While it may not always feel like it, summer is right around the corner. I’ve been speaking to many women who are frustrated with their weight loss resistance and/or the changes to their bodies due to the aging process. Concerns include abdominal weight gain, lack of energy, brain fog, memory concerns, lack of focus, gas, bloating, skin issues, and hormonal imbalances. If you’re progressing successfully towards your health goals or feel great there’s no need to read on. Otherwise, please listen up.
I have been using the 30-Day Paleo Reset diet as a template for 2 years and now customize it based on my body’s constantly changing needs, and those of my clients. It is a sustainable program because I feel my best when I stick to it. It’s time to find what works best for you.
What is the 30-Day Paleo Reset?
The 30 Day Paleo Reset is designed to reduce inflammation, improve digestion, burn fat, identify food sensitivities, reduce allergic reactions, boost energy, regulate blood sugar, and stabilize mood. Chris Kresser, the founder of the Kresser Institute and best selling author of “The Paleo Cure”, developed and tested this template. I and my clients who use it enjoy better health and experience positive weight management results.
What’s the program?
For 30 days, you’ll be eating liberal amounts of meat, poultry, organ meats, bone broth, fish, eggs, starchy tubers, non-starchy veggies, fermented veggies/fruits, traditional fats, sea salt, and spices. You can eat moderate amounts of processed meats (such as bacon), whole fruit, nuts & seeds, green beans, coffee or black tea (1 cup before 12 p.m.), dark chocolate (1 square), vinegar, and occasional restaurant foods that fit this plan. At the end of the program, I’ll show you how to re-introduce (some) of the foods you love back into your diet unless you prefer to continue the program as is, because you feel so much better! Continuing to work together is optional.
Expect to incorporate other healthy habits such as exercise, stress reduction, and improving sleep to name just a few.
Pricing and registration? Special price expires May 19th.
Choose the option that works best for you:
A. We can work one on one (in person or via telephone) for $199.
Includes one 60 minute planning session, and three 30-minute coaching sessions, diet plan, grocery list, recipes, access to me via e-mail/text, educational resources, motivation and support.
B. Create or join a group for $69/person. There is a 4 person minimum per group, unless arrangements are made to accomodate a smaller group. I’ll put a group together if enough individuals are interested. Start date will be May 8th or 15th for this option.
Includes one 30-minute individual consultation, and three 30-minute conference calls to answer questions and discuss (can be recorded if all participants agree), diet plan, grocery list, recipes, access to me via e-mail/text, educational resources, motivation and support via e-mail, and texting.
Contact me at email@example.com with questions or to get started. I will send you information to help you get started and process payment.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. What makes this program different from many others?
The program seeks to address the root cause of many underlying health issues by targeting the gut. It additionally integrates other scientifically proven lifestyle habits in rebalancing and optimizing health. Strategies that work for one may not work for the other. In this program, you have access to me as your coach via individual and/or group sessions to address your personal challenges. You have the option to customize your plan as needed/to accommodate individual health needs.
Q. Do I need to take supplements to get started?
A. There are no required supplements. Recommendations for specific supplements based on your individual needs may be made during the program, depending on your current regimen.
Q. Who is this program good for?
A. Anyone wanting to lose weight or improve health. I can customize the diet plan for those who also struggle with a digestive order, Diabetes, blood sugar problems, autoimmune disorder, high blood pressure, obesity, Thyroid Disease, HPA Axis Dysregulation, cholesterol/heart disease, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, acne and skin care conditions.
Q. What is required of me?
A. Be prepared to challenge your mindset, maintain a positive attitude, and follow the plan. You will be setting goals that are aligned with your vision of what’s possible and realistic for the next 30 days.
Q. What will help me succeed?
A. Committing to the process, setting goals that include exercise and stress reduction, a positive mindset, meal planning, and persistence will help you succeed. Here’s one of my client’s texts (edited for privacy) … notice how focused, goal oriented, and persistent she was even 6-weeks after completing one of my 28-day “Be Healthy” programs.
“Hi there! Long text warning! I am sticking to my health goals: 1) eating nutritiously & consciously 95% of the time (… when I don’t, I don’t feel my best, I’m working that out); 2) attending kettlebell classes 3-4X/week …- I’m setting an intention to get Russian Kettlebell Certified this September!; 3) I’m meditating daily; setting intentions; … . Izzy – this is a HUGE year for me. I am so excited! Also, I love the USANA supplements.😃Thank you again for your program and all of your words and words of encouragement!”
Q. I’m weight loss resistant and have tried everything. What if this does not work?
A. This is *not* a fad diet. You must follow through with this plan to find out what works for you and maintain long-term healthy lifestyle habits. Most people notice improvements in different areas of health at different times throughout the program. Based on how your body responds, we may need to tweak your plan further or change it. If you still don’t notice improvements, I can refer you to a health care or a functional medicine practitioner who will perform lab work to assess your health issues.
Q.Eliminating these foods are too overwhelming for me. Can I still do this plan?
A. Yes, you can eliminate foods in groups (gluten, dairy, soy, etc..), but it may take much longer for you to get needed answers. You may need to work with me individually as your coach beyond the 30 days.
Q & A from the Kresser Institute’s program guidelines
Q. This program will require a lot of work. How can I maintain this for 30 days?
A. I recognize this will be a dramatic change for many of you. The best way to do it is to just dive right in. Begin right now. If you procrastinate or delay, it just gets harder. I will provide resources and suggestions on the best way to make this work for you based on your life circumstances. This is why working with a coach is helpful.
Q. How quickly can expect results?
A. The first few days can be hard. Your body will be going through withdrawal. Sugar and wheat, in particular, are addictive and you may notice symptoms like mood swings, strong cravings, irritability, and fatigue as your body adjusts to life without them.
But at some point, you will recover and start feeling better than you did before you began the program. Your energy will improve, your skin will clear up, your digestion will smooth out, your sleep will get deeper, your moods will stabilize and you’ll start shedding some pounds (only if you need to, usually). Aches, pains and mysterious symptoms you’ve had for ages will – seemingly miraculously – begin to improve.
This program has the potential to change your life. Though it may be difficult, the results are worth the effort.
Q. I thought fat was bad for me. Shouldn’t I limit it?
A. The biggest mistake people make on this program is not eating enough fat. You’re eliminating a lot of foods from your diet (bread, grains, beans, etc.), and you have to replace those calories with something. Healthy fat is that something. Healthy fat doesn’t make you fat. Food toxins like wheat, fructose and seed oils – along with other aspects of the modern lifestyle – make you fat. Fat is the preferred fuel source of the body and can constitute up to 60-70% of calories in this program. We’ll work together on finding the best macronutrient breakdown for you.
Q. A little cheat here and there can’t hurt, right?
A. In general, once you’ve figured out your ideal diet, this is true. But this isn’t the time to cheat. Don’t do it. It’s not worth it. One piece of bread or one glass of milk could re-start the inflammatory process and throw your body back into the chaos that led you to this in the first place. If you can stick this initial period out, it will get easier. At some point, you won’t even miss those foods you think you can’t live without.
Q. Shouldn’t I be counting calories and calculating macronutrient ratios?
A. Try to relax into this as much as possible. Don’t overanalyze what you’re eating. Enjoy your food. Make cooking fun and leave time to savor your creations.
Q. This is too hard. How can I make it easier?
A. No man (or woman) is an island. Making big changes is hard, and the more support you have in doing this, the easier it will go. See if you can enlist your spouse, significant other or a good friend to do this with you and create a group (They may not be eager to join, but they’ll thank you later.) Have a “paleo pot luck”. Invite friends over to cook with you.
Q. I’ve got a trip planned or I’m going out on a date. What do I do?
A. First, check out the “On the Go” guide for ideas on easy-to-pack Paleo snacks. If you know you’re going out to dinner with some friends this weekend, choose a place that can accommodate your needs. Call ahead and ask if they have gluten-free items on the menu. Pick a place that has meat and vegetable dishes, and order a salad on the side.
Don’t put yourself in a situation where you’re starving because you haven’t planned in advance, and then eat a bagel with cream cheese because that’s all that’s available. If you’re going on a road trip, stock up on paleo-friendly snacks. This is all possible, but it does require some planning and foresight.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started or to ask me questions and feel free to visit my website at izzyattai.com.