A 5min read
Communities play an important role in every aspect of our lives. We have communities in our friends, our families, our jobs, our neighborhoods, and in so many other places. Having a sense of community unites us; it can make us feel as though we are a part of something greater than ourselves. It can give us opportunities to connect with people, to reach for our goals, and makes us feel safe and secure. Our PLT Community, is especially warm, inviting and nurturing and that is because of each and every one of them; their presence is everything to us
Life trips up each and every one of us sometimes, and when that happens we need people to remind us of our true potential, what we are capable of. We each have a gift that we’re meant to share and finding people to remind us of that makes life a little easier. Encouragement is something I see in the PLT Community daily and it’s beautiful to me.
Life happens, the good, the bad, and the unthinkable. It’s important to have people around to help carry you through all of the emotions. A community should challenge you to become a better person. Whether you need a new outlook on life, or a support team to help you rise from a difficult, challenging place. Sometimes we need tough love and raw honesty to show us that the biggest obstacle in life might just be ourselves. Sometimes we simply need to know we are not alone.
Perhaps the biggest benefit of a community is the opportunity for you to give back. The self-fulfillment you feel when you give more than you receive is priceless. Helping and supporting others feeds your soul in a way that nothing else can. A community gives you reasons to celebrate the small things in life and people to be thankful for. And we all know we can never have too much gratitude in our lives.
Our community of like-minded people is growing daily and the more it grows the more diverse it becomes and support is available. No matter if you’re an introvert or an extrovert, no matter if you share or simply observe, you will benefit from being there and we welcome you with open arms.
Have a beautiful Sunday everyone and thank you💛
To further benefit all our PLT Nutrition & Fitness clients, PLT are now including with all our Nutrition Coaching plans
A FREE 20 recipe eBook
Since creating PLT, I have always believed in giving as much away for FREE as we possibly can
I don’t believe the materials we share with you, our clients, are intellectual property and we have always been open to sharing and making them publicly available.
Many clients purchase Nutrition coaching and ask about tasty recipes that can meet their goals and add variety to their weeks.
The eBook is something many of you have requested. With Coach Patti we have a true food guru, who can create food masterpieces low in calories & adaptable to suit everyones goals.
We hope you utilize this eBook and we encourage you to share it in Facebook groups, with friends & colleagues. The more people that can benefit from this FREE eBook the happier PLT becomes.
Continuous Effort 💛
A 4 minute read
As we approach the holiday season many of you are probably thinking about a lot of eating related things, such as how will you get to January 1 having not gained 5-10lbs, and how will you survive the endless holiday events while sticking to the plan that you are following.
Statistics show that the number one reason for weight gain over the course of the year is holiday and vacation eating. If you feel have experienced this in the past, why not make this the year you change?!
The PLT ABC’s are the building blocks of our nutrition plan and can be applied to specific situations giving you a guideline to help you stay focused and working hard despite special occasions like holidays!
Tips & Tricks:
Above all else, smile, have fun, love your family, cherish your friends but remember your goals. We wish you a healthy and happy holiday season and we wish you an epic scale reading on 1/1/20!
A 3 minute read - A Guide to Navigating Travel & Managing Your Weight
Vacation plans are exciting but can cause some anxiety if you are working hard towards some important goals regarding health and fitness. Can you go away for a week or weekend and not derail all your progress? Heck yes you can! You might experience a slow-down in your progress but there is no need to go backwards; you just need some guidelines
When you are on a weight loss plan it’s important to remember that there are times that you are ‘all in’; focused and driven for weeks at a time and then there are brief periods (like vacations) where you pull back just a little giving yourself a bit of a reprieve without going back to square one; a diet break of sorts.
Let’s start with the basics.
Control your environment & limit the variables where possible.
Regardless of what type of traveling you are doing you want to have a solid foundation every morning; keeping in mind that you will likely enjoy a more indulgent meal in the evenings, a high protein breakfast will set you up for a day of success
Start your day with a high protein, low carb & fat breakfast. You will feel more satiated through the day and be less inclined to reach for snacks & treats that are not in your game plan.
This meal should also be protein laden; maybe a massive salad of fresh greens and veggies with grilled fish/chicken, dressing omitted or used sparingly. Salsa is an epic replacement for salad dressing and puts a little zip in your meal
This is the meal you have focused your day around. Keeping the eating prior to this meal, protein and veg focused, ensures you can eat and enjoy your favorite meal with little concern
Whilst we usually try to refrain or limit snacking, travelling is where you are more likely to snack and where they actually can make sense. Whether you are traveling by plane, train or automobile there will likely be snacks and preparing ahead of time from this basic list will help you immensely – these items are also excellent to throw in your hotel fridge should you have one:
Don’t let food define your day; simply be mindful. Keep alcohol to a minimum if you do drink and keep the H2O flowing day and night.
When dining anywhere remember that you are in the driver’s seat; ask for what you would like prepared the way you like it as most restaurants are extremely accommodating. Don’t fall prey to ‘peer pressure’; this is your vacation too and just because others might want to over indulge around the clock that doesn’t mean you have to.
Embarking on a weight loss journey doesn’t require being a hermit. Life still happens and life is meant to be lived! Relax but use what you have learned so far on your journey to make travel a little different this time around and to come home feeling good about yourself and not looking back with any regret.
PLT Nutrition & Fitness LLC
Hi, I'm Paul Leonard.