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Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
“To reduce the global threat of chronic diseases by inspiring, educating and empowering people to transform their lifestyles. As a result, they can enjoy life to the fullest, fulfil their purpose and leave the legacy for which they have been placed on planet Earth.”
Mr Son attended my webinar, which was offered via his professional association, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), in June 2020.
Mr Son is a 54-year-old, typical Englishman with a long-standing accountancy practice. He is married to a supportive wife.
In the past, Mr Son enjoyed an active lifestyle, including competing in national championships for fishing and winning golf tournaments. However, he had been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis as an 18-year-old, which gradually limited his ability to be mobile and active. Over a 25-year period, he felt limited in his day-to-day activities and pursuing his passion for fishing and golf. He had to take about eight paracetamol to complete one round of golf, with excruciating pain and needing a trolley to carry his bag.
He describes his long-standing situation as: “I suffer from arthritis, which limits my mobility and consequently the amount of exercise I can take. I feel like I’m in a trap; I want to do more exercise but I am unable to, so I just become unhealthy – a deep downward spiral.”
Mr Son could not recollect when he last had a full night’s sleep, and was always awake from 2.00am to 5.00am, only to fall asleep again until 7.00am. Then, he would have a heavy breakfast, regularly eating on autopilot, before dragging himself to work. For many years, his unhealthy lifestyle was creating a huge health concern for him as he suffered from being overweight. His abdominal obesity, high blood pressure and blood sugar levels reached the pre-diabetes level.
His low energy level, combined with mental fog, forced him to take many naps and he constantly felt overwhelmed with his ‘to-do list’. He felt like he was “dragging through life.” Altogether, this lifestyle and health situation dragged his self-image and confidence down to level zero, and he despised himself when looking in the mirror. In his own words, “I accepted that ‘almost good’ was good enough. I accepted ‘average’ for the last 15 to 20 years and stopped looking for the opportunities.”
Deep down, Mr Son knew he had to do something, but he didn’t know the correct way to do it. In the past, he had lost weight with the help of diets and personal trainers, only to stack it back on once the desired target had been achieved. He often felt overwhelmed with so many resources available – books, videos, weight-loss clinics etc. – and did not know the correct approach to take.
He was ready to give up before he attended my webinar and heard about the holistic lifestyle transformation approach that I discuss throughout this book.
This was a light-bulb moment for him, and he decided that he was ready to try once more, ready for a bright new future!
Using a personalized, bespoke approach, we worked together for 16 sessions from June to October, on very similar principles that I discuss in this book. As a result, Mr Son has now completely transformed his lifestyle and has awakened the true potential that was always hidden inside him.
A few of the results achieved following this success (blood results changes are from July 2020–Oct 2020):
Heart age (numbers awaiting )
Waist reduction: Mr Son reports: ‘I am now 2 waist sizes smaller and I have run out of holes on the belt I have!!!!!’
Blood sugar reduction: HbA1c: Reduced to within normal range, from 44 mmol/mol to 40 mmol/L (No more pre-diabetes)
C-reactive protein: 30% Reduction ( from 10mg/L to 7 mg/L) [within 3 months]
Serum cholesterol: 4.23 mmol/l
Triglycerides : 1.52 mmol/l
Serum cholesterol to HDL ratio: 5.42
We set the following objectives for Mr Son’s lifestyle transformation journey:
Lifestyle transformation: Education, inspiration and empowerment to achieve:
LIGHTNESS OF BEING Weight loss: aim for at least 10% weight loss in six months. Mr Son went from 117kg, for more than 15 years, to below 100kg in the matter of three and a half months. He achieved 15% weight loss in this relatively short duration and, yes, he now loves to look in the mirror and feels immensely confident.
JOYFUL & ENERGETIC MOVEMENT (pain free) - Mr Son’s old life varied from being sedentary most days to taking eight paracetamol, to be able to engage in his favourite hobby of golf. Now Mr Son really enjoys playing a full round of golf; the speed and accuracy of his shots have improved and he can carry his own clubs around the course without needing any assistance. This has improved his self-image and confidence to the highest level.
ENHANCED MENTAL CLARITY & FOCUS - Mr Son now not only has physical energy, but also mental clarity and the massive drive of a 20-year-old man. He works everyday on his new-found purpose of supporting business people with his unique skills.
Other aspects of his lifestyle have also improved immensely. After the first session, where we focused on mindset and connection, he sent me this feedback: “Amazingly, I slept through the night on Friday and Saturday – I can’t remember the last time that happened.” Since then, he has slept regularly from 9.30pm to 5.15am, waking up rejuvenated, focused and ready to positively contribute to the world. His wife is very happy that he has stopped snoring completely. (He was unaware that he ever did!) He enjoys a variety of food that nourishes his mind, body and soul and never feels like he is on any ‘diet’. For him, shopping consciously and preparing meals that support his new goals have become second nature – a positive lifestyle. Because of his renewed self-worth and self-image, he is able to protect his boundaries from the negativity of certain relationships that used to pull him down; he has also strengthened the bonds in relationships that matter more, such as with his wife and good friends. He also noted that due to this entire process, he started attracting more people who are creating a positive influence in his life – including attracting more clients for his accountancy service. (This was a positive surprise!) Emotionally, he has now gone from feeling hopeless and stressed all the time to being a great planner and executor, so that he can create rather than react to his life. He has started to enjoy life by creating a space for enjoyment in his life. All these positive changes, along with the purpose exercise we did together, have now created 360-degree transformation in the direction of his life. Instead of waiting 10 to 15 years until retirement, as he did prior to the programme, Mr Son now gets up at 5.15am to work on his new business vision that will help many business people to enjoy a more balanced life and be more productive. It is safe to say that Mr Son has exceeded his goals beyond his primary objectives and expectations. Importantly, the changes in the biomarkers occurred in a matter of only three to four months. However, Mr Son’s has a strong motivation to continuously evolve into a better version of himself with this Mind-Body-Spirit integration process; six to 12 months down the line he will be enjoying a feeling of eternal youthfulness, optimum health and inner happiness that cannot be measured by numbers, but can only be felt in his soul.
And this is the same wish I have for you my dear readers.
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*The duration is based on the MyAction: an innovative approach to the prevention of cardiovascular disease in the community. I have integrated other holistic perspectives; the inspiration for the duration was based on this innovative approach (2).
Positive results using Vitality-Mind, Body, Connection principles, to inspire you! (Name change due to client confidentiality)
“Dear Pranita, It is quite hard to put into words my gratitude and thanks for all your help and advice that you have given me over the last few months.
“As you know, I am your best customer: I have type-2 diabetes and have had a heart attack and a double heart bypass five and six years ago respectively.
“I made the decision back in February that I wanted to change my lifestyle. I was fed up with being a yo-yo dieter, which meant that my sugar levels were too high and that leads to all sorts of health issues and problems.
“I think you would admit that I was quite a difficult person to get to buy into the plan initially. I have an extremely busy lifestyle with two teenage daughters and my business; I found it quite difficult to adapt to the change in lifestyle. There was so much to remember and do (or not) with what, when and how much I was eating, as well as controlling stress levels. I'm sure you remember that I quit the programme in the past several times – but you were there for me being very positive, and encouraging me to continue.
“Now, after four months, I can sincerely say that you have changed my life. I’m extremely positive about my future health.
“The aim was to lose some weight and I have gone from just over 15 stones to just under 15 stones – so eight pounds. That may not sound like a rapid weight loss, but the key for me is to do the changes I have made slowly so they become a habit and permanent.
“Most importantly, I went to see my diabetic specialist on Tuesday. Now, I have not seen him for a year and his first words to me were: ‘You look well.’ My sugar levels have dropped from a dangerously high level six months ago to below the diabetic threshold. My specialist told me that effectively I do not have diabetes anymore!
“I'm really focused now on getting my levels and weight down even further and this is all down to you. You have given me the education and tools to not only consider what and how much I’m eating, but you have also worked on the mental and visualization side of it as well.
“Your motto, ‘What goes in your head is as important as what goes into your mouth’ is so true. Thank you for everything you have done for me. “I am so grateful.”
- Mr. Smith
“I have lost over a stone in weight. However, even more remarkably, my recent blood test shows that I'm no longer pre-diabetic. My cholesterol levels have come down 27%, and my heart age has improved by 14 years. I also have more energy than I've had for many years.”
– Mr. R.
“People say I look much younger and healthier than 18 months ago, and I lost 22 kg,”
– Mr. Ross.
“I would like to thank Pranita for the excellent delivery of the Vitality health programme, which both my wife and I enrolled on.
“Pranita is a very knowledgeable and experienced individual, who is passionate about what she does.
“My biggest issue was getting a good night’s sleep and she worked with me to address this. She started by analysing the medical reports and blood tests, from which she tailored her advice.
“She was able to give some very useful practical tips on various health-related matters and also advised us on healthy food choices.
“I would definitely recommend Pranita to others seeking a helping hand in looking after their health and wellbeing. Thank you.”
– Mr. Patel.
"I very much enjoyed attending a ‘Care Workshop’ presented by Pranita.
“Her approach is both engaging and persuasive. Pranita speaks with great passion on topics related to an all-round healthy lifestyle. She’s clearly knowledgeable on the mental, physical and emotional aspects, as well as being understanding of the foibles of the human condition – which means that most of us tend to know what we should do to stay healthy, yet still struggle to do it.
“The workshop gave her audience a taster of Pranita’s professional approach to motivating, informing and supporting her clients to achieve their health and wellbeing goals – and passed on some practical mental and physical exercises too.
“Having seen Pranita address a room full of business people with essentially sedentary jobs, one can be in no doubt of the extent of her understanding and empathy – and her desire to make a difference."
– Mr. Hoffman.
''I have always believed in a healthy lifestyle, but for the past few years have let work and life get in the way of what was important.
“When I read the information about your six-week Vitality Energizer Course, I knew it was the right decision for Lydia and myself to get started on a journey to health.
“Working in a small group we learnt the right way to eat, to exercise and to enjoy life, but, more than that, we understood why. You showed us that being healthy doesn't have to be boring or painful, and it’s not about numbers on a scale.
“With small adjustments to our diet and the right tips for exercise, Lydia and I have improved our lives in ways that we couldn’t even imagine. The goals that we set for ourselves are close to being achieved.
“I have yet to try a length underwater, but with my improved stamina I will very soon.
“The reason I am writing this is not just because of the quality of the course, but the way you made yourself available to us outside of it, motivating us, inspiring us and guiding us, not just as individuals but as a group, organizing social gatherings and keeping us on track.
“You give yourself wholeheartedly, truly believing in what you do. Your passion is only matched by your compassion, positivity and energy. I know that Lydia and I will be coming back to you to continue our journey in the future and I have and will continue to recommend your amazing services to friends, relatives and colleagues."
- Mr. Goldsmith.
“I’d like to thank you for the help and support you gave me in our last Vitality Health Clinic session.
“As you well know, I’ve long been suffering from complex health problems – problems that when managed by a disciplined diet, healthy lifestyle and the right kind of thinking can be significantly reduced. A session with you was the catalyst to changes that I have now begun making in my lifestyle.
“I am happy to report I’m now beginning to see the beneficial effects. Most impressive was the unexpected impact you had on my thought processes and perspective, and you achieved this from just some simple questioning and relaxation exercises. I’ll happily and confidently recommend you to others in the future. With sincere thanks.”
– Nick Rhodes.
“I just wanted to express my thanks to you for your Vitality Health Programme. It was an excellent course on how to make the most of one’s health and live with vitality.
“Generally, we think being healthy is just about food and exercise, i.e. less calories and more exercise result in weight loss = good health. Thanks for busting that myth!
“I was amazed at the different aspects you worked on with us: headspace/mindset/breathing/visualisations/resolution setting when in a heightened physiological state/high alkaline body state/getting your gut flora back/super foods.
“I’ve found the course motivational, allowing me to identify what I was doing well and what I needed to work on. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to have a healthy and happy future. Thank you again!”
– Ms. Jackson.
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you.
“Before I came to see you, I was worried about my weight and health. Added to this, my blood tests showed I was pre-diabetic and a number of my blood levels were at an unhealthy level.
“You created a personal programme for me that addressed my specific health and weight loss issues. In our weekly check-ups, you monitored my progress and advised me when and how I should make changes to ensure I was on track and gave me constant encouragement, support and motivation.
“After just five weeks, I had lost over a stone in weight. However, even more remarkably, my recent blood tests show that I’m no longer pre-diabetic, my cholesterol levels have come down 27% and my heart age has improved by 14 years. In addition, I have more energy than I’ve had for many years.
“Most importantly, you’ve shown me how to make the changes to more nutritional food and exercise that are now part of my normal weekly routine, so I’m confident I can maintain this as a permanent part of my healthier lifestyle.
“I’m so grateful for all the care, attention and expert advice you’ve given me and the results you’ve helped me to achieve in such a short period of time. Thank you once again.”
– Mr. Howards.
“I just wanted to express my thanks to Pranita for arranging the Vitality Health Programme. It was an excellent course on how to make the most of one’s health and live with vitality.
“Pranita, you are doing a great job in the wellness and health Industry. I believe this programme will change people’s lives to being the healthiest and happiest they can be. God bless you!”
– Mr. Tuscano.
“Pranita Salunke is not only highly experienced and knowledgeable, she goes the extra mile to diagnose and understand her clients by building strong rapport. She has very good practical tips on managing stress and improving wellbeing. I would definitely recommend her and the positive energy she brings.”
– Mr Smith.
“I’ve been a ‘yo-yo’ dieter for over 30 years.
“At maximum weight, in 2015, I had an enormous wardrobe of clothes that didn’t fit me. I was uncomfortable in the heat and suffered from puffy ankles/lower legs. Worst of all, I had developed an anxiety around my weight and general health.
“I began working with Pranita because I knew I had to break the ‘yo-yo’ dieting cycle and take a different approach in order to feel and become healthier, lose weight – and keep it off.
“When I first met with Pranita, the main thing that struck me was how non-judgmental she was – and how positive. She encouraged me to look not backwards to past failures, but positively towards future success.
“She began the work of shifting my mindset from diet to healthy lifestyle very gently, whilst never losing focus on the essential need to lose weight. She introduced me to some of her core philosophies, whilst making me feel excited about her approach and the help she could give me.
“Pranita used coaching and NLP techniques and encouraged me to work with visualizations and affirmations to great effect, especially in incorporating regular exercise into my lifestyle. Her advice on healthy food choices has been helpful too.
“With Pranita's support, I’ve been able to eliminate almost all added/refined sugar and simple carbohydrates from my diet – something I’m immensely grateful to have achieved. The eight sessions ran across six months and I lost over three stone (44 pounds/20 kilograms). I’m delighted with this result and am continuing with the healthy habits I’ve adopted, with the aim of losing more weight.
“With Pranita's support I dropped more than three dress sizes and I’m wearing clothes that haven’t fitted me for over 10 years. Most notable of all is that the anxieties I’d been feeling over my state of health have receded significantly.
I would recommend Pranita for these reasons: 1. There is an integrity in this process and in Pranita, which is very reassuring. There is nothing ‘faddy’ or short-term about Pranita’s programme. It is fit for life, very sustainable ‘best practice’. 2. The combination of focus on (i) eating/healthy food choices, (ii) exercise/activity, and (iii) mental/psychological support is excellently balanced and invaluable – a truly holistic approach. 3. I really appreciated the way Pranita helps her clients embed new healthier habits one by one, and does not try to make them change everything at once. It feels a less radical and much more manageable way to achieve a lasting transformation. 4. There’s a real value in being supported through a few weeks or better still, a few months of habit-change. Making the changes to a healthier lifestyle doesn’t happen overnight, and it’s too easy to give up when the struggle gets too much. With the on-going support through Pranita’s programme, it is possible not only to adopt new habits, but to make them stick.
– Ms. Shela