Greetings from What The Health Works!
I hope your summer has started off to be healthy and loads of fun!
My summer is busy with my Functional Medical Practitioner schooling and working to help people stay healthy. I am finding sometime to enjoy the nice weather we are having!
The topic I wanted to talk about this month is “Who is qualified to give weight loss advice or a plan”!
When it comes to weight loss, there’s no shortage of diet plans. Check any magazine rack, and you’re bound to see the latest and greatest diet plans. But how do you know if a diet plan fits your needs and lifestyle?
To help a client transform their body, I believe you have look at the body as a “whole” addressing movement, lifestyle, health issues and nutrition.
Anyone can give weight loss advice. But I want you to think for just a monument. If your car starts to have an issue you might ask a friend, maybe even someone that had the same issue with their car as your having. Their advice might help but what happens when your car starts to not run at its best or yet it’s having more issues! You start to look in your area for a qualified mechanic, someone that has gone to intense training to work on vehicles of ALL types! You wouldn’t tell someone how to fix their car if you know nothing about fixing cars, right? The same is true for nutrition and losing weight. You want to choice the right people with qualified and intense training. Credible, serious professionals need to get the education before talking with any client about nutrition. I like this quote from Dr. John Berardi “serious professional have a realistic and accurate idea of how much they know (or don’t know). They can test their knowledge against objective, rigorous, evidence-based standards (such as the requirements of a nutrition certification), rather than assuming they have all the answers”.
I come across people all the time that calls themselves an expert in nutrition. They sign up to sell a certain supplement brand or weight loss program not knowing anything about the products or how the plan might effect the person they are speaking with. There are great products out there but that doesn’t make the person a nutritional expert! The person might take a short course on nutrition, even physicians will tell you they don’t cover nutrition in medical school as much as they should. Beware of what you put in your body and who tells you, you need to take these or do that. Do they have the education? Do they know if something might interact with a prescribed drug your taking? Do they know cutting out a certain food could be harmful to your body? Maybe you need a certain vitamin your missing that is causing your body to not function as well. A lot of us wants that quick and magic out come. Just because someone might get a great result from a supplement or plan doesn’t mean you will achieve the same, in fact you could do more harm them good! This is why it’s important to choice the right person with the right education to help with your wellness and or weight loss so you can achieve your best lifestyle!
I have worked with many clients and had great results but it’s not by asking a few questions or suggesting a few changes. I go through a complete health history of many questions to determine a program for each individual to have an out come they will be happy and healthy with!
I do free 20 minute consultations, where we can discuss a plan for your needs. If your wanting to achieve weight loss or feel better with your health such as with hormonal, autoimmune or gut health, sign up today or give me a call.
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Instant Pot Egg Roll Bowl
- 1 lb ground pork or any other meat you would like
- 1 bag pre-shredded cole slaw mix found in the produce section near the bagged salads
- 1/2 cup bone broth
- 1 tbsp soy sauce or to taste
- 1 tbsp garlic powder or to taste
- 1 tbsp ground ginger or to taste
- 1/2 tsp pepper or to taste
- 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
1 pkg egg roll wrappers cut into strips
Place Instant Pot on saute. Wait until it’s hot and then add pork (or meat of choice). Add seasonings and soy sauce and brown meat. If you are using a lean meat (like ground pork or turkey) you will not need to drain it when its done. If you are using a higher fat meat (like ground beef) you will need to drain when browned.
When meat is browned, turn Instant Pot off and add the 1/2 cup bone broth. Add bag of cole slaw mix on top and DO NOT stir. Place lid on and turn knob to sealing position.
Set Instant Pot on manual high pressure for 0 minutes. If you have a newer model Instant Pot, you select the pressure cook button instead for 0 minutes. And, yes 0 minutes is totally a thing. Just keep hitting the – button until the timer reaches 0.
When timer is up, preform a quick release. When pressure is released, open carefully and give everything a quick stir.
Spoon into bowls and enjoy!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees while Instant Pot is preheating on saute.
Cut egg roll wrappers into strips and bush with olive oil. I use egg roll wrappers because they are more sturdy then traditional wonton wrappers when you are trying to scoop, but you can use whatever you have (even tortilla chips).