It’s important that we not forget how important all aspects of our lives intertwine with one another.
Is there any topic more thoroughly chewed and spit out than weight loss? You can hardly pick up a magazine or flip through the TV channels without an advertisement for the miracle diet pill, fat melting cream or belly flattening device. This type of marketing has been going on for decades now. But, if it were really all that easy we’d all be skinny, right?
Considering that nearly 70% of America is overweight (Dallas has been among the top 10 fattest cities for years), we don’t believe the skinny pills, potions and machines are working. They certainly aren’t working for the 90 million Americans who are OBESE.
Are you contributing to the 70%? We hope not, but keep reading if you are. The truth (and our programs) will set you free from blubber butts and jelly bellies.
“It took me just 6 weeks with Clairevista to lose 16 lbs. and FINALLY, after 2 kids, feel comfortable with my body again, and cute wearing a summer wardrobe.”
First, the truth about weight loss…
Usually, losing fat (as compared to losing muscle) is generally achieved by regularly moving your entire body and eating a “healthy” diet. This used to be a simple fact of life, back when we walked or rode animals to and fro, farmed and hunted our land without much in the way of machines, and ate fresh, organic food. Today, however, is a completely different story—we’re sedentary and we’re eating a bunch of crap.
We now live in a face-paced, stressful and toxic environment that leads most people to living a life that prioritizes convenience as much as anything. Therefore, our foods have gone from fresh and nutritious, to processed, packaged, full of sugars & chemicals, and of little nutritional value.
It’s quite the dichotomy that we’re fat from eating so much, yet unhealthy in large part because of malnourishment. Things that make you go hmmm???
We’re happy to go on and on about nutrition and will gladly provide you articles and studies upon articles and studies if you would like to email us a request. But for now, let’s just agree that a “healthy” diet is one key to PERMANENT weight loss.
The BIG QUESTION then is…what really IS a “healthy” diet?
You know you’ve been sold a healthy diet 100 different ways. Let’s see, for starters there’s low-fat, high-fat, low calorie, high protein, vegetarianism (a few different versions in itself), and low-carb. Sound familiar? Our personal fave is the cabbage soup diet. If only there was enough cabbage to feed 70% of America.
There’s a reason why some find success with an Atkins-type diet (high-fat & protein) and others fail. There’s a reason why some find success on the opposite end of the diet spectrum with a Pritikin-type (high-carb) diet, but others fail.
“Metabolic Typing just works. Since I’ve been on this plan it feels like we’ve discovered the combination lock to my body. I feel great, am never hungry, and don’t have cravings…and I’m consistently losing weight in a healthy way. At 49 years of age I can honestly say I’ve been on various diets for 41 years. I’m no longer dieting; I’m living the healthy life I’ve always wanted.”
—Mary K. (shown before, left, and after)
When it comes to diet, ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL.
If you’ve failed in the past at dieting or trying to figure out a solution for weight loss, DO NOT LOSE HOPE! We’ve got the solution…and we GUARANTEE it. Read on….
We all have a unique genetic requirement for certain foods and nutrients. The Native American Eskimo is extremely healthy eating 90% of his diet from fat and protein (including a lot of whale blubber…yummy). The South American Indian does well eating primarily fruits, vegetables and grains – all carbohydrates.
What are you, the Eskimo or the Indian (or somewhere in between)?
To find this out we use a process called Metabolic Typing®. This process is as individualized and genetically specific as any process we’ve found to offer at our Dallas club. Metabolic Typing® is based on research conducted on thousands of people from all walks of life, all over the world. It has been defined and refined over the last 30 years by William Wolcott and Healthexcel®. For more information check out his book, The Metabolic Typing Diet, or visit the website.
This approach to dietary guidance is what’s going to help you shed unhealthy fat and keep it off.
For those of you who want the fast track to weight loss —and we mean grease-lightening fast—you might be a candidate for our 21-Days to Weight Loss kick-start program. BE ON GUARD…you’ll be wishing you looked like those who’ve gone before you.
So that’s weight loss Step 1—eating a healthy diet that’s right for YOU.
Step 2 requires you to MOVE YOUR BODY…for crying out loud. Get off the couch! We’re happy you’re looking at our site right now, but we hope you get off shortly, shut down your computer and go burn some calories! You can’t melt fat staring at a computer.
“Diet and lots of exercise…. At first it was a struggle, but a couple months created a habit that has led me to losing 53 pounds!”
—Stacy W. (shown before, left, and after)
We’re not meant to sit on our butts and survive. If we took this approach back in the day we’d starve to death. Take it back a bit further and we’d be swallowed by dinosaurs.
Today, food is available within seconds and we’re certainly not running away from dinosaurs. And though we’re not running from dinosaurs…we’re not running at all either.
Does this sound familiar: Lay in bed and sleep 8 hours (if we’re lucky)…quickly transition to sitting in a car for a lovely Dallas commute to work…sit at a desk for 8 hours (or more)…sit in the car for the commute back home…sit on the couch to eat and unwind…finally wind up laying in bed again to complete the least active lifestyle in human existence.
And we’re fat? Really? Duh.
OK, so it’s just a fact of life for many of us that we have desk-jobs. We understand. YOU’VE got to understand then that with such a lifestyle you NEED to prioritize getting active each day. Not only do you need to get active, but you need to exercise vigorously to make up for hardly moving throughout the day. An hour of exercise might not be what excites you, but it is an essential part of keeping you healthy and melting away unwanted fat.
There’s no substitute for exercise. You may attain a thin body by starving yourself, but you’ll never have a tone and fit looking body without exercise.
Speaking of starving yourself to become thin…don’t do it!!! It’ll head you into a downward spiral that includes lethargy, poor skin, brittle nails, dry hair and many other symptoms of malnourishment and poor health. Our bodies need vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phyto-nutrients, co-factors and other elements that are found in whole food. We need ALL of these in order to lose weight, fuel our mind and body, keep us healthy and help us look good. That’s what you want, right?
Ladies, you don’t have a chance of fighting off wrinkles and showing off glowing skin if you’re malnourished. Those creams are no substitute.
Fellas, if you think you’re going to grow hard, well-defined muscles without proper nutrition…think again.
How did we get back on nutrition???
“Clairevista put together the total package that helped me reach my goal to be ‘FIT AT 50.’ That was 35 pounds ago.”
—Ron V. (shown before, far left, and after)
Let’s wrap this up. The bottom line is that losing weight, keeping fat off and maintaining good health is directly related to very primal living—eat healthy and move your body regularly. If it wasn’t here 10,000 years ago, don’t eat it. If you have a desk job, prioritize vigorous exercise (like you’re running from a dinosaur). There’s your solution in a nutshell. There’s your magic pill.
We’re here to help if you find (like many) that you lack the discipline, motivation or know-how as to how to get started or stay on track. We can all use a good coach for our health & fitness related goals—especially weight loss. Eating well, exercising regularly and getting RESULTS are much easier with a supportive coach in your corner. If you’re a do-it-yourself type, there’s no better environment in Dallas to support you than our club (at least that’s our biased opinion.