Posted by Sammie on May 6th, 2013 | 11 comments
Today for Motivation Monday I have the honour of being the next stop on Meghan Telpner’s “UnDiet” book tour!
Meghan is an incredibly knowledgeable, enthusiastic, humourous, fun, vivacious and vibrant individual. She has re-taught me almost everything I “thought” I knew about nutrition and transformed my lifestyle completely and for that I am forever grateful.
When Meghan told me she was writing a book to share her wealth of knowledge about nutrition and transitioning to a healthy lifestyle I was totally stoked! Now people around the globe could have the same experience as me and learn to live life happy, strong, energetic and nourished!
Meghan certainly delivered. With her hilarious quips, her knack for making things clear and simplified, and her contagious excitement about all things healthy, she’s inspiring people around the globe with her extraordinary publication “UnDiet”
I had the opportunity to interview my mentor and guru about the book. Check it out!
Why did you choose the name “UnDiet” for your book?
It’s called UnDiet, simply because it is the complete opposite of what we think a diet it is. There is no calorie counting or measure of carbs or grams of fat. UnDiet is about breaking some rules, cleansing out the clutter in our lives that isn’t serving us and really focusing on tips, tricks and strategies to help live the life of our dreams.
This has nothing to do with slimming down or cleansing- though if that’s what your body needs, it would likely happen as a sweet side effect of living the UnDiet lifestyle.
The book is a guide, a toolbox, for lifestyle transformation.
What do you hope to inspire with the book’s message?
My goal is simple. Health is our own personal and individual responsibility. My hope for the book is that readers and members of my community will not only get that simple fact, but also know that it is completely within their own capacity to own it, take it one and empower themselves with the knowledge and strategies to make optimal health their reality. It is absolutely possible and so much simpler than media has led us to believe.
How easy would it be for a reader to adopt the “UnDiet” lifestyle?
The transition may initially be an adjustment, depending on where they are coming from, but the lifestyle is easy. Once you read the book, which includes recommendations and the really important why’s, many things we thought might be hard, simply become non-negotiables. If we understand, for example, how toxic diet sodas are for us, it becomes a lot easier to pass on the artificial sweeteners in all things. The foods recommended in the book can be found at any major supermarket, and the lifestyle practices, like detoxing our beauty care products, or in most cases less expensive and often free. It is easy. The challenge is being ready- but as I say- Today is the day!
What are the key messages behind the book?
UnDieting is about going back to eating real food and avoiding the toxins we eat but also in beauty products, home cleaning products and relationships. There’s a section on why calories don’t count and how we need to question the paradigms of conventional nutrition that just aren’t working. UnDiet differs the most in that it isn’t a diet at all. It’s about tuning in to our body, doing our very best, whatever that may mean, and picking up and doing what we can and coming back later for the rest. It is a judgment free guide to help people live their best life, in their most optimal state of health.
What was the most exciting part about writing “UnDiet”?
I love that there is now a beautiful book now available that contains so much truthful, honest, applicable knowledge. There previously wasn’t a book like this- that taught fundamentals principles of good, healthful living, but that wasn’t mandating a specific set of dietary rules. UnDiet doesn’t have rules, it’s just teaching a balanced, sustainable lifestyle that is bringing people effortless relief from what many came to accept as chronic conditions and suffering. That is what is most exciting- people are getting it and getting healthy!
What was the most unexpected part of the process of writing your book?
The unexpected part is really the amazing support there is in this community. We have an UnDiet Book Club group on Facebook open to everyone who has a copy of the book. I am amazed and delighted at the love, support and generosity people are demonstrating to complete strangers. They are sharing their experiences, offering their own tips and really being a support group. That is a bonus gift!
What would you say to someone who was on the fence about reading “UnDiet”?
UnDiet is freeing people of burden around body image, suffering, and pain. It is empowering people to be their own best health guru, and is demonstrating that there is no one way to achieve optimal health. UnDiet is about abundant, vibrant living. Health is more than the absence of disease. Health is about waking up feeling refreshed, having steady energy through the day without relying on caffeine to make that happen. Health is having a calm and focussed mind, loving relationships, and a body free of pain or other symptoms. There is always something we can be doing to improve our health and the level of health we experience will have a direct effect on the success we have in every other area of our life. UnDiet is for everyone. Today is the day. Make it Happen!!!
Here’s the best part friends! I’m giving away ONE copy of Meghan’s UnDiet book to an enthusiastic reader! All you have to do to enter is share your favourite part of the UnDiet living creed in the comments below! Mine is “Fuel Your Life” because I now have the knowledge and education from Meghan to know the difference between fuel and filler and my body has thanked me every day since!
A winner will be chosen at random and contacted on Wednesday May 8th, deadline for entry is Tuesday May 7th at midnight.
So let me know, what’s your favourite part of the creed?
Always living with passion,