The Health Kickstarter
Have you tried every diet under the sun?
You've slaved away in hot yoga classes,
flipped tires at Crossfit,
and danced your booty off at Zumba?
I'm sure you've tried it all, and nothing has worked.
The answer is simple, but also so painful: diets and fitness trends don't work. They rely on the "eat less, exercise more" strategy that we've been doing for decades, and yet we are getting bigger and sicker. They are short term fixes, not long term solutions. They may get you into the dress you want to wear this summer for a wedding, but they won't make you feel comfortable in your own skin. They won't help with your bloated belly, your skin breakouts or your low energy levels. In order to help you feel vibrant and alive we need to look deeper. You need to understand your body, how it works, and how it tries to protect you at all times. Your body never works against you. It never piles on the pounds out of spite but to make sure you stay alive.
I struggled for 10 years with my weight, my body, my looks. I kept jumping from one diet to the next, hoping to drop a dress size, and instead I continuously gained more weight. I exercised for up to 10 hours a day (while studying full time, working part-time, and still needing some sleep!). And yet, the pounds just kept piling on. I took a hard look at what I was eating, and realized that what mainstream nutrition was teaching me just wasn't working. I was eating less calories, burning more calories, and still gaining weight. What was the puzzle piece?
My body wasn't designed to eat low fat fruit yogurts, fat free jello cups or sugar free cookies. It was meant to eat whole foods. Real foods. Foods that were grown, not made in a plant. Once I stopped the diets, stopped the crazy exercising, and started cooking real food for myself, the weight came off. The skin cleared up. The energy sky rocketed. And I felt so good in my own body. Not because I was fitting into a dress size I had dreamed of for so long, but because it actually felt good to live in my body. And you know the best thing? I have not wasted a single day since then obsessing about what I was allowed to eat, the size of my thighs, or the calories in that piece of cake.
In the 4 week Health Kickstarter program I have combined all that knowledge into a super easy course for you. This program teaches you more about your body so that you can make the best decisions for yourself, not a diet book. Of course I could just ask you to eat a certain way. You would probably follow it to a T for a couple of days and then slowly fall back into your old habits. Unless you understand what your body wants and needs, you're not going to change your habits. We need pleasure, we need to enjoy the process, and we can only do that if we have knowledge. Applying your new knowledge is power and that will change your life.
In the 4 week Health Kickstarter you will learn why calorie counting is useless. You will learn what foods are made of, how they function in your body, and how to add more nutrients into your diet to make you feel alive. Every week you will get new recipes to try out, new ingredients to play with, and new tips and tricks to implement into your daily life.
The 4 week Health Kickstarter program is by far my most popular program for a reason: it gets results that last a lifetime. You can adapt this program to any way that you are currently eating, you can use it for your whole family, and it considers real life eating out scenarios, and making the best choices you can.
The 4 week Health Kickstarter can be done face to face over a cup of tea or in the comfort of your own home via FaceTime/Skype. We will meet once a week for 60 minutes for 4 weeks. All handouts and recipes are provided as part of the program. You can take what you love, leave what you don't, and make it your own! Feel free to contact me anytime if you have any questions at all. I look forward to hearing from you!
Doing the 4 week health Kickstarter totally turned around my idea of what food is. I thought my diet was pretty good but just needed to tweak a few things to be really healthy - it turns out I was totally off track! I learnt some really fundamental principles from Martina which have helped me understand why we eat what we eat. Now myself and my family eat a healthy balanced diet, made from really yummy nutritious ingredients. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn how to eat in a mindful and heathy way.
~ P. Dixon
Highly recommend this program as it enables people to reevaluate their current eating habits and make small changes to be more healthy and energized!!!
~ L. Tan
"Make It Your Own" stories
I used to think that I knew how to eat healthy and talking to a nutrionist was a waste of money; however, I realized that I had misconceptions thanks to the media discussing different diet fads. This was the best use of money and the knowledge I gained is something I can use for years. It is obvious that Martina is passionate about nutrition and ways to help others mentally, physically, and emotionally find balance in their lives. She listened to what I said and thought of different ways to help my body return to normal after 7 months of constant stress. Within a few weeks, I noticed a difference in my energy level and attitude. This program is one of the best things a female can do for herself.
~ J. Vaughn
For me the biggest eye opener was that, not the weight is essential, it is the shape and the feeling.