I was lucky to be there (well wouldnt miss it really) with my team representatives 🙂
The morning kicked of with Nutritionist/Scientist and founder of Gourmet Fuel, Emma Buckley.
Emma gave a down to earth practical presentation on how to adapt the ‘one simple Change’ for health.
One tip/ reminder Emma shared was how to teach kids to hydrate!
Indeed she also encouraged everyone, the next time hunger calls in between meals, to simply have a glass of water to determine if we are in need of food, or simply missreading our bodies cues; that being the need for hydration!!
She teaches her son to check his urine colour in the toilet, to create his own awareness of what hydration looks like (if his urine is a very light straw Colour, he calls out “Mum im hydrated!! “) A cute, yet very practical tip!
Next we had health testemonies from customers, and well, with not a dry eye in the house we again understood the impact of the synergy of wholefood on the overall health of our bodies, and the potential of upgrading our cells as we continue to feed health!!
With only 8% of customers being franchise owners, a new challenge is set for us to help others build an income from sharing this product.
The Women’s Business panel was next to inspire the room with stories of how this business choice has changed their lives, and they did just that!
Detailing how this path has impacted their family lives, offering time freedom and expanding choices , and yet only the tip of the iceburg of potential of this business with growth steadily increasing worldwide! Inspiring!!
The nuts and bolts of utilising the tools and resources available to start ups were shared next and the finale came from Birgit Plane.
Yeah she was great …..
Birgit Plane :
Birgit (exsurgical nurse) and her husband (exbanker) have been with The Juice Plus+ Company for 27 years and are wildly successful!!
They have been approached countless times by other businesses with lots of perks and promises. Birgit said that they have literally seen 120 of those businesses fail.
‘Nothing in all of those years has even come close to the opportunity that we have with Juice Plus+, the product and the company!’
Network Marketing again leading the way as the most flexible for busy people, offering maximum earning potential ….. and with a strong threat of personal growth, this may be your chance to discover how to use this vehicle to offer your family all of the above!!
Heres some of the moments caught on the day
This business is an absolute joy, and so is the residual income!!!
Lunch with legend Dave O Brien, and much team mingling!!
It’s all well and good planning and prepping for the cleaneating challenge when preparing meals for just you …
motivation at its highest point just before any challenge!!
…. Sometimes though, even more challenging, is the rest of the family during the challenge… They often expect the usual food that has been on the menu, and this may not always hit the mark with cleaneating requirements!!
So you have 3 options as i see it.
#1 Enforce your plan on everyone!!
…. That means announce that the whole family is eating clean with you!! (prob have your running shoes on and prepare to be chased to the hills!) #2. Put the energy into YOUR plan and dish up fast oven pizzas / frozen food dinners for the rest of the posse!!
#3. Try to pre – plan with all tastes taken into account and make meals that have adaptability and need many of the same ingredients …. Including lots of doubling up on fresh meals that can be frozen and repeated the next week.
So which option do I use?
Honestly….. Probably a mixture of all three!!
Overall my family eat healthier for sure when I add an awareness to my own eating.
Heres my top tips for managing such a challenge!!
1. Don’t announce !!
…. that you are going to be eating differently and definately don’t preach the benefits of Clean eating!! (you ll either get mega support with everyone wanting to help in the Kitchen … I mean waaaay more help than you can manage)
You ll get a complete negative reaction, and you ll feel your swimming against the tide just making the process a lot more work than needs be!
Yes do out a mealplan. Base it on the level of family activity in the house on different days. Have the provisions for lots of family favourite meals, so that you can keep energy for the personal challenges you may encounter on your clean eating challenge.
3. Build curiosity!
Although this challenge is ultimately about you…. You will attract questions, and kids will often express interest, which allows for conversations around appropriate simple changes they can get on board with.
4. Dont expect to reach expectations!! It’s often way more effective to take on simple changes and incremental steps towards eating healthier, than an all or nothing approach that often feeds our nature to be hard on ourselves! Change is often a rollercoaster, and sometimes undertaking cleaneating can ignite a detox that can feel unpleasant, and get ready for mood swings when reducing stimulants such as sugar and caffeine!
5. Know this....
If you even adopt one healthier change and sustain it longterm…. It will have a positive influence on yr overall health!!
Don’t have a success / failure atitude… Its not a diet!!…. You will however increase awareness and make the start to positive health changes… Each time adding new changes and growing your awareness of eating wholefood … Long term change!!
Im in the middle of a cleaneating challenge and share my foodplan and challenges along the way ….
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Tonight i dished up homemade pizzas for the Kids … We shared homemade chunky oven chips, and i made ratatouille to go with my chips!!
Veggie ratatouille… Clean .. tasty Mmmm …. Jamie Oliver recipe for ratatouille here
My golden rules for cleanse … based on my experience of transform 30Programme.
Wholefood (get it as fresh, local, organic when you can)
Consider how the body absorbs nutrients in food, and feed yourself accordingly.
* this means no processed food including to your best ability diary and wheat*
2. LowG.I …
Prepping meals that contain slower release energy, keeping cravings and energy dips to a Minimum. Say hello to wholegrains, proteins including plant based, and animal protein optional (Local and organic where possible)
Keeping your body alkaline promotes good health, considering that disease does not thrive in an alkaline environment, all the more reason for fresh wholefood !!!!
Adding Lemon to your water you sip on throughout the day can assist you to maintain alkalinity too!!
To take part in 10 day cleanse starting Feb 26th… Head to daily food plan and request to join 🙂
* Focus on health and feel and look like à vibrant healthy you *