So, I’ve been having a hard time with my eating again, it’s always the hardest part.. seriously… I can go to the gym no problem, but my eating is like way off, and they do say, “you can’t outrun a donut” woops, jk wrong saying “you can’t out train a bad diet” and you know I hate that word diet, but you know what I mean. Anyways, I think for me, I need people doing it with me because then I know other people are working on being healthy too and we can go through something together…
So I was talking to my nutritionist friend Danielle, (we did the google hangout Q&A with her a few weeks ago where she fielded questions from awesome people… Anyways, i was talking to her about my problems with trying to get over this hump of getting my eating clean again and she told me that she was about to do her 21-day nourish clean eating program, and I think I’m going to sign up… I asked her more questions, and just decided to copy and paste our FB convo so you guys could get the info I was looking for too – does anyone want to do it with me?!?!?! The cool thing was about this, and I don’t think we talked about it below, but it focuses on taking certain foods out of your eating but in phases, to see if certain foods are actually holding you back from being at a healthy weight.
Andrea: SOOOO Danielle – hi how are you?!?! hahaha – what is this nourish, 21 days of clean eating all about?
i am stressed and what to run away
well…Nourish 21 days of clean eating is first and foremost about figuring out which foods work for your body and which don’t.
we do that by eliminating common irritants and still to a clean diet
A: I’m just as stressed and want to run away too – maybe we can run away together!
D: so the idea behind “Nourish” is learning how to Nourish your unique body and then also how to incorporate this clean eating way of eating into your life. So first we Remove, then we Replace, then we Repair and then we Rebalance
let’s do it!
where should we go?
A: ahhh so this is very catered to yourself, instead of a group of people? – I know a lot of people get worried about these kinds of things because what works for everyone else might not work for them.
ahhhh somewhere warm please with a beach (and pina coladas) except i don’t think we are allowed to have them when we are nourishing our body. lol
D: no we aren’t
but you can have a green pina colada smoothie
haha…yes it’s very much catered to you….everyone is doing the same thing but learning about themselves in the process
A: ok – so how does it work? How do you cater it to each person
D: sorry…well you follow the path you want to take (there are 3 options) and then as you work through the process you are gathering information about how you feel, etc. I am there to answer questions and give support on the FB page as you need it. Questions like should I feel this way? Is this food okay to eat? etc…so I am not really catering to you, per say, but everyone is learning something about their diet/body as they go.
does that make sene
A: ahhh yes i get it
D: theres a protocol to follow and things to do everyday for self care and to optimize digestion and detox; I also rec supplements. Everyone does a symptoms pre-questionnaire at the start and then again when done to really see the changes…I also provide a ton of recipes and a detailed guidebook of what to eat and what not. And inside the membership site will be modules explaining everything along the way plus how-to videos of me doing stuff in my kitchen
A: do you think it really helps people to do this, so they really get an idea on how their body works and what foods might actually be a problem for them
D: oh yes. Take a look at my testimonials — it’s pretty amazing what people say: http://foodconfidence.com/praise-2/
that is the rebalance part…I teach you step by step how to add the foods we took out back into your diet so you can tell right away if there is a problem
A: i like this quote from Mary “Danielle took the time to get to know me, my food likes and dislikes. She tailored my meal plan to my schedule, foods that I like, and even opened my eyes to some new foods.” It’s really nice knowing that you’ll help each and every person
D: but it’s also about what we are adding in, too — the Repair part is about eating clean and eliminating toxins
oh no, that was not for this program LOL
that was a private client
A: ohhhhh lol
A: well now you’re going to have to be everyones BFF’s!!! hahaha jk jk
D: i don’t work with people privately during the program but I am can give very detailed and customized advice/help via the FB page
usually everyone has the same questions ya know?
A: yeah – totally get it!
It’s like a community, and I think people really like that because there’s other people doing it with them, that can really relate
D: totally, the community part is huge
and people really expand their horizons in the kitchen
they also just feel so good…not relying on coffee and fast food to get through the day
A: right! wait… no coffee???
what’s going to happen if I am a really picky eater? That’s my biggest problem.. I usually have to tell people what I do like instead of what I don’t like, I’m that bad. How do you deal with people like that?
(deal with… hahaha aka deal with me!)
D: well you have to be willing to expand your horizons and try new things for one
i have only had a few people who just couldn’t do it but they had very juvenile palattes
you might be surprised how much you will eat
and yes no coffee…but you can have green tea
A: I mean I have a pretty juvenile palatte – hahaha but ill try
A: great i just got this epic mug for tea – check it out – sorry for the vulgerness lol
D: for someone like you I would suggest just keeping it basic…
making a list of what you will eat and choosing the recipes that include those foods
A: ok perfect – how much is it going to cost??
D: $127 but with the coupon NEWYOU you get $30 off. It would be $97
A: omg – totally worth it
i know a lot of people try different things and throw money here and there for things to work…. but this is NOT a lot of money compared to what most companies charge.
I never wanted it to be out of reach
A: what would be the one thing you would want to tell people that ask “why should i do this, give me one good reason i should give you my money”
D: just want people to eat better LOL
A: hahaha RIGHT?!?!
D: I would say that you know what your current diet can do for you, so why not try something different?
A: I had this horrible conversation with someone yesterday, so many mixed messages with what so many people have told her… I was just like oh man…. just eat better, just eat better. Stop listening to all these “get skinny fast” people…
D: totally — there is no quick fix that is for sure. It’s getting to know your body and what it needs to function at it’s very best. Weight loss or gain is just a side effect of how you eat…seems simple but not at the same time…
A: Agree – ok – well this was good – I really liked learning about it – and I am personally excited to start it because I need to get back on the wagon and I’ve had so many problems losing weight recently, I want to find out exactly what the problem is and this might be the way!
D: a big part of weight loss is good digestion….that is a huge premise of the program
A: I def need that – my poops need to be regular again hahahaha
do you need anything else from me about the program?
A: nope, just where to sign up lol
D: well that’s easy: http://foodconfidence.com/nourish/
A: alright.. thanks Danielle! I am excited to get going!
D: You’re welcome!!!