One of the questions I was asked over the weekend was “Why am I launching the Jump Start Digestion program in November? I know what she means. We are so used to programs beginning in January with the start of New Year or in the spring like we are coming out of a long winter slumber and are now ready to do something beneficial for ourselves.
There are usually two mindsets, we find ourselves adopting, when we plan our strategy for the holiday season:
- I am not going to overeat this year. I am going to resist all temptations, no matter what and maybe just maybe, I will not eat so much even if I fail occasionally.
- I am just going to eat what I want and relax, enjoy myself and not worry about it until January.
But what if there was a third mindset?
What if, instead of stressing one way or another, you knew how to best feed your body under all circumstances?
What if your body physically told you when you have had enough and it was no kidding – it really meant it? Not intellectually, which is how most of us do it – we know we have had enough because we know the amount we should eat or think we should eat.
What I am talking about is the scenario where you have no more desire to eat this amazing, delicious, scrumptious food you are being served because the body is satisfied. You are not stuffed. You are satisfied.
This is something we never talk about when it comes to eating – what it means to be truly satisfied by food or a meal. Satisfaction means you do not need anymore, you do not want any more and as good as the food was, there is no desire to have one more bite. You say to yourself: “Maybe tomorrow I will have some more if I feel like it or not”
Think about it. How great would it be to just eat whatever you like through the season and never have any regrets?
Successful eating means that our body has received the information as to what we are eating and how much and has had the time and ability to let us know that it has received what it is looking for.
This is a process we have naturally but most of us have lost the ability to understand the natural cues our body is capable of sending us.
The Jump Start Digestion Program will give this back to you.
Do you suffer from cravings? A craving is a primary indication that body is trying to tell you something. Unfortunately, the body does speak very clearly and we often misinterpret the craving and do not provide the body with what it is really looking for.
Do you get overwhelmed by stress during the holiday season or at any other time? Do you tend to eat more or eat foods you do not typically eat when you are stressed or maybe you unconsciously eat?
These scenarios are signs that your body is signaling you to feed it foods that will support your adrenals which are working hard to help you continue to function during times when we are working hard and are overly stressed.
And it gets more complicated. Not only do you have to provide nutrients to all parts so the body functions well, you have feed all the microbes that live in your gut. In other words, you are not just eating for one, you are eating for trillions.
One of the key pieces of research that has emerged about our gut is that the microbes have more ability to send us signals and this would include cravings, than the brain.
Do you know what your microbes are looking for?
Do you know why they feel neglected and underfed? There are several possibilities and discovering which factors are playing a role in your gut, gives you the power you need to keep your microbes happy.
The Jump Start Digestion program provides tips and tools for re-developing your natural foods cues and discovering what your body is looking for … and when I say, your body, I mean your body – not my body or the body of anyone else.
And this is why it takes a program and discussion – there is no one size fits all.
We are all unique. No one can tell you what is best for you. You can get ideas from others but in the end you have to learn to listen to your own body and do what is best for you.
I thought a lot about the best way to present the information and an online program had the best options for providing the depth needed in an easy-to-learn format. The Jump Start Digestion program is full of insights, suggestions and practical steps you can utilize right away. In just one month, you can be sailing into the holiday season, armed with a new perspective and new habits and a body that talks to you clearly.
So jump in now before the early ends at midnight on November 7. This is the best gift you can give yourself. If you have any questions about the program, please send me an email. I am happy to answer any questions.
Let’s all go through the holiday season, stress free, enjoying our food, our family and our friends and be happy.