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Now Is Not the Time to Slack Off

Okay, you’ve successfully navigated Thanksgiving feasts, holiday work parties & break room treats, and the many social events laden with rich hors d’oeuvres and desserts that beckoned your name over the past several weeks. You’ve dodged cheese balls, praline candies, iced cookies, and bowls of peppermint ice cream. The numbers on the scale are down. Your pants are loose. Your skin is clearer. The holiday blahhhs and grumpiness are moods of the past. And most likely the cravings for fake foods are behind you, and you are thoroughly enjoying the pleasure & tastes of high-nutrient foods now.    

Congratulations! You are on your way to becoming what Dr. Fuhrman calls a “Black Belt Nutritarian”! 

However, now is not the time to kick back in your easy chair, rest on your laurels and slack off. 

In fact, now is the time to push through to another level of determination and commitment, because tomorrow you’ll be facing a brand new year. Not only do you want to wake up feeling vibrant and well, but more importantly you want to continue to improve your health in January, February, and for the rest of your life

You need to continue to fortify your mind with correct information that will empower you to overcome the many temptations that will bombard you in the days, months, and years to come. 

When you made the Holiday Challenge promise, you may not have realized at the time that it would not only help you develop “muscles” necessary to successfully navigate the holidays, but also successfully navigate 2013 and beyond. 

Muscles are developed by pushing through resistance, and every time you overcame a temptation; whether it is Aunt Millie’s fudge, or your co-worker’s platter of homemade cookies, or the boss’s gift basket of wine and cheese . . . you built muscles. Nutritarian muscles. You not only earned a healthier body, but stronger “nutritarian muscles” to resist temptations on down the road. 

To help you successfully continue on your journey, below are some posts from years past to arm yourself with correct information for the days and months ahead. Even though many of these topics are focused on the holidays, they are universal truths, and can be applied to any time of year.     

From all of us at DrFuhrman.com and DiseaseProof.com ~ here’s to a happy and healthy New Year to all! 


Are you in denial that you may be a food addict? The truth will set you free!

Are You a Food Addict? by Dr. Fuhrman


Are you perhaps addicted to emotional eating?

Dangerous Emotional Addictions to Food  by Dr. Fuhrman


Earning health back takes commitment. Why “trying” is deciding beforehand to fail. 

Make the Commitment  by Dr. Fuhrman


What happens to the body the minute sugar is ingested. 

Slaying the Sugary Beast  by Dr. Klaper


The science behind the moderation myth. 

Dopamine: Why “Just One Bite” Doesn’t Work  by Dr. Ferreri


Why exercise is so important to both physical and mental health. 

Your Body Loves to Exercise . . . and So Does Your Mind  by Dr. Ferreri


Health promoting tips for any challenges ahead. 

Helpful Tips for the Challenges Ahead  by Dr. Benson


The importance of always being prepared.

Today is the Kick-Off   by Dr. Benson


Do you like blemish-free skin all year long?

Healthy Inside and Out  by Talia Fuhrman


Do you have a food bully in your life?

Food Bullies  by Emily Boller


Are you a people pleaser?

Is Pleasing Grandma Ruining Your Health?  by Emily Boller


Awesome motivational comments from Disease Proof readers.

I Could Never do That!  by Emily Boller



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Naturegirll - December 31, 2012 3:23 PM

As I forge into 2013 I am still learning and encouraging myself to "gitter done". Thanks for the help and encouragement!

Krista Ziemann - January 2, 2013 8:40 PM

My husband and I will be starting your Eat to Live lifestyle. We are very excited, but I wanted to make sure the caloric intake is sufficient for me, as I am breastfeeding. Would there be additional things you would recommend for me? Thanks!

pattymc - January 3, 2013 12:28 AM

Oh, Emily, I wish your post was 2 weeks earlier. I went off the deep end and struggling to find my way back. I don't know if I can get the desire and hope to care and feel good again.

Joy Klein - January 3, 2013 4:31 PM

I'm 50 and getting ready to start Eat to Live. I hate tomatoes and mushrooms. Are there any good substitutes? I do use tomato sauce, paste, and pureed. I thoroughly dislike the taste and texture of mushrooms and have no idea how to substitute for them.

Suz - January 4, 2013 9:04 AM

Thanks, Emily, for collecting these helpful and inspiring articles in one place! It's really helpful to those of us who are getting back on track.

Happy New Year!

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