I have just signed up for the Thrive in 30 and I am really excited to participate in the program. I am hoping to learn new tips and techniques that I can then go back and use to help my health coaching clients as well as bring back to you through healthy living posts. Based on the introduction this program contains similar information that I already teach in 6 month program which is great and will really help me to expand more and learn new ways to support my clients.
The first task is to Examine your current diet and write a list of all the things you eat that you think might be taking away from your energy or aren’t supporting your health and fitness goals. Mine are as follows:
- Wheat/Gluten. I am a huge bread lover. I could easily sit and eat a whole loaf by myself (don’t worry I don’t) but I also know I don’t feel great after I do. This is a challenge for me but I know if I was to reduce the amount of bread, crackers, pasta, ect. that I eat I would feel better.
- Soy. I actually don’t eat nearly as much soy as I once did but lately I find it sneaking into our grocery cart more often. As much as I love soy products and tofu my stomach doesn’t agree.
- Alcohol. I am a huge beer lover. I notice a big difference in my energy and body in the morning even after only having one beer. I have been doing pretty well at staying at a two beer max, usually only having one beer, but still more per week than I’d like. My goal here is to not drink at all on nights before runs because that is when I feel like it effects me the most so that would limit consumption down to 3-5 alcoholic drinks max per week.
In addition to breaking these habits/crowding them out of my diet. Thrive in 30 suggests the following five tools to make the most of this program (I’m not going to reveal everything so you’ll have to sign up yourself to find out more):
- Eat throughout the day
- Drink a nutritious smoothie each day
- Eat a big green salad every day
- Eat a raw energy bar every day
- Eat a substantial, balanced afternoon snack