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Stop Saying I Can’t

Posted on October 2, 2020 By In Fitness With disabled comments

Stop Saying I Can’t

Drop the “I used to be” syndrome and Stop believing that you are “too” anything ( insert whatever word here like unmotivated, busy, old, injured, etc) The key to being FIT at any age is not what you think…

Natalie Jill Stop Saying I Can’t

First the 3 basics (which you’ve heard me say before lol but here goes)

1. What you EAT. This is so much of things. Eat MORE unprocessed real natural foods, load up on hydrating nutrient dense veggies, low glycemic fruits, healthy fats like avocado, nuts, seeds and olive oil and proteins like fish. Focus on adding MORE of the good, less of the “not so good” but know it’s what you eat 95% of the time not about PERFECTION (which is not possible)

2. Create INTENSITY in your workouts. Whatever that means for YOU. Push yourself harder from wherever YOU are. It’s not about doing what someone else can do but about pushing yourself a little more each workout.

3. PROGRESS. Stop doing the same three sets of 12 of the same exercise you did the last 20 years. Change. It. Up.

Ok now for the stuff I have not shared enough of…

4. DECIDE it’s happening. DECIDE what you want for your body and stop your brain from focussing on why it’s not possible. You are not “too” anything. It’s not “too late” you are not “too broken” DECIDE and look for solutions.

5. Drop the ego. Drop the “I used to be” syndrome. It doesn’t matter. It’s not you now! ASK FOR HELP. Heck I’m considered a fat loss and fitness expert and I still constantly learn. I hire my OWN trainers, experts, biologist, and more and am always studying and learning. You CAN teach an old dog new tricks but dang you’ve got to be OPEN to learning and shifting first!


Natalie Jill

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Why It’s So Hard to Ditch Grains (When Everyone Else is Eating Them)

Posted on October 2, 2020 By In Fitness With disabled comments

We’re lucky over here at Mark’s Daily Apple. We’ve got a solid group of individuals committed to improving their health by educating themselves on the oh-so-harmful effects of the Standard American Diet.1 But if you step outside this tiny corner of the Internet, there’s a whole world out there singing the praises of freshly baked bread smothered in butter substitute, hot-from-the-oven oatmeal raisin cookies, and bowls of “heart-healthy” cereal swimming in non-fat milk.

Not coincidentally, a lot of those same people are struggling with achy joints, brain fog, and extra weight, completely oblivious that a diagnosis of diabetes or high-blood pressure may soon be on the horizon.

This could, in fact, be where you are right this very second. Maybe you’ve been on the fence about cleaning up your diet. Or you’re finally fed up with being fat and foggy and have decided that you really do deserve to feel better. Or maybe you’ve been watching someone in your family deal with a chronic health issue. No matter what’s prompting your change, I’m glad you’re here, because the more people we can get to understand how food affects our bodies, the bigger impact we’ll have.

So, What’s Wrong with Grains?

If you’ve been around here for more than a minute, you know that grains are often problematic in the body. Not only do they elicit an insulin response and add to more fat storage (as do all excess carbohydrates), they contain lectins, a naturally found toxin that impacts the permeability of the gut wall. Which, of course can lead to everything from food allergies to auto-immune disorders.‘>3

The good news is that your likes and dislikes, even those influenced by innate preferences, can be modified. So, at least biologically, you’re not stuck with your sweet tooth.

But if it’s not physical cravings causing it, what’s at play here?

Research in social science shows that eating the same food as other people makes you feel more connected to them. It also makes you appear more trustworthy and cooperative. As a matter of fact, researchers from the University of Chicago, ran a series of experiments testing the effects of eating together and what happens when people ate the same food.