Lani is back from teaching at the McDougall Advanced Study weekend and shares with us a few thoughts, PLUS a giveaway! See Lani’s post for more details:
(did you tiptoe or jump?)
1) Fire Cadet or Firefighter?
As you know, in the Engine 2 Diet book, two approaches are described. The ‘Fire cadet’ tiptoes in, working their way up gradually. At the ‘Firefigher’ level, you jump into the Engine 2 Diet with both feet.
What YOU think is the best approach for success? Perhaps it does depend on the individual. Wouldn’t it be great to see a study that researches which method – one-step-at-a-time or quickstart all-at-once, has the highest success rate? The best record of long term compliance.
It may well depend on personality type. Think back to your own experience. Which approach has proven the most successful for you in changing your diet? What do you recommend to others as the best method for success? Please share your thoughts in comments below. (Giveaway prize drawing winner selected those who do: there’s gold in them thar hills! Keep reading)
2) McDougall Advanced Nutrition Study Weekend
The ‘fire cadet or firefighter?’ question was an important point of discussion at the recent Advanced Nutrition Study Weekend at the McDougall Health and Medical Center. You might be interested to read my notes from the LIVE debate between Dr. John McDougall and Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Fascinating!
We also enjoyed lengthy presentations from each of these movers and shakers in the healthy plant-based diet world. I’ll be reporting in on all the details in upcoming articles published on the plant-based fitness blog, or if you’re in a hurry I’ll be dishing direct from my jam-packed notebook from the ASW on the Success Club call scheduled for Wednesday, February 29. Kathy Freston and Melanie Joy gave powerful presentations and we also had the pleasure of a cooking demo by Lindsay, the Happy Herbivore.
Doug Lisle, one of our favorites, also presented and spoke quite a bit about the motivational question that I present to you. Dr. Michael Klaper shared the history of his life as a physician and received the first standing ovation of the weekend! John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market (he also moderated the Fuhrman-McDougall debate) and Dr. Matt Lederman (you may recognize him from Forks Over Knives) presented regarding all the developments with the Wellness Centers at WFM.
And of course, who can complain when all your meals are prepared for you and you don’t have to ask “What’s in that?” A huge McDougall-E2 style buffet was presented 3 times a day. Worth the price of admission alone!
2) Motivation GIVEAWAY! As the theme today is what motivates you for success, let’s throw something juicy in and make things even more interesting, shall we! Boot Camp Mind: My Top 10 Motivational Tools for Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness Success has been flying out the door. These are tools and tips that I have used successfully to lose – and keep ‘lost’ – 50 lbs. and a whole lot o’ mental baggage as well. We’re giving away a free copy of this 10 week course right here. To enter, simply share YOUR thoughts about ‘tiptoe in vs. jump in with both feet’, aka ‘fire cadet vs. firefighter’ in comments below. We’ll randomly draw from the entries.
Can’t wait to hear your thoughts! Thanks for stopping by to read and for sharing if you get a chance.
To your health and happiness!
Lani Muelrath is a plant-strong fitness expert! Lani is the creator of The Body Transformation Formula and Fit Quickies™ 5 Minute Workouts. She has a Master’s Degree in Physical Education and over 30 years of experience as a teacher, coach, and trainer. She has received awards for her instruction, created and starred in her own CBS TV Show, and her expertise in the area of health and fitness is called upon by examiner.com, as Fitness Expert for Dr. John McDougall’s Health and Medical Center, coach, Dr. Neal Barnard’s 21-Day Kickstart program, and Health and Fitness Lifestyle Expert for Vegan Mainstream.com. She is Certified in Plant-Based Nutrition through Cornell University.