Episode 104 - Transformative Nutrition - Michael Tamez Interview

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Episode 104 Show Notes for Michael Tamez Interview

Before you take that next sip of coffee – I want you to listen to me for just a moment…my guest today is going to tell you something about your coffee addiction, in addition to many other things…Glory to God…

Back in 2001, my guest, Michael Tamez, weighed 250 pounds, had dangerous high blood pressure, sleep apnea and host of other ailments. I fell asleep while driving and nearly died in a car accident. That event “woke him up” – literally. Prior to that fateful day, he consumed fast food three times per day and drank at least 2 liters of sugared soda.

Over the last 15 years, he has shed almost 100 pounds, without taking any medication, no surgeries or using that four letter word – DIET…amen! He is on a mission to transform and upgrade the outdated healthcare system by positively impacting the obesity epidemic in our society…

Michael, welcome to our program today!

Right off the bat, Michael…tell us about your article “3 Reasons Why You Might Have a Morning Coffee Addiction” – I seen that on your website and when I read it – well, it sounded like you were talking about me in the article…amen…

By the way…I LOVE STRONG COFFEE…you talked about Cuban Coffee…I mix my CUBAN COFEE with some coffee from Louisiana that has Chickory Nuts in it…just to give it a little “kick.” The bad part is…and this is the absolute truth – and maybe you can address this – I can drink an entire pot of that coffee – which is about 6 cups for my coffee cup – and literally go take a nap and fall fast asleep. I don’t get it…but I’ve done that on many occasions. Can you address that…

Now, I want to shift gears a bit and talk about PERMANENT WEIGHTLOSS today. I know I have lost about 400 pounds over the years…problem is – I’ve found them again and again. I can’t seem to get off the “lose 5 and gain 10” cycle. Does that sound familiar to you from your clients?

Tell us about your transformation and how it has impacted your life…

What you are saying…does that mean we all have to become vegetarians?

OK…I like to eat. I admit that…I’ve made a life style change lately where I am eating mostly salads and greens, and I break it up about every four or five days with a small portion of meat. I’ve actually become accustomed to this and the salad bowl does not make me gag anymore…I was the type that could go into a steak restaurant and order the 32 oz steak with all the trimmings and give back an empty plate…I admit that.

How do you counsel people like me? Do you just focus on portion control?

What about exercise? I’ve got – basically from the waist down – problems…that all stemmed from an accident I was in…but added weight gain has compounded the issues…I can walk about a mile now (two years ago it was ¼ mile)…but people do have physical issues – how do you encourage and counsel them?

You talk about the “common cause” of weight gain…what do you mean by that?

Many people are emotional eaters, correct? I know I have classified myself in that category…along with millions of Americans…we eat when we are happy; we eat when we are sad; we eat when we are mad and we eat just because the clock says it’s time to eat. How do you help people break those habits?

You talk about have a BIG END GOAL…but sometimes that seems so far away… I mean – you MUST HAVE felt that way, too. 100 pounds!

Now, you offer not only coaching….but do you offer “coaching for coaches” – maybe one of our listeners would like to be a Health Coach like you…do you offer training in that area?

You have written THREE books…

You have “TIMELESS” which is a native American science fiction story; you have “Green with Envy” which a book on Recipes for Homemade Personal Care and Cleaning Products and you have “Transformative Nutrition” – and all of these books are available through Amazon and are they also available on your website?

As we get ready to close, can you give our listeners your contact information incase – and I believe this will be the case – that some of them want to get ahold of you, maybe to ask a question or sign up for your coaching program?

RESOURCES:

Website: www.michaeltamez.com

Timeless https://www.amazon.com/Timeless-Michael-Tamez-ebook/dp/B01MA2APC4

Green with Envy https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MPVZUI6

Transformative Nutrition https://www.amazon.com/Transformative-Nutrition-Ultimate-Healthy-Balanced/dp/1508539421

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