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Jim EatonWe are very excited to announce a new Nutrition program that we have developed in cooperation with Jim Eaton from Evolutionary Eaton.

Thus far, people that have participated have done AMAZING!

This program is not just intended to be a resource to provide you with information, recipes and instruction on what not to eat. Of course it offers excellent content as far as that is concerned, but the primary benefit to this program is the support, camaraderie and accountability that it offers.

This is intended to be something that you WILL be able to follow! Everyone that has participated has been successful, and we are constantly making improvements to ensure that we are providing you with knowledge and skills that you will be able to use FOREVER!!!Collage 2016-08-13 Jenny July

No supplements, no starving yourself, just delectable, glorious whole foods.

The first week we will work to eliminate a handful of foods so as to get people gradually used to making changes, and then eliminate a few more the following week, etc. The goal is to reduce the amount of processed foods to allow the body to adapt to natural ingredients. What happens at the end is as you slowly begin to reintroduce select foods (preferably one at a time beginning during Week 4), you will know what does and does not agree with your body so you can make a determination as to if it is worth eating moving forward.

For me I know that the primary thing I need to avoid is bread and processed carbs. They do not agree with me and I get bloated and sluggish pretty much immediately, and I put on weight in just a week or two of eating it. I also found out that I can have some dairy, but only in small quantities. If I have too much at once it does not end well.

Ready to Sign-Up? It’s Easy!

For just $49, you’ll have access to the Northeast’s most supportive, informative online group run by Jim Eaton, NTP and me (Eric Marsh, owner of FIT)!

  • Every week, your approved foods list is laid out for you and questions are answered.
  • Each day, you’ll receive tips for working your way through the program, and be supported by the dozens of others who are working the program right alongside you.

This program makes getting healthy easy, affordable, and accessible to everyone – no matter where you live or what your schedule is like!

Please visit this link to register online and reserve your spot!

Email Info@FunIntellignetTraining.com for any questions!

FAQs

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions that Jim has put together:

eric-mcneilWhat Can I Eat on This Plan?

Not many foods will be restricted on this plan. Things like gluten-containing grains and dairy will be taken out of your routine. This is because they are very common allergies/sensitivities. The same goes for soy and corn, for the most part. Alcohol is not recommended and things like coffee and bacon will be phased out. Many “food-like products” will be restricted. Most processed foods contain one or more of the ingredients I already mentioned (gluten, dairy, soy and/or corn) as well as sugars, highly processed vegetable oils and chemical colors, flavors, and preservatives. All of these things can lead to inflammation and weight gain. The point is to give your body a break!

Is This a Detox?

This is not a “detox” so to speak. It is a whole foods plan and lifestyle. Each monthly program lasts four weeks, with the first 3 weeks being progressively more specific with what you can and cannot eat, and the 4th week being a reintroduction phase. Reintroducing foods one at a time is very helpful to pinpoint food that may be giving you issues. While we are promoting this as a “1-month challenge”, and I certainly think anyone can benefit from participating, it is my hope that it will plant some seeds for life long lifestyle changes.

I have no delusions that everyone who signs up will have banished all processed foods from their life and be brewing their own kombucha by the end of the month…but if everyone takes at least one baby step (of their choosing) in the right direction, I will be thrilled!!!

Do I Have to Buy Any Supplements or Special Products?

There are no supplements required for this program. If you have any questions about supplements I can certainly answer them for you, but this program is about eating / using whole foods to get FIT (for life!).

Is This a Weight-Loss Program?

Weight loss is not the main goal of this program (although it is an awesome side effect!)…getting healthy is the main goal. I would argue that weight loss should not be the main goal for anyone. Weight has very little to do with overall health and well-being. A number on the scale is not going to make you happy! I (and many others) have been at the peak of health and the pits of unhealthiness…and the scale read the same number both times.

I would suggest focusing on other things, like how you feel! You can starve yourself to lose weight, but you are going to feel like garbage…so what good is that? After what is usually a very short adjustment period, most people feel great and very energized on this plan. How your clothes fit is another way to measure your progress…and remember if weight loss is your goal, you didn’t put the weight on overnight, so it is unrealistic to think it will come off that fast. Be patient.

What Can I Expect From This Program?

This program will help you as much as you put into it. We will give you the info and provide avenues of support, but you have to participate! Nearly everyone who participates sees significant improvements, and by far the people who see the biggest gains are the people that really put in some effort, participate in the Facebook group and reach out to me personally to address their issues. So ask questions, complain, admit when you make a slip, and maybe complain some more ;)

Bottom line is this: when the month’s done, you’ll have a good sense for what foods have been holding you back from your health/wellness goals, and what foods can help propel you forward (and/or heal you!). You’ll feel better than you’ve felt in a long time, and have a roadmap for how to navigate stellar health well into your future.

What If I Mess Up or Slip-Up During the Program?

We are not expecting you to be perfect…there is no such thing. If you don’t give it a try you will be where you are now. If you are happy with that, great, carry on. If you are not then you have nothing to lose. If you slip up during a snack or meal, we’ll encourage you to get back on track the next time you eat. Do not be in the mindset “I had one piece of cake so I might as well eat the whole thing” or “I had some potato chips so the whole day is shot!” The whole day is NEVER shot. That one mouthful of potato chips is shot….but the next mouthful of food doesn’t have to be.

 

Ok thanks, Jim. I’m back!

I promise you can do it if you put in approximately 2-3 hours per week of planning and prepping your food (I shoot for an hour or so Sunday and Wednesday, for example). A benefit to the prep is that it saves time as the week wears on and you get busy (and hungry!). Things are ready to go for you as well as the fact that you don’t need to stress out about what to eat, it’s already planned out and mostly ready to rock.

 

Testimonials

I’m coming off a month of Whole30, which is super strict, and yesterday day I had something non-compliant and I thought… phew, that was just one decision, I am still worthy enough to keep trying!!! (Whole30 would not have made me feel this way!) Thanks for putting a plan together that I can follow and be successful, which makes me strive for compliance, but does not make me a failure if I don’t succeed every bite along the way. A.C.

It seems as the first stage has completed, we all had success. Congratulations to everyone! I know this is not a ‘diet’ per say but I lost 9.4 over the last week. K.L.

I was skeptical I could do this…but even with a vacation in the middle of it all I’ve been 95% compliant. I feel great…I can FEEL my body changing. Headaches, fatigue, bloating…GONE! We are a family of 5 with teenagers who eat everything in site and even they have enjoyed a few new things I’ve tried.Best part…its food! No magic pills, drinks, stuff to buy! If you’ve been thinking about doing something for your body…take 30’days and do this.  L.C.

Down 13 pounds from this so far. This from the girl who said she would never give up cream in her coffee or Splenda! S.F.

Success: Down 10lbs. Suspect dairy responsible for my acne. Further tests need to be done. As in, it will be the last thing I reintroduce.
Sleeping better. Restless leg is gone. D.R.

I feel like a tire has been removed from around my waist. I haven’t seen a lot of weight loss (about 5 lbs) but I feel tighter and slimmer. I’m sleeping better too but having a lot of vivid dreams!!!! I just had to make it over the initial energy slump. Now I feel great!!! I’m looking forward to adding back in some foods as meat and vegetables are not my ideal meals, but I find my cravings are curbed and I don’t feel like I’m starving as much throughout the day. I’m very glad I decided to do this. I can say that now LOL. S.P.

Binge eating and sugar cravings are under control, never thought I could overcome these two obstacles ever, and now I know I can!! Not even craving the fruit as much as I thought I would this week! J.S.

I’ve posted about it a few times already but it is so amazing that I will say it again – with the exception of an issue with my toe that will always hurt – my joint pain has all but vanished. I now have what I would consider the “normal” soreness that one would expect to accompany the aggressive workouts that I am doing but not the constant, nagging, energy sucking and quite frankly depressing pain that someone who is working this hard should NOT have. This has been a game changer for me. The other HUGE change is that I am no longer taking Prilosec on a daily basis for terrible acid reflux!!!!! It was a secret goal to have that eliminated but since I have been taking it for so many years I was seriously doubtful that it could happen. During the past 2 1/2 weeks I have had to take a TUMS twice I believe. Again – not sure if it is the gluten or the dairy and frankly I am a little nervous to test it out for either the joint pain or the reflux because I don’t want EITHER of them to come back EVER!!!! K.J.

Gluten and sugar are two things that make my chronic inflammation and back pain worse. The past month proves that. (I kind of was in that track in June. July cinched it.)
I like the way my skin feels and my stomach has been more predictable of late. And I am down about 10 pounds- considering exercise is forbidden right now that’s pretty good. M.B.

Now Are You Ready? Signing Up Is Easy!

For just $49, you’ll have access to the Northeast’s most supportive, informative online group run by Jim Eaton, NTP and me (Eric Marsh, owner of FIT)!

  • Every week, your approved foods list is laid out for you and questions are answered.
  • Each day, you’ll receive tips for working your way through the program, and be supported by the dozens of others who are working the program right alongside you.

This program makes getting healthy easy, affordable, and accessible to everyone – no matter where you live or what your schedule is like!

Please visit this link to register online and reserve your spot!

Email Info@FunIntellignetTraining.com for any questions!

For a rare change, I’m going to show you how I did with it as well.  The first pics are at the beginning of the
program and the others are about 3 months in.  I’m not too experienced taking selfies, so please don’t judge!
Normally I eat pretty well, but I had a rough go of it during Vanessa’s pregnancy and the first couple of month after.
Typically there is a bit of a back and forth regarding what we are going to eat, but during this time it was a losing battle so I just gave in and ate whatever was available/she wanted.  Add to that the fact that during this time frame I did more sitting than I have in any other part of my life and you’ve got a recipe for disaster…as the pictures display.  Not good. I was so incredibly unhappy with myself that it parlayed into every aspect of my life.
I know what I’m doing, but even so, I needed a little kick in the pants in order to make the necessary changes.  This program did just that.
The hardest part was forcing myself to set aside time to prep my food.  Everyone is different, but for me, a big session on Sunday gets most of my staples ready for the week and then I can pop in another quick prep session mid week to fill in any gaps.  The food prep was (and still is) absolutely key to making this work.

I was very worried about cravings.  Before starting, I literally NEEDED to eat chocolate. No joke.  By day 2 or 3 I had absolutely no food cravings and that was amazing to me how quickly my body adapted to the “cleaner” food.  Awesome!

I was also worried about a lack of energy due to the lower carb intake.  Zero issues. This isn’t really a low carb diet, it is intended to eliminate the processed carbs.  You can still get plenty of energy from fruits and veggies to sustain your training intensity.  My staple carbs to keep my energy up was a medley of sweet potatoes, beets and other veggies and that worked great.  We’ll have recipe ideas for you guys, and the group will share recipes as we try them as well.

It had a huge impact on helping me to change my habits and get back on track after all of my “pregnancy weight”!  I stayed on task for 2 weeks in Brazil and feel like I came back exactly as fit as when I left; amazing considering typically I gain 7-9 pounds while we are there.  There is no way I would have been able to stay the course if I didn’t just finish the program to get me on track and committed to my good habits.

Another awesome benefit was that my digestion cleaned up significantly.  I was reliant on probiotics for months prior in order to maintain “normal” function.  Within the first few days I felt entirely normal and all of my issues were cleaned up.  This in and of itself saved me about $40/month in probiotics!
***I originally wrote the above blurb after the first month and we are now into the Third month.  Here are some other observations:
My skin is more clear, my mood has drastically improved, my energy levels have been consistent without caffeine and my ADD symptoms, although ever present, have been a bit more manageable as of late! Oh yeah, and I weighed in at 187 pounds this past Friday, down 19 pounds since the end of April and 26 pounds since the beginning of April when I started getting myself in gear, a nice little bonus!!!
You can click here to read a bit more about the SIMPLE strategies that I have been utilizing to make these changes.
IMG950937Brian has been following the plan for about a month now as well and he has made TREMENDOUS progress.  He was working out like a maniac before, hitting on average 10 sessions/week.  His strength and endurance were improving much, much faster than his body composition, so we got him started in changing his eating habits.
He also has experienced an increase in energy and has had no issues with fueling his workouts, even as he lost an amazing 16 pounds.  The fact that he has drastically increased some of his numbers says volumes, as he just squatted an incredibly impressive 375 during this timeframe!
I’ll stop writing as I think the pictures speak for themselves!IMG950939
I would be very very surprised if you were to complete this, train here a couple days per week and not lose weight…even though weight loss isn’t the primary goal, just a super awesome side effect of eating this way!
Ok, so you’ve read all of my jabbering.  What the hell is the meat and potatoes (see what I did there?!?!) of this program?
Here goes:
  • 4 weeks with the first session beginning August 1st.  We intend to run a new group at the beginning of each month. People can feel free to jump back into another session in the future if they feel they need a little jump-start (see below).
  • It will be implemented online using a private Facebook group as the primary means of communication.
  • Before you begin, we will provide you with a protocol for a pantry clean out, TONS of tips, tricks and things to pay attention to, approved food lists for each week and some recipes to get you started. 
  • Participation in the facebook group is required.  The more active and engaged you are, the higher your chance of success.  It is also super helpful for other people to see what you have been doing in order to share ideas, recipes, success and yes, the inevitable struggles.  Many of us deal with the same things, so one person posting a challenge can help the group immensely and help us to develop new materials to help people.
  • You must plan and prepare food in advance unless you can spend time cooking every single meal from scratch (yeah right!).
  • Cost is only $49.
  • Participants returning for another consecutive month will get a $5 discount.
  • For each non-FIT member that you refer to the group you will get a $5 discount.

That’s it.  Be ready to make some good healthy changes.

Please visit this link to register online and reserve your spot!

Email Info@FunIntellignetTraining.com for any questions!

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