Real Food, Clean eating and Clean fuel

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YES! This right here is RIGHT ON and the truth. People ask me why I choose to eat clean. It’s simple. Because I honor my body and listen to its needs. I choose to nourish my cells with real whole foods, wholesome products and naturally sourced supplementation that is required. There is a lot of misconception about what Clean Eating really is because there is a lot of mis-truth out there about what real food is.

WHAT REAL FOOD ISN’T

Real food isn’t pumped full of toxins, chemicals, hormones, antibiotics or worse. Real food isn’t created in a lab experiment gone wrong. Real food isn’t artificial. And real food isn’t stripped of every single vitamin, mineral, nutrient and wholesome factor only to have artificial and chemically derived ones forced back into it. It doesn’t come from a drive through (at least not around here). It doesn’t show up at your door in 30 minutes or less. It doesn’t sit on a shelf in the middle of a store with an expiration date a few years away. And it doesn’t have a long list of unpronounceable ingredients. Real food isn’t bathed in chemicals to “wash” it. Real food isn’t pumped out through an extruder (Pink slime, eww). Real food isn’t grown by big companies like Monsanto, Dow, Tyson, Kraft…to name a few. Chances are, real food isn’t famous with TV commercials either. And real food isn’t a gut bomb that leaves you hungry, bloated, exhausted and sick.
WHAT REAL FOOD IS

Real food is grown in the ground or hand raised on farms of open pastures. It is grown by farmers. It is fertilized with natural products. It is harvested without the use of deadly chemicals (Round-up in your wheaties?). It is pure, unadulterated and whole as much as possible. It is perishable. It is treated humanely. Real food will continue to bud & sprout if you leave it on your counter top too long (in the instance of sweet potatoes it will grow luscious leaves). Real food is minimally processed and contains ingredients you can pronounce for the most part (I mean, who really pronounces Açaí correctly). Real food leaves you feeling fuller, nourished, fueled, healthy and strong. Real food is simple. It is what our ancestors lived on and evolution has only come so far but we cannot digest and put artificial substances to use in our bodies for repair, regeneration and renewal of cells that keeps our vitality.

WHAT CLEAN EATING IS

Clean eating doesn’t mean simply washing your foods. It means removing processed, unhealthy food products from your diet. It also means adding fresh, minimally processed foods too. Clean eating also incorporates the removal of chemicals from foods such as produce that has been grown or treated with pesticides, processed meats such as lunch meat, non-organic poultry, beef etc due to the poor conditions the animals are raised in, the use of antibiotics, the way the meat is processed before packaging, no fast foods, no processed food, no GMO’s & no food products with more than 6 ingredients on the label (and that you can pronounce)! (Easy tip to avoid GMO’s and pesticides: always buy organic)

Here’s some helpful guidelines to get you started:

  1. Eat fruits & vegetables, preferably organic. Locally grown is best! This helps avoid chemicals, pesticides and GMO’s (which are loaded with both!)
    2. Eat organic meats, the fresher or more locally raised the better. Buy it from the butcher if you can. If you want ground meat ask the butcher to grind it for you. This helps you avoid anything unclean getting ground up in there too. Or grind it at home yourself.
    3. Eat whole grains; foods like quinoa, brown rice, steel cut oats, and anything that hasn’t been processed or broken down into a stripped form.
    4. READ LABELS!! This is very important. Marketing is tricky & they will use flashy words to get you to purchase their products. Take a few more seconds and see if that whole grain item isn’t really white flour junk in disguise!
    5. Again, fewer ingredients the better. Best to stick to things with no more than 6 on the label!
    6. Cut out processed sugar, added sugar and juices. Let’s face it, juice is really sugar water because it was processed & stripped of all it’s fiber and anything worth having in your body.

You may be thinking that buying organic will cost too much. Here’s the truth: the more whole, clean foods you eat the less you will consume. Processed food is VERY easy to eat, in fact it’s chemically engineered to cause cravings, prevent satiety and ends up costing more in the long run because you want more & never feel full or satisfied! But a plate with 4 oz of grilled organic chicken, steamed organic vegetables and a serving of quinoa will not only fill you up it will keep you feeling full longer because it isn’t processed (pre-digested) and it is complex so the body takes longer to work on breaking it down. The bonus is the boost to your metabolism for making it work harder!

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Passion, Daydreams and Career

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What did you want to be when you were a kid? I always dreamed of singing & dancing. I love those things! I am also quite passionate about helping others realized their goals, potential and being healthy ♥ What about you?

Passion in life is what drives us! Not the job, not the paycheck (unless money is your passion) and not the obligation. If you don’t feel passionate about what you are doing where does your drive come from? I have worked many years in a few other fields but never felt good about it. You know what I mean? It wasn’t what spoke to my heart or soul and it wasn’t the thing that got me out of bed in the morning. Customer service was something I did for over a decade, and though I liked helping people I didn’t feel like it was the right kind of help. I wanted purpose, meaning & a sense of adventure! That’s why I changed careers. I thought nursing was my calling, but for now it’s a path I haven’t traveled. I loved computer science but feared it would be a career I would be chained to a desk in an IT department somewhere. I love the freedom of a flexible schedule. It’s become very important to me since the birth of our children.

So what drives you? What fuels the fire that really gets you charged up and feeling like you can take on the world? If the job you have isn’t fulfilling that passion what would you rather be doing? Think about your daydreams, your happy place and where you feel like it isn’t work because it’s enjoyable. That’s your place. I’m dedicating myself to finding more purpose in life by getting smarter. I’m digging deep, researching, learning and growing so I can be a better mom, wife & person. I’m plugging into incredible people on the path that I want to travel on and mentoring with them so I can learn how to get there too. I want to live my daydream not just let it slip away upon waking. And I want to help others do the exact same thing.

What is your daydream? And what are you willing to do to get it?

Before you BUY – Ask yourself WHY

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Before you invest your hard earned money into trainers, supplements and meal replacements ask yourself a few questions:

What are my goals?
Why are they important to me?
Are these products healthy?
What happens after I drop all that money?

Here’s my answers:

GOALS & IMPORTANCE: My goal as a fit pro & health, wellness, nutrition and fitness coach is to work with people on a whole person level. I don’t want to get you skinny, I want to get you healthy & into the best shape of your life AND keep you there. I want to find what works best for you, what you will stick with and will get you the best results. It’s a journey that we walk together. I offer ongoing coaching, accountability and support. Monthly focus groups, challenges and an ongoing community of support – all private and all included – no monthly fees for that! I offer meal plans, recipes, additional motivation for those days when the I can’t’s are getting in the way & turn it into I WILL! I help you find your WHY and guide you to answer the WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO ME? If all you want is to get skinny you won’t get healthy, and chances are you won’t be able to maintain it. That is were many other diet programs fail. This isn’t a diet program, it’s a healthy way of life training program.

HEALTHY: My products are HEALTHY • CLEAN • NUTRITIOUS • AFFORDABLE • DELICIOUS
They are not just a protein shake they are filled with whole foods that are minimally processed. There are NO GMO’s, no added refined sugars (or any refined sugars AT ALL), all natural sources of amino acids, proteins, antioxidants, prebiotics, probiotics, and digestive enzymes + MORE. No artificial sweeteners – so you won’t be ingesting toxins like sucralose & aspartame. No carrageenan!! No gluten, no soy, no artificial flavors, no artificial colors. And all the extra supplements are not necessary to buy because it’s all included. 5 trips to the salad bar, proper balance of protein & carbs, all the beneficial nutrients in one tasty meal? Yes please! It’s the perfect food because it has all 9 essential & nonessential amino acids for cells that are important for muscle building, repair and most diets are deficient in one ore more of these! (So are most products). Most products are LOADED with sugar, toxins, heavily processed and the labels are long with tons of chemicals you can’t even pronounce. No thank you! Plus, not only do they have negative health effects, some of them can cause you to gain weight, zap your energy and worse – make you sick!

MONEY: My programs are highly tested, proven and successful. You get what you pay for and more. When you go to the gym you pay a monthly fee but all you get is a building full of equipment with no instructions. Some have classes but when the class ends so does your interaction. You can pay hundreds of dollars for personal training but you only see them a few times & then what? You have something in writing and no more interaction, well unless you pay hundreds more. You get the picture right? Or you order supplements, go to the local retail chain and drop $300 on products and leave. What else do you get? Do they give you a fitness program, meal plans, ongoing coaching or support? Nope. They leave your bank account lighter though! I offer you ongoing training, customizable workouts, ongoing coaching, training and your workouts are yours to keep forever. I can bring a top celebrity trainer into your living room at any time of the day, just push play! It will save you LOTS of TIME, MONEY and give you results. Plus you can invite a friend over to join you for FREE. And in the off chance you don’t like it we can switch it out or refund your money – who else really does that? I understand that there could be times that it doesn’t work out & I will work together with you to get to a resolution that takes care of your needs.

WHY JOIN ME: You can lose weight if that is your goal. You can gain weight if that is your goal. You can build muscle, flexibility, strength, endurance – whatever your goals are! You can gain healthy nutrition, a network of like-minded friends to support you, ongoing support, better fitness habits plus get lots of new recipes, ideas and more. Plus you have the opportunity to help others too. This is why I love my career. It’s a passion, not a job. I am always here for you. And I am always happy to help! Plus I can relate to YOU! I have been there, I have lost 85 pounds. I have kept it OFF for over 5 years. I have battled depression, food allergies, health problems, eating disorders and overcame them all. I can really connect with you to help you unlike other trainers who have never had a weight problem or anything else.

I have another opportunity to get dialed in with a focus group starting in a few weeks. Let’s connect & get ready to go! Send me a message, add me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dlcam61 & http://www.facebook.com/dawncameronhealthyfit and let’s get to talking! 😀 Friends, please invite others you know would love to be on our team! Tag them, send them a message & please share my page with them! Let’s rock 2015 together for the best health, fitness & nutrition of our lives to date!!