The most common behavior we see in new clients...

Uncategorized Dec 09, 2021

Sometimes we feel like we're on a lonely island out there encouraging people to eat food in a world that promotes skipping meals and cutting out entire macronutrient groups, like carbs. While the nutrition fads come and go, the end result remains the same: it gets people to eat less.

But is eating less really the solution?

We say, NO.

In fact, almost every new client who is struggling and signs up for our program practices this common behavior: skipping breakfast. And possibly other meals.

Some people have had success with fasting. Good for them!

Most people we meet are stressed to the max. Skipping breakfast and going over four hours in between meals is only adding to that stress, which has a reverse impact on overall health and eating habits.

You know why it can feel good skipping meals? Because your cortisol starts ramping up and your adrenaline goes into overdrive. Your body is literally giving you more energy to go look for food. No joke.

So then you have this spike in energy, you go about your day, slam some more coffee, and then you wonder why you need a bottle of wine at 4 p.m. just to "wind down".

When you're in a fasting-induced chronic fight or flight state, you may burn fat at first for extra energy but we find that most people plateau as their body moves into an elevated survival state and naturally turns into fat-storing mode out of self-preservation.

In other words, when you skip meals at first, yes, you can burn body fat to compensate for missing calories. But do this chronically... and your body gets wise to your games and adapts so you don't die. Genius body!! 

Not to mention... how many people are actually successful fasting / skipping meals without binge eating and drinking later in the day?

For most people, getting in all the body's necessary micronutrients is nearly impossible in just 1-2 meals a day.

What we find to be tried and true and effective for almost every single one of our 1,000's of clients we work with is to start the day with breakfast (within 1 hour of waking) and to not go more than 4 hours without eating (unless you're sleeping overnight :).

The true path to health is never sexy. It never "sells". 

For many of us, a balanced lifestyle is not restrictive or painful enough. We have to coax clients into understanding how physiology works so they don't self-sabotage by skipping meals and over-exercising.

We have to convince people through consistent education and real-life self-experimentation that chasing those highs and living in extremes is detrimental to long-term health.

When our clients message us in disbelief after just a few days of eating regularly and consuming a larger volume of food more frequently, we always sit back and smile... because we know the incredible changes that are coming 💚 

Because we are committed  to supporting physique goals in a healthy, balanced way, we are pleased to announce an upcoming workshop that focuses on women's health, hormones, fertility, natural birth control methods and more:

As a woman, it can be challenging to find medical education and care that honors your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual journey. Many of us are taught our entire lives to mistrust, dismiss, fix, or "manage" our bodies, our fertility and our physical symptoms with hormonal birth control or total avoidance.

FAM (fertility awareness method) and cycle charting present you the opportunity to create a deeper connection to your body, hormones and Divine Feminine Wisdom.

FAM teaches you to observe, chart, and interpret the inner messages of your body. By reading these you can learn about your hormones, your fertility, and underlying health so that you can become an EMPOWERED PARTICIPANT in your health and your life.

In this virtual workshop, you’ll learn how FAM can serve as an extremely effective form of natural birth control, a way to achieve pregnancy, a guide in understanding your hormonal health (or lack thereof), or simply a means to deeply connect to your intuition as a woman.

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Lastly, Test, if you're feeling the stress and overwhelm of the holiday hustle and bustle, we invite you to ask yourself daily: what is the most kind thing I can do for myself today?

Sometimes that's a gentle workout. Sometimes that's a nourishing, balanced, protein-rich meal. Sometimes that's a slice of pie with zero guilt and full, conscious enjoyment. Whatever you're doing over the next few weeks, take a moment to pause, check in, and make sure that what you're saying YES to is actually, truly what you want 💚

P.S. If you're ready to buy the ultimate wellness gift for yourself - something you actually want that will last a lifetime - book a Discovery Call today and join 1,000's and 1,000's of graduates of our 12-week Awaken Your Nutrition program who have successfully transformed their physical, mental, and spiritual health. When you go all in, you WILL show up and change forever.

Shannon Morse & Lisa Kirby | Creators of Awaken Your Nutrition  |

P.P.S. Our April 2022 retreat is open for booking. Prices increase by $1,000 starting January 1, so if you've been on the fence about reserving your spot, now is the time. Click here to learn more and sign up for the retreat.


Quick Facts:

  • Dates: April 23-30, 2022
  • Location: Club Med in Cancun, Mexico
  • All food, alcohol, beverages, airport transportation, workouts, and resort activities included!!
  • Who this is for: current, past, or potential members + their friends/family, and anyone else age 21 and up
  • You can book your own room or share a room with a friend or partner for a slight discount
  • Last day to purchase: January 22, 2022
  • You'll get a full refund (minus a $60 resort fee) should we enter another lockdown in 2022, so you can purchase with peace of mind

Our 7-night fully inclusive retreat + vacation experience is a window into how you can recreate The Green Door Life at home every day and be inspired to practice your new wellness habits for a lifetime.

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