More than a program.
More Holistic Nutrition
Our program was designed specifically to enhance long-term effectiveness and results. Developed with scientific-based research in mind, our program was tailored to fit different lifestyles, body types, and goals.
Meal Additions Instead of Meal Plans
We focus on generating positive lifestyle changes. We've found that adding more quality foods into the diet leads to long-term success and client satisfaction.
Why is it "holistic"?
We focus on all aspects of wellbeing: mind, body, and spirit. We believe that if one area is tended to while the others are left out, goals and results will not be maintainable in the long run. Taking a holistic approach to health means including each element.
What's our philosophy?
Simple. Adding healthy foods to the diet is more effective than cutting out food groups, "bad" nutrients, or calories. We focus on adding positive nourishment into the diets and lives of our clients. Food restriction can lead to negative outcomes such as weight gain and bingeing. We believe balance is key and we are here to promote healthy, lasting lifestyle changes.
Where did our philosophy come from?
If you’ve done your own nutrition research online, you’ve been exposed to different opinions, conflicting views, and some false information. Eat eggs. Don’t eat eggs. Eat fat. Avoid all fat. Use coconut oil. Don’t use any oil. Eat lots of fruit. Avoid all sugar, even from fruit. Eat more vegetables. But not those ones. Get more fiber. But not too much...
This becomes overwhelming fast. How are you supposed to find something that will work for you?
Many programs concentrate on food restriction and offering short-term weight loss incentives, but these methods are actually proven to have negative long-term effects.
Let’s break it down: Food restriction focus
Restricting foods has negative psychological impacts that can lead to overeating and additional weight gain. When you cut yourself off from certain foods, especially foods you normally eat on a regular basis or those you really enjoy, your body reacts negatively.
Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) is a molecule involved in the brain’s response to stress, anxiety, and fear. When foods are restricted, the level of CRH released is similar to that seen with drug addicts going through a withdrawal.
Similarly, cortisol is a hormone that is released during stressful situations. This hormone also stimulates hunger and can lead to cravings. People who restricted foods experienced higher concentrations of cortisol, and were more likely to overeat in stressful situations.
People who believe certain foods are forbidden are more likely to binge on unhealthy foods, experience increased feelings of hunger and stress, and are less likely to feel satisfied after a meal. Food restriction and stress can lead to the build-up of fat and can eventually lead to obesity.
Research Led Us to More
This is where our philosophy was born. We wanted to create a program that inspires positive change from within. Adding healthy foods to the diet encourages manageable, realistic lifestyle changes. This is far more beneficial than quick one-time fixes.
Think about it. Would you rather cut out all sweets for 30 days and lose 10 pounds, only to gain it right back the next month? OR add healthy foods into your diet and experience long-term, lasting, positive effects on your health, without the pressure of restriction?
Programs focusing on lifestyle changes are proven to be more effective in maintaining weight loss, improve overall health and wellbeing, and effectively encourage lifestyle changes.