While at the CHEK Institute last weekend I was confronted yet again with the importance of nutrition and the role that it plays in our goals of dropping body fat. Since becoming a personal trainer so many of my clients have struggled with this over the years so I’m going to make it REALLY simple. I’m reducing all of our diets…yes, I am doing this as well…to the bare minimum – To the macro and mirco-nutrients that we need to survive and operate at our peak level, and nothing else. Paul Chek talks about the 3 choices we always make: the optimal, the suboptimal, and the indifferent.
-The optimal always produces the best outcome for everyone involved.
-Suboptimal often produce what we want, but create friction in relationships with others. They cause pain, but they are still useful choices because they produce life experience, which is necessary if we are to evolve.
-The indifferent choice is choosing to do nothing. It is almost always the worst decision we can make because it halts our own self evolution.
So for the month of June I am choosing to only eat meats, eggs, above ground vegetables, olive oil, coconut oil & avocado. Organic is preferred and HIGHLY recommended. Veggies served raw are also HIGHLY recommended (although I’m sure I’ll cook some as well).
The results you will experience will be greater than you expected. How you feel and the energy you will have will be off the charts. What we are doing is eliminating all of the common food allergies and detoxifying our bodies by focusing on what it REALLY needs and not filling our bodies with things that harm it. No gluten. No grain. No soy. No dairy. No caffeine. No alcohol. No corn.
Just try it…
If you’ve been struggling with getting rid of fat, it’s probably because your way isn’t working. It’s time to try my way. What’s the worst that could happen??
I challenge everyone reading this blog to participate with me and see how great your body can look AND feel in just 30 days. But I’m guessing that after the 30 days are up you will want to continue to eat this way because of what great strides you have made in your health. If you want to eat any of the “banned substances” after 30 (or more) days then we’ll reintroduce ONE AT A TIME to see if you are intolerant to it AS WELL AS show you how your body reacts to it. Right now you can’t tell how it reacts because it’s been desensitized over the years.
Your gut wall will be in better shape making food more digestable by the body. You won’t experience dips in your energy (like after lunch) as often. Your sense of smell and taste could even improve!
The two other things that are necessary that I’ve preached since day one is:
1. Drink 1/2 your bodyweight in ounces of water per day! (So if you’re 150lbs you drink 75oz/day. (More on days you work out) )
2. Be in bed AND ASLEEP by 10:30pm. NO EXCEPTIONS, ALLISON & SHIREESH! (and me!!)
Please pass this blog along to anyone who you think would want to join us…
Let’s all get lean, healthy and strong this month and let’s do it together!!!
Phil Gephart PICP, CHEK