Category: Primal Health Coach

Can I Be All In Without Being All In?

By Personal Fitness Trainer and Primal Health Coach Adriana Brown
I hear this from people all the time, “What if I don’t want to do Paleo 100% or not 100% of the time?  What if I can’t do it or if I screw up and have a sandwich?”  Well then I punch you in the face.  Kidding.  If you don’t want to be all in on the Paleo bandwagon that’s just fine with me.  Everyone’s fitness journey is different and their personal journey to nutrition and wellness should be as well.  If it was a one size fits all we would all workout the same and we’d all eat exactly the same and we’d all look like Greek Gods and Goddesses.  But every person’s body is different and so we were not made to fit into a box.  But I’m here to tell you that one of the best boxes you can try to fit into is the Primal Box!  But again, what if you just can’t pull the trigger and be 100%, I mean a lady needs some cheese with her dry red wine from time to time.  I have good news for you!  I have some helpful tips that I believe are the cornerstones for any healthy way of life and worthy of your efforts.

  1. EAT LESS (or NO) PROCESSED FOODS!  The average American eats more than half of their calories from Ultra Processed Foods!  That’s insane.  What you are eating on a consistent basis isn’t even real food.  We have become so nonchalant about our processed food we don’t even care to read the label and if we do we just shrug at all the random things that are in our food.  Do you know what Soy Lecithin is? If you can’t say it or don’t readily know what it is, or better yet if it’s ingredient #4 on a list of 15 ingredients on your food package probably don’t eat it.


  1. CUT THE SUGAR.  Drink coffee with heavy cream not the flavored creamer.  Cut out the processed dressing/sauces/soups that have sugar.  Avoid dried fruit/bars/shakes with added sugar.  Sugar comes in all forms, it’s in everything.  READ LABELS, make conscious choices.  The power is in your hands, take charge of your refrigerator, your cupboards and your closets.  Added sugar comes in disguise in many different forms.  Don’t let the FDA trick you into eating your way to diabetes!


  1. EAT REAL FOOD.  You know the kind you can grow in your garden, the kind that you see at the farmer’s market, the kind your local butcher gets from a local cattle farm, the milk that has to be used in 5 days instead of 35 days because it’s just milk from a cow and not 500 other things.  Eat the nuts that are not slathered in oil before roasting.  Eat the dips, salad dressings, marinades you make YOURSELF that don’t come from a package or jar.  Get in the kitchen, connect to your food.  Appreciate food for what it is, not what kind of wildly addictive powders and additives they put in it to make you eat 5 servings in one sitting.  Get nuts, join a CSA!


  1. TRY NEW THINGS.  Don’t turn up your nose at butternut squash noodles.  Don’t judge cauliflower rice before you give it a try.  Its 2017 people, break away from the staples of cereals/bars/baked goods and make something in your own home.  Pinterest has anything and everything you need to get creative and really broaden your horizons!


  1. REMEMBER TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY.  You had a crappy day, you lost your mind and you ate a whole pizza with a side of breadsticks for dinner.  Is it time to throw in the towel?  No way, tomorrow is a new day.  Try harder, surround yourself with good choices and remember you are in control of what goes in your mouth, no one else!


  1.  BE PREPARED.  When have you ever succeeded in anything by just winging it?  Your S.A.T’s, the beginning of soccer season, your firm wide presentation, your wedding vows?  At what time did you ever have something extremely important happen in your life that you didn’t prepare for and things went just as planned?  Literally, maybe never.  Food is the same way.  You cannot expect success without effort.  You cannot expect success without having a plan.  Whether it be meal planning, grocery shopping lists, looking at the menu ahead of time online so you know your options, or just having good snacks in your purse/car/backpack so you are never faced with a crisis of eating a bag of Doritos or dying from starvation.  Be thoughtful with yourself.


  1.  IT’S MORE THAN YOUR WAISTLINE.  Food and nutrition affect all aspects of health; from weight loss to muscle gain, from digestion to healthy skin, from joint health to restful sleeping.  Nutrition is all of who we are and what we do.  Listen to your body, love and respect yourself.  You don’t have to be perfect, you just have to try.  You don’t have to be all in; you just have to be conscious.  


Are You Ready for a Change? Invest in a Primal Health Coach!

By Personal Fitness Trainer and Primal Health Coach, Adriana Brown.

South Beach Diet, Blood Type Diet, HITT Training, CrossFit, Vegetarianism, Raw Food Diet, Gluten free, Dairy Free, Soup Cleanse, Advocare, Paleo, P90X, Insanity, the list goes on and on and on. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Should you be eating only protein or nothing with a face? Should you be working out for only 20 minutes a day and only in the morning or should you be running for hours on end?

In today’s world of fitness and nutrition, it can be completely overwhelming. Do not fret. I’ve got some good news for you! Ask yourself the following questions and your solution could just be one email – one meeting away.

1) Do you feel overwhelmed with understanding what is or isn’t good nutrition?

2) Have you lost your body’s connection to food?

3) Are you ready to cut out the food in your diet that makes you lethargic, bloated, sick, and gain weight?

4) Do you have a hard time getting enough sleep to feel energized?

5) Are you having a hard time handling stress in your life?

6) Do you feel like you are living your life and feeding yourself on autopilot?

7) Are you frustrated because you have not found a consistent and long lasting way to achieve your goals and feel healthy and happy?

If you have answered yes to any of the questions above then it just might be time to get some assistance from a Primal Health Coach!


A health coach is a certified coach that has the knowledge and practical application skills to assist clients in making major health changes – from losing weight to addressing chronic conditions, transforming their fitness, to understanding how to make small changes for the utmost impact. A health coach will address and tailor each program to give the client life long tools to address roadblocks, better health, give scientific understanding of how food, stress, sleep, and consciousness affect you inside and out. With the guidance that a coach can provide you will open up new doors to health and longevity! You will learn the building blocks for optimal health and start a new journey to a consistent and intuitive way to eat, exercise, and you will learn about what really motivates you and satisfies your life.

If you are interested in making the ultimate investment for yourself, please contact Primal Health Coach, Adriana Brown to see if this program might be right for you!