Do you feel like you’re often on the run? Does the idea of improving your diet (or your family’s diet) overwhelm you? Susana Hill and Leslie Schall can help! They are young moms who have been on the same treadmill many of us are on and they’ve got simple ideas that can help us transition to the Wise Traditions (real food) diet.
They share a bit of their own story today, and how they themselves were able to transition to a healthier diet and lifestyle. They share ideas that will help us avoid guilt, help us take our time in making changes, and making sure the changes in our eating patterns stick. In fact, Susana and Leslie are so good at helping others in this area that they’ve established The Wellworks Project for companies and individuals to discover ways to eat better that, well, work!
Leslie and Susana are big fans of the Wise Traditions diet! But they readily admit how overwhelming it can all seem at first when you are transitioning from fast food to real food. If you want a solid place to start to make the switch, listen now and please share this episode so that others can do the same. You will all gain insight and encouragement that you can immediately apply to your own busy life.
Former strategy consultants, Susana and Leslie, are the founders of The WellWorks Project, a Washington DC company which provides wellness coaching to busy individuals like parents and working professionals.
Today they talk with us about the advice they give to busy people who are seeking to make the transition to the Wise Traditions diet. Leslie explains why she doesn’t recommend that individuals transform their diets overnight. Instead, she suggests they have a laser-focus and practice doing one small thing at a time. What’s most important is getting a system in place and creating a new habit. When a behavior becomes second-nature, it no longer requires the time, energy, and discipline that it did the first time.
Susana and Leslie make it clear that a healthy diet is not supposed to be extremely difficult, and they emphasize that gradually implemented changes are more sustainable in the long run. In addition, they invite their clients to practice mindfulness and self-compassion. This episode reminds us that our health is really just a work-in-progress; it’s an ongoing project, and like any project, it requires some careful planning, organization, and a good strategy.
In this episode, you will hear about:
- How we can manage to be healthy even while climbing the corporate ladder
- Why a good health coach is like a good swimming coach (good form can’t be learned all at once)
- How simpler programs resulted in greater successes for their clients
- The lesson Leslie learned from improving her swimming and how it applies to changing our diet
- How chapter leaders can help guide people transitioning to a more nutrient-dense diet
- Why intentionality trumps intricacy
- Susana and Leslie’s “Go slow to go fast” philosophy
- Their other favorite mantra: “Run your own race, and guilt is not invited”
- How mindful choices bring a sense of inner freedom
- Why planning is the precursor to most highly enjoyable experiences (vacations and good health alike)
- Practical tips for people who are extremely busy but still want to eat well