When I first heard Laura’s story I was thrilled to know that she is both a healthy weight advocate and passionate about real food. No shakes and pills! How wonderful that her willingness to help others achieve what she and her daughter Veronica did, led to the creation of a business. It's a unique business in that it centres around the most amazing community support for people desiring to be a healthy weight. Laura truly walks her talk and embodies the belief that when it comes to our health, we can always improve it if we learn to question everything.
Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Laura Childs
We spoke about
How the outcome of routine check-up created a catalyst for change
The value of research in understanding how to navigate nutrition
How leading by example attracted people who needed help
Recognising that a passion to serve was in fact a business
The need for awareness, compassion and amusement
How learning to question everything will shift beliefs and more
Putting ourselves first as a role model for others in our lives
The unique approach of the Utmost Diet membership site
Lessons from a 3 year old child
”I’m always amazed at what the human body is capable of – even when our health is degrading when we haven’t taken care of ourselves as well as we could have”
“And right up until my family doctor’s wake up call in 2013 I had no idea that my health and longevity was even in my control. I was certain that my fate would be determined more by genetics than by my actions”
“With a sombre expression my doctor informs me that I’ve gained enough weight to be classified as obese and that I’m showing signs of insulin resistance. And soon - she promises – she will be serving up a diagnosis and a life long prescriptions for type 2 Diabetes”
“And I’ll tell you – when we compared that ideal to the Government Guidelines – we had practically flipped it upside down”
“We realized that this is how we used to eat when we lived on the farm, how we all ate before the Industrial Era, before the availability of refined oils and processed flours and all these darn chemicals in our foods”
“We actually didn’t create a business – the business created us. And in a sense, it continues to create itself”
“The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” Paulo Coelho
“We got so busy, researching for people and learning more about how healthy fats heal our cells, how sugar damages our cells, and how all the toxins in our foods are causing so many illnesses”
“We realized we had to step up and do whatever we could to help others reach their healthy body weight”
“I’d never thought about it until I embarked on my own journey – but I’ve seen it in others since. How we all go through a long series of mindset shifts – and attitudes – as we walk that path back to wellness”
“The greatest lesson I’ve learned is that when it comes to your health, it can always be improved”
“I can’t even begin to tell you how much your signature sleep course has helped me – the tools, knowledge, awareness – within. And feeling that underlying self-compassion built into everything you do. A dose of acceptance and forgiveness plus the inspiration to keep moving forward on the quest.”
“I learned to “question everything” – my doctor’s diagnosis, my beliefs, and my perceived potential”
“We don’t set great examples for our children or anyone else if we’re so busy looking after every one that we’re exhausted, run down, and potentially growing bitter”
“That’s another area where you’ve really helped me in awareness – your sleep journal – five minutes per day shows me how I’m treating myself, what I might like to improve on tomorrow, and the gifts of each day that I might have forgotten if I had simply crawled into bed, exhausted”
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Until next time fabulous podcast listener, I’m Bev and I invite you to live the fab life with me now!
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My online course Sleeping Fabulously is a four week course where I take troubled sleepers through the process of understanding their sleep habits, to creating new habits that let them sleep soundly through the night.
You know how passionate I am about this subject and you know that it’s time for me to take my sleep message to more people.
Can I ask you to do something?
Would you be willing to be my Champion and champion the cause of better health and sleep with me?
What if, together, we could change ONE person’s life for the better? What if we could start more conversations about the topic of well-rested living? What if we could be...well, be rebels together?
Are you in?
I hope so!
Contact me if you need ideas or head to http://bit.ly/sleepfabulously to check out all the details and share the link thoughtfully with your friends and on social media
Thanks in advance for being a fabulous change maker