We are reading surveys from people who have just started
our Point Of No Return Program that deals with the mindset
issues surrounding getting fit, energetic and feeling fully alive...
And we came across one that is probably relevant to many others. This person has started to make some simple changes like cutting out soda, which is great of course.
One question we asked was "what do you consider your ideal day of eating to be" and she mentioned that it was pretty much what she was doing. She was getting fruits and veggies in, and finding ways of making them taste good.
However, one thing we saw was that she started her day with Honey Nut Cheerios. According to the Harvard School of Public Health (and the American Heart Association), this particular cereal has 9 grams of sugar, representing 32% of what they consider the "added sugar threshold" for women.
Additionally, from our own work with our panel of health experts, we know that added sugar can simply turn off the bodies ability to burn fat.
This blog post explains more in only a few paragraphs how this happens hormonally, but the basic idea is that the more sugar you have in your system, the harder it is to burn fat.
Additionally, the combination of the gluten and dairy in the average bowl of cereal can help create an inflammatory response making it very difficult to lose weight.
Related Article: The Real Reason You Lose Weight On A Cleanse
This is the reason we talk about "Clean Eating" until we are blue in the face. Many traditional nutritionists think this whole idea is a total scam. Our response to this is simply remove it for 2 weeks and see what happens in your own body.
This whole idea can seem very confusing and intimidating for people, and this is the reason we run the Cleanses every month. It allows people to test the removal of foods, and for many people it gets them away from whey and soy shakes and over to pea/rice shakes that contain almost no sugar and are very filling.
Related: Chocolate Decadence Shake Recipe
The shakes are also great for those people who hear this kind of advice and say, "easier said than done."
There are others who eat piles of vegetables for breakfast, with some clean protein and healthy fats. That's great too, whatever works for you.
But one thing we are going to be hammering on is helping people redefine what "normal" is.
If you want to join a group of great people making these clean eating shifts, sign up for our Cleanse January 2nd, and then you can do them again for free as long as you like.
Or try one of our recipes, and see if the pea/rice shakes will work for you. Some people do this on their own with plenty of success. Get them here with free shipping.
Every single one of the shake recipes we publish features greens or fruit. If you are a competitive person, these recipes will help you eat less sugar than the average person, consume more greens than the average person, especially for breakfast. (How many of your friends blend Kale into their vegan Chocolate Shakes?)
The bottom line here is that if you want uncommon results, you need to take uncommon actions. It's the uncommon things that will help you become the person you want to become. And you do have to be comfortable with being better than other people in certain ways. Not everyone is prepared for that.
the ideas that we are presenting will be totally
mainstream, but until that happens, we challenge you
personally (yes you who are reading this!) to really start to make the shift away from
And if you have any questions or need to get back on track, please ping our team at cleanse @peertrainer dot com and someone will get right back to you.
-Jackie and the PEERtrainer Team
PS: If you want to get our complete (free) guide on how to eat in a way that keeps your hormones working "right" the right way--what foods to eat, what foods to not to eat, the best vegetables for balancing your hormones, just enter your email and we will send you a webinar, a transcript of the webinar, plus 3 new videos that go deeper into this whole subject.
The webinar is hosted by PEERtrainer founder Jackie Wicks, and features nutritionist JJ Virgin, PhD. She explains how a very simple rebalancing (or nutritional cleanse) helps to promote the set of hormones in your body that take your fat and turn them into fuel.
The webinar teaches you everything you need to know to do this. One tip we have for you, is that you really need keep an open mind about what is taught here. In our experience, so many people are so focused on just calorie counting and exercising.
The most important point to make is that if you eat the wrong calories, you are going to shut off hormones like HSL, the one described in this blog post. We emphasize this, because it seems that we are all totally conditioned to think in terms of just portion control and exercise.
Even when we teach the exact science of fat burning, people seem to not believe it. There is probably a psychological explanation for this. Hopefully this caveat will help you make better use of this great information!