PATH FOR LIFE 9-STEP transformatioN PROGRAM
HOW IT WORKS
The Path for Life 9-step program integrates the three key elements for creating healthy and sustainable change in our self-relationship and habits.
A new step is unlocked every two weeks in order to learn, practice, and grow in a way that supports how we learn, change and take charge. Each of the nine steps is designed to guide the user through a process of learning, practicing and implementing change.
The ingredients of a healthy, thriving team
This portion of each step helps cut through the mass of confusing nutrition information out there and makes basic truths tangible so we can start to know and practice our inherent wisdom about how to nourish ourselves.
It doesn’t really help to tell people what to eat; what helps is to teach people how to know what works for them.
Every step is a new food group, how and why it affects us the way it does and how to use it as a tool to feel and perform better. Food-knowledge also teaches what causes cravings and emotional stress eating, and how to master our hunger and know what, why, and how to eat to feel full and nourished.
The program teaches about plant-based choices versus animal-based choices, and about how food affects our digestive system, our health, our mood, and our weight. There is no magic diet and no single right way to eat for everyone. As the program deepens the food knowledge, we learn how listen to our very own body and its wisdom and know what we need to use food both as nourishment and a tool for health and wellness. Nourishment is so much more than just nutrition.
This portion of each step is a growing practice in mindfulness. it is teaching how self-awareness leads to self-compassion instead of self-criticism, and how to engage the inner coach. It teaches how will-power is not what get's us through a tough day, love-power does, or rather self-love. It teaches how to be mindful of our thoughts and emotions and how to recognize the patterns that keep us stuck and instead teach how to re-focus our mind so we can move forward. We can be scared of our emotions and often engage in emotional eating to avoid our feelings, instead of being clear about what is going on, we avoid and get sucked into self-destructive behaviors. The mindfulness section helps gain clarity by gently teaching how to be more present, be kinder toward ourselves, and how to become grounded in our bodies so our emotional landscape becomes our intuitive strength, and our behavior becomes aligned with our goals. Mindfulness is the bridge between knowing what to do and actually making the changes we want and the good habits we need to achieve what we are hungry for.
This portion of each step is about active change. Knowing what to eat is one thing; actually doing it is different! How often have we promised ourselves that tomorrow you’ll do “better,” only to realize at the end of the day stress got the best of us and we forgot or simply did not follow through? We tend to think there is something wrong with us or that we are weak? Not true! The nature of habits (good and bad) is mindless and automatic, which is why we need mindfulness to be able to change them. The Habit Shifting part of each step will help identify and get clear about what’s important, what motivates, and how to create action steps. It’s the make-it-happen section for taking charge and getting healthy, being more mindful in action, not just when we have time, and working better by accessing our true stamina, the drive we all have inside, the one that we are truly hungry for... to perform and thrive, better.
Food Knowledge: Your body's natural rhythms and how they affect you
Mindfulness: How to get familiar with your daily patterns
Habit Shifting: How to create new habits and daily rhythms
Food Knowledge: Carbohydrates and why you need them
Mindfulness: Why your negative "self-talk" does not work
Habit Shifting: How to change your self-talk to empower you to thrive
Food Knowledge: Why green foods are “super choices”
Mindfulness: Why willpower usually fails us
Habit Shifting: How to move beyond self-control
Food Knowledge: Protein, fats, and how to choose
Mindfulness: How to get unstuck
Habit Shifting: How to create healthy boundaries
Food Knowledge: The power of root vegetables
Mindfulness: Food and memories
Habit Shifting: How to become comfortable with discomfort
Food Knowledge: Comfort foods, cravings and food addictions
Mindfulness: Food and emotional eating
Habit Shifting: How to cope with emotions in healthy ways
Food Knowledge: Which foods cause inflammation and which are healing
Mindfulness: How to own your choices
Habit Shifting: How to get what you want and empower your life
Food Knowledge: Balancing food choices
Mindfulness: Shifting the beliefs that block your path
Habit Shifting: How to think differently
Food Knowledge: Food and how it affects your mood
Mindfulness: How to embrace your whole Self and face your fears
Habit Shifting: How to be your authentic, healthy Self
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