Coach Elisa started out in the modelling industry, and she has tried EVERY DIET in the book. She tried them all, but they all failed her.
She hated food. It was the enemy, and it was out to get her.
This thought became an obsession, and she started getting sick.
People would start telling her she looked tired, and she wasn’t getting the results she wanted.
Finally, she decided to try the slower, but healthy way of getting the physical results she wanted.
In Coach Elisa’s webinar, she goes through exactly why you need to defeat your bad diet mentality to see results. Here is a summary of the steps she took, including listening to her body, figuring out what foods work for her, and customizing her healthy living habits. Remember, this journey can take anywhere from months to years. Read until the end for realistic first steps you can take.
1) Nourishing your body with whole foods
Food that is naturally grown tend to be better for your body than processed foods. But that’s not all. It’s about finding food that works WITH your body. Everybody is different, and some foods you may find harder to digest. Elisa was sensitive to certain raw vegetables, and she discovered this by being more mindful of eating, which is the next step.
2) Mindful Eating, not obsessing
Before you grab a snack, ask yourself why are you doing this? Are you hungry? Are you bored? Are you feeling stressed? Elisa started being mindful every time she thought about food. When you eat, be present with your food, and take time to appreciate it. That will help with you sense how your body reacts to different foods.
Elisa has a portion sheet for men and women that can be used with numbers or just your hands. Book a free assessment to get it!
3) Finding Physical Activity You Love
10 minutes of something is better than nothing, but if you find something you love you’d naturally want to do more of it. Even a 20 minute walk boosts your mood, so finding physical activity you enjoy is a game changer.
4) Scheduling daily goals
Elisa planned her workouts, even if it was just for 20 minutes and scheduled it into her calendar. Writing something down and setting a specific time for it definitely helps. This works with scheduling snacks and meals as well.
5) Sleeping enough helps fight cravings
Back in Elisa’s early modelling days, she was a nocturnal animal. She didn’t sleep, which made her feel unbalanced. Without the energy she needed, she had more cravings. Sleep deprivation isn’t good for your health, mind or your skin, so try to get 7-8 hours of quality sleep.
6) Changing the patterns in your head
Many of us have an inner critic that bashes our bodies and the way we look. Break that pattern by creating a new one. Elisa begins her day by journaling 5 things she loves about herself. Just as night time routine is helpful for getting good sleep, a daily routine of self-love can get you to be more positive with making healthy choices you love.
Are you ready to get started? If that seems like a lot, don’t worry. Here’s three small ways to start.
1. Set a small goal:
You don’t need to do everything at once, in fact that may hurt your progress to be overwhelmed with too much information. Take it one small step at a time. Pick one of the six pillars and begin!
2. Write out your plan of action:
Schedule it into your week. If it’s a 20 minute walk, schedule it in. If it’s a ten minute meditation break, schedule it in. If it’s a reminder to put your phone away 30 minutes before bed, schedule it in.
3. Get the support you need:
Elisa got a coach, but if you’re not ready for that commitment, you can start by joining our community of health-minded folks, nutrition and crossfit coaches in our 28 day Fall Body Care Challenge. Make new friends that will support you on your journey!
A Healthy Lifestyle doesn’t make life harder, but easier.
This is about creating a life you love. Book a free assessment today to get a personalized road map for your journey.