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  \  Coaching Calls  February 11, 2020

Coaching Call – Transformation Challenge Week 5: Check-in, Review and Celebrate (Video Transcription)

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Hello and welcome to week five of our NewYou90 Challenge. You guys are doing so good. I’m so proud of you. Thank you for being here, engaged, present, and persevering, and just continuing on. Any time we start a new protocol for eating, exercise, stress management, soulful workouts, it takes time to integrate that into our life. We will have hills and valleys, and that’s okay. That’s part of the learning process, so please have patience with yourself. Tonight is the night that we are going to check in and review. You’ve been on this for a month, little more than a month. Some of you longer than that, but in this challenge it’s been a month, and we want to recognize all that you’ve accomplished, all that you’ve learned, and see what you’ve been able to integrate. Seeing what you’ve had trouble integrating with, and for you to really be able to look yourself in the eye, and see what you have not been able to do, and the reasons why.

What is the holdup on some of them? Sometimes, it’s just because it’s a lot, and you’ve got to take it one step at a time. If an emotional occurrence or an emotional disturbance happens whenever you think of practicing one of the techniques that I’ve taught you, then that means it needs to be addressed. Anytime anything causes an emotional disturbance, that is a question mark. That is a place for you to see what’s happening and to see where the disturbance is coming from. All right, you guys! I’m going to begin showing my slides with you. Bear with me. Hang tight while I get that shared.

We are back. I am so happy to be here with you tonight. I love technology, because it allows us to get together, and every once in a while we have a user hiccup. [Laughs] But that’s okay. We are continuing on. Welcome to week five. This is the time for us to check in, and not only check in with the protocols that we have put in place, but also to check in with our mindset. Our mindset, and you may be asking, “Okay. How’s my mindset got anything to do with this? I am rocking on this! I am 100%! I am going,” and I am so glad that you are! Our mindset is key. Any time we begin a new program, and we’re excited about the results, we’re going to get the results. We are getting the results that we are living. We find that our mindset is right in line with this. What happens a little bit further down the road is, because our mindset is being geared towards another channel that it may float into that, right now, while you are feeling so strong-minded, it could float in, in the next month or so, maybe even after the third month. However long it takes for your old patterns to catch up with you, just know this. Your patterns are going to catch up with you. You’ve had them for far too long for them not to. Just know this, and just trust in the process, that it right now is great. Right now, you are just going strong. You’re catching on to the TruHealth system, how it operates, how to eat macronutrient-balanced, how to eat high-quality, how to eat the low-glycemic, all that is just flowing, and you’re doing really good. Just know, do not be so naive as to think that those patterns that you’ve had in the past are not going to show up, because they will. The purpose of tonight is to check in, so that you can integrate those tools that you’ve learned that much more. That much more, these tools are going to be integrated in with you. This is a key week, right here right now, is key. The stronger we create these techniques and tools that you’re learning, the stronger you will be when that pattern shows up. You’ll be armed and outfitted with the tools necessary to eliminate that pattern. Here we go! I’m going to hide me, and let’s get started.

We have accountability partners, and I believe everyone is matched up now, at least those that have reached out to me. If you do not have an accountability partner, please message me, and let me know, and let me do another announcement. [Inaudible 00:04:47] important for you to have someone you can lean on, somebody you can text and say, “Hey, this is what I had for breakfast. What did you have?” [Laughs] Or, “Hey, it’s three o’clock. I’m really craving something. Talk me out of this.” Anything. An accountability partner is wonderful. Be sure and continue working with that person. I suggest you reach out to each other daily to every other day. It doesn’t mean you have to have an hour-long conversation. It means you’re checking base, whether it’s by phone, whether it’s by text, iMessage, FaceTime, whatever it is, and remember these don’t have to be longer than five minutes. You just want to check in with each other. How are you doing with your shakes today? How are you doing with your lean and green meal? How are you doing with the Circadian rhythm? Check each other on the points that we’re going to be going through today. That is your checklist, so that you can check with your accountability partner how they’re doing in each of those areas. You don’t have to cover all of them in one session, just go over a few. Pick three to go through. That list will help you as you move forward with your accountability partner. Also, be mindful that, if you are in this challenge to win one of the prizes, then make sure you have a qualifying purchase, which is one of those bundles that was announced in the very beginning of the program. It’s also on the NewYou90 site. We also posted it on this call and on Facebook for the newsletter. It was in one of those places, but make sure it’s a qualifying purchase. If you have questions about what that is, be sure and let me know. Patty wanted me to let you guys aware that the 10K winner for the 2018 challenges will be announced at Mannafest. I believe they had said in the fall that it was going to be announced in January. They decided to hold off on that and announce it on the stage for the first time in that venue. Stay tuned for that. That is another reason you guys need to get to Mannafest. Be sure and get there. I’m going to be there one of the days. They’re going to have me doing something, and it’ll be Thursday or Friday. Make sure you are there, so that we can meet up and chitchat. I will also, when we’re not in a class together or however they’re going to set that up, I will have a booth. You can swing by and say hello. The Q&A for Facebook Live is on Thursdays. This is when you are typing in your questions to me all week long, and I answer them live to you on Facebook on Thursdays at 12:00 noon. Look forward to seeing you then.

Here is our checklist of 13. Can you believe that in four weeks you have learned how to adopt and integrate 13 items into your new eating management, eating protocols? Pretty amazing, isn’t it? I would like for you to look through this list. Let’s start with the healthy grocery list and shopping expedition. Do you feel you have mastered that? If you feel you’ve mastered it, put an M next to it. If you feel it needs more work, put a question mark or a Q next to it. Healthy grocery list and shopping expeditions. If you need to have a brush-up on what that is and what it entails, go to the prep week coaching call. It was recorded for you. It is in the announcements page. You can also go to the prep week email newsletter that I sent out. It is also located on the announcements page. Next, we have the morning ritual with visualization. Have you worked this one in? We talked about it during prep week and week one, and how vitally important it is for you to spend a few minutes. I’m not talking you’ve got to be in this for 30 minutes, just two to five minutes. If you’re just starting in two minutes, dreaming about what you are going to attain with the 90-day challenge, what is it? What is it you want so badly from this 90-day challenge? Is it more responsibility with food? Is it inches lost plus knowing how to be an eater during your day-to-day activities? Is it adopting an exercise protocol while you are losing inches? Managing your stress? Lowering your stress? What is it that you are wanting? Visualize that, and write it down. Write it down, what you want. Have you mastered that? Is that an M or a Q for [Inaudible 00:09:52] question? Then, mindful eating with breathing. That is when you’re slow. Eating slow, mindful. You’re not doing two things at once. You are only focusing on mindfully eating. You’re checking in with the eating speed. Are you making sure that you’re breathing between bites, you’re putting your fork down between bites, that the bites are not really large, that the bites are small bites, so that you can enjoy the flavors of the food? Have you mastered that? Put an M next to it. Or, is it a Q? Is it still in question? Eat to the point of energy. This is when you stop before you’re full. You’re able to put that fork down. Put the napkin over the plate, so you do not eat any more, and you feel good. You feel energized. You don’t feel like you have to stretch up really tight in order to make space for all that food. You’re comfortable. You’re light. You could go for a walk after your meal, because you ate to the point of energy. I don’t mean a fast walk. I’m talking one of those meditative walks, yes. Cleanse days, how are you doing on your cleanse day? Are you getting in the four TruPures a day? Are you drinking plenty of water? A hundred ounces of water, ninety ounces of water. Are you getting your water up to that point? With the TruPure, that makes it really easy, because you’re getting in, what is it? 16 ounces at a time on those. You ought to be getting it up there and filling the rest in there with water. On your cleanse days, are you getting in the one smoothie a day, TruCleanse smoothie plus the two vegetables the rest of the day with just a few fruits, or are you eating a lot more fruits than you think would be better not to? How are you doing? Then, your nourish days, how well are you doing on nourish days? Are you doing one shake a day or two shakes a day? Do you feel like you’ve mastered that, and you’re doing very well? Do you feel like you’ve mastered the lean and green meal? Ask yourself. How am I with the nourish days? Put an M next to it for mastered it or a Q for question, it’s still in question. Supplementation. How are you doing with your supplementation? Are you getting your products in twice a day, or if you do them three times a day? However it is that you’ve set it up, and that is your goal, how are you doing on your supplementation? Mastered it, or is it still in question? If it is still in question, if you skip, or you miss, you forget, because you hadn’t been taking supplements very long, you’ve never taken them before, and now you’re taking them, and it just is an uncomfortable routine, then listen to my talk at the Saturday training this past. It’s Februaries, Saturday training. You’ll find it at allaboutmannatech.com. In that, I talk about habit transformation and how to bring habits and new patterns into your life easily. You can, in that supplementation issue, will help you with that. Eating rhythm. Are you eating in alignment with the sun? Have you mastered that, or is it still in question? Macronutrient balanced meals, we just discussed that last week. It’s probably still fresh in your mind. Have you mastered it, or is it in question? Food quality. Increasing your food quality. How are you with that? Have you found it easy? have you mastered it? Or, is it still in question, you still are having cravings and following through with those cravings that you had before you started? Food journaling, that’s brand-new, too. I am wanting to check-in with your food. How are you doing? Are you recognizing the amount of food you’re taking in your body? Is it the right amount? The types of food you’re choosing, are those the right amount for you at this point in your life, during this journey? How is your stress level? Are you eating to the point of energy, or are you so stressed that you’re overeating? When we eat in a stress state, we tend to overeat. If we’re eating in a relaxed state, we tend to eat to the point of energy. Eat relaxed. See what else you can find out about who you are as an eater from the food journal. You’re daily and weekly exercise routine, have you mastered that, or is it still in question? Then, meditation and quiet time. I gave you a meditation during one of the week one or two I believe, a meditation that you can use. Have you mastered getting quiet? This is the number one best way to lower your stress. It is, meditation and quiet time, soulful time, prayer, reading scripture, reading any book that inspires you to thought. Not inspires you to go out and get active, and forget about everything, you’ve got to get moving, not that. Something that will bring thought to you, because it is getting to the heart of you, is what lowers your stress, lowers the blood pressure, and has every system of your body functioning optimally. Find that time to get quiet, and begin slowly. Begin with five minutes, and gradually build up from there. You want to look through these, and ask yourself, which items are you celebrating? Look at your list, and which ones do you have an M next to? Those are the ones you’re celebrating. I want you right now to go, yes! I am doing it! I did it! Look at all of the ones I’ve mastered! I want you to really talk to yourself. Self-consciousness cannot come into play here, shyness cannot come into play. You are in your own home, or in your car, wherever you are listening. You can celebrate what you’ve mastered. I want you to really take a moment, right now, to celebrate that. You are so worthy of that celebration. Celebrate what you’ve accomplished. This is a big deal. I do not expect you to have mastered all 13 of these. Not at all, but you want to recognize the ones that you have mastered, and celebrate. Then, the ones that are in question, we look at those, and we go, “Okay. How can I work on one of those this week?” Just one. Whichever one pops out at you, the first right then, that’s the one you work on. The one that just pops up for you, work on that one this week. I also want you to look at this list and see which ones are a real challenge for you. I want you to circle those. The ones that are a real challenge for you, and what I’d like for you to do is, the ones that you circled, that are challenging to you, I want you to message those to me or email them to me, because I can address those on that Q&A. Circle them and send them over to me on the Q&A, or if it requires you and I to talk through iMessage for us personally, then I can do that as well. You and I can do a solo deal on iMessage. Otherwise, circle it and send it to me, so that we can discuss this. I can answer what those hiccups could be on the Q&A. If you need more time with this, after the call I want you to go through it and spend more time deciding which ones you’ve mastered, celebrate them. The ones in question, pick one to work on this week, and then the next week you’ll work on another one. The next week, you’ll work on another one. You only want to take in one a week, because for the next several weeks I’m going to be sharing more things with you, and you do not want to have too much new on your plate. Let’s move on. When you are journaling in your, whether it’s the food journal or a journal time that you do by yourself, whether it’s gratitude journal or your goal journal, whatever type of daily journal you keep, I want you to go through and make changes. What physical changes have you experienced? What emotional changes have you experienced? What shifts in your health and fitness level have you experienced? Your mental, your mindset? How is that right now? The spiritual shifts, as well. Take a picture of this, because I do not believe this was in the email. It was something that I was inspired about over the weekend. Take a picture, and see what changes come up for you from the journal. The reason why I have set aside time for us to check in like this is because when we check in and really review what we’ve done, and make sure we know where we are in our journey, in the process of shifting, and changing, and moving forward, it keeps us from getting sidetracked. Sidetracked from old patterns, sidetracked from behaviors that we’ve had in the past, or just sidetracked with life. It eliminates that. It also eliminates our ability to self-sabotage, which we as humans become really good at that. When you check in, and review, and get real with yourself, celebrate what you’ve mastered, look at what’s in question, see what’s really challenging you, and then journal important changes that are taking place, it helps offset that self-sabotage, because you are celebrating. When you celebrate, you are doing so many things. Pleasure chemistry is shooting off within your body. Any time you have pleasure chemistry, which we’ll be going through this later in the coming weeks, when you have pleasure chemistry going on, you are burning fat. Celebrating what you’ve done is wonderful, and that is a great way to receive pleasure chemistry. Another thing is the brain loves endorphins, and when you celebrate with emotion, you are giving the brain endorphins, and it loves that. It loves, loves, loves to feel good, your brain does. Your brain will want to remember to do those things again, and again, and again when you give it pleasure that way. All of this, also, adds to the reduction of cravings. You will also see a reduction in your cravings when you are patting yourself on the back, feeling good about what you’re doing, because you’re inspired. When you take that time to celebrate, you are inspired. Also, when you see what changes are happening, what shifts, whether physical, emotional, health, fitness, mental, or spiritual, when you are looking at those and seeing those changes that have taken place in just four weeks, oh! It really does build you up. Build up your self-confidence, yes. You won’t be falling back into self-sabotage or cravings, the need to feel good about yourself. You won’t be falling into that, because you will see for yourself. You’ll have proof. Also doing this reduces and eliminates the reduction of mental energy. When we are stressed about how we’re doing on a protocol, and stressed thinking, “Oh, I just don’t have it. I’m not any good at this.” Going through that type of verbiage with the self, over and over again, it depletes mental energy. We don’t want to do that. We want to feel energized. We want to feel mentally alive, mentally clear. The way that we do that is we check in with ourselves, and be honest, and celebrate what we’ve mastered. Take a step forward into what is challenging us and work on it. Step into it 100%. Don’t allow yourself to be sidetracked by old patterns that may come up. Celebrate what you’re doing each and every moment. Celebrate what you’ve mastered. That’s important. Then, when you’re witnessing these physical, emotional, and fitness changes you have, spiritual shifts that you’ve got going on, oh wow! It’s a time to celebrate. If you look at this and you think, “Wow. I don’t. I don’t have any shifts or changes. I’m not experiencing any of that.” If that is what’s happening with you right now, I would like for you to take a moment to get quiet within. I want you to ask yourself. What one thing was beautiful for me today? What one action step did I take that led me in the right direction? You only need one. I am sure. I am confident in the fact that you did one. Celebrate that one moment, that one step, that one action that you took that put you one step forward. Then, tomorrow you build upon that step. The day after that, you build upon that step. The day after that, you build upon that one. Do not get discouraged. Changes are coming. Changes are happening for you right now. Just keep going. You’ve got this.

Let’s visit for a rock-solid mindset. I gave the rock-solid mindset as calm, centered, and certain. You notice that from the dedication I did to my sweet Mama Fred who inspired me to move ahead in the direction of my passion, and that was around empowering people with food, empowering people with their health, empowering people in their life. This mindset, the calm, centered, and certain, remind me so much of her, because that was the way she was. She was calm, centered, she was certain. It was beautiful. It was beautiful to witness, and it was also [Inaudible 00:25:40] so fortunate. I am so fortunate to have had her in my life. I want you to think, right now, think back through the day, and ask yourself. How is my mindset? Was I set to what I’m wanting to do in this TruHealth challenge? Did I have my vision, my goal right in front of me, right at the front of my thinking every single moment of the day or at least three times a day, two times a day, whatever it was, to help you just reach for that. When it is there, top of mind, it draws us. It helps pull us, and it actually shoves us up towards it, so that we are reaching that goal, and we’re taking steps every day to reach the goal. That is another way that you can use that visualization, is to continually have that picture in your mind of what you are accomplishing in this 90-day challenge, so that you are being draw towards it every single day. One way that you can do that is by seeing it through your visualization. Then, you feel it. You hear this from me a lot. Any time you have emotional energy, emotional physiology flowing through you, you are setting something in stone. The kind of physiology, emotional physiology we want is the good stuff, is the joy, the happiness, the yay! [Laughs] That’s the type of emotion we want.  If you’ll notice, if you have the other emotion, the anxiety emotion, frustration, irritation, worry emotions. If you are experiencing a lot of those, then what you are seeing and what is coming to life for you in your life might not be what you want. It is wrapped in fear. When we have emotional physiology that is in belief, it is in joy, it is in happiness, it is in love, then that is the place where we are experiencing what we are wanting to create for ourself in this 90-day challenge. You want to feel the emotional physiology of your vision. You see it, and then you feel the vision within you. Get excited about it. What does it feel like to already be in that body that you’re wanting to create at the end of this 90-day challenge? What does it feel like? For you guys, does it feel like, “Yeah! I can stand up straighter,” standing taller, chest is out, stomach is drawn in? You feel confident. You feel strong. You feel masculine. Women, how does it feel to be in that body that you are wanting to attain? Does it feel slim and trim, and like you can move lightly, you’re lighter on your feet? You have this joyous expression on your face, and your shoulders are held back, and oh! You just are open to receiving. If you’ll notice, those two feeling experiences are different between the masculine and the feminine. That is because we as masculine and feminine witness and experience emotional physiology differently. I did it to where the masculine was feeling more of the masculine traits and the woman was feeling more of the feminine traits. They can cross over a little bit, because we are all a little bit of the other, of the opposite sex that we are, but you are majority. If you’re a woman, you’re majority female. If you’re masculine, you’re majority male. You do have a few traits of the opposite sex, because that helps us get along. [Laughs] It helps us be attracted to one another. However, in this, when you’re seeing it and feeling it, most likely your experience as a woman will be completely different from that of a man, and that’s okay. Women are going to be more open, receptive, nourished. It’s going to be more about nourishing others, nourishing self, being connected, whereas the masculine is going to be more about strength and vitality, and warrioresque. He’s a warrior. That’s going to be most of the emotional physiology he will feel. Feel it. Do you get it? I’ve got to spend some time with that, but it’s so vitally important. Then, the be it. Once you’ve felt it, you are witnessing how it feels to be it. You just wear it. It is your clothing for the day. It is your clothing, and that is what you wear. You are being it. You feel it to the very marrow of your bones, and then when you are there, and you’re being it, and then I love the declaration. You declare it. You declare what you are. You declare who you are. I am victorious. I am a victorious challenger. I am strong. I am worthy. I am so loved. I am vital. I am redeemed. I am valuable. Whatever your declaration is, write out that declaration. Put it on a note card, and stick it on your mirror, and you read that every single day, your declaration. That declaration will help you step in to see it, feel it, be it. When you wake up in the morning, you’re brushing your teeth, you look up at that. I am victorious. Yes, I am! All the sudden your vision will come to your mind. You’ll begin to feel your emotional physiology flow through you. You’ll understand what it is to be that vision, to be the one who was the champion at the end of the challenge. Yes. That is what the declaration can do for you, and the declaration, you can say it wherever you are, whenever you want, during the rest of the course of the day, and it will anchor you. It will root you back to your vision, back to what you are achieving in this 90-day challenge, and back to what you want so much. It is your top-of-mind goal. That is the rock-solid mindset. That is the champion mindset. You are calm, centered, and certain in what you are going out to accomplish, and what you are attaining, and who you are being, all at the same time. Powerful, yes.

I’d like for you to take a moment and just be with you. This is what I’d like to leave you with today. Your body is not your masterpiece. Your life is. It is suggested to us a million times a day that our bodies are projects. They aren’t. Our lives are. Our spirituality is. Our relationships are. Our work is. Stop spending all day obsessing, cursing, perfecting your body like it’s all you’ve got to offer the world. Your body is not your art, it’s your paintbrush. Whether your paintbrush is a tall paintbrush, or a thin paintbrush, or a stocky paintbrush, or a scratched-up paintbrush is completely irrelevant. What is relevant is that you have a paintbrush which can be used to transfer your insides onto the canvas of your life, where others can see it, and be inspired, and comforted by it. Glennon Melton.

I hope that inspired you today. I am so proud of you. Check-in reviewing is a hard step to take. Not hard. It is, it can be intimidating. It can be intimidating, especially when there’s been so much that you have been opened up to in the last four weeks. I am so proud of you. I’m so proud of you for all that you’ve mastered and all that you are working towards every single day to master. You have got this. You do. You are strong, and you are victorious. You are so victorious. Have a wonderful week. I will check in with you on Facebook Live on Thursday for a Q&A at 12:00 noon. I look forward to seeing you then. Be sure and send me in your questions. I would love to answer them for you. Have an awesome week. See you later.

Recorded and current as of February 4, 2019

Always consult with your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before embarking on a new diet or program. This program is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women. If you are taking medications, have a health condition or are planning a medical procedure, consult your health professional before beginning this program. It is also not recommended for children under the age of 18. If you have any specific questions about these matters, you should consult your doctor or other healthcare provider.

  \  Delicious Recipes  February 10, 2020

Roasted Cabbage with Herb Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of green cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • Sea salt, pepper, granulated garlic
  • ¼ cup salted almond butter
  • ¼ cup water
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • 2 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • ¼ cup mint, chopped
  • ¼ cup pistachios
  • Lime wedges, for garnish

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450°F. Chop your cabbage into wedges. Place the wedges onto a baking sheet and drizzle with coconut oil. Spice up the wedges with sea salt, pepper and granulated garlic to your taste. Roast the cabbage for approximately 12 minutes then flip cabbage and repeat. While your cabbage is roasting, make the almond sauce.

In a small sauce pot, add almond butter, water, lemon juice, coconut aminos and sesame oil. Stir constantly as it heats up. Once it gets hot, all of the ingredients will come together and it will turn into a creamy sauce. If the sauce is too thick, simply add more water until it reaches your desired consistency. Remove the finished cabbage from the oven and drizzle with almond sauce. Top with fresh herbs and pistachio nuts. Serve with lime wedges and enjoy!

  \  Mindset Coach  February 7, 2020

Body Weight is NOT the Enemy!

Body Weight and how we relate to it is a rocky relationship.  Sometimes we are friends…and sometimes we are arch enemies…but no matter what, we are always connected.

When we are friends with our body weight it is cooperating and staying where we “like” it.  We talk nice and appreciate it, and tend to give the body what it needs. But if the body weight goes up to a place we don’t like, we judge it, we criticize it and we are definitely not nice to the body or appreciate it.  We punish ourselves by over-eating or binge eating OR we over exercise in a punishing way.

Just because we eat something “bad”, doesn’t mean we have to do punishing exercise for eating it.  Food is here to nourish us, not punish.  We are pleasure beings and that is what we are made for. We can experience pleasure in many ways; it doesn’t have to be food, it can be a walk in nature, singing, painting, drawing, jazz, music, ballet, anything.

So, if you want to stop the war with your body, it is time to develop your pleasure inventory.  A pleasure inventory is a detailed list of everything in life that brings you pleasure. Include all things big and small that enrich your life. It could be as grand as an exotic vacation or as simple as petting your dog. Spend time drawing up a list, this may take several days, and you could continue to add to it as you experience more pleasure in your life.

Experiencing pleasure is a vital nutrient in life. Without pleasure, we humans tend to get a little cranky and look to food to ease the tension.  STOP making food the “bad guy”, stop blaming the cause on something else and see the issue for what it is …. you are looking for pleasure, plain and simple.

Today when you feel bored, restless, or unfed, take a look at your pleasure inventory for an idea to put the spark back in your life.  Vitamin P is another vital nutrient to add to your daily supplement protocol.

“Body weight is the screen that prevents us from looking within for the whisper of who we truly are.” 

Ashly Torian

  \  Coaching Calls  February 3, 2020

Coaching Call – Transformation Challenge Week 4: Quality and Macronutrient Balance (Video Transcription)

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Here we go. We have started. Welcome to week of the NewYou90 challenge. You are doing splendidly, and I’m thrilled to be with you on this journey of living without the struggle, living with ease, around food, around your body, around exercise, around stress. Around all of those components that make up a healthy lifestyle we covered here in this NewYou90 challenge. We are so happy and grateful that you are along with us. Let’s get started. We are talking this week about quality, and macronutrient balance, and a few other things. Let me share my screen with you, and we will get rolling.

We are in week four. This is the week of quality. The power of quality, and what we are, how we address quality. As we move through these next eight weeks we have left in this challenge, you’re going to see how this term, quality, applies to so many more topics that we will be covering. Quality is vitally important. The quality of the food that we eat. The quality of exercise we do for our bodies. Remember, not every exercise is for every person. There could be an exercise that’s great for your next-door neighbor, but for you it’s not as good of a quality of exercise. The way that you nourish yourself. You want high-quality nourishment. We want high-quality embodiment. Tonight, though, we’re going to be addressing the topic of quality, and how it relates to food, and how you can increase the quality of your food in ways that you never even thought possible. Let’s get started.

Before we move on, I want to quickly make a few announcements. One of them is finding an accountability partner. Someone on your team, someone who’s in the household with you, a friend. You want an accountability partner. It’s really nice when you have one that is doing this challenge with you, so that they are experiencing the same things that you are. Everyone’s experience can be different, but you’re going through it at the same time. You’re working through the same information, and it is very helpful when you have a partner. I highly recommend it if you do not have that accountability partner yet, find one, and remember. You have until Thursday midnight to bring in a new friend with you, a new person into this NewYou90 challenge. Be sure and tell all of your team that has been signed up and registered through the website to be sure and get on the Facebook group with us, so they can be in the know on everything to do with the TruHealth system, everything to do with food, activity, stress, all of it. Get that accountability partner. Next, on the Facebook page, I suggested that we take a negative thoughts fast. I wonder, how’s it going? How are you doing with the negative thought fast? Have you noticed that you speak negatively in your mind more than you thought you did? Did you notice that you speak out loud more often than you thought? Or, do you see, wow, I am more positive than I thought I was? It can go both ways. Stay tuned to the negative thoughts fast over the next several days, and just put a marker on how long do you want to do this for. 24 hours, 48 hours, a full week, how long? Keep yourself accountable to it, and to check in. How are you doing with that? How are you with your self-talk? The way you speak to yourself inside your head, and then, how are you speaking out loud, outside to the world? How are you speaking? Hopefully, that will help. I gave several suggestions on the Facebook post about what negative looks like. Hopefully, that was helpful. Then, to remind you, there is a live Q&A on Facebook on Thursdays at 12:00 noon. Be sure and jump on that with us.

Poor quality food increases food quantity. If you want to reduce the amount of food you eat in one sitting, then increase the quality of the food you’re eating, and you will not overeat. Amazing how that works. It’s a beautiful rhythm. Quality means that it’s real food, it’s fresh, organic. It could be a gourmet meal that you have. It is lovingly crafted by your mama, your aunt, your uncle, your dad cooking out. Wherever it is that you are, or just you and your sweet little family at home, and you’re doing home baked goods. Lovingly crafted food and homemade food are high quality, especially when you go by the real foods list ingredients, and buy organic, and by baking soda that doesn’t have aluminum in it. You’re going and getting the really good baking soda, and using those good ingredients, like almond flour, or oat flour, it’s organic and non-GMO. Any of those yummy alternative ways of looking at food and buying that food. Any food that is locally produced, nutrient dense food. Low any human-made toxins. That means that any of the foods that are processed are going to have human made toxins. We want to eliminate those as much as possible. Grown and marketed with honesty and integrity, isn’t that interesting? You want to get food from a place that is honest. Promises high-quality, and delivers high-quality. It has a pledge on their food, on their food packaging there’s a pledge of their integrity, of what the time and care that they take in making sure that food is produced well and in good hands. That also makes a difference in the way your body digests and metabolizes. Isn’t that amazing? It’s big. Usually we only think that high-quality food is if you can get it fresh, or if you get it processed. That’s going to tell the difference in the quality. Not necessarily. It’s also with the care in which it was made, and produced, and picked. The farm, the work is at the farm, that are picking the food. The care and the mood that they had when they picked it makes a big difference on the quality a food that you’re taking in your body. Give that some thought this week. Spend some time with it. Digest it, and then on the Q&A make sure you send me your questions regarding quality of food, on the Q&A, and I can answer your question.

Let’s look at reading labels. I just have up here a Cheerios picture that I found on Google. That just made it easy to be able to show you and to teach you about food labels. Anytime you’re looking at a food, let’s say you’re at Sprouts or someplace like that, that you would like to try a new packaged food. It is permitted on the TruHealth system. What you did first is, you go, and you read the ingredient label first. The ingredients is the most important place on this whole package. It is not that it says whole grains on the front. Does not saying that it fights cholesterol. It is not the serving sizes and all of that. That’s not the most important place on the label. The most important place on this whole package is the ingredients. You want to know what every one of those ingredients are. You want to be able to recognize them. Five ingredients or less is the rule, unless all 10 of the foods are listed on some of the Go Raw bars or the all-natural bars that you can get. I’m trying to think of other things that may be… Any of the gluten-free items that are in the freezer section, like Ezekiel Bread for instance has a ton on their ingredient list, but it’s all foods that you recognize. It’s nuts, it’s seeds, it’s various forms of flours. It may be 10 ingredients, but you know exactly what they all are. That’s what you’re looking for. Corn products, usually GMOs. Always go for organic varieties. That will protect you from that when you begin taking corn into your diet again.

Now, we want to look at the nutritional label. When you’re looking at a processed food, you want five grams or less of sugar. Much less if you can, but five is the max. You want as much fiber as possible. You want tons of fiber in there. Protein, you want to have for, I went over this. I’ll go over this in just a moment about protein, but you want about seven grams at least when you’re eating a food. On cereal, if you’re doing a [Inaudible 00:09:43] cereal, anything like that, that’s full of nuts and stuff, protein content’s going to be higher. Then, plus the almond milk or coconut milk that you put on it will add an even greater protein content. When you start combining foods, you’ll be adding that protein. Let’s look at macronutrient balance. We have talked about that quite a bit, but I really want to dive into it today. You want macronutrients at every meal. You want a balance of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates at every meal. Protein is the size of your fist. Carbohydrate is the size of your hand, and fat is a dollop. It’s the size of your thumb. Remember, you want to chew thoroughly. When you’re eating your meal, you want to chew the food 15 to 20 times, unless it’s a food that doesn’t need that, like soup or something soft. Chew your food thoroughly. You can only chew thoroughly when you’re eating slowly. I am [Inaudible 00:10:46] it home again, to eat slowly. Eat slowly, because we want to eat to the point of energy, and the only way we can eat to the point of energy is if we eat slowly and chew thoroughly. Those three all work together, especially when you’re working with macronutrient balance. That is high-quality nutrition. You’re being nourished with high-quality foods. Chew thoroughly, eat slowly, and you will eat to the point of energy. I want to throw that in one more time.

Let’s talk about health-giving fats. We’re going to break this down. Health-giving fats, you want to build healthy fats, build healthy hormones and cell membranes. We at Mannatech talk about being healthy on a cell level with our [Inaudible 00:11:34] product and our [Inaudible 00:11:35] life. It feeds the cell, nourishes the cell, and we want to support that by eating help giving fats. Use oils that are extracted from seeds. You also want, when you’re doing a cooking oil, you want coconut. You can use organic butter or ghee, which is clarified butter. Unrefined Palm or the yellow olive oil. Do not use the green olive oil, because it will oxidize and release free radicals until you cook it on high heat. When you use the yellow olive oil, it is protected, and you can bake with it and sauté with it. I have giving you a list here go-to fats. I’ve given you the list of the essential facts that we’ve been talking about. Avocado, olives, emphasize a variety. Go to those whole foods, sprouts, those farmers areas where you can emphasize the variety and try a variety of olives. You don’t want to just stick with Spanish olives and black olives. You want to go and get a variety of the Greek olives. Fresh fish, you want ocean or stream caught, not farm-raised, and you also want a variety of fresh fish. Not farm raised, you want ocean or stream caught. Cleaner fish there. Nuts and seeds, organic if you can. Do not get the nuts and seeds that are in hydrogenated oils. You want to get clean nuts and seeds, and then you can roast them yourself. If you buy them raw, in your oven. On the nut butters, peanut butter, almond butter, sesame butter, cashew butter. I didn’t put cashew butter on there. That’s another one. You can use any of those nut butters. Organic, especially if you do the peanut. Make sure you get the organic. You also want the butter, if you do a peanut butter, you want to get the natural. You want the one where you have to stir in order for it to… That’s the healthier version. Otherwise, it has hydrogenated oils in it. On eggs, you want free range. Free range eggs and organic if you can do that. When it comes to organic foods, it really bumps up the grocery budget, so be sure that you strategize with that. You can get free range eggs, that are good quality, aren’t organic, that will be nourishing to eat. There are areas that you want to look for the organics. It’s the fruits and vegetables, and I will be going into that in just a moment. Anytime you have dairy products, do organic. That’s just the best course of action on dairy products, and on some fruits and vegetables.

Now, we’re going to talk about protein. You want lean cut whenever possible. Organic whenever possible, and lean cuts. On the beef, you want pasture-raised or grass-fed. If you are doing a beef that is not grass-fed, then you’re eating more fat, and the fat is full of residues from poor nutrition chemicals, pesticides, and antibiotics. Hm. That doesn’t sound very tasty, does it? You’re eating your beef, be sure it is pasture-raised and grass-fed. If you’re not able to get organic beef, then get the leanest possible of the regular beef. Then, also on the protein, we have chicken, which if you can do organic chicken, be sure and do that. Then, you have lamb, bison, turkey. Organic, if you can do the organic turkey. If not, just regular turkey. Any of those leaner cut meats, and organic whenever it’s possible.

Here are the protein amounts per ounce or whole egg. Beef is 10 grams an ounce. Chicken is 10 grams of protein per ounce. Turkey is 10 grams of protein per ounce. An egg is seven grams. Nut butter is seven gram a tablespoon. Nuts are seven grams per serving, and fish is six grams for an ounce. They’re all roughly the same. Chicken and turkey do you have more grams per ounce than the others. Feel free to take a picture of that if you need that to memorize for later. Not that we are counting grams of protein, or grams of fat, or anything like that in this program. I teach point of energy, and really looking at what you’re eating, making sure it’s well-rounded. When we begin counting up numbers, it just totally pulls us into a stress response, and pulls us out of the ability to burn fat efficiently and effectively when it takes us into that stress state. That’s the way it affects 9 out of 10 people, numbers do. That is why I am putting this up there just as an FYI, as knowledge, not that I want you to start counting grams. It’s just knowledge, and knowledge is power. Yay!

Under the fruits and veggies, you want to buy organic as often as possible. However, like we said before, that really does affect the budget. Go to ewg.org. It will give you the dirty dozen guide list that tells you the foods that you need to make sure you buy organic, because they are very high in pesticide residue. Go to EWG Organic for that updated list. That will be for you there. On our nourish days, and on the cleanse days, both, it’s fruits and veggies. It’s the main sources of food. We have our protein. We have fruits and veggies. Which, takes up the bulk of our amount of food we eat, the bulk of calories that we consume. Then, we have the fats. Onto fruits and veggies, it is what you mean we take in, your main food. Keeping that as wholesome as you can, I recommend. I recommend paying attention to the fruits and veggies. Making sure that, you get a wide variety, and that you try new vegetables all the time. Throw in artichokes. Throw in beets. Throw in bok choy. Throw in cabbage. All the different kinds of cabbage. If you research cabbage, there’s like 10-12 different cabbages, if not more. Go through all of those and see how you can include those in your daily diet to make it more well-rounded, fill it up with more nourishment, and have high quality foods in your eating protocol. On fruits, we want to keep it around two a day. If you go into three, that is okay. Fruits can slow down the fat-loss portion, but if you are used to eating, you’ve come on this program, and you’ve come from a diet that was a lot of sugar, then doing more fruits this first month may benefit you. Then, slowly reducing it is what I would recommend if you’re coming off of a high sugar diet, then do it that way. You have grapes on hand, cherries on hand, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, all berries are great. Those are low glycemic, and apples, pears, apricots, peaches, keep all those on hand for you. On the cleanse day or vegetables then you do fruits, on your cleanse day. Really experiment.

Let’s talk about some inflammatory foods. Inflammatory foods, they can cause inflammation in the gut, and that can wreak havoc on your digestive system. If you have indigestion, acid reflux, irritable bowel, any of those things, you want to look and see if you are taking in of inflammatory foods. If you are, then I highly recommend you reduce these completely from your diet. Take them completely out, along with dairy. Eliminate Dairy. If you’re doing coconut milk, that will be okay, and the almond milk will be okay. Those are pretty much the only ones, but otherwise do without. Even goat cheese and goat milk, do without those. Eliminate all inflammatory foods from your diet. We have over here legumes, corn, soy, and nightshades. I can’t believe I didn’t list dairy on here. Sorry about that. Include dairy in that. For nightshades, there’s a great article at this website I’ve put on here. That last part, I know this Mannatech group webinar box is in the way, but what that says is nightshades. It’s the paleoleaf.com/nightshades. They have a really good article about nightshades that describes exactly what they do to increase inflammation within your body. That may be a benefit to some of you. Nightshade vegetables are tomatoes, every variety. Potatoes, White and red, but not sweet. Sweet potatoes are all right. Eggplant, peppers, we’ve got bell peppers, chili peppers, and any red spices. Paprika, tobacco, and goji berries. Those are nightshades. You want to eliminate those from your diet if you have inflammation in the gut. If you have any questions on inflammation, be sure and send that on a Q&A. Send me your question before the Q&A on Thursday, and I will answer it in detail for you at the 12 o’clock Q&A on Facebook live Thursday.

Let’s put under the spotlight TruPlenish this week. The newsletter this week, I included recipes. The smoothie recipes 4 TruPlenish that Mannatech has [Inaudible 00:23:14] mannatech.com. I wanted to make it easy for you, and I just included in the newsletter. If you have not had a chance to pull those off the website yet. Those are some TruPlenish recipes for you, so you have a variety of smoothies in your diet. When you’re having a smoothie one or two times a day, you want some variety, don’t do the same thing over and over. Try those different vegetables in your smoothie. One day, do kale. Another day, do beets. Another day, do the spinach. Another time, do chard. Change it up, and mix it up, and see what tastes you like, but mix up your TruPlenish shake, and you will love it. If you can do nuts and seeds, you can put any of the nut butters in there, awesome. It takes really good to put a tablespoon of nut butter in your shake. Changing up your milks, going from coconut milk, to almond milk, to hemp milk. Try any of those alternative milks, and that will also spice it up a little bit for you as well. The TruPlenish shake is macronutrient balanced. You don’t have anything to worry about. When you are drinking the TruPlenish shake, you are in balance macronutrient-wise. With the carbohydrate, protein, and fats, and then whatever goodies you add to it, also just spruces it up. TruPlenish is a sustainable energy source, because it’s low-glycemic, and because it is macronutrient balanced. That energy that you get from it when you’re drinking it will be sustainable, and it will last. Most likely, it will last about three hours for you. Be sure and carry snacks if your time between shakes is more than four hours. Be sure you have snacks on hand, and I have given snack ideas on one of the newsletters. Trying to remember the week. I think it was a prep week I gave snack ideas. Maybe also last week, I may have also done it then, as well. Grab those snack ideas, and also what I think would be good, which I will put on Facebook this week, is for people to share their favorite snack. Share your favorite snack on Facebook this week. I’ll post it for tomorrow. We can start sharing our favorite snacks. The TruPlenish also supports lean muscle maintenance, healthy digestion, and also it is satisfaction. Whenever I talk about taste, aroma, pleasure, satisfaction, that is what you get from TruPlenish. Remember, when we drink TruPlenish, our TruPlenish smoothie, we want to drink it slow. We want to be mindful and aware. We don’t want to gulp it down. We don’t want it to be gone in five minutes. We want to take 10 to 15 minutes to drink the TruPlenish, 15 is ideal, if you can spread it out that long, 15 or even more. Also, remember what we talked about last week. If you are filling up halfway through your TruPlenish shake, then stop. Wait an hour, and then finish it an hour later, or at your snack time, whatever it is. We want to drink to the point of energy. That’s just as important as eating to the point of energy in this case. I also invited you to keep a food and fitness journal. What this is for is not for judgment. It is not to fine-detail everything that you’re doing. What this is mainly for is so you can see if you are present when you’re eating, or if you are doing two or three things at once, if you’re standing up while you’re eating, because in this activity, and I gave you the link in the newsletter. There’s a link there to download this [Inaudible 00:27:15] fitness journal for you to print off and for you to utilize this at home. Of course, it’s asking what you ate, how much food you ate, if you were relaxed or stressed is the most important part of this whole log. What we were wanting to look at it how long is it taking you to eat this meal. Are you taking your time, and sitting down, for 20 to 30 minutes? Or, are you in and out in five? In and out in five is stress. In and out in 10 is stressed, unless you know you only have 10 minutes to eat, then you eat slowly for ten minutes, and then you cut it off. If you only have five minutes to eat, you eat slowly for five minutes. We’re also wanting to look for, if you are multitasking while you are eating. If you’re doing more than just eating, then you’re multitasking, and that puts you in that small state of stress. Everything we’ve been talking about these last three weeks, we are putting a cap on it today with this food and fitness journal, and if you choose to do this, this will give you a really good idea of how you are eating. Remember, how you are eating is just as important as the quality of food you’re putting in your gut. This part is just as important as that quality. Take your time with this. Do it for three days, seven days, 14 days, 21 days, however long you want to do it. Get to know who you are as an eater and how you’re showing up at the table. Very important. That food and fitness journal has instructions. It works you all the way through the whole process. Again, if you have questions on that, go through that before, by Wednesday. If you have questions, email me the questions, and then I’ll answer them on Facebook live Q&A the next day, on Thursday. I realize I did not post my email address on this slide, so the email address to do your questions is info, I-N-F-O, info@ashlytorian.com. Remember, Ashly does not have an E. It is A-S-H-L-Y, Torian is T as in Tom, O-R-I-A-N, info@ashleytorian.com. At the end of this food and fitness journal, there’s a time for you to reflect back on your week, and I want you to celebrate what you’ve done. Celebrate those times you ate slow. Celebrate those times when you ate, you only ate. Celebrate those times that you ate to the point of energy. You can even add that on here. If you overate or you ate to the point of energy, make sure and put that in there. Then, you want to look at and reflect on what you did and what you’d like to change in order to move forward, proactively, in order to get to your goal. It’s a very, very good way, I want to say good way for you to see what you’re actually doing, map it out for you. For those of you that have a lot going on in your mind about the TruHealth system, and how it’s all working, and how you’re playing it out and everything, just taking on one more thing is just a little too much, then do not do it this week. Wait until month two, and see if you’re ready then to do the food and fitness journal. If you’re not ready at month two, then wait a couple weeks and check in. Am I ready now? We do not want to cause any stress, and so if an activity like this is going to stress you out, don’t do it. Wait until you’re ready. There is no rush. Everything in its own time. Yeah.

Let’s do a review of what we’ve learned so far in these last four weeks. We have slow, relaxed eating. You’re practicing that continually. We are aware when we eat. We eat to the point of energy, which means we stop before we get full. Circadian rhythm, we eat in alignment with Circadian rhythm, which means the bulk of our calories are before 2:00. We eat lighter in the evening. We take off between two and five, and we hydrate during that time. You hydrate all day long. We also utilize a [Inaudible 00:32:00] tool titled Power of Pause. If you’ll remember, it’s when you find yourself stressed, or there’s just too much going on around you, and you’re starting to fall off the pathway of health, you pause. Stop and pause, and give yourself a moment. Take a deep breath. Ask for truth. Ask for direction, and that gets you right back on. That was two weeks ago, and the details of Power of Pause is in week two. Low-glycemic food choices, that’s where we’re at, and hydration, and then sleep. Be sure you’re getting your sleep. If you want to lose fat, then you’ll want to sleep. Our body works wonderfully well when it’s rested. The mantra for this week is chew thoroughly, eat slowly, and eat to the point of energy. That is our mantra for this week. Stay in touch with us, stay tuned to that. You will feel so much energy from your meal. You will feel sustainable energy the rest of the day, and you will feel a vibrancy that you hadn’t had before. Looking forward to hearing your feedback on this process of chewing thoroughly, eating slowly, and eating to the point of energy. That about covers everything for this evening. Remember, Q&A is on Thursdays at 12:00 noon. Join us there to ask all of your questions. Again, thrilled to be here with you, and quality. Look at the quality of your foods this week. Check them out. Make sure that the foods that you’re getting at your grocery store are of highest quality for you and what you can do right now. Macronutrient balance. Also, take a look at inflammatory foods and see if they’re might be a reason why you need to cut out those inflammatory foods. If you need anything, you know I am here for you. Email me, Facebook message me, whatever it is. I would love to help you on your journey to living free of the struggle, to living in alignment with the TruHealth system, adopting it as your lifestyle, as the new way of living for you, so you reach your dreams. Live it out really big and really well. I will talk to you later this week. Goodnight, everybody.

Recorded and current as of January 28, 2019

 Always consult with your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before embarking on a new diet or program. This program is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women. If you are taking medications, have a health condition or are planning a medical procedure, consult your health professional before beginning this program. It is also not recommended for children under the age of 18. If you have any specific questions about these matters, you should consult your doctor or other healthcare provider.

  \  Ashly's Q&A, Mindset Coach  January 31, 2020

NewYou90 Q & A

Q: Why is it important for me to join and STAY with the NewYou90 community?

A: By joining the NewYou90 Mannatech Facebook community, you will have access to your fellow challengers. This is the place where stories of AH-HA, Wahoo, and Oh Boys are shared. This is also the place where you can access the coaching program that Mannatech provides all Challenge participants. As a a holistic eating and mindset coach, I provide you with the information and encouragement you need to choose success.

Q: I’m tired of “drinking” my meals. Do I have to replace 1-2 meals with liquid shakes in order to lose fat weight on this program?

A: No. This program is formulated to enhance the body’s ability to mobilize fat. You can do that utilizing the TruPLENISH™  protein shake for faster results. Or take it a little slower and still receive the results you are looking for. I will help guide and educate you through this process during the coaching calls throughout the challenge.

Q: I have lost weight only to gain it back several times over. What is so different about this program? And will the results stick?

A: That is a frustrating position to be in. Our goal is to help you eliminate this cycle. We do this in several ways:

  1. Educate you on the benefits of low-glycemic eating and how to adopt this way of eating as a REAL lifestyle.
  2. Provide excellent nutritional supplements.
  3. Teach you effective mind-body Nutrition and Eating Psychology Techniques  and guide you in eliminating patterns and blocks that have sabotaged your efforts in the past.

When you apply what you learn in this program, you can and will achieve dynamic results!

  \  Delicious Recipes  January 28, 2020

Quick & Easy Recipes by Ashly: Chicken Quesadillas

 

Ingredients:

  • Sprouted tortillas
  • Chicken – prepared ahead of time
  • Goat cheese or feta cheese
  • Jalapenos and onions (optional)
  • Avocado slices
  • Coconut oil or REAL butter for toasting

Directions:

Spread a small amount of coconut oil or butter on one side of each tortilla. Place one tortilla in hot skillet (butter side down). Add chicken and cheese on open face. Lay other tortilla on top with butter side up. Cook until toasted and heated through and flip. Toast other side.  Serve with fresh salsa and avocado slices.

  \  Coaching Calls  January 27, 2020

Coaching Call – Transformation Challenge Week 3: Rhythm (Video Transcription)

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Hello, hello! Welcome to week three of this NewYou90 challenge. Finding your resolution solution in 2019, sticking to it, persevering to it, through it, and achieving it. Yes! Week three, and in week three we talk a little bit about rhythm and about being prepared. Which are two very, very important topics, because when we are in rhythm, we are in the flow of not only the Circadian rhythm of the Sun, but also just in our lives. That is when we thrive. Rhythm is vitally important for the human body. It keeps us regulated. We’re going to discuss that in some detail tonight along with preparation. We must be prepared. When you are changing your lifestyle, you’re adopting the lifestyle of health and wellness, getting fit, it takes some planning.

I take some initiative. It takes time for thought, and you’ve got to do this in order for it to become a habit. At first it may seem hard, appears hard, but over time it will get easier and easier towards just second nature. It’ll be second nature. We start off with the whole preparation thing going on where you’re prepping your food, you have all your food ready on Sunday to hit the door running Monday, or on Saturday to hit it on Sunday, however your week Flows. That’s how we wanted to roll. Let’s get started with the show. I’m going to share with you the slides for this week. We are rhythm end prep. This is such a fun topic. I am a firm believer in rhythm because of several experiences that I’ve had in my life, and then a few people that I have worked with. More than a few people that I’ve worked with, nurses who have the night shift, and people who have been night owls. I have several gentlemen clients in the past who’ve been night owls, and it was so hard to get them to go to bed. I know that is difficult for a lot of people. It is vitally important for the runnings of our body. I would like to go through that in fine detail tonight.

First, I have a couple of announcements that I think are pretty important. I’m going to minimize here. Lower me. Maybe. Patty and I spoke. This was one of the questions last week was if we could share the newsletter or the recordings with people outside this program. We would really like for you not to do that. The reason why is because this is special for the people who are in the NewYou90 challenge. To share with people outside of that isn’t fair to the whole of the group. It’s for those that have invested. Not only invested monetarily but invested in themselves. When you share this with people outside the group they haven’t made that investment and that commitment, so you’re also doing them a disservice as well. Keep the weekly content and the recordings to you and two other team members in your group. Anybody who is in this NewYou90 Facebook group has access to all this material, and that is you to share it with.

Then, also, I decided we will do a Q&A on Facebook live on Thursdays at 12:00 noon Central Time, every Thursday the questions come in. If there’s a topic that’s on my mind, I will cue it on at 12:00 noon on Thursdays. That’s going to happen on Thursdays at 12:00 noon. Put that on your calendar, that you can get more. Also you can, on Facebook live, you can even type in a comment. If you didn’t get your questions in soon enough, you can type that in as a comment, and I’ll see that too. That’s what’s going to happen on a regular basis. Yay!

When is the best time to eat? Let’s get with this. We have a bio-Circadian rhythm. That means that our body is in rhythm with the Sun. The way our body functions is in rhythm with the Sun if you look at this chart, you see when the low, spotty temperature is, when our deepest sleep happens. When we have the sharpest rises in blood pressure. If you’ll notice, that’s happening right after the Sun starts rising. Melatonin secredence stops right after that. Also what’s not on here is this is when the lymphatic system ducks. Meaning the during the night, your body did a systems check starting about 10:00 PM. It starts the systems check. It goes through every system of the body collecting trash.

It stores it in the lymphatic system. Around seven o’clock, and again, everyone’s bio-Circadian rhythm is a little different, but this is a gauge. Your body is ready to eliminate that trash. The way I like to put this is, if you do not eliminate at that time of day, you’re carrying around yesterday’s trash in your body until you do. Something to think about. To see if your body is in Circadian rhythm. Is your body eliminating? Are you drinking water throughout? Are you eating more of your calories before 2:00 PM? Is your latest meal at night? We’re going to go through this in fine detail, but it is a time for you, during this week to really check in to your circadian rhythm, and see how it’s operating. When’s our bodies have eliminated, and refresh themselves for the day, that is when we begin our eating. You want your lightest meal, or not the lightest, you want most of your calories, your moderate sized meal, typically at breakfast.

You can do the glycemic smoothie if you want. [Laughs] TruHealth smoothie, which is low glycemic. Or, You can enjoy another low glycemic breakfast. Your Circadian rhythm, metabolic burn of your body, begins waking up a little bit more throughout the morning. Into the afternoon it hits the highest, when the sun is highest in the sky. That is when your body burns more calories, is when the sun is highest in the sky. That can range anywhere from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM, depending on time of year, depending on where you’re situated on planet Earth, anywhere between 12:00 and 2:00. From 2:00 to 5:00, our body goes on that little sleep journey, and so we’ll do that, and then from 5:00 to 7:00-7:30, your body wakes up a little bit, but that is a small meal. This is why I need to take in a smaller number of calories than you did earlier in the day.

It is best to eat two-three hours before you go to bed. Your last meal is about three hours. If you have a big meal, because you had a party to go to or some kind of an event, or just something happening with your schedule, cook-out, it ended up being a larger meal, which is great. Okay to do you guys. We want to live according to this new lifestyle that we’re creating. 70 to 80 percent of the time. We know things are going to happen, hiccups are going to occur. That’s okay. If that does happen, you have a larger meal at night, try to keep to four hours before you go to bed. We want that meal fully digested, because when you lie your head down to go to sleep, if your stomach still has content in it, your body will not go through assistance check until your digestive system, the stomach contents are empty.

Keep that in mind as well when you’re thinking about your meal that night. Regulating your rhythm regulates cortisol as well. If you have found that you have fatigue issues, or your eating habits are completely off, or your stress level is super high, then your cortisol levels could be upside down. Meaning you are giving off more cortisol at times of day when you shouldn’t be. Cortisol gradually bills through the day, and then tapers off at night. If our circadian rhythm is off, and we have major fatigue issues, is upside down, then cortisol levels can also be upside down. In order to see if that’s true for you or not you’ll need to do that test. Can go to a naturopath common a holistic practitioner, or integrated medicine doctor in order to get that done. Most do it through saliva.

That’s something to think about. If you have major fatigue, or your schedule is upside down, cortisol being upside down could be a reason why you haven’t been able to lose weight. If that’s been your issue in the past, that could have been it. When you start on the TruHealth system, did you get on this rhythm of eating that we’re teaching, then your body will straighten itself out. You’ll be getting to bed earlier, waking up earlier coming eating your meals according to circadian rhythm, and your body will get back on track.

That is the beauty of our body, is that nothing can’t be turned back around. We can turn things around. It’s not like, just because it’s been that way for the last decade, doesn’t mean it can’t change, because it can. Our bodies are great. They’re adaptable. They adapt easily to change. Rest easy with that. Also, feel free to take pictures of these. I know some of you are wanting these from the talk I did on TNL. Here they are for you, to get those.

Let’s move in, really quick. Let me just double-check something. If you don’t mind.  I want to check something real quick, picture I covered everything on rhythm that I feel needs to be covered. Seven to nine hours sleep, guys. Sven to nine hours. I know some human bodies adjust themselves to five and six, and if that’s what feels right and healthy for your body, then stick with it. You will hear me preach seven to nine hours, so if that doesn’t resonate with you, no worries. Do what feels good for your body.

That is typically what is in alignment with circadian rhythms, so that’s what you will hear me speak about and preach about with you. If there are any health things that come up for you, not health issues but approaches, things in your Fitness level that aren’t coming together, that’s one of the areas where we’ll look at sleep, to make sure you’re getting enough. If you are a five to six hour a night person, and things are not flowing, your body is having hiccups and it’s slowing down fat burning, and all that, we will look at your sleep, and we will address it.

I gave y’all, in the NewYou90 newsletter, you have a print off of steps to change the cycle, eating, and rhythm. Give you steps that you can change your cycle, that I spoke about just a moment ago. Be sure to check into those if that is an issue for you. I was talking about, if you want higher energy, then shrink the size of your dinner, and you will wake up with more energy. You will also fall asleep easier, and that is where you will make up that time, and begin turning that around, is by shrinking the size of your dinner and how much food goes into your body at night.

Also, give you mind and body nutrition techniques to help with that as well, and that is called POA, using mind-body and nutrition techniques. That is also on that NewYou90 newsletter. Be sure to tune in to that.

In the beginning, I gave you an idea of serving sizes. When you are getting your body into circadian rhythms, please pay attention to your serving sizes. Not counting calories, and not weighing food, that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about the portion a food that you’re putting on your plate. Make sure that your eyes are not bigger than your stomach. A guideline that I gave what’s for fats, it’s the size of your thumb. For your carbohydrate, which is vegetables, or quinoa, wild rice, it’s the size of your hand. For quinoa and wild rice, it’s more what will fit in the cap of your palm. Then, or meat, it’s the size of your fist.

That is the prep weak call, and it’s on the real foods meal planning guide that I attached to the prep week. It is also in that. You have that information for you as well. When you’re looking at the size of your meals, put less on your plate then what you’re used to, what you’ve done before. Then, when you go slow, each mindfully, and eat to the point of energy, you will not be eating the amount of food that you used to eat. You’re listening to your body. You’ve heard the old adage that says, “The less you eat, the longer you live.” What they mean by that is, when we eat to the point of energy, we’re not filling our stomach up all the way. The way you know your stomach isn’t full is it’s not distended, you don’t have that full feeling. Those are the two signs. When you stop before you get to that point, that’s when you’re eating less, and that’s when you’re eating the amount of food your body can burn for the next two to three hours until you eat again. Keep that in mind as well, when you are looking at the sizes of your meals. That’s also listed on the mind-body techniques that I have for the plan of action.

Let’s go to prep week. Food prep. That real foods meal planning guide is a great thing, and the TruHealth guide. Are wonderful, wonderful tools for you to have in your kitchen all the time. I keep mine in my recipe box cabinet. I have a recipe cabinet. I keep the real foods meal planning guide, and I have the TruHealth guide in there, and any other tools that I use for meal planning right there. When I’m planning my week, planning my meals, all my information is right there. I just go to it, and start making my list of the foods I need for that week. You want to keep your fridge and your pantry stocked. If you did not clean out your pantry and refrigerator before you started this. And you have undesirable Foods that you’re not wanting to include in your TruHealth lifestyle, I highly encourage you to clean that out now. Get rid of those things. Eliminate them. Get them out of your line of sight. I suggest for all of my clients set you prep your meat, when you’re getting started with this lifestyle, any of the meat you want to eat that week, you prepped them early. You get them cooked and prepped up.

You do the same thing with your fruits and vegetables. You have them washed in green bags were other protective storage containers that you have. They are ready to go. Cut, Ready to go. The reason why is, when you are changing, and living this lifestyle changing from your other lifestyle to this lifestyle, you’re going to find that you will feel like you are running out of time to prep your dinner. You’re not. You have the same amount of time you always did. It’s because you’re thinking in a different way that’s not a habit. It feels like it’s going to take more time, effort, energy. It really won’t. If you have your food already prepped and ready in the fridge or the freezer, all you’ve got to do is pull it out, and put it in the cast iron skillet, cook it up for yourself, or chop it up and put it in your salad bowl, whatever meal you’re going to have that night, just makes it so much easier. Takes less energy. Less energy thinking for you. The way that we lose energy during the day and use up a lot of energy is by worrying about our meals, and how we’re going to prep them, and get it ready in time in order to eat. That’s an energy drainer, what I would call. Will be talking about energy in a couple of weeks. That’s an energy drainer, when we spend too much time thinking about our meal and how we’re going to get it prepped on time. We are cutting that off right now, and you’ll just prep all your food ahead of time. If you have questions on that, please feel free to type them in. We will discuss that either at the end of this call or at the Q&A on Thursday.

Food preparation as far as leaving the house. We need food bags. If you do not have a food bag yet, get a food bag. A couple of posts, I think, on Wednesday there will be a food bag. My food bag will be a picture of it, and you’ll be able to see what it is. I give a few ideas of what I carry in mine. I don’t leave my house without a food bag. You never know what’s going to happen, and you always want to be prepared. It’s more fun to have that food bag on hand. Also, it’s an energy gainer when you have prepared food for the day, with food, and you don’t have to worry about it. That’s an energy gainer. Let’s gain energy by being prepared. Food bars that you can put in there are food bars that are by Go Raw, Think Thin, Macro bar, those are just to name a few. Those are some favorites that I have found. I really like Go Raw, because it’s minimal ingredients. They are raw. Very good bars. Look at those. You can go to goraw.com and order those. Macro Bar, I think, they probably have the same type of deal. You just want to watch the amount of sugar, but again, these are not food bars that are an everyday thing, unless it’s the Go Raw. There’s some Go Raw ones that have no sugar in them. You want these as just in case. Those are just in case. Then you’ve got nuts and seeds, dry kale, okra, or plantains. You have fresh fruit, cut-up vegetables, nuts and seed butter. You can do hummus. Those on maintenance can do hummus. If you’re on the trail system and you are doing legumes occasionally, you can do the hummus, or if you are a vegetarian you do hummus, vegetarian or vegan you do hummus as your protein, and the nuts and seeds of course. Have food in your bag. It will make it so much easier for you, and you will feel so much better. You will feel so prepared, so prepared. To review. What we have done so far, and what you are working on, these are the highlights. Slow, relaxed eating. That is so you are aware, and you are eating to the point of energy. All three of those go together. Tonight, we learned about Circadian rhythm, and we worked on this one the last few weeks. Circadian rhythm, very important, to eat in alignment with the sun. As the sun’s coming up, your metabolic burn is rising. At high noon to 2:00 PM, it hits its hottest. 2:00 to 5:00 it goes on a little down-curve, so hydrate during that time. Try not to eat. If you eat, just eat a very small meal or a very small snack, but mainly focus on hydrating. Then, from 5:00 to 7:30ish, just depends on the time [Inaudible 00:21:18], is a light meal like the butternut squash soup or some kind of chicken-veggie soup, something like that this time of year. Low-glycemic food choices. That’s where the power is. Stay tuned to your low-glycemic food list. If you’re not familiar with it, and you have not learned the foods on that list yet, keep that out in your kitchen. Hang it on your refrigerator so you are reviewing those foods every day, and you get to know them, exactly what they are. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. I will preach that through this whole thing. Hydrate. Drink lots of water. I know that the mainstream says half your body weight in kilograms, so if you weigh 150 kilograms, then it’s going to be 75 ounces of water. That kind of thing, but I highly recommend 80 to 100. During the summer, you could go 100 to 120 ounces of water. At 64 ounces, which is eight glasses of water, just drinking that gets you hydrated. If you have been walking around, sweating, exercising and sweating, you’ve been drinking caffeinated beverages, or if you’ve been drinking something other than water, then you’re not being hydrated all the way. You’ve got to count for that too, and you’ve got to drink more than 64 to make up for all of that fluid loss. Hydrate, and then sleep. We spoke about sleep tonight. That is our review for the last three weeks. We are doing a lot. Bravo, everybody.

Bravo. This is your mantra for the week. I am nourished by the food I choose to eat, the movement my body desires, and those quiet moments that feed my soul. Remember your visualizations. Spend time thinking about what you want to create for this 90-day challenge. What kind of eater do you want to be at the end of it? Spend time. Those are those quiet moments that feed your soul, is where you’re just being with you, your creator, and really feeling it out, and visualizing it, and creating what you want to learn from this. Who do you want to be, as an eater, as an exerciser, as a TruHealth lifestyler? Who do you want to be, as a person who is building their business with this? Who is it? Those quiet moments that feed your soul, and also just reflecting on what you’ve done, learning from it, and moving forward. Remember, we get curious. We don’t judge. We get curious, and that’s where it will make all the difference for you. Stop judgment, and just get curious, and ask questions.

Let me stop my share. I’m back. That is the wrap-up for week three, Circadian rhythm and food prep. Remember, if you have questions, type them. Send them into me, info@ashlytorian.com, and remember my name is A-S-H-L-Y, T as in Tom, O-R-I-A-N, Ashly Torian. It’s info@ashlytorian.com. Email me there your questions, and I will answer them on the Facebook Live at 12 o’clock central time on Thursday. I look forward to talking with you then. If you have questions and you’re tending to slide, you can type in your questions in the chat box, and I’ll be able to answer them before we leave. Other than that, have a great week. You’re doing an awesome job. Stick with it. You can do this. You can. Reach out when you need help. I am here.

Thanks, have a great week.

Bye.

Recorded and current as of January 21, 2019

Always consult with your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before embarking on a new diet or program. This program is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women. If you are taking medications, have a health condition or are planning a medical procedure, consult your health professional before beginning this program. It is also not recommended for children under the age of 18. If you have any specific questions about these matters you should consult your doctor or other healthcare provider.

  \  Mindset Coach  January 27, 2020

Eggs Might Not Be Good for You… WRONG!

Eggs are a food that are rich in EFA’s and Protein. Great for breakfast or snack AND if you are like my family…we LOVE EGGS for dinner. It makes for a wonderful, tasty, light meal. Because of our love for eggs, I wanted to make sure we weren’t overdoing it.

Past studies in the U.S. have indicated that eggs are high in cholesterol therefore they cause high cholesterol. Eggs are high in fat therefore that make you fat. Both of these couldn’t be more off base. There is a controversial “debate” going on between the Egg Nutrition Council and the Egg/ Chicken Advocates.

Eggs are a healthy food filled with vital nutrients. Take a look at this study done by Mother Earth News that shows the nutritional difference between eggs from the supermarket and eggs that are from chickens that are truly free range/pasture eggs.

 “Mother Earth News collected samples from 14 pastured flocks across the country and had them tested at an accredited laboratory. The results were compared to official US Department of Agriculture data for commercial eggs. Results showed the pastured eggs contained an amazing:

  • 1/3 less cholesterol than commercial eggs:
  • 1/4 less saturated fat
  • 2/3 more vitamin A
  • 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
  • 7 times more beta carotene
  • 4-6 times more V-D

Full results of the tests are available in the October/November 2007 issue of Mother Earth News, or on their website at http://www.MotherEarthNews.com/eggs. Check Eatwild’s Pastured Products Directory to find free-range eggs near you.”

I find the data collected from this study truly amazing. Who would have thought that by simply allowing chickens the ability to be “free” would have this type of an effect on the egg itself? Food for thought…that goes for people too, I imagine. Break free from the chains that bind you, whether they are toxic beliefs collected throughout your life, spiritual, or emotional, break free from them and your metabolism will be set free as well.

Here are some other interesting tidbits about eggs that may help you in getting the freshest possible.

Some things you might not know about eggs:

  • No refrigeration required for eggs from pasture-raised hens (unless they were refrigerated before you picked them up.
  • Do not pre-wash pasture eggs, the egg is naturally coated with a light layer of natural sealing agent called “bloom”. This coating protects the egg from “aging” by the air and from the bacteria in the air.
  • The fresher the egg, the white will appear cloudy.
  • Beware – the lighter colored the yolk, the chicken was corn fed.
  • A yolk w blood spots is caused by a breaking of a blood vessel along the surface of the yolk. This is not a contamination.

Nutritive information you may not know about eggs:

  • Egg yolk supplies the cholesterol needed for mental development
  • Eggs are rich in vitamins A and D
  • Eggs are rich in Choline for mental acuity in adults. (Choline is a coenzyme needed for metabolism, choline exists in all living cells, but is probably best known as a major part of lecithin–the emulsifier that keeps fats and cholesterol from clumping together in the blood)
  • Eggs are one of the few foods which contain all 8 of the essential amino acids (out body can make whatever non-essential proteins needed from the 8 essential ones)
  • Eggs from free range chickens will not raise cholesterol. This study was in the New England Journal of Medicine. The factory supermarket eggs have a ratio of omega 6’s to omega 3’s, 20 to 1, whereas the eggs from free range chickens are perfectly balanced ǿ 1 to 1.

Eggs are one of the wholesome foods we choose to eat. Find a local farmer in your area. They typically post signs out on the drive in the rural areas. You can also try, http://www.localharvest.org/, they will have a listing of local farms in your area.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.