[VIDEO ARCHIVES] What You Get From The Healthy Transformations Info Sessions?

What do you get from our video archives? A chance to see what you get from the Healthy Transformations Information Sessions that we run in the fall!

Hosted by Dr. Mike Breen of the Chiropractic Family Care Centre, and Certified Master Coach, Christopher Lawrence. Did you know that 95 to 98% of people who lose weight put it all back on within 12 months? Did you know that studies conducted in 2015 say that if you are “normal” weight in Canada you are now in the minority? This means that more than 50% of Canadians are considered overweight or obese. Because of this the weight loss journey can sometimes be discouraging, heart-breaking, and frustrating! Who should you listen too? Who has the right science and the right program? We have a proven track record of helping our clients lose weight and keep it off with the Healthy Transformations Weight Loss Lifestyle Program. What makes this program different is that we look at both the science and the behaviour of eating and food, this is currently not done by any of the other programs on the market. During our free seminars we will be revealing the 10 secrets to losing weight keeping it off both from a scientific perspective as well as the behavioural perspective. Finally two experts in the industry are combining physical and behavioural science to ensure you achieve the weight loss results you want for the rest of your life! • Attendees will get a clearer direction on what they need to do to lose weight and keep it off • They will find out what may be slowing them down, standing in the way, or stopping them from achieving the weight loss they need to see to live a healthy lifestyle • They will leave feeling empowered and ready to take action to achieve their weight loss goals

TESTIMONIAL: Lost 44 lbs and still counting – Healthy Transformations Review – Kyle Kalloo

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What did Kyle have to say about Dr. Breen and Christopher Lawrence’s Healthy Transformations Program…? See for yourself. Healthy Transformations is a weight-loss and anti-inflammatory dietary program that combines the most contemporary elements in the scientific fields of functional nutrition and behavioural modification. The program is “coached” by two experts in their respective fields. Participants not only can expect to lose weight, but will also learn how food is the most effective treatment methodology for chronic disease. Also, participants will come to understand their own food behaviours and learn how to change their food habits to encourage sustainable results. More infomation and complimentary info sessions dates on our website http://healthytransformations.ca

The Problem with Hope: The Power of Personal Choice

Most people go through life feeling that they are not in control, especially as it relates to our food choices. In fact, it often feels like our food is choosing us and we find ourselves eating food that might not be part of our long-term health goals. Our life is filled with things we must do and our dreams and aspirations are filled with things we assume are not within our control. Life then becomes a series of things that happen to us. It’s not surprising to find using people hope to stay focused on health outcomes. They start with a weight loss program hoping to stick it. The truth however is that YOU are ultimately responsible for your outcome in life. For example, hope is what you need when your great aunt is sick in the hospital and there is nothing you can do about it… but with food, health and health related outcomes, you are in charge of it all by choosing what to do. Your choices in such matters ultimately determine your outcome. Just hoping is not enough, heck hope is at the bottom of the pyramid of success if you ask me. You cannot just hope that your desire to attain healthy weight will be fulfilled, you have to take strategic steps to achieve it.

Hoping for something can be likened to the same way a child wishes for extraordinary things and that’s not enough to inspire you to aspire for success. You can simply say ‘I have hope so it will happen’ with healthy and sustainable weight loss, doing the right things for your health will help you to achieve your desired goal. It’s just like saying ‘I hope to get this job’ then just showing up for an interviewed unprepared. Instead you put in work by researching the company, revamping your resume and then putting on your best dress.

Dr. William Glasser a leading researcher developed a popular theory known as the Choice Theory. This theory explains human behavior based on internal motivation. Dr. Glasser pointed out that our behaviours as humans are chosen as we continuously attempt to satisfy one or more of the five basic needs that are inherently part of our genetic structure. He pointed out that the only person whose behavior we can control is our OWN. He describes Total behavior has been made up of four different components namely; feeling, thinking, physiology and acting. Two of the components: thinking and acting are directly under our control while the other two can only be controlled indirectly by the way we choose to think and act. In essence, your ability to lose weight or maintain your health is often a function of what your lifestyle and choices in life. We have control over a number of things in life and we can utilize the power of choices to alter our personal perception. Of course, there are a number of statistics outlining the debilitating effects of cancer, heart disease, obesity and others. You simply can’t hope that you’re not affected by them, it’s imperative that you take initiative regarding the control you have over your health.

Do you get regular exercise? What about healthy eating? Do you regularly communicate your concerns to a doctor and get yourself examined? Apparently, we don’t have complete control over our genes, but do you? Recent research is showing that by considering what food you put into your body, along with other environmental factors, you CAN, in fact control the expression of your genes and YOU are in total control of caring for your body. Getting sufficient sleep, eating healthy food and staying active are all personal choices, things we have control over. In this case… hope is no longer required. So, when you are focussed on your health regimens stop saying “I hope I can do it” or ” I hope I will stick with it. Instead, regain your control.  Choose healthy food and start some form of exercise. You cannot simply rely on other people or circumstances around you to control your outcome. It’s never too late to take charge of your life’s choices.  Break the chains of self-defeating habits and attitudes.  Constantly challenge yourself to practice the power of personal choice and control. As you take back control of your life and choices; your health will improve and you will find yourself moving in the direction of a future you desire. And then hope becomes irrelevant for your desired health outcomes!

 

Christopher Lawrence is a Co-Founder of the Healthy Transformations program with Dr. Mike Breen.  He is also the Chief Value Officer and Founder of Change My Life Coaching and Co-Founder of Change My Business Coaching — a fast growing whole-life, leadership and business coaching company, and the only one of it’s kind.  He is also the author of “Go Beyond Passion: Discover Your Dream Job”.  Christopher is a Certified Master Coach Practitioner (CMCP), trainer and facilitator, and a passionate public speaker that truly cares about the success of each and every single person he comes into contact with. You can reach him at Christopher@ChangeMyLifeCoaching.ca.

[VIDEO ARCHIVES] How does culture affect weight gain/loss?

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Hosted by Dr. Mike Breen of the Chiropractic Family Care Centre, and Certified Master Coach, Christopher Lawrence.

Did you know that 95 to 98% of people who lose weight put it all back on within 12 months? Did you know that studies conducted in 2015 say that if you are “normal” weight in Canada you are now in the minority? These means that more than 50% of Canadians are considered overweight or obese. Because of this the weight loss journey can sometimes be discouraging, heart-breaking, and frustrating! Who should you listen too? Who has the right science and the right program?

We have a proven track record of helping our clients lose weight and keep it off with the Healthy Transformations Weight Loss Lifestyle Program. What makes this program different is that we look at both the science and the behaviour of eating and food, this is currently not done by any of the other programs on the market. During our free seminars we will be revealing the 10 secrets to losing weight keeping it off both from a scientific perspective as well as the behavioural perspective.

Finally two experts in the industry are combining physical and behavioural science to ensure you achieve the weight loss results you want for the rest of your life!

Why Everyone Should Eat More Plants

Heart disease is American’s number one killer, closely followed by cancer killing one out of every four in the United States alone. To further bring things into perspective more than 70% of Americans are overweight or obese and by 2030 it’s predicted that a whopping 50% of Americans will be pre-diabetic or diabetic. Crazy right?  What has happened to us? There are several factors responsible, but the biggest contributor is our diet. At present, 94% of the caloric intake of the typical American is essentially empty without any form of nourishment. Just about 6% of calories coming from vegetables, fresh fruit, whole grains, seeds, and legumes.

What should we be eating?

Eating a variety of unprocessed vegetables, especially leafy greens, is vital to maintaining a healthy diet. Some countries are already adopting this diet. Eating a plant-based diet (this does not necessarily mean vegan or vegetarian but rather primarily plant based diet where the concentration of the food on your plate is plant based and your sides are proteins)  is in line with the Belgian Dietary Guidelines to promote health and well-being. Belgium recently introduced a new food guideline prioritizing the consumption of Tofu, legumes, and oils but namely vegetables. It is recommended that you eat a wide variety of plant based foods.

Plant-based diets are especially good for your health. A published science journal reported that more than 200,000 adults living in the US for more than 20 years found that eating a diet high in plant foods and low in animal foods was linked with a 20% lower risk of diabetes as opposed to eating a diet low in plant foods. Plants are excellent sources of several nutrients that promote good health including unsaturated fats, minerals (potassium), vitamins (such as folate), protein and fiber. Eating a plant-based rich diet has been associated with a lower risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and inflammation.

Of course, we’re not saying fat is the villain, on the contrary, not all fats are created equal. In fact, it has been proven that fat consumption does not necessarily cause weight gain. Research findings have suggested that fat is not the real villain here, but rather refined carbohydrates and added sugar are as they get quickly broke down to sugar. That means that foods like rich salmon, buttery avocados, and savory nuts should have a place in your diet. The body actually needs fat to function, it is critical for muscle movement and blood clotting. The body also needs it for building cell membranes as well as for forming the protective shields around the nerves and it also helps the body absorb minerals and vitamins from the foods we eat. The bottom line is that we should learn to separate healthy fats from unhealthy fats. Healthy fats are generally referred to as Mono- and polyunsaturated fats and they are usually from olive oil, nuts, and fish while the unhealthy ones are trans-fats found in processed foods.

The bottom line is that a diet of minimally processed foods, predominantly plants, is conclusively associated with disease prevention and health promotion.  In the most basic terms, if we’re willing to flip our diet and start getting 94% of our caloric intake from whole plant-based foods (instead of the current levels of 6%), we will enjoy improved health. As you take steps to include a plant-based diet in your meals, you will likely realize that your preferences for unhealthy food will subside and you will find yourself incorporating more whole, plant-foods into your routine.

I’ll leave you with this: Integrating more veggies, nuts, and seeds in your diet will supply your body with an incredible array of antioxidants, micronutrients, phytonutrients, minerals, and fiber

 

Christopher Lawrence is a Co-Founder of the Healthy Transformations program with Dr. Mike Breen.  He is also the Chief Value Officer and Founder of Change My Life Coaching and Co-Founder of Change My Business Coaching — a fast growing whole-life, leadership and business coaching company, and the only one of it’s kind.  He is also the author of “Go Beyond Passion: Discover Your Dream Job”.  Christopher is a Certified Master Coach Practitioner (CMCP), trainer and facilitator, and a passionate public speaker that truly cares about the success of each and every single person he comes into contact with. You can reach him at Christopher@ChangeMyLifeCoaching.ca.

A Summary of The Healthy Transformations Program

The Healthy Transformations Program is so much more than sustainable weight loss. We have normal weight people sign up for our program too. Why? Because this is about Food University with a strong focus on the science of reducing inflammation, eliminating chronic illness, and a massive focus on understanding your own habits and behavioural science as it relates to food. There is no other program that has this kind of focus and this is why it’s so successful.

 

Our next information session is on December 12, 2019 at 6 pm. Please register at www.healthytransformations.ca.

 

Christopher Lawrence is a Co-Founder of the Healthy Transformations program with Dr. Mike Breen.  He is also the Chief Value Officer and Founder of Change My Life Coaching and Co-Founder of Change My Business Coaching — a fast growing whole-life, leadership and business coaching company, and the only one of it’s kind.  He is also the author of “Go Beyond Passion: Discover Your Dream Job”.  Christopher is a Certified Master Coach Practitioner (CMCP), trainer and facilitator, and a passionate public speaker that truly cares about the success of each and every single person he comes into contact with. You can reach him at Christopher@ChangeMyLifeCoaching.ca.