Don’t Wait for Another January 1st

Thanksgiving is coming up and it’s got us thinking…

 

We hear it all the time this time of year: “I’m just going to wait until the first of the year. I’m going to get back on the wagon. There’s no point anyway with the holidays and everything”.

We get it. It can seem like a futile effort to be starting a diet only to be derailed by a Thanksgiving feast or your Nana’s Christmas cookies (because you can’t hurt Nana’s feelings and skip out on her famous pecan chocolate chip cookies, right?!). But how many January 1sts have come and gone without any real change?

There tends to be an “on the wagon” or “off the wagon” mentality oftentimes when it comes to the foods we eat. It’s so easy to throw in the towel because one day goes completely awry. You chalk it up to “it didn’t work this time” and decide that you’ll get back on the wagon another day. 

But here’s the thing… there is no wagon.

DITCH THE WAGON. THERE IS NO WAGON!

There is no “on” and there is no “off”. There is only today, tomorrow, and every day after that. We talk a lot here at PrescriptFit about these nutritional changes being a lifestyle. The 13 phases are designed to help you change your habits permanently– and guess what? Splurges are included in that! That’s why it’s not a diet. We fully realizes that life happens. There are birthday parties, holidays, and other special occasions that come up. THERE WILL BE CAKE.

You just have to plan and prepare accordingly so that you can continue to maintain a healthy weight and other health markers. These occasions are different from the habitual weeknight fast food because it’s easy.

 

 

That’s why we’re here to encourage you today. Don’t wait until January 1 to start another new diet. Decide TODAY that you’re ready to live a different lifestyle. Make the next choice you make reflect that lifestyle. The only thing standing between you and the healthy, happy person you want to be is the next choice that you make.

There is a long list of holidays and special occasions that span the entire year. There will always be a reason to put it off. The time is now! Sound familiar?

-The PrescriptFit Team

 

The 13 Phases WORK— Here’s Why

 

How many times have you started a diet or nutrition program, only to “fall off the wagon” after a while and eventually fall right back into old habits? The number of people we see on a  regular basis that have been yo-yo dieting for decades is overwhelming.

Many of the trending diets or nutritional approaches out there have one thing in common: they’re not sustainable. That’s not to say that these strategies won’t work. I mean, there’s a reason they’re so popular in the first place. You make a drastic change and your body responds. You begin to lose weight. You feel successful and proud. But then what?

 

Whether you are eating pre-made meals that are delivered to your door, weighing and measuring your food and logging it into an app, or counting carbs to stay in ketosis, heres the reality: it’s not likely that you can sustain that for the rest of your life. So what happens when you dive back into the wonderful world of maintenance? Unless you’ve spent time developing new behaviors and habits, you’ll probably gain the weight right back.

This is something that Dr. Owen, the developer of PrescriptFit, knew he needed to address when he created our program. That’s why we use a 13 phase food program in conjunction with the amino acid supplements. This program is designed to re-teach you how to eat, while the amino acids act as a tool to help you implement these sometimes challenging food choices. You introduce foods one at a time, which gives you the opportunity to recognize which foods might effect you negatively.

You train your brain, phase-by-phase, to shop for, cook, and eat the foods that are going to work in your favor. And guess what? You still get to splurge! Not only does splurging help prevent unplanned binge sessions, but when you introduce the “harmful” foods, you’re showing your body that even though you can still have these foods in moderation, you don’t feel your best afterwards.  This food strategy helps you create new habits and behaviors around food that will help you maintain your weight loss and health markers for the rest of your life.

So the next time you find yourself yo-yo-ing and feeling discouraged, consider a program that’s designed to set you up for long term success.

The Time is Now

Let’s talk about time.

It’s elusive. The older we get, the faster it passes. We think we have all the time in the world (until we don’t anymore). So let me ask you this: How many times have you said “I’ll start Monday”? What about pushing off your goals until the new year? It’s easy for us to get so wrapped up in our day to day lives that we lose sight of time passing us by. Making change is HARD. It takes serious effort, and it’d be great if we could wait for ideal circumstances, but that’s not realistic.

When we think about our goals, we can envision ourselves meeting them. These visions are usually in some sort of hazy future that doesn’t really connect with our today. This disconnect is what keeps us from making strides for the better. Think of it this way: the difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is hidden in your daily actions, not your daydreams. Your success can be found in every decision that you make, no matter how small. All of these good decisions can add up to make real change. The person you want to become is waiting for you to show up for them every single day.

There will always be a birthday party around the corner. There will always be a vacation coming up. The ebb and flow of life’s crazy schedule is incessant. There will always be a million reasons not to do something. There is no “better time”. THE TIME IS NOW.

Let us repeat that for you in case you didn’t hear it:

 

Every one of your goals is waiting for you to take the first step to meet them. You’ve got this, and we are here to help you every step of the way!

Invest in Yourself

Let’s talk about YOU and why you should start investing in yourself.

For starters, when you invest in your physical health, it creates a ripple effect for your entire body and mind.  You’re investing in your confidence, mental health, happiness, and longevity.   Helping you create the best version of yourself is what we’re all about at PrescriptFit.

Our amino acid supplements, food plan, and fully trained staff of health educators will hold your hand through every phase, failure, and triumph throughout your entire journey.  PrescriptFit is not just a product that we sell, but a community that we have built that not only helps you reach your health and weight loss goals, but supports you every single step of the way.

Whether you’re a mom who has spent the last 15 years taking care of the kids and has forgotten how to prioritize yourself, a college student who has spent the first few years on your own and is having a hard time balancing school, work, social life, and nutrition, or you’re a business owner who has gotten so caught up with building your career and managing employees that you’re lucky if you get a chance to eat breakfast in the morning, WE HAVE YOUR BACK! Once you invest in yourself and in the program, you will quickly learn that achieving your goals is a lot easier than you think.

 

 

Now let’s talk investment. Suppose you’re the average American on the standard American diet and McDonald’s is your restaurant of choice.

Example: for breakfast you get a Sausage McMuffin meal with hash browns and OJ , for lunch you have a Quarter Pounder with cheese, fries, and a sweet tea, and finally for dinner you have a Buttermilk Crispy Salad with a sweet tea.  The total cost of money spent on food that day was over $17. That’s over $5 a meal.

Breakfast: Sausage McMuffin meal with hash browns and OJ
Lunch: Quarter Pounder with cheese, fries, and a sweet tea
Dinner: Buttermilk Crispy Salad with a sweet tea
Total Cost: Over $17. That’s over $5 per meal.
The total nutritional impact is: Calories 2,380, Fat 107g, Carbohydrates 267g, and Protein 88g.

Do you want to know how much PrescriptFit cost a day? 9 DOLLARS.
The total nutritional impact is: Calories 840, Fat 8.5g Carbohydrates 94g, and Protein 106g.

That’s it. For $3 a meal, less than you would pay at McDonald’s, you are getting 1,540 less calories, 98.5g less fat, 173g less carbohydrates, and 18 more grams of protein. 8 scoops of PrescriptFit follows the daily guidelines of the American Diabetic Association of a healthy diet. Patients following our program typically feel better, lose weight and decrease medications for nearly half the cost of the standard American fast food diet.

So now that you know that PrescriptFit cost less and has a more healthy nutrition impact than your average fast food restaurant, what about the benefits of choosing our program? What sets us apart from others?

First, PrescriptFit Medical Nutrition Therapy uses amino acid supplements in conjunction with a structured food plan to normalize blood sugar, increase metabolism, and curb your cravings. It was developed by Dr. Stanford Owen, M.D who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Nutrition, and Psychopharmacology, and is an elected Fellow of the Obesity Society.  In other words, this man knows his stuff.  He’s been successfully treating people with diabetes, hypertension, fatigue, and so much more for 40 years.  PrescriptFit gets people off medication and help them reach their goal weight.  Now it’s your turn.

We want you to realize that eating carrots over chips, or a PrescriptFit shake over a milkshake is not, I repeat NOT punishing yourself, but actually the exact opposite.  You’re rewarding your body! Treat yourself with HEALTH and your body will thank you.  Our program was built to educate you, guide you, get you off medication, stop the food addiction, all while giving you a personal cheerleader who is rooting for you from start to finish.

We want you to fall in love with this lifestyle just as we have.  You can sustain this program and maintain your goal weight long term.   We will give you all the tools you need.  Just remember that every time you eat or drink you’re either feeding a disease or fighting it.

Invest in yourself today.