Does size really matter? The social messages that we take in each day from
TV, Internet, Magazines and the public in general tells us that the ideal
woman is a size 0, skinny this, skinny that. When in reality all
throughout the world we cheer to good health. The ideal
woman or man is a healthy person, free from disease.
Keep in mind that healthy is not a size, it is lifestyle. As a
holistic nutritionist this is what I teach. I give my clients ways
to learn to love, and respect themselves while being healthy at
the same time. Even when I was in the best shape of my life,
jogging a mile a day, it was never good enough for me as I still felt fatigue
throughout the day.
Several months during a bad break-up I dropped down to a
size 2, weighing only 105 pounds 5feet – 4inches tall. I still
recall what I lived on and how I am so blessed today learning
proper nutrition. I was eating three meals daily but they were
not nutritious. Microwave meals, and KETO CHEESE ALL DAY, I was
starving myself from nutrients. Back then all of my logic and intelligence
had trouble combatting what I believed to be perfect, day after day.
Today, I eat to be healthy and to combat disease not to be LABELLED skinny,
thin, or the perfect size through someone else’s
eyes. The idea of squeezing into a size 2 will likely
never ever happen again. I am happy about that, as it is more
important for me to live disease free and in optimum health.
Once I was able to accept my flaws it was easy to realize that.
Think of your childhood and how did your parents
eat? Most likely, you are raising your children on the same
foods today. If you answered yes, it is time to pull the curtain
open and realize what is blocking you. Be the positive change
in your family to set the example that diet is not a size it is a
lifestyle. Most healthy diets limit unhealthy fats and will
include vegetables, fruits, fish, and whole grains. Our 30-day
plan is eating plant-based foods following the typical
Mediterranean diet. Research shows less cases of Alzheimer’s
and Parkinson’s disease when sticking to the Mediterranean
eating plan. Many of my clients eliminate one unhealthy item
from their diet within the first week. It is key to incorporate
one – two good choices per week, in order to reach your 30-
day goal of a lifestyle change.
Not a Size, and never a D-I-E-T, it’s a Lifestyle, is your opportunity to discuss relevant and life-changing topics directly with Wendy Cottiers and her team. Think of this as your chance to get into Wendy’s head about fitness, self-care, and well-being. Join Wendy and a supportive, encouraging group of like-minded people looking to live their best lives.
Each month, Wendy and her team will host a live Zoom video/phone call, with a new topic to be discussed. The calls will last approximately one hour. Take this opportunity to get Wendy’s take on each topic, and to share yours with the whole group! There will be lots of information, lots of sharing, and lots of fun. CONNECT with us!
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