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Setting Goals – Baby Steps

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Setting goals can take baby steps.  As many of you know, I try to stick to the Kaufmann diet. Sometimes, though, I’ll ease my dietary constraints and enjoy any number of forbidden foods and beverages. Certainly though, as I get older (25 at the moment), my desire, not to mention my ability, to stray from the diet diminishes. I’ve found that when I eat a diet rich in fresh vegetables, a few key fruits, nuts and grass-fed/wild caught meats and fish, I feel and think much better. Couple that with exercise, some strategic supplements and a good night’s rest on my memory foam mattress, and I feel pretty unstoppable.

It took me a while to get to this point, even though I’ve known and worked with Mr. Kaufmann for many years now. With age and experience come wisdom, I suppose.

Changing your lifestyle is a difficult thing. If you are used to eating whatever you want and being sedentary, a 180 degree shift, although perhaps what would be optimal, isn’t always within reach. In other words, if you are used to eating pizza and watching 4 hours of TV before hitting the sack to go to work the next day, you probably won’t wake up the next day to eat a grapefruit or go for a jog. Often times people try that, and within 72 hours, they relapse to old habits.

The following is for people who know that they want to change, but aren’t necessarily suffering from any health issues that require immediate attention. (As always, everyone at KTC would never suggest using the information on the show or this site in lieu of a licensed healthcare professional. We simply want to offer you information that you won’t get going into a doctor’s office that we feel may be beneficial to you and your family.)

For me, I’ve found that the best way to make changes that you can stick to is to move in small, carefully planned steps. Commit to change one thing about your diet this week; this could, perhaps, be removing all grains from your diet, including corn (which is a grain), breads, cereals, tortillas and anything else containing a grain product. This, while it doesn’t encapsulate the Kaufmann 1 diet, is certainly a cornerstone. It is quite a big change in and of itself, considering that grain and corn products are staples in the American diet.

There are any other number of small, single changes that you can commit to for a week, and each week add another. Having trouble exercising? Commit to walking for 45 minutes every day. Or, commit to just doing push-ups and sit-ups for a week. Anything to get you started.

Making single, conscious decisions to change over the course of times can eventually yield a completely changed lifestyle, one that allows you to feel much better. Live well!


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