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

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