For centuries, diet culture has pressured men and women worldwide to chase an impossible standard with ineffective methods. Magazines, television, and other forms of media have showcased the beauty of being thin and sold the masses thousands of elixirs to achieve this goal.
Despite the variety of meal plans, gym memberships, and other resources available to help someone lose unwanted weight, the process hasn’t become any easier. Trending diets may help you lose a few pounds faster than another strategy, but it still feels like punishment. As a result, diets only provide temporary benefits before someone reverts to their old eating habits.
The black-and-white thinking of diet culture further prevents someone from accomplishing their long-term goals. In the worst cases, individuals may develop poor body image and struggle with eating disorders because they implement extreme diets.
Just like any other aspect of health, physical fitness is a journey that requires significant patience and commitment. It is also closely intertwined with mental health, which is why diets are designed to fail. Eating habits are long-term behaviors influenced by our upbringing and genetic profile. Diets rarely change these as they solely focus on what we’re putting into our bodies and not the reasons why. Nanette Jenkins, the Founder of Breakthrough M2 challenges this fragmented approach by taking inspiration from low-calorie diets that are paired with homeopathic supplements.
The argument that health requires an aligned body, mind, and spirit is supported by ancient and modern medicine. A balanced diet has been shown to improve concentration and attention span. If someone consistently fails to eat a healthy sampling of necessary nutrients, they can suffer from fatigue and poor decision-making. Highly processed foods can also worsen mental health issues and cause exhaustion and internal inflammation. Those with mental health struggles are particularly vulnerable to having an imbalanced diet. This makes them likely to gain weight and fuels the cycle of emotional eating as a result.
Nanette experienced this problem firsthand, which is why she founded Breakthrough M2 in 2012. Her fight to lose weight and feel comfortable in her skin began after an unexpected pregnancy. Carrying a baby, whether planned or not, is a heavy burden on a mother’s mental and physical health. For Nanette, food became an escape from a stressful reality. Things snowballed as she had another child, started college, and never got ahold of her emotional eating. Nanette reached a breaking point in 2011. She was a size 16 at just 39 years old. For over two decades leading up to this point, she tried and failed to lose weight. Each meal plan or gym membership she had might’ve worked for a while, but when life got busy, she reverted to her old habits. It wasn’t until she tried a radically new diet that Nanette found her long-lost solution.
Nanette now understands why women–and even men–struggle so long with healthy eating. Expensive diets promise great results, but they never push you to examine your relationship with food. Nanette has witnessed through her own success story and that of thousands on her program, that women often put their health on the back burner. They prioritize the needs of their spouse, children, and careers. Their eating habits suffer as a result. Maybe they reach for unhealthy convenience food or they become emotional eaters that use food as a vice. Regardless, the mental aspects behind eating are critical to address in any diet.
“Breakthrough M2 was born from my 22 years of failed dieting,” says Nanette Jenkins. “I created the company because I finally overcame a lifelong problem and wanted to help others do the same. Breakthrough M2 empowers participants to be successful by preparing their minds and bodies for a low-calorie diet with homeopathic supplements and ongoing coaching. Our staff works one-on-one with clients and also provides them with an online community, a custom dashboard to track progress, and group meetings. Diets can be a lonely process. Everyone needs accountability partners and emotional support to truly achieve their goals.”
Breakthrough M2 has helped over 12,000 people lose toxic fat and regain their confidence. Nanette believes the program is highly successful because it addresses the root cause behind weight gain. While genetic issues are a possible factor in obesity and other health issues, our diets are the main problem. In 2016, the USDA reported that over half of American adults–approximately 117 million people–have one or more preventable diseases due to a poor diet and a lack of physical activity. Nanette asserts that imbalanced diets can only be fixed by unpacking why we eat what we do.
“Most people that are overweight start to believe that their body is broken,” says Nanette. “They’ve tried countless diet plans, but they can never lose weight or keep it off. This makes them lose hope and find comfort in food. Breakthrough M2 helps teach them why they overeat or choose unhealthy foods. After we’ve educated them, we give clients tools to break bad habits and replace them with healthy ones. We aim to become the last diet our clients ever use.”
Nanette is paving the way for the wellness industry to become a healthier and more effective place. Her passion for helping others on a path she has already navigated conveys her deep talent for empathizing and coaching others. Breakthrough M2 has many plans to widen its reach and become the last diet its clients ever need.
Name: Nanette Jenkins
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