A little truth telling and the FMMP

Step away from the junk food, the refrigerator, and maybe even the glass of wine (always one of my go-to stress reducers).

This is a time of high anxiety for many of us. Even if you are enjoying being home and loving having some time for yourself, there is an underlying current of global panic that we cannot help but feel.

And if you are still going to work every day or working long hours from home, there is a heaviness and burden being carried that you cannot help but feel.

It is difficult to sustain healthy practices during a pandemic – of course we have never lived through a pandemic so how would we know that?

Sure many people are walking their dogs, their children, and themselves into oblivion, but then coming home to potato chips and chocolate (again, truthfully, I tend towards the chocolate).

I also tend toward 5-8 cups of vegetables a day, good healthy fats, low protein, and no sugar (even my chocolate is stevia sweetened – somehow that makes me feel better).

I was not always this way, but with the gentle (ok, knock me over the head) nudging of my sister, Louise, and many other wonderful life coaches and therapists, I stopped taking care of everyone else, abusing myself, and started taking care of myself.

I still take care of many, many people, but I also know how to stop, slow down, practice what I preach, including the occasional indulgence in chips and wine (especially in the early stages of a pandemic – I’m off that now and back on track –  thanks for wondering)!

As my good friend says,” progress not perfection.”

It has been an 8 year journey and certainly not a straight line, but I have been consistent in one thought: I matter, no one is going to take care of me, and I am worthy of my love ( that is actually 3 thoughts, but you get the point).

The journey had to begin somewhere and sometime. It had to begin with something and someone.

Maybe this is your moment?

Mine began with the Regeneration Diet and moved deeper from there.

I do not know where I would be without this journey. I was so crippled with back pain and self- destructive habits around food, etc. My 20’s and 30’s were constantly filled with pain on all levels. My 40’s (admittedly not my best decade) were going in the same direction until I took control of my life and changed the course of it forever.

This is what we are offering – a course correction – a program to begin something just for you. If you know you have to change, want to change, are struggling to change, or feel a small slight nudge to change, then our FMMP is for you! It begins with the Regeneration Diet, moves to a 5-day fasting mimicking diet, has meditation and mindfulness woven throughout, and ends with help to move into the new life you desire.

Plus during this unprecedented time of COVID-19, we are offering it at a sliding fee scale of $100-$200, with no one being turned away for lack of funds.

Please consider joining us. Reach out here.

With love,

Anita

PS – look for tomorrow’s blog on Demystifying the FMMP – what it actually entails.

Detox anyone?

Recently I have had several clients telling me they were thinking about doing a detox.  I told them it is not quite time for doing a detox – it is much better to wait until spring.  Well, spring is almost here!  In chinese medicine, spring is related to liver and gallbladder and so now is the perfect time to do a liver detox.  Usually people feel rejuvenated with a cleanse.  It helps them to feel more energetic, maybe lose a couple of the pounds that were put on throught the winter, and gets them motivated to get back on track with eating well.

There are several ways to think about doing a detox.  You can go all out with the master cleanse which is where you drink a “lemonade” made with lemons, maple syrup and cayenne pepper for 1-14 days.  This can be pretty intense.   Doing it for 1-2 days is doable and longer just takes more planning and perserverance.  You need to remember that a cleanse is not just physical, but can be emotional and spiritual as well.

The second way to do a more mild cleanse is to eat some foods while drinking the “lemonade”.  Eating lots of vegetables and fruits with a small amount of protein and carbohydrates can keeping you going through the cleanse.  If you have a physical job or love to exercise, the master cleanse is not recommended.  This would be a more viable option for you.

The third way to do a cleanse is by doing the elimination/challenge diet. This is a plan where you eliminate all of the foods that are common intolerance like wheat, dairy, corn, eggs, sugar, citus and gluten and you avoid them for 2-3 weeks.  At the end of the 3 weeks you can choose to do the challenge phase or not. This is a mild cleanse but well worth the effort.

Lastly, if you are looking for a more intense cleanse that still involves eating well but adds in specific supplements to increase liver detoxification then the 7-day Core Restore may be the perfect cleanse for you.  This program is designed to help restore normal healthy detoxification and elimination functions. It has a comprehensive formula that supports both Phase I and II liver detoxification pathways plus it has assessment tools and a helpful patient guide providing diet recommendations and lifestyle suggestions.

If you have never done a cleanse before, it may be helpful to sit down and speak with someone about which option is best for you and your lifestyle.  Louise can help you with all of your questi0ns and set you up with a plan.  Remember, it is very important that you ease into and out of any cleanse you decide to do.  This will increase the beneficial benefits of the cleanse.

You can contact Louise at 570-421-3708 or through email at acunut@aol.com.