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Healthy Inspiration- Set Yourself Up for Success- week 15

With the right mindset and determination, you can achieve your goals.

Keep things easy and simple to set yourself up for success. Some changes can be temporary and helpful in determining what foods and habits are serving you and which ones aren’t.

Recently, a friend mentioned he mostly eliminated cheese and meat for heart health reasons and after a period of time he realized that he missed them less and is finding it easier to live without them.

This made me think about my most recent plan working with a functional medical specialist. I have cut out gluten, dairy and coffee. This is a period of elimination to see what works best for me. It did not take too long for me to adapt to meals without cheese, which was surprising since it is one of my favorite foods.

Cheese was literally everywhere in my prior diet from omelettes, salads and entrée ingredients most nights. Taking this break has helped me with portion control and after a short period of time, I was no longer craving cheese the way I used to. What you eat definitely impacts your cravings. Eat healthy and crave healthier foods. Eat sugar and processed foods and you will crave them.

If you can get your mindset on board to go without some of the foods and habits that may not be serving you, you can see how you feel without them?

Are you having less cravings?

Sleeping better?

Have more energy?

An elimination diet can help you become more mindful about what foods do serve you.

For those interested, a popular elimination diet is called Whole 30. A temporary plan that can help you determine how you feel best.

According to, “The Whole30 Program is laid out in two phases: 30 days of elimination, and 10 days of reintroduction. For the first 30 days, you’ll be eating meat, seafood, and eggs; lots of vegetables and fruit; and natural, healthy fats.
Elimination protocols have been around since the 1920’s, and many doctors say they are still the gold standard in identifying food sensitivities—but only if you do them by the books. In order to accurately test how your body responds in the absence of these potentially problematic foods, you have to completely eliminate them."

If an elimination diet is too extreme for you, just add in more healthy foods including vegetables, lean protein , healthy fats and fruit. ( again, the healthier your diet the healthier your cravings will be)

Set yourself up for success tomorrow by eating better today!

According to Dr Mark Hyman, “The nutrients in our food act as information to our cells. When we give our bodies the right information ( healthy foods) they will function at their highest level of performance- we feel more energetic, our minds are clearer, we look more vibrant- the list of benefits goes on and on.

As always, Fill Up On Healthy and have less room for the other stuff!

Regards and thank you for coming,

Paula Gladstone

*DISCLAIMER: While Paula Gladstone is a certified Health Coach from Precision Nutrition, this website does not provide medical or nutritional advice. The blog and related articles have been developed for informational purposes only. The content on this website and blog does not substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician, nutritionist, dietitian or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding certain dietary needs or restrictions before proceeding with a new diet or health care regimen.

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