Dr. Sears’ L.E.A.N. Lifestyle Program is an acronym that stands for Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude, and Nutrition. Lifestyle is how we manage our time and our lives, including the work on our job, our relationships, the way we spend our leisure time, how much sleep we get, how we experience stress and our spiritual life. Some of these things we believe we can’t change, but we can. We all know that smoking and excessive drinking are bad for our health. Cutting out these habits is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle can also be defined in a positive sense, a life filled, as much as possible, with work, relationships, habits, and activities that make a positive contribution to our well being:

L is for Lifestyle:

This means healthy living without smoking, excessive alcohol, or other unhealthy substances.

E is for Exercise:

One of the healthiest ways to maintain good health is to exercise. The more muscle you have, the more fat calories you can burn

A is for Attitude:

Smile, laugh and look at life in a positive light. Think about things that are positive and trim the fat in your feelings by keeping your mind off counterproductive stuff

N is for Nutrition:

Emphasize a right-fat diet, not a low-fat diet.

L.E.A.N. lifestyle program uses synergy

Synergy with Dr. Sears L.E.A.N. lifestyle program exists when all four keys (Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude, and Nutrition) work together, making the whole greater than the sum of its parts. Synergy is a principle employed both in biochemistry and in human relations. Put a group of nutrients together in a well-balanced meal, and the body absorbs the nutrients better than it would if the same vitamins and minerals were isolated in a vitamin pill. Think tanks put a group of people together in a room, each one with a different field of expertise, and they feed off one another, developing ideas together that none of them could have thought of alone. This is why Dr. Sears’ L.E.A.N. lifestyle program works. When you put all the four components together, each individual one works better.

L.E.A.N. lifestyle program is self-motivating

Diets fail because people tire of the program, get bored, or resent all the things they have to give up. Dr. Sears’ L.E.A.N. lifestyle program works because the returns are so great that you don’t feel that you’re giving up anything. Once you begin implementing the simple ideas L.E.A.N provides and see all that you gain, it becomes self- motivating, which means is easier to maintain your goal once you reach it. You will have reprogrammed your mind and body, and your internal monitors will steer you to what’s good for you and away from what’s bad. You’ll not only eat right, but you will have a basic drive to continue eating right. You’ll crave exercise, and you’ll be satisfied with less food.

Being lean does not mean being skinny. It means having the right amount of body fat for your body type. This means around 15 percent body fat for most men and around 18 percent for women. Individuals who are more muscular, athletes in training, or genetically slim people may lower this by two or three percentage points and still be healthy. Being lean involves more than just carrying around less fat. It means making good choices that will positively influence your health 

L.E.A.N. lifestyle program focuses on the positive

With Dr. Sears’ L.E.A.N. lifestyle program, there are more things you should do than not do, and the results last. Most diet and fitness programs that promise quick results don’t deliver in the long run. With L.E.A.N. you will feel FIT, a three-letter word that economically describes what healthy living is all about. You not only fit better into your clothing, but also with your family, your job, and yourself. L.E.A.N. principles have enriched my life, as they will enrich yours.

Educating families through the L.E.A.N. lifestyle program

L.E.A.N. focuses on fun, simple, affordable strategies that help everyone in the family have more energy, improved learning, better behavior and focus, lower medical expenses, etc. A healthy lifestyle begins with education.

When you attend a L.E.A.N. Workshop or take a online course, you will learn how to boost your immune system, the truth behind ingredients in foods and how they affect mood, behavior and overall health, easy label reading techniques, how to save money while eating healthy, and much more!

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