Starting the New Year

 

As nutrition coaches, we get asked a lot of questions about how to get started on the path to the “right” nutrition.  And, with so many options, programs and opinions out there it can get very overwhelming….

So, we want to share with you the BEST way to start on your quest for greater health.

All change begins with AWARENESS.
Track ALL the food and beverages you put into your mouth into a nutrition tracker.  We recommend and use MyFitnessPal.

That simple act itself can reveal A LOT!  Looking at what you consume on a daily basis can be very eye opening. From there you can determine where things may be out of balance and the first place to look is at the amount of sugar you consume.

Starting Monday, January 1st, we will be running a 21 Day Sugar Detox.
GOAL:   Aim to keep your sugar intake between 0g-20g each day.

You can set the MFP diary to track sugar content of the foods you eat.  Each day for 21 days, record the the grams of sugar ingested and get ready for some discoveries!  We will also be posting more details on the Announcement Board at the box.

Good Luck with the challenge!  And, get ready to start feeling great!
Happy New Year Everyone!

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By | 2017-12-30T13:14:13+00:00 December 30th, 2017|Categories: Challenges, Nutrition, The Cynergistic Life|Comments Off on Starting the New Year

TCL Personalized Nutrition Success Story: Christina DiPrete

 

Congratulations to Christina for her amazing 6-month transformation! Her unrelentless dedication and consistent efforts have been unwavering throughout her journey and it shows!  Her physical results are incredible, but even more impressive is in the way she shows up in the world.  She is stronger, faster and more confident in herself and her abilities!  She is unstoppable and I cannot wait to see what she will conquer next!  BRAVO Christina!  So much fun to work with you!

Physical Transformation:

  • Weight lost: 30 pounds
  • Body fat lost: 15.8%
  • Muscle gained: 7.5%
  • Waist: 7.5 inches lost
  • Chest: 4 inches lost
  • Hips: 6 inches lost

What was your expectation prior to starting the program?

Before I started this program 24 weeks ago, my expectation was to lose weight. I was frustrated I was putting in so much time training, but my body didn’t mirror the work I was putting in physically. I knew it had to be what I was eating.

Did we meet your expectations?

Yes!  Cindy has been extremely supportive. I have lost weight and my performance (training) has improved dramatically. The changes I’ve made in the past 24 weeks are mind blowing. The key was/is I was ready to make the necessary change in my life. It started with my nutrition. It was a domino effect from there. The nutrition improved my physical and emotional well being. For that I’m extremely grateful.

What are some of the most powerful lessons you are walking away with?

I need to be aware of everything I’m eating. Just because I work out does not mean I can eat whatever I want. The better your nutrition is, the better your performance will be in addition to looking and feeling good.

What is your greatest accomplishment?

I’ve had countless PRs over the past 6 months. In addition, I’ve competing in two CrossFit Competitions for the first time in the past 3 months. The most recent competition my partner and I came in second place (novice division).

During the first 12 weeks, I lost 26 pounds. At the end of 24 weeks I’ve lost a total of 29 pounds.
Most importantly, my mind and body has transformed. I’ve gone down 2 sizes, I’ve trimmed down, I’m more defined, my relationships with people are better. I’m more confident. Overall, I’m more happy than I was 24 weeks ago when I started this program. I feel like a different person. I’m extremely grateful.


For more information, check out TCL Personalized Nutrition. And take our Free Health Assessment to see if this is right for you!

By | 2017-12-03T15:45:26+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Categories: Nutrition, The Cynergistic Life|Comments Off on TCL Personalized Nutrition Success Story: Christina DiPrete

TCL Personalized Nutrition Success Story: Lynne-Marie Shea

Congratulations to Lynne-Marie for her 12-week transformation!  Loved watching her learn, grow and discover throughout this process…one of the best parts of my “job”!
You look amazing Lynne!  Keep up the great work!

Physical Transformation:

  • Weight lost: 16.2 pounds
  • Body fat lost: 3.2%
  • Muscle gained: 1%
  • Waist: 2 inches lost
  • Chest: 2 inches lost
  • Hips .5 inches lost

What was your expectation prior to starting the program?

Before starting the program I was CrossFitting regularly. I felt great and was making improvements on WODs and lifting but was not seeing the outward physical progress that I felt should be happening with the amount of time I was putting into working out. I had done a few whole 30s and tried to eat as paleo as possible but knew I was ready for the next step in my journey and that I needed something more targeted to fuel my body for the work I wanted it to do.

Did we meet your expectations?

Yes!  The Cynergistic Life program was exactly what I was looking for. It gave me the parameters for what I needed to be eating and taking into account if I wanted to fuel my body appropriately. I learned about which foods have which value rather than simply dividing foods into “yes” and “no” in my mind and gained an understanding of when and what to eat around workouts. Tracking all of my food was certainly challenging but it gave me a feeling of ownership over what I was eating and allowed me to keep from letting bad days knock me off track. I was in four weddings this summer and while I wasn’t always hitting my numbers perfectly, tracking and the program kept me moving forward the whole time.
Having a coach was also invaluable for me. Cindy was amazing, always available to answer questions and explain her thinking and the program. She worked with me around my goals and did not just send numbers and check progress but took the time to send reflections, thoughts, and insightful feedback. The Facebook group is an amazing resource for ideas and support, truly creating a wellness support system.

What are some of the most powerful lessons you are walking away with?

What was most powerful for me about the program is how in control of my own choices I really am. All food has nutrition attached to it and I am able to take that into consideration every day if I choose. My goals are my own and I’m in charge of holding myself to those things. With the help of the program I feel that I finally have the tools to inform my behavior, especially around nutrition, to meet those goals.

What is your greatest accomplishment?

I was able to lose both pounds and inches and to improve on my WODs and my lifts. I finally felt like what I was seeing in the mirror was matching the effort I was putting forth which has been hugely important to me. I started this program during a pretty hectic transition in my life so being able to complete it successfully with the support of The Cynergistic Life community has shown me that your goals and commitment to self care never have to take a back seat, no matter what is happening in your life.


For more information, check out TCL Personalized Nutrition. And take our Free Health Assessment to see if this is right for you!

By | 2017-12-01T12:47:30+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Categories: Nutrition, The Cynergistic Life|Comments Off on TCL Personalized Nutrition Success Story: Lynne-Marie Shea

TCL Personalized Nutrition Success Story: Ricciann Kingman Sheridan

Congratulations to Ricciann on an incredible 12 week transformation. I admit I was worried when she first came to me knowing what she was dealing with at home with 3 young boys, working various shifts as a nurse and finding time to work out. Her plate was very full. She put 110% into every day – reading her journal notes I often wondered how she was managing it – but her results speak volumes about her consistency and dedication! So proud of what you accomplished Ricciann!

Physical Transformation:

  • Weight lost: 12.8 pounds
  • Body fat lost: 6.6%
  • Muscle gained: 2.8%
  • Waist: 2.75 inches lost
  • Chest: 2.25 inches lost
  • Hips 1.75 inches lost

What was your expectation prior to starting the program?

I knew that this program could work, I would always see the posts of the transitions from other people doing it, I just was not sure that I could do this. Did I have enough willpower to do something like this? I had spoken to some of my friends that have done this and they made it seem really interesting, it definitely sparked my interest.

Did we meet your expectations?

Yes. I reached out to Dianne a while back, I had just had my 3rd baby boy at 30 weeks. I had spent 4 weeks prior to having him on bed rest. Dianne was so honest with me, she had said that this was going to take a lot of preparation and devotion and reach back out when life settled a bit, and honestly I had no time. I had 2 little boys at home and a baby boy in the hospital, I was having a hard enough time splitting my time among them, never mind then having to food prep.

When life settled down a bit and I was able to look in the mirror, I knew the time was now. I needed to make a change, so I reached back out. Dianne was great, as well as everyone else that helped support me during this process. The days that I felt were difficult and I was not doing my best, Dianne made me feel that I was doing such a great job.

What are some of the most powerful lessons you are walking away with?

The first lesson I learned was that I am stronger than I ever thought I was. I walked into this 12 weeks ago doubting myself, wondering if this was something I was strong enough to accomplish. And 12 weeks seemed so far away at that time. Every week I conquered was that much closer to my first 12 weeks being done. I finished this 12 weeks feeling better than I have ever felt and looking better now than I have ever looked in my life, including pre kids. I don’t think I have been this lean in my life.

The second lesson is FOOD is so important, GOOD food. Everyone that asks me what kind of diet I am on…I usually say, I’m not on a diet, I can eat whatever I want, but I try and make the best choices. I eat real food. I feel like all I do is eat all day. I’m not saying it is always easy to eat the good foods. There are days that I want to eat the entire bowl of M&M’s but I have learned self-control and I know that I will regret that decision the next day. I made it 12 weeks without one piece of candy! And my 12 weeks was during Halloween. And I have 3 kids, so imagine the amount of candy we had in our house.

What is your greatest accomplishment?

Doing it all. I was able to complete this first 12 weeks doing it all. I have 3 young children, age 4, 2 and 8 months. I am a nurse, I may not work full time, but I work 1-2 times a weeks, all while being a full time mom and wife. I was able to find the time to make my health a priority. There were days that it was hard, but I tried to make sure I had the right food choices available at all times. I was very lucky that my husband stepped up and decided to do this with me, and he is a great cook ;).

I finished this 12 weeks a much healthier woman than I was 12 weeks ago and I am very excited to see where the next 12 weeks take me. I love this program and I am beyond thrilled with the results.


For more information, check out TCL Personalized Nutrition. And take our Free Health Assessment to see if this is right for you!

By | 2017-11-20T16:47:14+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Categories: Nutrition, The Cynergistic Life|Comments Off on TCL Personalized Nutrition Success Story: Ricciann Kingman Sheridan

TCL Personalized Nutrition Success Story

Some remarkable improvements from another TCL member!

Age: 34

Physical Changes:

  • Lost 17 Pounds
  • Lost 5.5% body fat
  • Gained 3% muscle
  • Lost 10 years body age

What was your expectation prior to starting the program?

I wanted to lean out and improve day to day energy levels and athletic performance. I met all of these goals.

Did we meet your expectations?

Yes. The program was exceptional and gave me the desired results. I did not use all the resources to the full extent but the encouragement and accountability was greatly appreciated.

What are some of the most powerful lessons you are walking away with?

The biggest lesson I took away was the ratio of macros that I used to eat and the lack of protein I had. I felt great when I was on the program and will continue to follow the guidelines.

What is your greatest accomplishment?

I think my greatest accomplishment was finding ways to eat healthy while traveling or out with others.


By | 2017-10-27T17:05:49+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Categories: The Cynergistic Life|Comments Off on TCL Personalized Nutrition Success Story