WHOLE BODY REBOOT
Here at MV Nutrition, we want our clients to optimize their health rather than simply lose weight.
Whole Body Reboot is fundamentally based on respecting, nurturing, and optimizing your body’s
best practices. Manuel’s customized approach emphasizes the importance of a diet based on
superfoods. The benefits of superfoods vary widely, and include but are not limited to: fighting
cancer and reducing chronic inflammation, boosting energy stores and enhancing memory, strengthening
metabolism for optimal fat-burning and efficiency. These foods truly have it all.
• Longevity – each featured superfood packs antioxidants for anti-aging, disease-fighting benefits
• Energy – these superfoods build strength, stamina, and sexual drive
• Brain foods – superfoods also boost brain health by increasing mood, alertness, and memory to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease
• Immunity – dense with potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytochemicals, these superfoods also help prevent chronic diseases
• Detoxifying – Superfoods are free of toxins and rich in free radical scavengers, which help purify the liver and provide whole-body benefits
Science behind Whole Body Reboot
The science behind the foods Whole Body Reboot encourages superfoods, and is based on the components
found within them. These components are in the form of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory phytochemicals,
good heart-healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. When these are regularly consumed, optimal
nourishment follows. Studies have shown that superfoods may lower rates of obesity and diabetes, metabolic
syndrome, among others. The benefits of consuming superfoods are astonishing: from fighting cancer and
reducing chronic inflammation, to boosting energy and enhancing memory, overall strengthening your
metabolism for optimal fat-burning and efficiency – these foods have it all.
Improved heart health
by providing protection against hypertension, heart attacks, stroke, and high cholesterol. Omega-3s and anti-inflammatory
fats can lower triglycerides and blood pressure and monounsaturated fats help reduce cholesterol and risk of heart disease.
antioxidants and phytochemicals act as free radical scavengers and contain anti-inflammatory properties that help
reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome, cancer, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, and increase immune system support.
and nutrients help increase vitality, longevity, energy, and improve memory, vision, skin, and sexual drive.
through probiotics and fiber, which help reduce bloating, gas, and stomach pain and cramps.
Unlike other recent diets, which advocated a lower allowance of carbohydrates, or high protein and low fat diet.
Whole Body Reboot recommends a healthy range of macronutrients, one that ensures you’re getting enough protein,
carbohydrates, fat and nutrients for proper brain, metabolic and bodily functions that will prevent muscle breakdown,
curb appetite and provide enough energy throughout the day. It’s about customization. Manuel will customize a
macronutrient distribution to effectively lose weight. Keep in mind that this proven approach not about calorie
counting—it’s a way to lose weight and become all around healthier by incorporating optimally nutritious foods,
such as superfoods, into your everyday diet.
Manuel’s approach ensures that you’re consuming the appropriate amounts of protein, carbohydrates, fat and nutrients for proper brain, metabolic and bodily functions. While many diets advocate the restriction of carbohydrates, Whole Body Reboot promotes the levels of carbs required for proper brain function and maintenance of glucose and insulin levels. Remember, when brain function is compromised and glucose levels plummet, ghrelin kicks in and may lead to overeating and weight gain. In fact, this is one of the primary reasons as to why so many quick-fix diets and meal skipping always seem to fail in the end. In contrast, Whole Body Reboot actively works to combat these ghrelin spikes by encouraging more frequent meals, and not imposing macronutrient restrictions.
Carbohydrates: This group includes grains, starches, fruits, vegetables, milks and sugars. When it comes to carbs, we say “eat the rainbow” meaning, mix it up with as many colors and kinds of fruits, grains and veggies as you can find. Eating carbs is necessary for normal brain function and to provide fuel for exercise and various daily activities. Fiber carbohydrates help control cravings and hunger throughout the day.
Protein: This group includes all meats and vegetable meats, like tofu, seitan and legumes. Here, we’ll educate you about lean and very lean meats so you can always make the best choice to maximize your weight loss. Protein protects your muscles from breaking down as you lose weight, helps keep your metabolism going and helps control hunger when eating less calories to lose weight.
Contrary to popular opinion, you are allowed to eat fats on a diet. Just make sure to primarily focus on avocados, olive oil, nut butters and other heart-healthy, anti-inflammatory fats. Heart healthy fats can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and as they are anti-inflammatory, they can help prevent and relieve chronic pain and inflammation. Omega-3 and other polyunsaturated fats are part of a healthy meal plan.
Ghrelin is a hormone only discovered about a decade ago and its implications in our understanding of weight loss are nothing short of astounding. Its primary function is to drive appetite as a survival mechanism. So while we’ve all lived under the idea that dieting and weight loss is based on will power, new research shows that how we eat is often beyond our control. Because we’re ruled by a powerful hormone that exists to make us eat, we must learn to work with our physiology rather than fighting it. Not until we understand ghrelin and its processes can we eat in a manner that aids—not sabotages—weight loss. And unfortunately, many of our go-to strategies, like dieting, skipping meals and exercising up a storm actually trigger ghrelin and hinder our ability to lose weight. With Manuel’s approach, clients are often directed to eat more frequently, sometimes in quantities they may not even desire, or have been conditioned to reject. The reality is, only by feeding ghrelin can we stave off its appetite-inducing power.
In addition to understanding what ghrelin is, it’s important to recognize the multitude of scenarios that can trigger it. For example, when we lose weight, ghrelin spikes. When we skip meals, ghrelin spikes. When we don’t have a proper balance of carbohydrates, proteins and fats, ghrelin spikes. And maybe most shockingly, when women exercise, ghrelin spikes. Imagine the reaction of most Americans upon learning that eating too little and relying on exercise can lead to weight gain.
Mindful eating starts with developing a healthy relationship with food. After all, weight loss and weight management are not, and should not be, based on counting calories. Instead, Manuel’s approach stresses the importance of appropriate portions and serving sizes, and eating a balanced diet predominantly comprised of nutritionally-rich superfoods. Put simply, health is a lifestyle rather than a diet plan. Embark on a mission to better understand your body’s hunger cues, your strengths and weaknesses, as well as your limits.
Let this knowledge empower you to initiate a change. Enough of the fad diets and restrictions. Start living with a newfound awareness of how to eat based on Whole Body Reboot’s core principles. Prioritize your health, eat to nourish your body at the right times, and manage your stress load on a regular basis. All facets of robust health ought to be tended to in order to optimize your health and weight.
Whole Body Reboot fosters mindful eating stemming from the fact that this approach frees you from guilt, emotional eating, boring meals and hunger pangs.