Thursday, July 30, 2015

Healthy Eating: Busting 4 Food Myths



Healthy Eating: Busting 4 Food Myths

I recently read some information that I feel compelled to share as I believe knowledge is power and sometimes the knowledge we hold needs a reset. See if any of these beliefs hold true for you.

  • It is healthier to eat gluten free and this choice also support weight loss. It is important to eat gluten free if you of the 1% of the population that suffers from Celiac Disease (this immune system disorder is highly irritated by wheat products). While some people just feel better eating gluten free there are vitamins  and minerals can be missed if your not careful. further, There is no research that shows eating gluten free promotes weight loss.
  • Dairy is the main dietary source for calcium. While dairy is a common go to for this mineral there are many other sources that might support your body much better including non fat diary choices. Examples include: leafy greens (kale), broccoli and foods that are calcium fortified.
  • Eating fat is not a good thing. While eating to much fat is not a good thing a small amounts is necessary to promote brain function, vitamin absorption, over all mood and appetite control. Examples of some good fats include small amounts of coconut oil, small amounts of olive oil, small portions of nuts and a teaspoon of peanut butter as needed.
  • It doesn't hurt of skip meals while trying to loose weight. while in fact in order to loose weight it is best not to let yourself get really hungry. That means lots of very small meals/snacks frequently so keep your blood sugar even and to avoid the body feeling like it needs go into some serious metabolic changes to compensate.
My health coaching program helps people with all the points above which is another reason I feel so strongly about good , non gmo nutrition and ways to help people with healthy eating behavior change. If your interested in more information please contact us at www.health-fitness-coaching.com

In support,
Laurie

Laurie Bagley MS in Outdoor Adventure Leadership, is a mother,  ACE certified health coach, entrepreneurial business owner, VeraHeart coach and teacher. Her Health and Wellness products business and her Health Fitness Coaching Business, focus on assisting people reach their health/wellness/fitness and financial goals. She is also the 6th woman to summit Mt. Everest from the North Col route and has written a book called SUMMIT.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Goal Setting: 4 Tips for Refocusing Your Goals this Summer




It is very common for people to set long term goals that have to do with summer activities, bathing suits, vacations or outdoor endeavors that all require improved fitness, weight loss, more muscle definition and/or an overall improvement in current healthy living and lifestyle. This requires a mind set change or a change in the way we view and think about certain areas.

Speaking of change it has also been my experience that while many people want to make healthy choices and create a healthier lifestyle, that is easier said than done. There are many reasons for this but the core has to do with behavior change, time management, readiness and motivation. It makes sense to many people to make resolutions to change eating habits, get in better shape or embark on a wellness practice. Research also documents that most of these resolutions are abandoned after 30 days (or less). So what can you do to ensure success? There are a couple of things that can make a tremendous difference:
  • Accountability- either a coach, mentor, trainer or expert in the area you are looking to address , a friend that truly has your back or a group run virtually or in person.
  • Take small steps and only a few at a time.
  • Make a plan and set short term, medium term and long term goals.
  • Record you plan, progress, success and challenges.
I encourage you to applaud your successes no matter how small you may view them. Everything counts and sometimes all we can do are small wins. Enough of those over time will add up to goal achievement if your willing to stay the course, do the work, get support and write out your goals/plan.
My friend Darin steen says it well in this video clip:
http://www.fatlosslifestyle.com/arnolds-americas-next-great-trainer-darin-steen-talks-goal-setting-strategies/

In my health/fitness coaching business this is the part that I am passionate about sharing. I want you to succeed. It is my goal to provide whatever tools can assist in this process. 

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Your sherpa,
Laurie
Laurie Bagley MS in Outdoor Adventure Leadership, is a mother,  ACE certified health coach, entrepreneurial business owner, VeraHeart coach and teacher. Her Health and Wellness products business and her Health Fitness Coaching Business, focus on assisting people reach their health/wellness/fitness and financial goals. She is also the 6th woman to summit Mt. Everest from the North Col route and has written a book called SUMMIT

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

How Does Coaching Work?

How Does Coaching Work?
Laurie Bagley
When I am coaching people around their fitness goals and lifestyle change related to fitness I have found that people are much more successful if we build a plan around a 'Fitness Dream" something that is powerful, motivating and much deeper then things like loosing weight, being healthier or looking better.

Here are some examples of "Dreams" that clients have expressed to me.

1. “I want to be able to ride my bike to the lake/picnic area 12 miles away with my granddaughter and have a picnic".

2. ”I want to be able to hike with all three of my grandchildren and not feel exhausted."

3. “I want to be able to fit into a plane seat comfortably".

4. “I want to ride a bike century and not feel completely beat for the next week."

I have helped people build fitness programs around these deeper motives. So what is a dream that you have?

Here are some starters to consider:
  • What is your dream exercise routine?
  • What is the best best physical habit that you have in your now? What do you need to do to maintain it?
  • What is the worst physical habit that you have in your life now? What can you do to eliminate it?
  • What is the physical milestone that you have always wanted to achieve?
  • What habit in the physical area, if you implemented it, would have a dramatic impact on your life, energy, and health?
  • What is the biggest habit you must overcome to lead a long, active, and fulfilling life?
  • What is the dream that you have for your overall physical wellness?
Being strong, fit and in a position to do things without giving them to much thought is a great place to be.

I love feeling like I could guide a mountain, go for a 10 mile hike or swim a mile in a lake without training for a month. Here are a few practical goals to consider as you build on your "Dream."

  • attain my ideal weight
  • stop hitting snooze and wake up by 7am each day
  • lose 20 pounds
  • start working out with a personal trainer to stick with my workout routine
  • eat 5 servings of fruits or vegetables each day
  • achieve my personal best in my 5K time
  • quit smoking
  • monitor my physical activity with a fitness tracker
  • hike the PCT with my daughter
  • learn how to swim in open water
  • use a stand-up desk at work
  • cook one new recipe from a healthy eating cookbook each week for my family
  • get my annual physical
My intention with my coaching is 1) to help you get in touch with what really matters to you and, 2) expanding or enhancing your ongoing commitment to you and the quality of your living experiences.

I am committed to your success in accomplishing your Dream(s).

Laurie Baglye has been working with individuals as a certified health and fitness coach for over a decade. In 2006 she submitted Mount Everest, one of six women in do so on the  North Col route. Her Book, Summit!, is a step by step approach to goal setting with climbing, adventure racing and other real life stories built in as examples.


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