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Wednesday
Dec102008

An Incredible Solution That Helped Me To Eat Better, Dramatically Increase My Energy & Reduce My "Brain Fog"

*Because this is a long blog entry, I have broken it up into 3 parts here. Part 1 Explains the background, and what's been going on with me. Part Two explains some of the details of this solution. Part Three details the different ways that you can learn more.*


Part 1 - The Background:

In the last blog entry, I told you that I have not been blogging -- not only because of my busy life -- but because I just couldn't. I have been extremely fatigued and suffering from "brain fog" Just getting though the day was hard enough. I had no energy to write complete sentences.

To be honest, this situation has been building for a long time. I may be a trained and certified life coach, but to paraphrase an expression which is common in the legal field, "A coach who coaches herself has a fool for a client."

I'm no fool. I know what I *should* be doing. I know I *should* be getting more sleep, exercise and eating better. I know that my certainly SHOULD NOT have ever been gulping down chocolate chips by the handful. I know that I needed to break my addiction to sugar and coffee. And I know that I was feeling lousy and on my way to diabetes, which runs in my family.

And I tried, I really tried to coach myself and do all things I that I *should* do. I had some success, at times, but it was minor, and it never lasted.

I finally hit a wall last month. The fatigue and brian fog were worse than ever.

But, I was lucky. Just a few months before I hit that wall, I heard an interview with Dr. Joel Furhuman on the Gab With The Gurus Podcast. As soon as I heard Dr. Fuhrman discuss "Toxic Hunger", I instantly knew that I was experiencing it. Toxic hunger describes a group of symptoms that occur when your diet is chronically low in nutrients. Toxic hunger begins after a meal is digested and the digestive track is empty. You start to feel shaky, head-achy, weak, get abdominal cramps or spasms, which people believe are hunger symptoms because they are relieved by eating.

That was me.

For a while I had been saying to friends that I felt that I wasn't getting enough nutrients from the food I was eating. And when I tried to reduce the portion size of my food in order to lose weight, I would experience the symptoms of toxic hunger and found that I had to eat more. I tried to stick with healthy food -- whole grains & lean protiens -- but the hunger and cravings kept getting more intense.

In that same interview, Dr. Fuhrman spoke about eating a more nutrient rich diet and that green leafy vegetables were the most nutrient-rich food one could eat. I immediately started eating kale more often and, around the same time was introduced to the wonderful world of green smoothies. I started to feel better.

Then came the Jewish High Holidays.

In short, the schedule of the Jewish High Holidays go something like this:
We eat, We Pray, We sleep. We Eat, We Pray, We Sleep, We eat, We Pray, We Sleep -- most days of week -- for an entire month! And we ain't eating light n' healthy food either.

So right after the holidays is when the real crash and burn started.

But Jewish Wisdom tells us that "G-d Sends the Cure Before He Sends The Illness" -- and so it was.

A series of happy coincidences happened, that made me take a closer look at Dr. Fuhrman's nutritional prescription for a healthy life...and boy am I glad I did. I am finally feeling better and on my way to more health, energy and and leaner body.

Moreover, I have searched long and hard for an eating program that I could wholeheartedly recommend to Moms. I've tried many other weight loss programs including: Somercize, South Beach Diet and Deal-A-Meal. My success on all of these were short-lived and I knew, in my heart-of-hearts that these were fads, and not nutritionally sound.


Part 2 - The Details:

Dr. Fuhrman's eating program is different from all other "diets" out there because instead of focusing on what kind macronutrients to eat, and in what proportions (i.e. Should you eat low carb or low fat? Small portions of regular food or larger portions of healthier food?) this eating style focuses on helping you learn to eat and enjoy foods that are rich in micronutrients. Micronutrients include vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals (and no -- you can't just pop some pills and expect to get the same results -- you must get your micronutrients from your food!) With Dr. Fuhrman's program you learn why and how to make nutrient-dense foods the foundation of your diet.

Now I know you may be thinking -- "Nutrient dense food? Are you kidding? I'm a busy mom! Who has time for that?" Believe me, you do. Dr. Fuhrman books, website and audio's don't just provide you with recipes, but with many suggestions to make truly healthy eating convenient and kid-friendly too. With Dr Fuhrman's super-charged soups, smoothies, salads and stir-fries (and more!) you can start eating better, and feeling better without spending more time in the kitchen. And the energy you gain from eating this way, will more than make up for any time you've invested in learning this simple system.

Dr. Fuhrman's scientifically proven system, Eat For Health, enables you to finally conquer your cravings and food addictions, while steering your taste buds toward healthier food choices. I am now regularly enjoying greens, vegetables, nuts, seed and beans in ways that I have never dreamed of. And I truly feel powerful from these "power foods"

If you're looking lose weight, eat better, feel better and disease-proof your whole family then you MUST check out Dr. Furhman's Eat For Health System and all of the wonderful tools he has available to support you. There is no hocus-pocus here. It's not even "alternative" medicine. Just straight up, medically sound, totally do-able, nutritional wisdom.

I have now found a medically and nutritionally sound program that I can recommend to my fellow moms -- and sleep well at night about it. I have found the eating program I have been looking for, and I'm proud to award Dr. Fuhrman's work my Solutions For Busy Moms Seal of Approval.

Part Three - How To Learn More:

One thing that I really like I about Dr. Furhman's work is that he offers many way for busy moms to learn about his system. Whether you like to read, listen or watch a video - there is something on his site for you!

If You Like to Read:

While I initially learned about Dr. Fuhrman's work by reading his first book Eat To Live I recommend his latest book Eat For Health. It's a two volume, more updated version of Eat To Live. Eat for Health offers a gradual step-by-step transition to nutrient-dense eating, which makes it easy for people who may not be used to cooking and eating nutrient dense food. The book also pays attention to emotional issues that may stand in the way of healthier eating. Book One addresses all the basics while Book Two is made up of the exciting let's-get-to-it stuff: menu plans for each phase in the transition to healthier eating, dozens of new recipes, and information on how to shop. You can find it at: http://www.solutionsforbusymoms.com/EatForHealth

Moms should also check out Dr. Furhman's book "Disease-Proof Your Child" for terrific advice making kid-friendly nutrient dense food and keeping your kids healthy for life! You can get it at: http://www.solutionsforbusymoms.com/DiseaseProofYourChild

If you like to learn by listening or watching:


Dr. Fuhrman offers several audios & videos for those of you who don't have the time to read!

At http://www.solutionsforbusymoms.com/drfaudioandvideo you will find audio versions of Eat to Live, Eat For Health (Book 1) and Disease–Proof Your Child. I've also heard Nutritional Excellence: Eating for Health and Longevity and I highly recommend it. It is the recording of a live lecture by Dr. Fuhrman and serves as a great introduction to and/or reinforcement of the ideas in his books.

At http://www.solutionsforbusymoms.com/drfaudioandvideo you'll also find some great videos. I have found Dr. Fuhrman’s Secrets to Healthy Cooking DVD extremely helpful the secrets of the Eat For Health eating program. In it, Dr. Fuhrman and his wife, Lisa, take you into the kitchen to demonstrate the techniques and principles behind preparing nutrient–dense foods. If you're a visual learner, you'll love this one!

But Wait! There's more...

Dr. Furhman's websites offers even more fun and nutritious stuff -- here are a few of my favorites:

Pixie Vites -- Dr. Furhman offers high quality supplements for adults and children alike. These vitamins are fun for kids because they resemble pixie-sticks! http://www.solutionsforbusymoms.com/PixieVites

Vinegars, Pop 'ems & Vegizest
-- Oh My! -- There's lots of healthy, gourmet food available at http://www.solutionsforbusymoms.com/drffoods -- and several of the items are kosher!

Recipes - Want to see some of Dr. Fuhrman's healthy recipes? There's a nice sampling here: http://www.solutionsforbusymoms.com/DrFuhrmansRecipes

Online Support: Want to try this new way of eating, but think you'll need some additional help? No problem -- just check out http://www.solutionsforbusymoms.com/drfonlinesupportgroup for his affordable member center!

Conclusion:


Ladies, I am committed to this system for life. If you are interested and have any further questions or would like to team up with me for more support just let me know!

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