The Ketogenic Diet
The Ketogenic diet has been reaping positive feedbacks in recent years. And for an excellent reason, too! So many lives have changed with the ketogenic diet. But did you know it can also be highly beneficial to women in their 40s? According to my guest, Holistic Health Coach Tracee Gluhaich, the effects of ketogenic diet are amazing!
Tracee Gluhaich shares that her growing up years didn’t revolve around a healthy diet. She said her parents were both unhealthy and not being able to eat right played a huge factor.
Since Tracee Gluhaich was too young to know any better, she struggled with weight issues and remembered trying out several diets. What made it worse is the fact that she had two close friends who were skinny. According to Tracee Gluhaich, it only made her feel insecure about her weight.
Tracee Gluhaich may have had weight issues earlier in life, but she did try to rectify that by exercising. Although she always exercised, her eating habits remained to be a problem. Hence, the weight issues prevailed until she got married and had kids.
As her kids were growing up, Tracee Gluhaich says they were primarily raised on an American diet. Fearful that they would have the same struggles she had growing up, Tracee Gluhaich decided to shape up and fix her diet.
Tracee Gluhaich says that she regrets it every time she looks back at all the years of having unhealthy eating habits. Even if she loved working out, she was alarmed how she gained weight during menopause.
Her weight gain caused Tracee Gluhaich to evaluate the best steps to take. She, later on, discovered that having hormone implants was the reason behind her weight gain of 13 lbs. in three weeks.
Discovering Ketogenic Diet
Moving on forward and achieving optimal health, Tracee Gluhaich later made it her mission to educate people on the proper nutrition. After discovering the ketogenic diet and combining it with a food sensitivity testing, she finally found herself on the proper path to healing.
“We need to feed our body proper nutrients so when our cells renew and divide every minute of every hour, they thrive instead of being sick,” said Tracee Gluhaich.
A typical day for Tracee Gluhaich would be drinking a large glass of water with lemon and salt upon waking up. The water would replace the electrolytes in her body. Having coffee before hitting the gym in the morning, she manages to ward off the urge to snack until lunchtime.
Lunch would usually consist of vegetable, protein, and oil. For dinner, Tracee Gluhaich would choose something that is high fat, moderate protein, and low carb.
“I don’t like to call ketogenic a diet. It’s a lifestyle. I’m into quality over quantity. I’m into grass-fed meat, fresh farm eggs and the whole food way of healthy eating,” Tracee Gluhaich revealed.
How To Start A Ketogenic Diet
First of all, Tracee Gluhaich coaches her clients into focusing on the mindset by setting some goals. Nutrition comes in second. The third step is the physical component. Tracee Gluhaich has, in fact, designed a tested and proven program combining balance, lifting weights, cardio, yoga, stretching and mindfulness.
“People need to see what’s possible. When they want to throw in the towel, it is beneficial that they read their goals daily,” shares Tracee Gluhaich. “People usually give up, and I specifically want to empower middle-aged women that it is possible to get through the program.”
Getting Into The Right Mindset
To help you visualize your goals, Tracee Gluhaich advises people to write a story to themselves. What you write must contain the answers to what you want in your life right now that you can’t currently do.
As for people who want to lose weight, Tracee Gluhaich says that weight loss is excellent. However, you must be able to identify can weight loss give you that you don’t currently have.
According to Tracee Gluhaich, people put so much emphasis on the number on the scale. They fail to focus on how their new body is going to change their lives and improve the quality of every day.
“Read your vision statement. Your mind doesn’t know the difference between imagination and reality,” advises Tracee Gluhaich. “And if you read it every morning when you get up, it will set your path in motion for good habits that day. If you read it every night before you go to bed, it will embed into your subconscious mind and become a part of who you are.”
A significant factor in weight issues is the addiction to sugar. For women, in particular, we crave sweets, especially around our period. And trying to eliminate sugar from your diet entirely is indeed not an easy thing to do.
Tracee Gluhaich says that we become so overwhelmed by the feeling whenever we eat sweets. In reality, the fructose in the food overrides our brain into tricking us.
“Sugar is a physiological response. People think it’s willpower. To the human liver, alcohol and sugar are the same things,” explains Tracee Gluhaich.
Tracee Gluhaich says she motivates people by showing examples of people who have succeeded and benefitted from her program. Hopefully, it helps new clients realize that it is possible to achieve the benefits of a ketogenic diet.
The second strategy is helping clients visualize how they see themselves in the near future. From here, she helps them to eat healthily, stay positive and build strength.
KetoPause: No Men Allowed
Tracee Gluhaich is set to launch her course for women in their 40s and beyond on January 2, 2018. The course would cover all the intimate issues surrounding menopause and empower women to change their path to better health.
The course aims to help women develop better mental clarity, reduce inflammation in the body among others. And because a sense of community is essential, clients would get the chance to interact with other women as well.
High Energy Girl Website
Can’t get enough of Tracee Gluhaich? Well, do check out her fantastic website. From the site, you’ll get a free download to a cheat sheet on how to cope with menopause. There are also links to her podcast as well as her blog and e-book, so go ahead and check it out.
Tracee Gluhaich is a Holistic Health Coach and Personal Trainer in California. She has been married for 27 years and lives on a small organic farm where she raised her three sons.
After struggling with weight and the dieting roller coaster her whole life, Tracee Gluhaich has switched her focus to being healthy, not skinny, looking at longevity and true health, not a number on the scale.
Her passion is educating and inspiring women, in their middle years, to take their health seriously, by following a ketogenic diet, moving their body, and enjoying self-care.
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Recommended Reading by Tracee Gluhaich
The Ketogenic Bible – Dr. Jacob Wilson