Edit Your Diet

Today’s post is from a good friend of mine. Kelly and I met 13 years at a homeschool convention when I was recruited to work in the Sonlight Curriculum booth. Our friendship blossomed and over the years she counseled me on homeschooling and parenting matters since her kids are older than mine. 

Now that her kids are grown, she has shifted gears and career paths and has become a Certified Health Coach who uses Functional Medicine principles to help her clients put their chronic disease into remission without the use of medications. She has some great health advice that she often shares with me. I often ask her advice regarding essential oils and healthy eating. I’ve invited her to share with my readers today! Here’s Kelly…

From Diet to Edit

When is the last time that you were on a diet? Was it recently in preparation for swimsuit season, or a few months ago to repair the damage from holiday celebrations? I’m guessing that this was not the first time.

Why do your diets not provide long-term benefit? Usually, it isn’t because you lack self-control. More likely it is because after the designated diet period, you return to your old food habits and get the same result as before.

I would like to give you a gift. I want to release you from dieting altogether!

That’s right! I want to set you free by sharing a new approach to food that will help you improve your digestion, increase your energy, and balance your weight.

To discover that new approach take the “e” out of the word diet and move it to the front of the word. What do you have? Edit.

I’m sure that you have heard that the definition of insanity is to continue to do the same things and expect different results. To have a different outcome, you need to make changes … you need to edit your approach.

These edits can involve the pace at which you eat, the balance of foods and colors on your plate, the way you add flavor to food, the order you eat your food, the liquids you drink, and more.

Here are a few edit options to get you started:

~ Eat a piece of fruit in place of a sweet dessert or snack. There’s something to be said for “an apple a day.”

~ Plan for more sleep! Numerous studies have demonstrated that the lack of sleep can cause weight gain. Make sleep a priority for your health and well-being.

~ Drink water … real water. Your body desperately needs water to function properly. If you don’t like water, try infused water that is flavored by fruit and/or vegetables and herbs.

A journey starts with one step – whether you are changing directions, entering a new environment, or following someone else.

Would you like more ideas for your edits? From Diet to Edit: Discover Freedom in a New Approach to Food was just released on Kindle today. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can get an app for just about any device you have – and the book is available for free today at www.FromDietToEdit.com.Perhaps your first step is to choose one of the edits I suggested above, or to download the book and explore other options. Choose ONE edit to make as you start your new journey in pursuit of wellness.

You will benefit physically and emotionally as you break free from diets and adopt the approach of editing. Choose to pursue wellness for you, for life – because health is wealth.

Wasn’t that helpful? I love the wordplay she used there! Kelly meets her clients where they are in life, providing individualized guidance and nutritional support to resolve the root causes of symptoms allowing the body to heal. She is the founder of Pursue Wellness, working with clients locally and long-distance. You can contact her at kelly@pursuewellnessforyou.com to set up a call to explore how she can help you. Tell her I sent you!

About Sheila @ Making the Most of Every Day

I'm a wife, mom, and a homeschool teacher. I'm always behind on housework and paper pile sorting. I'm fond of this crazy life but not of melted cheese. I want to follow hard after God, making each day really count. I like to run, read, cook (and eat!). Thanks for joining along on my journey!

8 thoughts on “Edit Your Diet

  1. I love the idea of “edit” instead of “diet”. That’s what I’m currently working on. Thanks for the info and encouragement!

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