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By Carmen Hunter [Founder of The Institute For Functional Health Coaching and contributor to the Tennessee Conservative] –
Take one look online or at any magazine article and you will see that every place you look is saturated with solutions to every health problem.
Weight problems? Go paleo! Skin issues? Dairy and gluten free! But the one thing that is missing? A back-to-basics approach to wellness.
People who go keto SWEAR by it for weight loss. They forget to mention that they gave up the five-days-a week lattes and fast-food habit. When you take out toxic food and start moving your body for the first time in years, it’s no mystery why, you will see positive changes.
That doesn’t mean keto is the solution for long term sustainable weight maintenance and health (or any other trend for that matter).
I have coached thousands of people in the last 11 years, and the one thing I can say for sure is that I have helped people undo the most chronic problems without focusing on ONE diet, ONE method of eating, and without eliminating whole food groups.
Getting healthy should never be more stressful on you than what your body is already experiencing. If you are dealing with weight issues, depression, gut dysfunction, brain fog, or any other ongoing chronic problems, you can be sure you have inflammation. Plain and simple. So, what do we do about it?
If a trendy diet isn’t the answer, what is? First, I want to clarify that YES, keto, paleo, vegetarian, and elimination diets can be helpful. In some circumstances, they can even kick start weight loss and reducing inflammation.
However, it has been my experience more often than not that these methods of approach can cause extreme stress mentally, emotionally, and physically. Increased stress is the last thing we want.
My approach and what I teach my clients and coaches? Let’s get back to the basics; let’s take out one thing at a time and see if there is improvement. Just changing how we look at getting healthy-not as a short-term fix but a long-term sustainable way of living can move the needle on things you have been trying to resolve for years.
I became the connection coordinator recently for a program called Shape ReClaimed. One of the reasons I decided to join this amazing company is because they follow a whole food approach, they focus on reducing inflammation and weight loss and better health are the “side effects”. While taking on a new way of eating and living to lose weight is a good idea, the ultimate goal should be to reduce inflammation, so weight loss is the symptom.
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About the Author: Carmen Hunter is the founder of The Institute for Functional Health Coaching®, Carmen Hunter Health LLC and the creator of Education, Preparation & Action. She has over 11 years of experience in the wellness industry to include coaching hundreds of one-on-one clients, group training and teaching coaches and practitioners worldwide how to collaborate for better client outcomes and business success.
Find Carmen on Facebook and Twitter @functionalhealthcoaching and @shapereclaimedwithcarmen