before and after Chef Anoosh Shariat smiling at the camera with his personal trainer
With a new year upon us, it’s a good time to get inspired about the future, your vision, and your goals. We are going to give you the recipe for what we call complete wellbeing. Today, we are sharing Chef Anoosh Shariat’s success story for inspiration!
Anoosh, like most people, wanted more energy. After opening Anoosh Bistro and Noosh Nosh, he had little time for taking care of himself. He was not exercising enough, not eating well enough, not drinking enough water, and was definitely not getting enough rest or sleep.
The results of this lifestyle is what we call metabolic syndrome which equates to elevated blood pressure, LDL cholesterol levels, triglycerides, and blood glucose levels. Metabolic syndrome typically leads you towards heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer, and low energy levels.
Chef Anoosh Shariat has been a vegetarian for more than 25 years and was always considered healthy. However, stress had taken a toll upon his overall health and well-being. So, we devised a SMART plan to get him back to being healthy and full of energy.

First thing first:
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In the beginning, we simply started with the renewal of the mind. My experience has led me to observe that most successful clients who get the most amazing transformations are the ones who learn how to increase their Spiritual Energy. This energy leads you to think more positive, gives you emotional intelligence, helps you to be more resilient, and helps you to be mindful of the present moment.
We practice this by using a simple and easy to use app called myheadcoach. This app simply allows you to practice being more compassionate towards yourself first. Over time, as you possess compassion, you start to give that to everyone that you meet and all of a sudden you begin to notice stress going away. So our first step is always reducing stress so that the body is ready to change.

Next steps:
S.M.A.R.T.:
 
Specific: goals need to be clearly stated. Take 8,000-12,000 steps per day, add strength-training exercises 3 days per week, add a healthy breakfast to your eating habits and drink 2-3 more glasses of water per day. Also, remember if you want to accomplish your goal you must expect it to happen. Go confidently in the direction which you have set forth.
Measurable: you need to know if you have accomplished your goal. Invest in a wearable fitness tracking devise. Did you take 8,000-12,000 steps per day or did you do 3 days of strength training per week? What gets measured gets done.
Action based: goals need to be focused on what you will do every day instead of the actual outcome.

Realistic: starting out gradually and having little victories along the way will give you the confidence to keep going after your big goal. Focus your attention on the right things you are doing today.
Time anchored: you will need to set daily goals which will lead to your weekly goals which lead to your monthly goals which lead to your yearly goals.

The results:
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Before:
Weight: 200 lbs. 
Fat mass: 61 lbs.
%BF: 30.6% 
Metabolic age: 76 yrs old. 
Pre-diabetes: Yes

After:
Weight: 166 lbs.
Fat mass: 39lbs.
%BF: 23%
Metabolic Age: 50 yrs old
Pre-diabetes: No

We invite you to join us so we can help you get started on your journey to a happier, healthier new year. Apply for our Personal Training Program today and take back control of your health to start the new year!
Written by: Carlos Rivas, MS, CSCS is the Director of Health and Well-being at ProFormance, LLC and Chief Encouragement Officer at Compassion & Cooking. Carlos can be reached by email: carlosfitpro@gmail.com or 502.741.9428

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