This is a hands-on approach for people that don’t want to read another book or listen to another podcast and you are ready to get started. I work with you one-on-one over a 60 day period with weekly live video calls and additional support via email / phone / text.
We start by understanding your “why” and creating a plan around it. Some of areas that we work on together include – cleaning out your pantry and restocking your kitchen with healthier options, weekly challenges, cooking demostrations, movement and strength activities (some we do together), recovery strategies such as mindfullness exercises and better sleep hygiene – and many more ways to help you build and sustain this new and improved version of youself.
If you are ready for leaner, calmer, stronger, more energetic you, you owe it to yourself to schedule a 15 minute with me to figure out if this program will work for you. fgfg.
The first thing that we do is understand where you are, understand a little about how you got there and what you want to accomplish. We also explore the steps and the work required to get started and your willingness to do the work.
We explore why we’re wired to eat this way and why it’s easy to get fat and sick eating a standard American diet.
We talk about what you like to eat as well as any food allergies/intolerances and any non-negotiables.
Informed by your starting point and your desired trajectory we build a strategy for your next 60 days. We’ll discuss the differences between Paleo, Primal, Keto and AIP and map out a path.
This isn’t a construction project – instead, it’s getting rid of the stuff in your fridge, cabinets, and pantry that can derail your progress. Bye bye Ben & Jerry’s.
We’ll explore the carb curve and nutrient density and their effects on weight management and potential health consequences.
We’ll equip you with a new approach to grocery shopping that supports your health and tastes great.
I help you build a strategy to handle restaurants, family gatherings, and those well-intended friends that can’t help themselves.
We’ll explore some meal planning options that are big on flavor and low on hassle. I’ll go over some of my approaches that minimize kitchen time but avoid eating the same food all the time.
As part of this program, you will also get complimentary access to the Fearless Cooking program – a live weekly cooking webinar where we prepare delicious meals together.
We’ll discuss the deep downside of chronic cardio and how and why to avoid it as well as the right way to build aerobic capacity.
We’ll look at some strength training options that start where you are.
For years we’ve been convinced that if we’re not miserable and sweating it’s not working. We’ll take a look at the importance of play and the benefit of just going for a walk or a hike.
You may not be ready for a full out sprint but we’ll plot a path so that when your body is ready you can reap the metabolic benefits.
Who couldn’t use some extra strength, balance, range of motion and mobility – and throw in a side order of improved mood and mental function?
12 exercises in 7 minutes with nothing but body weight, a chair and a wall – high intensity interval training that builds strenght and stamina but in much less time.
Some people can sleep anywhere, for the rest of us subtle changes to our environment can help improve our sleep. We’ll also look at some sleep hacks that travel well.
What you do in the hours leading up to bed can also have a big impact on your quality of sleep. We’ll take a look at how to put the odds in your favor for some solid ZZZs.
Stress gets a bad rap. Not all stress is the enemy – certain types can make you stronger, more alert and resilient. But chronic stress can be debilitating. It can lead to inflammation, burn-out and illness. We’ll explore some practices that can help you better manage stress and build your mental and physical resiliency muscles.
Here’s play again. it’s an important part of helping us unwind and restoring our perspective. It also helps keep us interesting and engaging. It’s a great way to take some of the work out of working out and reintroduce you to your inner child.
Mindfulness goes hand in hand with stress management. It’s also a great way to send our relentless inner-dialogue to charm school. We’ll look at some of the resources available.
It’s important to remember that our gains occur during the recovery from the exercise, not the exercise itself. I get it – exercise is a critical piece of that chain, but skipping or short-changing recovery will compromise results and risk injury and burnout. We’ll explore multiple active and passive recovery options.
And here’s the bonus…. You’ll get Fearless Cooking on the house during the 60 Day Intensive!
Fearless Cooking is a combination of live and recorded weekly cooking webinars during which we prepare delicous meals together!
Learning how to cook nutritionally dense healthy food is the single most important thing that you can do for your health – and I want to make it my mission to help along your journey.
Fearless Cooking is for people who want to up their cooking game. It’s for the beginner, but it’s also for the person who cooks all the time, but wants to expand his/her game.
Here is a sampling of some of the meals we have prepared recently:
Shrimp Stir Fry with Snow Peas & Mushrooms
Instant Pot Chili and Roasted Zucchini
Pan Seared Pork Chops, Roasted Asparagus, Sautéed Mushrooms
Cast Iron Chicken
Roasted Salmon & Sweet Potatoes with Sautéed Snap Peas
Spring Rolls with Shrimp with Mint Chutney and Almond Butter Dipping Sauce
Coconut Milk Vanilla Ice Cream & Quick Cherry Bliss Dessert
Let’s Get Sauced!
Fat Head Bagels
Reverse Sear Steaks
Pan Seared Salmon with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Mashed Rutabaga
Big Ass Salad with Assortment of Home-made Dressings + Fridge & Pantry Supplies
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Lettuce Wraps with Curried Okra and Cauliflower Rice
Spaghetti and Blanched Green Beans with Vinaigrette
I had been resisting making lifestyle changes for my health for a while. My blood test numbers were getting worse and I had to do something. Working with Jim made the dietary transitions much easier than I thought they would be. With his knowledge, support and hands-on accompaniment, I was able to make big changes with great results. I also never thought that strength training would make such a difference but it has. Jim made the process so manageable for me. All my numbers have improved. When he told me the name of his new coaching program was called “Doable” I told him that’s a perfect way to describe it.
Fearless Cooking pushed me out of my culinary comfort zone. The program showed me how to use the flavor profile of ingredients in my pantry to create my own delicious meals.
I really enjoy that at the end of our interactive session, I’m left with a delicious meal that I can eat for a couple of days. It really helps me start the week motivated to eat right.
As someone who has struggled maintaining a healthy weight, I appreciate the perspective I have been able to gain from Jim’s guidance. There is an abundance of information out there but it is so hard to sift through all the “noise”.
I not only gained some much-needed accountability and support through this program but it also changed my relationship with food. I finally feel like I am off the diet merry go round and on track understanding how food affects me. Not only have I dropped the pesky quarantine pounds but I’m sleeping better, my stress is managed and for the first time in my life, I actually love my workout plan!
Jim, thank you so much for your guidance, knowledge and support. This experience has truly been life changing.
Fearless cooking makes meal prepping something I look forward to as opposed to a dreaded chore. I’ve already become more confident going to the grocery store without a list and getting inspired by what’s fresh. Jim goes through the “why” behind everything he ads to his dishes so you truly know what will work instead of just memorizing recipes.
Where do I begin?! How about losing 28 lbs in 2 months…and have kept it off since…all by eating REAL food, probably the first time in my adult life, and by being more efficient with my workouts. Needless to say, Jim has transformed my life. I have more energy to play with my kids than I’ve ever had, more mental clarity to run my business and I actually now look forward to whipping up delicious and healthy meals for my family, instead of going through the drive-thru every evening. Was definitely a sceptic when I first started working with Jim but so glad that I stuck it out!
Jim has transformed the way my family and I shop, prepare, and enjoy food! From helping us sort through our pantry to eliminate foods that weren’t aligned with our health and wellness goals, to walking us through the grocery store aisles to ensure we were making better informed and flavorful choices, and teaching us how to make healthy and delicious meals using efficient appliances such as our InstaPot and oven, A Balanced You has been so easy and fun to work with!
Fearless cooking showed me that eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring. I knew how to make one healthy meal and that was it. After just a few weeks I actually know how to make enough meals to make it through the week without having to eat the same thing night after night. I look forward to continuing to explore new options in the kitchen.
Phone and web conference
Mutually agreed dates and times
$1200 or 2 payments of $600 each
Schedule a free 15-minute call with me and let’s get started building your version of A Balanced You.
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