Ellen Thomas

Your Transformation Coach - Transformation Coach
Esslingen - Germany

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    February 22, 2012

    Ellen's Five-Step Approach to Perfect Weight and Optimal Health

    Step 2: Plan Ahead and Make Good Choices

    Sounds easy enough, right? 

    Last week we talked about detoxing so your body is cleaner, healthier and burns more efficiently. This week, the subject is planning ahead-making it easier to choose wisely.

    So, here’s the deal: Digestion takes a huge amount of energy as does dealing with a bunch of junk going through your system. Timing and quality impact the amount you energize (or not!) your body. You want to plan ahead so you don’t eat junk (because you are starved and HAVE to eat what is available) and are invigorated by the fuel you choose. Keep a running list of what you want on hand and stock up when you can. For example, I order organic raw “green” bars online since they aren’t available here in Germany and carry one in my purse at all times.

    Try these ideas:

    1.       Yes, Breakfast IS important! It sets the tone for the rest of the day and starts the furnace burning. Begin with a good foundation and your blood sugar is stable. Then, you won’t have energy crashes or be so famished that you eat unconsciously. Unstable blood sugar turns your calories into fat, rather than energy you readily burn. Personally, I love having a shake in the morning-whole food is too heavy for me first thing. I make it after my shower and can carry it around with me while I check email, do my hair and other morning chores (saving precious time!).  I add my powdered supplements, fruit (banana, apple, berries, frozen fruit) and flax seeds (best is organic and freshly ground. Keep a dedicated spice/coffee grinder for this and the flax seeds in the fridge). A delicious touch is adding cinnamon (stabilizing my blood sugar at the same time!).

    2.       Keep plenty of healthy options available all day long. Dried and fresh organic fruits and nuts are ideal: Keep packages in your office and carry a ziplock of them in your purse. You can cut up veggies the night before and eat them with hummus, peanut or almond butter. This way, you can snack before you are starving, so your blood sugar is consistent and you don’t grab anything within reach to feed the beast.

    3.       Balance:  Each of us is unique…so there is no “one size fits all” however, there are some nutrients that form a strong foundation and can effortlessly be added to your daily regime. I have a powdered sachet of 92 essential nutrients I take each morning-so easy to travel with, too!  If all else fails, I know I have gotten the basics into my body for the day. Make sure you are getting all the nutrients your body needs. It’s not physically possible to get it all from food-even for the most dedicated of us. Supplementing is essential for optimal health and wellness.


    Next week I’ll go into more detail on how to give your body the correct fuel so it can burn efficiently. As always, feel free to contact me if you’d like to know which specific brands I recommend and have fully tested.

    What do you do make sure your body gets what it needs on a daily basis?  Can’t wait to hear! Please share your thoughts below or email me at ellen@yourtransformationcoach.com.


    Ellen Thomas is the founder of Your Transformation Coach, and is passionately dedicated to helping people live their authentic life NOW. Her philosophy: Why wait? Every moment of your life has significance. Don’t waste another second not experiencing the true meaning in your life!  A military spouse with an MBA in International Marketing, she is multi-lingual, an avid runner and loves to travel. She currently lives near Stuttgart, Germany with her husband Michael and canine running coach Bella. Catch a sneak peak of her upcoming webinar Ten Keys for Living Outside of the Box here.

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