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Top 4 Popular Diets and Their Do’s & Don’ts

Hello Beautiful!

You might know that I absolutely love talking to people about food/nutrition, and I’m known for getting all red in the face and chest when I get very excited and passionate about several topics, this one particularly!

Nutrition – or real food – are a huge part of how I became a holistic health coach several years ago, and I always give nutrition recommendations to my clients as a great starting point if you’re looking some “quick wins”.

I’ve tried so many diets (all very unsuccessful. The diets were I wasn’t) over the years, most of the time for me and it may be for you too, I was constantly felt like I was a hamster running the weight loss wheel and never seeing long-term results.

In this video, I’m going to give you four of the most popular diets and their dos and don’ts that can help you shift from feeling gross and negative about your body & health to feeling fabulous and deserving really quickly.


 


Before We Get Started. A Quick Reminder!

It’s never only about the food. Don’t get me wrong, food is extremely important to our overall health and goals. However, our internal relationship with food will make or break our ability to continue on the weight loss hamster wheel or finally have a consistent stress-free relationship with food.

Negative self-talk is one of the biggest sabotaging patterns I see in women who aren’t living their ideal life, and affirmations are one of the quickest (and cheapest) ways to turn things around.

Whenever you notice the negative thoughts come into play, you have the power to successfully interrupt the downward spiral before it causes drama in your life.

In past videos, we talk about the Top 3 Mindset Challenges when wanting to lose weight and/or change to a healthier lifestyle. Also, provided to you are 3 non-Nutritional Weight Loss Strategies, that may or may nor\t include some affirmations.

Do it enough, and you train your brain to manifest the health and body best for you!

 


 

The 4 Popular Diets That May Help You Lose Weight

#1 – Vegan

  • Completely plant-based, No animal product

#3 – Paleo

  • Animal product, plants, no grains, etc

#4 – Keto

  • High-quality of Fats, animal products, plants, etc

#5 – Atkins

  • Extremely low carbs, plants, etc.

 

I used to think I had to eat the “right” food or believed there was magic diet pill to lose the weight for good – which is weird I know, but I said it in my head I still continue to hear it from women all around me.

Your success and abundance will skyrocket when you get ok with being successful, just as you are. And realizing every BODY is different. Why do you think seem to lose weight faster than women or those native to tropical areas have trouble tolerating high-fat foods. Your body is different than my body, you metabolize certain foods differently than I may.

“One person’s food is another person’s poison.”

There are action step I’d like you to take action on TODAY.

  1. Choose one of the diets listed above and experiment with it for 90 days.  Use your body as a laboratory. Look at this adjustment as an experiment. It may or may not “work”. And know, if that diet you chose didn’t work you have multiple others to choose from. Big Takeaway: HAVE SELF-ACCEPTANCE of where you are right now.

 

Remember, you get what you focus on, so training your brain to focus on the positive really boosts your success efforts.

 

With Gratitude

Anna

Choosing The Best Detox For You

Hello there!

I am quite excited and you should too because this week, we are going to talk all about you. We would take a ride through which detoxification program or technique is right for you.

So which is best for you? Before you start any detox program, you should consult your doctor. So assuming you got a thumbs from them, which plan should you go with.

 

 

1.) Gotta Know Your WHY

First, we have to deal with our mindset. We have to identify why we want to do this. Why do you want to detox? People have different reasons.

  • Improved digestion

  • Reduced aches and pains

  • Clearer skin

  • More energy

  • Improved sex drive

  • Better sleep

  • Clearer thinking

  • Weight loss

  • Reduce cravings

  • Decrease inflammation

  • Change/improve your dietary & lifestyle change

 

2.) How Long Will It Be

To pick a suitable program, you need to have a time duration in mind. You need to know how long you want to do this. I don’t encourage cutting out food through the detox duration (maximum of three days), because when you do, you might feel great initially, but when food is reincorporated, you tend to gain the weight you lost or more!

For a seven day cleanse, eat foods that are pre-digestive and easy on the stomach. They include cooked, boiled, meat (do not fry), vegetables, and fruits (ripe). For fats, nuts and seeds are pretty would be too hard on the digestion. For healthy fats, take MCT oil which is a pre-digestion food. The fourteen day cleanse should be done just as the seven day cleanse. In this type of detox, I usually encourage incorporation of milled flax seed and this is also applicable with the twenty one day cleanse.

When using the MCT oil, you have to start slow. Make it the first smoothie of the day, one tablespoon daily. I learned this the hard way! I didn’t go slowly and I began to have cystic acne by the third day. So don’t forget, go slow with the oil.

3.)Disattach from the outcome….JUST BE

When you have your why and the end result you desire in view, you then have to forget it totally, completely detaching yourself from it. I know it might sound crazy, but it’s important.

You could start by writing on a piece of paper, and then be throwing it away. If you do this, it helps release much of the pressure you might feel because this isn’t a quick fix!

Foods To Stop Overeating

Hey there beautiful!

If you haven’t noticed, we kick-start a new series on Overeating and Binge eating. A lot of us struggle with Overeating and Binge eating, and we feel ashamed to admit it even to ourselves! Regarding these, there are common myths we tell ourselves almost every day and this has spurred me to write this.

Before we start on the types of food that will stop overeating, I gotta remind you of a few things…

  • This is an experiment; not forever. Every nutrient, the needs for each individual person will vary throughout life
  • Not wedded to any particular nutritional system. You just want to do what works for any given person. Every nutrient or substance, exact needs vary from person to person
  •  Don’t get caught up in trying to figure out the exact amount of any nutrient or macronutrient that any human being needs. Please don’t waste your time and energy. There is no scientifically correct answer anyways.

Okay, lets get started!

  1. Protein
  • Low in Protein symptoms:
    • Mood:Irritability, fatigue, depression
    • Brain: forgetfulness, poor memory, poor cognition, poor attention span, moodiness,
    • Appetite: hunger, overeating, binge eating, inability to lose weight,
    • External body: hair loss, brittle hair, brittle nails, poor muscle tone, pain, poor circulation, feeling cold, slow wound healing, headaches
    • Digestion: poor digestion, bloating,
    • Other: sleep issues, feeling faint, low sexual response
  • QUALITY over quantity – Organic
    • Plant or Animal
  • Levels out blood sugar levels throughout the day

 

  1. EFAs – Healthy Fats
  • Low Fat symptoms:
    • Mood:  fatigue, irritability Poor digestion, moodiness
    • Brain: poor cognitive function
    • Appetite:constant hunger, cravings for fried foods or fatty foods or junk food, binge eating
    • External body: inability to lose weight,dry skin, dry brittle hair, blotchy, dry or oily skin, redness around the eyes, constipation,stiff or painful joints, dandruff, brittle fingernails, dry eyes, thirst, loss of menses or irregular cycle, low sexual response
  • QUALITY over quantity
    • Trans fats and inflammatory vegetable oils are bad fats that cause free radical damage and create a perfect storm for inflammation.
      • Most restaurants cook with toxic oils because they’re cheap and marketed as heart-healthy, low-cholesterol fats.
  • Long source of energy & levels blood sugar
    • Endurance athletes are now using fats as their main source of energy

 

  1. High Fiber – not high carb
  • Low Fiber symptoms:
    • Mood: moodiness, irritability
    • Appetite: Intense hunger, constant hunger, cravings for various foods – most for carbs or high sugar foods
    • Digestion: Constipation
  • QUALITY over quantity – Organic
    • Green leafy vegetables
    • Root vegetables
  • Fills up stomach (Makes you feel full) & smoothly guides the digestion

This is a brief wrap on the types of foods that will stop overeating. But never forget, everyone goes through different phases and challenges daily but every day you have is an opportunity to keep up your journey to health!

For more information, watch my YouTube video

The PFC Method to Lose Weight

Hey there beautiful!

We are nearing the end of February, and I don’t know about you but this month has been just so inspiring and so enlightening and I hope you learned a lot this month. This week we’re gonna be talking about my method the west’s method that I’ve heard quite a few experts and athletes use and I  know it has worked for to lose the weight.

But before we can get started  I want to tell you that because I’m so passionate about this topic of nutrition and the power of food I created a  completely free download just for you!


Now that you downloaded your free guide, let get down and dirty about today’s topic!

*Watch the video or listen to the audio

So let’s get started so the method that I believe is a very basic method. It doesn’t require counting calories, counting points, counting macronutrients or anything else.  I believe when you do all those, you’re sending the body and the brain a stress response and in my last videos I had talked about what happens when our body and our mind is in the stress response, so let’s eliminate those strategies.  that make you want to make you do that so this method doesn’t make you do that, however, This method will brighten your awareness of what you’re putting in your mouth.

The PFC Method

 

While using this method in any meal that you eat you really need to concentrate on having a high-quality protein. Whether that’s plant-based or animal protein that should be probably the number one. Protein elevates the insulin level a little bit but it will fill you up the longer the day.

Number two to focus while using the PFC method is  fats. In last week’s video ( annahilty.com/toxic/ ) we talked a lot about toxic beliefs about fats. In the first video of this month ( annahilty.com/diets/ )we broke down what are some good fats and what are some bad fats. And also a great resource to get really nitty-gritty about the science around fat and essential fatty acids is if you look up Dr. Mark Hyman; functional medicine doctor from Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Ohio.

Finally,  the third to focus on of the PFC Method is carbohydrates.  We need carbs! I don’t know how many times I have to say that.

These three the protein fat and carbs they make up our macronutrients. They call macronutrients because we need those we need those three to survive every day we need those to survive so why if we didn’t need carbs if we if everyone went on the Atkins diet and we never ate another carb. Why if we didn’t need it why would it be considered a macronutrient?

I don’t know about you that doesn’t make much sense so a good card so I don’t like to talk about bad food and good food or anything like that but I think you’re smart enough to realize what’s a healthy carbohydrate and what’s a non-healthy carbohydrate so a simple carbohydrate would be white rice white bread white pasta. Those really spike the insulin level really spike the core zone and makes us gain more weight.

Complex carbohydrates do elevate insulin level more so if you would have a protein or fat but not as fast as the simple carbohydrates; sweet potatoes carrots any root vegetable whole grains such as a quinoa and millet. 

Real quick overview of where our focus should go…

PROTEIN – FATS – CARBOHYDRATES


Is a method that athletes use well depending on the athlete but it has worked for several people so if you’re looking for a quick fix which I am NOT a quick fix coach. If that makes perfect sense, start incorporating it into your everyday life.

Don’t forget to download your free download it so click on the link below and it will be sent directly to you again. It lists the top four popular diets and the dos the don’ts.

 

With Gratitude,

ANNA

 

Wrapping Things Up With a Cherry On Top

The Cherry On Top of a Delicious Month

1st week – All about CHOCOLATE!! Yum! www.annahilty.com/chocolate

2nd Week – Romantic Relationships. The 5 Love Languages and How to communicate more clearly to your loved one. www.annahilty.com/5love

3rd Week – Combo Week: Eating Disorder Awareness Week + Love for the Singles.  “How My Binge Eating Made Me a Better Girlfriend.”  www.annahilty.com/girlfriend


Last chance to get this month’s freebie!

Set The Mood for Love With Essential Oils

The Food of the Gods…

“Cacao beans are probably the best-kept secret in the entire history of food.”

– David Wolfe


Can you guess what we will talk about today? That’s right….CHOCOLATE!! That’s right ladies, our favorite euphoria releasing food. Oh how I love chocolate!

But before we “bite” into why we love chocolate so much, let me state how excited I am about the topic I have in stored for you this month. Wait a minute…. Take a deep breath. Do you feel that? 
Do you feel the LOVE in the air? Whether you are married, in a relationship, or single February is the month of love.

To enhance that feeling of love throughout the whole month, grab your FREE PDF now>>> 


Now let’s have some fun!

According to the US Department of Commerce, the average American consumes 10 pounds of “traditional” chocolate yearly. Crazy right? That’s a whole lot of chocolate!  When I say “traditional” chocolate I simply mean the chocolate your get at convenient stores, or the chocolates always laying around at your grandma’s house; the same chocolates with highly processed cocoa, milk, and large amounts of sugar. This explains why we can become “chocoholics”.

So what is “real” chocolate? Raw caoca. (Nope, that is not a spelling mistake.) Cacao is actually the bean from the fruit. The bean that has been more valuable than currency for ancient cultures, and now consider the healthiest “superfood” of our time!

*Click to learn Caoca’s longevity health benefits, forms of caoca you can consume daily, and why women crave chocolate more than men.*


Chocolate is a very powerful substance which deserves respect when consuming it; enjoyment & pleasure in every bite.

 

 

“Every human is motivated by seeking pleasure and avoid pain.”

This whole month is aiding you to seek pleasure. To get more info & recipes 😉 that you will enjoy on facebook. Go to>>

 

With Gratitude,

ANNA (Your Ginger Coach 😉 )

 

 

Thyroid Awareness Month: Edition 1

Hey there. Welcome!

If you are a follower of my Bi-Weekly Wholistic Health Coaching; you received an intro to my experience of understanding this very important gland…THYROID!

Now, if you don’t receive my Bi-Weekly Health Coaching; click here NOW to start getting these amazing & valuable nuggets!


My story and the thyroid connection starts roughly three years ago.  A little factoid of me; your Health Coach about three years ago I was deeply obsessed in the bodybuilding industry. That’s right; I was a slave to my weight lifting schedule (Mondays – Back & Bi’s, Tuesdays – Tri’s & Chest, and etc.) and also a slave to the clock. Eating the same foods every day, every three hours on the minute.(Chicken, broccoli,  brown rice, and etc.)

Thinking meanwhile, “I’m living healthy!”  Does not sound healthy to you?!

What little did my fellow gym rats know was; I didn’t have a period in three years (aka not ovulating), had cystic acne all over my gin/jaw line, and difficult sleeping. These are prime examples of symptoms of hormonal imbalance.

As stated in my Bi-Weekly Coaching I explained my next steps of action. First, I went to my OBGYN assuming they would know about hormones. at that moment I was given a gift of reality. They tested only my TSH thyroid level and only told me, “Your thyroid is normal”. Well, most like a lot of people I did NOT feel normal. So that is when I started to learn more about the thyroid. It’s function/importance, how to help it heal itself, what tests to ask my doctor for to get a true & full understanding!


That is where I want to start with you. No one blood drawn, no more expensive tests and no more not know what to do about it!

  • According to the American Thyroid Association (ATA), more than 12% of the US population will develop a thyroid condition sometime in their lifetime. About 20
  • About 20 million Americans currently have thyroid disease and don’t even know it.

ATTENTION LADIES! We are 8 times more likely to develop a thyroid problem. (Aren’t we likely?!)

  • If any thyroid problem goes undetected or unresolved it can cause several other severe conditions: cardiovascular disease, infertility, and osteoporosis. To just name a few.
  • Also, thyroid issues can lead to two thyroid autoimmune diseases; Hashimoto’s & Graves)

Knowledge Nugget: Autoimmune Diseases develop when our own body’s antibodies/”fighters” attack our own body part. In the example of the thyroid; our body is attacking its own thyroid gland.


So now that we know a few stats on the thyroid, let’s dig deep on how you may tell if the thyroid is to blame for your health ailments.

These symptoms may be the most common symptoms of a thyroid problem. And there are plenty more. For a list of more thyroid symptoms visit my Pinterest board.


I know this is all to take in all in one post. I also know that if your anything like me, you want to know what actions to take next!

This month’s free gift I have created is the exact action step needed. Click here  and/or the imagine to download the FREE guide…..

This guide gives a summary of the thyroid but also an entire list of thyroid test you should ask your doctor! This guide is full of amazing value to better your health & life!


Next blog post will be about how to take actions into your own hands. How to naturally aid our thyroid with nutrition (top 5 foods to help the thyroid), wellness tips (how movement can impact our thyroid), and alternative methods (Surprise recipe at the end). Something to look forward to!

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Sunday Recipes

Double Chocolate Grain-Free Brownies {100% Flourless}

Ingredients
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter or sun butter to make these nut-free, which is how we eat them now
  • 6 ounces banana or 2 small bananas
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • dash of sea salt (pink Himalayan or Celtic)
  • 1 cup cacao nibs
  • organic virgin coconut oil (for greasing the baking dish)
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add the first 6 ingredients to a food processor and process on high until combined, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl if necessary.
  3. Next, add chocolate chips and pulse several times until the chips are combined.
  4. Spread the brownie mixture evenly in a greased 8×10 baking dish
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  6. Let cool before serving.

 

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