The Changing Habits, Fat Loss Protocol has been instrumental in changing people’s perception about the food they eat as well as dramatic weight loss and exciting health outcomes. For people who follow the protocol and understand it, then continue the lessons learnt from the protocol into their life and eating habits – their lives and health outcomes change.
This protocol has come a long way from the original ‘Pounds and Inches’ of the 1970’s. In the last 40 years our knowledge of the human body has vastly improved and as a result the protocol has changed, especially the fourth phase. There are also some additions and deletions in the first three phases – notably the deletion of any bread like products such as melba toasts, grisini’s or any grain products what so ever.
The other very important factor that is different in the last 40 years is; our diets and our food. Both have changed dramatically and as a result there are people who are morbidly obese – not just overweight by 10 kg but 60kg plus, there are also many foods that exist today that did not exist in the 1970’s when the original protocol was designed. For example our wheat has been chemically hybridised, there is a proliferation of genetically modified foods, as well as a plethora of man made sugars from GMO corn and wheat, as well as one calorie artificial sweeteners. There are more additives, preservatives and flavourings than ever before, milk is modified, butter is now replaced with margarine and many fats have been either fractionated, interesterefied or hydrogenated.
Our food isn’t food any more, it is food like and if you have been eating these types of foods and then go on the Fat Loss Protocol then I assure you it will be a rude awakening for your body. All of a sudden you start to feed it what it needs (real foods), it may turn against you for a few days or even a week or more and give you headaches, dizzy spells, flu like symptoms, lethargy, tiredness, sleepiness and so on.
Then, if you have not been coached or you have not read the entire book and understood what this is all about, you may just go back to your old way of eating and then get mad because all the weight you lost has come back. You are where you are because of the food and lifestyle choices you have made in the past. If you think you can go on a diet or protocol for 3-6 weeks, then go back to your old lifestyle and be someone completely different, well this just brings an element of delusion. The Fat Loss Protocol teaches you lessons that must be adhered to for the rest of your life if you want to be in better health, mentally and physically as you move forward in life.
In this day and age, to do the original protocol (Pounds and Inches) without further help and changes would be, for most people, just another diet that they tried and failed. I notice that there are people who are doing the original ‘Pounds and Inches’ and saying that the ‘diet’ doesn’t work. I’m not surprised for the reasons addressed above.
Having said that, there are some people who do not succeed on the Fat Loss protocol and by talking to many of them I realise there are two fundamental flaws that need to be addressed for those who are struggling.
The First Flaw – Addictions, Habits and Self Sabotage
Addictions, long term habits and self sabotage are things we have not addressed with the Fat Loss Protocol While people succeed on the protocol and learn what they should eat and what they should avoid, and know exactly what will keep them healthy and their weight at an ideal number, for some reason they get back into bad habits and begin a slow road to self sabotage and destruction.
I’m not a psychologist, I’m a nutritionist but over the past few weeks, I’ve been listening to a summit on the Psychology of Eating. 40 hours, 40 different experts all talking about this very issue. I noticed that there is a common thread throughout and it is becoming glaringly obvious. Let’s face it things happen in life, sexual abuse, death, stress, marriage breakups, trauma, beloved children gone astray, loss of pets, illicit drugs, alcohol, illness and so on. I do not think anyone gets out of this life without some problems and trauma. Many people turn to food as their comfort while others don’t. So what’s the difference that makes the difference, why do some succeed to change their life around and others don’t?
The Psychology of Eating Summit Answered this in Two Parts
Firstly – once you have done the protocol then you cannot rest on your laurels, there must be a constant striving to better yourself; spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. This does not have to be done all at once but step by step bit by bit is the most effective.
In this day and age education is very easy all you need is a smart phone, computer or an MP3 player and you can down load free podcasts from all over the world on every subject. (I’ve put my favourite list in this newsletter) The summit that I was listening to was free for a time, so there are really no excuses. It’s important that you stay in ‘the work’.
‘The work’ being – that you are constantly educating and striving to be better in every way. When you are better, your life get’s better. It is about thinking differently, acting differently, being different and then having a different life.
Secondly – gaining control of any food addictions, unhealthy habits or cravings is all about having a better relationship with your self. It is about having a true respect for yourself as a human being and utter respect for the body that you live in. When you love and respect yourself, it is very hard to abuse yourself with self sabotaging eating habits.
After the Fat Loss Protocol, you will know exactly the foods that are perfect for your bodies health, if you then go on to do ‘the work’, improving yourself through education and action then the chances of you going back to your old habits becomes less. If you do go back, then it is just a matter of patting yourself on the back, letting yourself know that you have been treating your body as a temple for days/weeks/months and that it was a slip up and now it’s time to start again. Listening to inspiring people, reading blogs, downloading podcasts, reading books all help in the healing of the heart towards itself (suggestions in this newsletter).
The Second Flaw – You must have a full understanding of the protocol
The second problem is that people do not read the entire manuscript throughout the protocol or do not get on the Changing Habits Healthy Living Club where Anna the coach is there to help you. It’s all well and dandy to do the protocol but if you do not have an understanding of what happens in the fourth phase, then you are doing your self a dis-service and you have wasted your time. The first three phases are straight forward, the directions are clearly laid out and there is no room for error. The fourth phase is the reintroduction of food back into the diet, it is a time to find out what foods inflame your body and those that give it health and energy. This is done by the slow introduction of foods mainly fats and more fruit, vegetables and proteins. This is the test and measure phase of the protocol. It is not a time to drink wine, beer or spirits, it is a time to really study how your body works with foods. If you wish to return to alcohol, then that can come later. It is also not a time to have sugar laden carbohydrates, breads, cakes, pasta, cookies or crackers this can be tried after phase 4. Having said that, you may find that these foods cause inflammation, weight gain and ill health. The club and your coach Anna, will help you through phase 4, there is more information about phase 4 and the changes that have been made as a result of our own trial and error with people.
Food is just the beginning and three weeks into the protocol gives you a flying start with your new life, weight and health. The key is to keep it going. We will support you through this, but it is essential to stay in ‘the work’.
Once the protocol is completed, then the real education begins, a new life opens with new possibilities. The Healthy Living Club is the place to be inspired by all the people who have done all the changing habits programs and done them exceptionally well. You have full access to the club for 12 months, we have bloggers, tools, support, coaches, audio’s, discounts to changing habits products, all for you to stay in ‘the work’.
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