America in Crisis!

For American's, dieting is just another hobby. How many people do you know that go on a different diet every month? I hear at least five people every day tell me that they are on some sort of diet or cleanse. It amazes me how diets have become such a fad!! What happened to just living a healthy lifestyle?? Society has engraved it in our heads that it is okay to eat crap food because we can just diet for a month, lose weight and do it all over again. It is an endless cycle.

The Boston Medical Center indicates that an estimated 45 million Americans diet each year and spend $33 billion annually on weight loss products. Yet, nearly two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. What is wrong here?? Does anyone else see the problem?

You may be sitting there thinking, "But, Lisa, how am I supposed to lost weight if I don't diet?" First of all, I HATE the word diet. It seriously sends chills up my spine. If you want to lose weight, be healthy and KEEP THE WEIGHT OFF, you need to live a healthy lifestyle. I am not going to lie, this may be a little harder than dieting for a couple months, but you will truly be happier and healthier if you do. Living a healthy lifestyle does not mean depriving yourself for a few months and than binging after your diet is over. Living a healthy lifestyle will take time. It will mean learning what healthy foods you enjoy, how to cut out the crap food slowly so that you don't go crazy, what type of exercise you ENJOY so that you actually want to exercise and so much more! So say no to dieting and say yes to a healthy lifestyle change. It is worth it, trust me:)

 

XOXO 

Lisa Catherine

Lisa@LisaCatherineCoaching.com

www.LisaCatherineCoaching.com

Send me an email if you are interested in my health coaching services and ready to begin living a healthy life!

The Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

Unfortunately, eating organic is not cheap. If you are one of those people that want to eat healthy but just cannot afford to buy all of your food organic than this list will be helpful for you. These foods are the most contaminated produce and should be bought organic. 

The Dirty Dozen

  1. Peaches
  2. Apples
  3. Sweet Bell Peppers
  4. Celery
  5. Nectarines
  6. Strawberries
  7. Cherries
  8. Pears
  9. Grapes
  10. Spinach (and Kale now)
  11. Lettuce
  12. Potatoes

Alternatively, there is a list of foods that do not necessarily need to be bought organic. I like to think of these foods as the produce that has skin on them. 

Clean Fifteen

  1. Avocados 
  2. Sweet Corn
  3. Pineapple
  4. Cabbage 
  5. Sweet Peas 
  6. Onions 
  7. Asparagus 
  8. Mangos 
  9. Papayas 
  10. Kiwi
  11. Eggplant
  12. Honeydew Melon
  13. Grapefruit
  14. Cantaloupe
  15. Cauliflower

There you have it. Your magic list :) Take this with you when you go grocery shopping and you are on your way to living a healthier life.

 

XOXO

Lisa Catherine

Lisa@LisaCatherineCoaching.com

www.LisaCatherineCoaching.com

Accomplish Your Goals!

Setting goals is an extremely important and necessary part of life. Each one of us sets goals each and every day (sometimes we may not even realize it). Whether we decide to achieve and follow through with them is another story. Sadly, 92% of people fail to achieve their long term health goals. We all have done it. We have set a goal and then made up excuse after excuse not to take the steps to achieve it. Slowly that goal becomes a nice idea or a faint memory. Have you ever set a goal with another person? Was it easier to achieve? Of course. That other person holds you accountable for your goals and helps you along the way. You aren’t alone in the journey. As a certified holistic health coach I am here to be that accountability partner to aid in successfully achieving your health goals. I am a coach, a mentor, an educator, a friend, a leader and a supporter. I am here to help you become one of the 8% of people that stick to and achieve their goals.

 

What is a certified holistic health coach? Well, it is just that, a coach. So many people set health goals for themselves and don’t know how to get from point A to point B. Some people have had goals for years! But that is the problem, it is just a goal right now, they haven’t taken any steps to achieve that goal. What is the point of setting a goal if there are no steps taken to achieve it? That’s where I come in. I am here to help individuals set and/or accomplish health goals. Whether it be losing a few pounds, reducing food cravings, lowering cholesterol, solving digestive issues, increasing sleep, training for a marathon, maximizing energy etc. You name it, we will solve the problem and tackle that goal (or goals) together. I am a coach, mentor, educator, friend, leader and supporter. I provide unlimited support 24/7. Seriously though, I tell my clients to call, text, or email any time! If they need motivation to get moving and take a walk, I will walk with them (if they live close enoughJ). If they need a little motivation throughout the day, I will text, email or call them. If they need to meet up outside the office to talk about something that has been bothering them, I will. I share in the happiness that others get from achieving their health goals and I am there every step of the way.

So, what makes me a “holistic” health coach? Being holistic means that I take a look at all aspects of a person’s life and see how they are connected. Food, relationships, physical activity, career, and spirituality are just a few areas that I focus on. I help connect the dots between all the pieces of your life and your health. What in life is making you unhealthy? It could be a simple answer or, many times, it is something that someone may have never thought was a problem.

There is no greater feeling as a coach and client than when we have established a goal and accomplish it together! My job and my passion is to make the world a healthy and happy place. That will only happen if each one of us makes a conscience decision to ACHIEVE OUR GOALS!

 

XOXO

Lisa