Lori DePietro-Standen on The Bliss Point
Just 1 Thing (at a time) 4 Health
“Because changing habits and lifestyle is daunting without support.”
WEEK 28 – THE BLISS POINT: IS IT CONTROLLING YOUR LIFE?
When thinking about ‘Bliss’, it sounds like the right place to be… and it could be, unless you’re addicted to drugs, alcohol or food. Studies have evidenced the addictive nature of the Standard American Diet, including dairy. We will explore the results of those studies and what The Bliss Point is doing to our lives and health.
Featured Practitioner: Nutritionist – Lori DePietro-Standen
With almost 20 years of experience in the health and wellness field, Certified Nutritionist, Lifestyle Coach and Fitness Trainer, Lori DePietro-Standen, specializes in helping her clients to achieve true and lasting transformation. Lori has acquired over 300 hours in professional Nutrition certifications, including T. Colin Campbell’s Plant-Based Nutrition program via Cornell University, and graduation with honors from The Academy of Culinary Nutrition. She is a Certified Lifestyle Coach, Certified Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor, Trained Diabetes Prevention Counselor, Globally Sought-After Health & Wellness Speaker, Special Diets Consultant for American Culinary Federation, Featured on The Culinary Enthusiast, Lorain County Community College’s Online cooking show, and Healthy Lifestyle Blog Writer with blogs read by thousands worldwide.
Lori DePietro-Standen is Author of The InnerStrength Life: A Blueprint for Finding Empowerment Through Weight Loss & Vibrant Health, available on amazon.com. She personally lost 60 pounds and recovered from debilitating, chronic illness 13 years ago through adopting a whole foods, plant-based diet. She shares her story of awakening to understanding her personal health issues were directly tied to The Bliss Point and she shares with us the mindset, the intention and the commitment to action that is sometimes hard to have, unless you have a health crisis.
You don’t have to be in a health crisis, have had stroke or heart attack, or end up in the hospital suffering from a chronic disease. When you are aware of what the hunger messages your body is feeling are all about, you can make the decision to fuel your body with something different and take back control of your health.
If you’re overweight, or concerned about your health, is The Bliss Point Running Your Life? Hear what Lori has to share and take her up on the Challenge given to you here.
When you think about ‘Bliss’, it sounds like the right place to be… and it could be, unless you’re addicted to drugs, alcohol or food. Think about it … Addicted to Food! Studies show that there is a highly addictive nature with the Standard American Diet, and dairy, cheese, sugar, salt, and oils are some of the major contributing factors.
Because The Bliss Point is so prevalent, and has been a state that has grown to impact those around the world, the WFPB Movement is even more important to be a part of. Learning how to stop the addiction and to get the support on your journey is our mission.
Lori will be with us on our Live Tuesday Q&A Call to be a part of that support system. Come, ask your questions, or comment on our Just 1 Thing 4 Health Facebook Page.
Meet the Challenge with learning more about The Bliss Point that may be controlling your life.
Lori DePeitro-Standen’s Challenge to you:
Take a moment to tune in and ask yourself if you’re hungry to feed your addictions or not and consciously make a healthy choice. Empower yourself with knowing the design of The Bliss Point and take back control of your life. You deserve to live a healthy and vibrant life.
See Lori’s tips and information, a link to purchase her book, and use some of her recipes, and more by scrolling below… and stay plugged in right here at Just 1 Thing 4 Health.
Be sure to read the highlights of related ARTICLES we’ve gathered below. They are the science, research and other published medical articles on the subject. And don’t miss the RECIPES for Delicious Dishes!
Find out more about our Featured Practitioner and hear the questions she answered to give you more information about The Bliss Point, about dairy and milk, about children’s diet, and more…
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To find out if you are being impacted by The Bliss Point, and it’s possibly controlling your life, here are a few tips to help you on this part of your journey:
1. Get more information about The Bliss Point, how it might be running your entire life, negatively impacting you and your family, by picking up a copy of Michael Moss’ book. Find out what these companies found about having the perfect combination of salt, sugar and fat that will keep you addicted to the products used all over the fast-food industry and the processed food industry. See exactly what the studies reveal and decide to stay strong on your WFPB diet and lifestyle journey.
2. Find out what is revealed about the children involved in the clinical studies with sweets and certain combinations of foods.
3. Remember that changing your diet and eating habits is not just about willpower. When we are addicted to certain foods, they can control our lives. Knowledge is the first step to creating change.
4. When you notice that if you begin to be agitated, shaky, have a certain craving for salty, oily and sugary foods, it’s not your fault. It is the food. Be aware because change can be easier than you think.
5. Even taking 15 seconds to recognize the feelings of hunger, be aware of the benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet and look for those foods as a solution to feeding your hunger.
6. Remember that when your body is going through these changes, you will have cravings and soon your body will be craving the foods that are good for you, empowering you when it comes to your food. Move from an enslaved state of what your food is requiring of you, to an empowered state and a freedom from the addiction of bad food.
7. Explore healthy recipes and make being on this journey fun. Make it an adventure with your children participating in it with you. While they may not understand initially, as you continue to share information you learn with them, they will learn the difference between feeling sick or controlled by unhealthy food and feeling better, healthy and empowered in the better food choices.
8. Remember that a cow’s milk is intended and designed to feed a baby cow to help it grow from a 60 lb calf to a thousand pound or more adult in the course of a year. When you or your children are drinking milk with added hormones, you are exposing yourself to absorbing hormones not intended for you and your body will react to that. It impacts your immune system and has been proven to be the cause of many health related and chronic diseases.
9. Cheese, sour cream, and other processed milk products contain additives that are proven to be opium like. It easily explains why cheese is so addictive.
Understanding The Bliss Point is a critical piece of understanding how processed and fast foods may be controlling your life. This is being done to you intentionally and you must be mindful that you can change, intentional in your desire to change and committed to taking the action needed to make change.
You don’t have to do it alone. The Just 1 Thing 4 Health programs are here to help you along the journey … ”because changing habits and lifestyle is daunting without support.”
Lori DePietro-Standen’s Favorites:
BOOKS and VIDEOS
Lori’s early influences include The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone and The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, PhD.
–The China Study: Revised and Expanded Edition: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health
Paperback – December 27, 2016 by T Colin Campbell (Author), Thomas M. Campbell .II (Author)
Lori highly recommends One Green Planet, Nutritionfacts.Org, and Dr. Garth Davis’ website for Proteinaholic, and the Hippocrates Docs – Just 1 Thing 4 Health programs as resources
-One Green Planet – your online guide to making conscious choices that help people, animals and the planet.
– Proteinaholic: Why Our Obsession with Meat is Killing Us with Dr. Garth Davis
-Hippocrates Docs – Just 1 Thing 4 Health and doing it with help “Because changing habits and lifestyle is daunting without support.”
Other Personal Resources of Lori’s
-Connect with Lori on Facebook here:
-Get Lori’s book (all 5-star reviews!) here on amazon:
-Interested in Lori’s PlantPower Weight Loss Solution? Book a free call with her here to discuss your history and goals and learn more about the program:
-You can also sign up for her free webinar on March 19th at 8pm EST, here: https://theinnerstrengthlife.clickfunnels.com/live-training
-Check out Lori’s blog article on dairy, here:
-Check out Lori’s blog article on committing to lifestyle change here: https://innerstrength4life.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-keys-to-transformation.html
-Get Chef Jon’s delicious recipe for Shady Grove Carrot Dogs here: https://www.facebook.com/129747493747293/posts/1698201616901865?sfns=mo
-Get Lori’s amazing Sweet & Spicy Corn Muffin recipe here: https://www.facebook.com/129747493747293/posts/1341455312576499?sfns=mo
The 7 Original Heroes of the Movement
Honoring the 7 Original Heroes
of the Whole Food, Plant-Based Lifestyle Movement
Honoring Those Who Continue to Lead the Way…
We are honored to join forces with these Original 7 and every other doctor who is a part of the Movement to bring a greater level of awareness, health and wellness to adults, children, pets, animals and the planet.
Enjoy what we’ve put together honoring the 7 Original Heroes of the Whole Food, Plant-Based Lifestyle Movement.
This week, we want you to get to know more about
Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn
Physician, Author, Former Olympic Rowing Champion, Featured in the 2011 Documentary “Forks Over Knives”
Dr. Esselstyn promotes a diet designed to prevent coronary disease and cardiovascular disease. It is the opposite spectrum of where The Bliss Point has people. The diet excludes all animal products and oils, and prioritizes foods such as fruits, vegetables, pasta and cruciferous vegetables. The dietary changes that helped his patients over the past 20+ years can help you, too. They can make you immune to heart attacks. Don’t eat meat, poultry, fish, or dairy products. Eat a wonderful variety of veggies, legumes, whole grains, and fruits.
Coronary artery disease is preventable. Even after it is underway, its progress can be stopped, its insidious effects reversed. The key lies in nutrition—specifically, in abandoning the toxic American diet and maintaining cholesterol levels well below those historically recommended.
Here’s a benefit of a plant-based diet that you might not have expected: For the rest of your life, you will never again have to count calories or worry about your weight.
There is nothing radical about a plant-based diet. It’s about as mainstream as you can get. For billions of people, it is standard fare, and heart disease and many other chronic ailments are almost unknown.
‘CELEBRATING THE MOVEMENT!’
Here you will find the articles and news that supports the positive progression of the Whole Food Plant-Based Movement. The Hippocrates Docs Family of Doctors and Practitioners who advocate for this way of eating and lifestyle are glad to bring this to you, their family, friends, patients, and the world.
While we celebrate the progress of the work, we celebrate YOU! Enjoy this month’s curation of articles and information.
**Casein: The Disturbing Connection Between This Dairy Protein and Your Health
Milk, cheese, and butter are some of the top three foods many people have a hard time giving up when transitioning to a healthy, plant-based diet. Even though the plant-based milk industry is now booming, thanks to all the varieties of options that we have, many people still do use dairy milk, cheese, and butter without abandon. But is this a coincidence? Is cheese pizza really something magical or is it addictive for so many people because of something else? Considering cheese actually has a horrible smell and is rather gross when you consider how it’s made, there aren’t any magical properties behind cheese (or other dairy products) that make them anything special. The reason why they’re so addictive is largely due to a certain type of protein dairy products contain.
**Carl’s Jr. Airs Plant-Based Meat Commercial During Super Bowl 2019!
An exciting ad that aired during the 2019 Super Bowl was one by Carl’s Jr. advertising the burger that resulted from their partnership with plant-based company, Beyond Meat.
**Kristen Bell and Dax Shephard Launch Plant-Based Baby Product Line
Along with being vegetarian is their love for animals, and talking openly about parenting. Now, they’re releasing a baby product line named Hello Bello that is completely organic, plant-based and affordable so parents don’t have to sacrifice budget for value.
**Plant-Based Primer: The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Plant-Based Diet
One of the most powerful steps you can take to improve your health, boost energy levels, and prevent chronic diseases is to move to a plant-based diet. If you’ve seen Forks Over Knives, you know that science shows changing your nutrition is a powerful way to live longer, help the environment, and reduce your risk of getting sick.
**119 Pounds in 18 Months: My Plant-Based Journey
Overweight since childhood with a dream to join the Chicago Police Department, a shocking revelation happened when life-changing news came, that motivated him to adopt a plant-based diet.
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-Deliciousness from the Kitchen
**Chickpea Noodle Soup with Spinach
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**Creamy Celeriac Pasta Alfredo
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Whole Food, Plant-Based Resources
Evidence based, medical research, recipes and other resources and stories that will support you on your journey:
**Are Fatty Foods Addictive?
Those eating calorie-dense diets may have a reduced capacity to enjoy all of life’s pleasures by deadening dopamine pathways in the brain [and increasing the susceptibility of creating health issues.]
**Plant-Based Doctors to Educate The Public About Colon Cancer
There were 1.8 million new cases and more than 850,000 deaths from colorectal cancer worldwide in 2018 – it’s time to learn more about preventing this disease. March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month in the United States and seven plant-based medical doctors have teamed up on Instagram to educate the public about one of the most lethal yet highly preventable cancers in existence. Every weekday in March there’s a new post by one of the doctors to help educate and protect you.
**Professor Noakes discusses the Bliss Point
Watch Prof Noakes discuss the Bliss Point, the secret weapon of food manufacturers. What is Prof’s Bliss Point?
**Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us – NCBI – NIH
By a vote on June 18, 2013, the delegates at the annual meeting of the American Medical Association classified obesity as an official disease. In 2004, the US Department of Health and Human Services designated obesity as a disease. In 1998, the National Institutes of Health declared obesity a disease, and the US Surgeon General, David Satcher, MD, pronounced obesity a “national epidemic” as well. Michael Moss, a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist for The New York Times, was quoted the US is “the most obese country in the world”. The processed food manufacturers are trading our health for their wealth, and we’ve bought in Until Now!
**9 easy plant milk recipes
You don’t have to be disappointed that cow’s milk isn’t for you. Try one of these 9 easy plant milk recipes, all of them are so easy to make and taste really good. These beverages are much healthier than cow milk and also cruelty-free.
**Buffalo Cauliflower Wings (gluten-free)
These Buffalo cauliflower wings are baked, not fried and also gluten-free. They’re so easy to make and a super healthy snack, appetizer or side.
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