Many people do feel great when they follow a fad diet for a short period of time. But here are two key problems. First, a fad diet cannot be sustained so the weight soon returns. Second, in order to cut calories, a fad diet usually lacks the nutrient density our bodies require. What does nutrient density mean? It means that the foods you are putting into your body are actually serving your body the full complement of vitamins and minerals that your body needs to function. Food is nourishment. By skipping meals and reducing calories, you are also reducing the amount of vitamins and minerals delivered to your body. Our approach is to change the foods you put into your mouth so that every calorie counts to make your body healthier! Would you really rather be skinny at the cost of persistent mental fog and poor sleep? Would you really rather be thin at the cost of horrible, daily gut pain?
When we evaluate a client’s progress, we feel successful when she sleeps well, has abundant energy and clear skin, is free of gut problems like diarrhea or constipation, and does not experience anxiety or depression. Shakes and fad diets are never a part of our program because, in our opinion, they cannot produce sustainable health improvements. When you make health your objective, weight loss follows naturally. The goal is to make your body perform and feel optimal all the time.