I have some great news!
Great news item #1:
Based on solid and deep scientific research, we know what the best diet for us as humans to consume in order to live a longer, healthier life! The emergence over the last decade of thousands of scientific studies that clearly demonstrate that a whole food plant based diet is the best defense against chronic diseases that plague our country and put our loved ones in early graves. Just as it became clear in the early 60’s that smoking kills, the same pattern of scientific discovery is repeating itself with disease promoting foods. We know what foods harm us and what foods help us to thrive.
The overwhelming amount of scientific evidence indicates that the healthiest way to ensure a long, disease-free life is to consume a diet consisting primarily of whole, plant-based foods. An optimum nutrition plan should include an array of whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables. The most nutrient dense foods include dark leafy green vegetables, such as kale and arugula, and berries, like blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries.
Thank you, unbiased nutritional science. This is great news!
Great news item #2:
An October 2009 the Economic and Social Research Council, a British research group, released 129 different studies on behavioral change strategies. The overall synopsis of these studies was that most people attempt to implement self-behavioral change because of a sense of guilt, fear, and/or regret. And if your motivation to change is rooted in any of these feelings, your odds for achieving long term success are slim to none.
The same collection of studies showed that creating just a few specific goals (“I’ll eat a salad for lunch every day” instead of “I am going to try to eat healthier”) consistently have the best long term results. In addition to creating a few, simple goals, the analysis of the studies also indicate the vital importance of having a simple and specific road map to help you navigate to where you want to go.
Behavioral change science has revealed and identified the most effective tools to help us transform bad nutritional habits into positive, long-term, sustainable health-promoting behavior. Small changes lead to This is great news – thank you behavioral science!
Great news item #3:
There is no better time that right NOW to become involved as a wellness coach to your friends, family, and clients. Armed with the facts and the right tools, we can ALL help our entire civilization begin to correct our nutritional course. What better gift to give than the gift of knowledge of how to extend your life and avoid crushing chronic diseases?
We have the knowledge, and we have the tools.
When is a good time to begin your transition? How about right NOW!