me, there have been times that you have eaten more than you really wanted, or you've chosen to eat foods that didn't further your goal.  You may have thought, "There's plenty of time, and if I eat this (fill in the blank) now, I won't miss it later."  All this may be true, but from here on out I want you to consider that staying within your chosen eating guidelines is going to give you a great deal of satisfaction, and the rewards can be downright astonishing when you combine cutting edge transformation techniques with a sensible plan for moderate calorie restriction.

Now, I'm not interested in joining the argument about calories in calories out right now, but I will share what I've experienced and observed.  In order to release fat you need to eat a menu of satisfying nutritious foods that allow you to stop eating when just content- not stuffed.  I want you to think in terms of how food makes you act and feel.  For example, eating a large mixed green salad with a home made dressing of top quality olive oil, Braggs apple cider vinegar, and a drop or two of stevia to take the edge off of the sourness is enjoyable and filling, but a tablespoon of peanut butter- even organic natural peanut butter, makes me ravenous.  That's right.  For me eating certain healthy foods makes me hungrier than when I started.  Weird, I know.

The practical action here is to make some choices about what and how much you are going to eat.  There is a food plan out there to serve every taste and inclination, but you need to be willing to follow it.  It bears repeating that all of the people I have worked with have succeed by eating in a new way of their own choosing.  From Atkins to Ornish, and from Vegitarian to Paleo, the right plan is the one that satisfies you within the boundaries of moderate energy restriction.  I have yet to meet anyone who achieved a transformation while feeling stuffed all the time.

Today's post is sounding a little bit like a lecture, so I will sign off with my own menu for the day.  May I have the grace to follow it!



Breakfast:  Coffee with cream, 2 eggs cooked in 1t. coconut oil, 3 strips uncured bacon, mixed vegetables cooked with 1t. pastured butter.
Snack: 1 oz Brie Cheese
Lunch: Large mixed salad with olive oil and apple cider vinegar dressing, 1 4oz pork chop, 1C cauliflower.
Snack: 1 oz Cheddar
Dinner: 4 oz grass fed beef with garlic, thyme, and onions, mixed salad with dressing as above, 1C broccoli.
8 glasses of water.