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Smart Nutrition for Really Smart People 

Ok. So let me be honest. I know you are smart. REALLY smart. And the fact that you are here, reading this – tells me that you are most likely in search of more energy, better focus and that ever elusive desire for freedom from cravings. As much as you’ve read and researched, you are puzzled. All of this ‘knowledge’ isn’t making the difference for you.

AND, if you could, you would figure it out on your own. However this time, with your already full life it would be ideal if you could fast track to the results you desire.

Does this sound like you?

 

  • ‘I’m frustrated with all of the conflicting health information. I’m looking for someone to help me understand what MY body needs.’
  • ‘I want more energy & want to have more focus, however I’m not sure how to achieve this without using caffeine, sugar, etc.’
  • ‘Sugar. I KNOW it’s not good for me. However I simply can’t figure out how to stop eating it. In fact, I’ve done sugar detox diets. I’m eating a Paleo diet. I even take a blood sugar support supplement. All of these things help for a short time, yet sugar always seems to make its way back into my diet. I’m frustrated. And concerned…’
  • ‘My body doesn’t feel great, and I’m noticing each year I feel a bit worse.’
Ok. I really get it. ALL of it. And first thing is first, please take a deep breath. Now, exhale…. And relax. You are in the right place.  It can look another way! In fact, when you put the missing pieces in place for your brain and your body, you will notice your energy naturally increases, your cravings (be they for sugar, wine, wheat, chocolate, etc.) will fall away, and you’ll likely even drop that excess weight you’ve been hiding under your tailored pants and designer jacket.

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Do Goals Suck?

Yes, I know.  How dare I ask such a question.  Especially this time of the year.  After all, for many of us ‘The New Year’ is nearly synonymous with goal setting.

In fact, as of today, I estimate that I’ve received nothing short of 50 email messages from various people in the health, nutrition, and coaching industry.  ‘How to set goals’, ‘How to complete 2012, and create 2013’, ‘How to commit to building my business, dropping weight, exercising more, eating more vegetables…’

Of all these messages, I have a few favorites.  Each of them offer a different approach and perspective.  Thought I’d hook you up:

I actually happened upon the video on my own and found it to be a refreshing change of pace.  Plus, the title of the post made me laugh.

If you are a fan of Leo Babauta (www.zenhabits.net) and Tim Ferriss (author of 4 Hour Work Week) then I think you will dig it.  If you have no idea who these guys are, in my opinion you would be wise to add them to your list of ‘people to know’.

The ‘Clif Notes’ version of the video, there is a ‘sweet spot’ when it comes to setting goals.  Too much structure and rigidity and goals can be detrimental.  And what if you let go of being fixed on a particular goal?  You might find a certain freedom in being able to wander and experience results beyond what you imagined.

Take a look, and let me know what you think.

–Annemarie

 

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This Year Has Been a Doozy!

Wrapping up 2012

Thank you to each one of you!  Whether you are in our programs, have expressed interest in what we offer or are hanging out learning more about what we do, You matter to us.  And we wish you a beautiful conclusion to your 2012 and a brilliant beginning to your 2013!

On this end, 2012 has been a doozy!  I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing clients produce eye-opening and life altering results.  These amazing clients have:

  • Dropped weight
  • Shifted their relationship with food and their body after what seemed like a lifetime of resignation,
  • Experienced relief from over 10 years of leg cramps,
  • Began moving their bodies either again or in new ways, and are noticing not only their strength but their confidence increasing.
  • Re-regulated their sleep patterns,
  • Been freed from the constraints of the scale, and
  • Broken free from sugar and alcohol cravings and addictions
On a personal level, I got to do some soul searching in the South Pacific amid aquamarine water and sandy white beaches; fell in LOVE with Sydney, Australia – the people, the food, the water, the kangaroos and more; rented a camper van, then prayed, cried and meditated my way across the South Island of New Zealand; had my 40th birthday – grieving the departure from my 30s…and then celebrating the power of my 40s; and have been immersed in learning, experiencing, and mostly loving <grin> what it looks like to be in an exceptional partnership with Damian.  15 months and counting!
As for BEACON for Balance, I got very clear about the complexity, frustration and resignation that is rampant for people when it comes to being lean, sexy and lit up by their bodies.
  • Inside the above, we have developed fat loss and coaching programs that are eye-opening, jaw dropping, life altering, and will free people from the ‘weight-loss roller coaster’ for a lifetime.
  • Listening to client requests, we have migrated all programs to a format that allows us to serve more clients and clients from anywhere around the world,
  • We have refined our coaching –  creating the Results Health Coaching Method, an approach that engages and empowers clients and skyrockets average results to off-the-charts, and
  • Hired a team of masterful coaches to support the growing demand for our programs and coaching.
2013 is STACKED with some fantastic and exciting programs, tools, and opportunities.   Stay tuned for what’s to come!
With wishes for brilliant and beautiful health in 2013!
Much Love – Annemarie

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What Does Holistic Mean?

I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means I look at how ALL areas of your life are connected.

Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising?

As we work together, we look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.

Learn more about my coaching approach HERE…

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Customized Approach

Couple happy and healthyYour needs are unique!

In fact, ‘one person’s food is another person’s poison’, and that’s why fad diets and exercise routines tend to fail in the long run.

Working with this principle, our team will support you in creating new patterns and habits based on your unique needs, lifestyle, personal preferences, and background.

We know how to help you find what works best for just YOU.

Click HERE to read more about our coaching approach.


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Balance is Best

We focus on providing you with cutting edge Body Transformation Programs that combine nourishing foods and lifestyle choices in a way that reliably produce results.

Our wellness model emphasizes the importance of balancing high quality vegetables, fruits, proteins, and healthy fats. Combined with key lifestyle factors that support optimal heath such as healthy relationships, a satisfying career, appropriate levels of physical activity and spirituality.

Is health coaching right for you? We invite you to schedule an initial 15 minute Health Discovery Session with today. During this session, we will discuss your health and lifestyle to determine how we can best support you in achieving your goals.

Could one conversation change your life? Contact us today!

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