UNCOVER THE SECRET TO LONG LASTING HABITS
Imagine being able to set resolutions and achieve each and every one of them.
What kind of life would you have? What kind of delayed dreams would you finally accomplish? Would you stop procrastinating about taking care of your health?
It could mean preventing type 2 Diabetes, no more fears of one day in the future getting diabetes-related blindness, kidney failure, heart attack, stroke, and amputations. It could mean finally having the body you want, the energy you need to be more productive at work, to do more of the things you enjoy like play with your kids and grandkids.
Imagine creating automatic behaviors that will lead to success in any desired area of your life.
The power of habits is that the behaviors are set to automatic by the body, therefore, no motivation, no self-discipline, no will power is needed to accomplish those behaviors once they're a habit.
Imagine if the process of creating habits could finally be an easy and joyful experience.
The hard part to most people is how to create habits that stick. The struggle, the forcing yourself to do it only to go back to old behaviors months later and lose all the progress is not fun. What if you knew how to make healthy habits as long lasting and easy to create as bad habits?
NO MATTER YOUR PAST, YOU CAN HAVE A BRIGHTER FUTURE
Right now you may be thinking that this won't work for me. You probably tried many weight loss programs, diabetes prevention programs, read many habit-building books, personal development books, nutrition books, worked with Dietitians, personal trainers, coaches. You have a gym membership yet your relationship with building health behaviors has been an on and off affair, a struggle, a cycle of hope and disappointment. You may even have encountered some behavior change programs that made you spiritually uncomfortable. I understand; that's why the cheerful habits program was created. It is specially designed for those who are tired of struggling with health behavior change but don't want to want to give up on their dreams for better health for themselves and their families. This program is also specially designed for Christians so that you won't feel that you're violating your faith when trying out this method.
The Best Part: No more struggle!
How can this be possible? Examine your life, examine your habits, especially the negative habits. Those seem to be the longest lasting ones. How much struggle was used to create those?
The truth is the majority of the extremely sticky habits in people's lives were created with little to no struggle.
I WILL BE GUIDE YOU TO HABIT BUILDING MASTERY
How many times have you procrastinated, quit, delayed or given up on doing something that you knew would add value to your life,
how many times have your thoughts, emotions, energy level had gotten in the way of you doing something that was really important to you?
What opportunities and successes have your fears, anxieties, negative thoughts, stolen from you?
Have you ever been in the dilemma where what you want to do, you don't do, but what you don't want to do, you do?
A life where your behavior aligns with your values and aspirations.
The ability to take committed action towards your goals no matter your fears, thoughts, and emotions.
A life of success aligning with a life drawing you closer to God.
Being the men and woman with the values and good character you always dreamed of being.
Living a more purpose driven life instead of an impulsive life.
More freedom to choose your behavior by learning and using the science of how behavior works and how habits are built.
GAIN CONTROL OF YOUR BEHAVIOR, STAND OUT, SERVE MORE PEOPLE, PREVENT TYPE 2 DIABETES, LIVE THE HAPPIER, HEALTHIER LIFE YOU DREAMED OF"
I’M LOICA MARC, KNOWN AS THE "CHEERFUL HABITS COACH"
I AM A HEALTH BEHAVIOR CHANGE SPECIALIST. I WORK WITH CLIENTS TO BUILD LONG LASTING HEALTH HABITS WITH EASE AND JOY, TO PREVENT DISEASES LIKE TYPE 2 DIABETES AND
LIVE A HEALTHIER & HAPPIER LIFE!
MY JOURNEY TO BECOMING A HEALTH BEHAVIOR CHANGE SPECIALIST
It all started my freshman year in college when I got a phone call and my mom was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. To this day I can remember the pain in her voice as she told me the news. That same week I changed my major to Dietetics (nutrition).
I then discovered my passion, I wanted to alleviate and eliminate as much as possible people's suffering and sense of helplessness as they faced this chronic disease. I also wanted to prevent as many people as possible from getting it.
I worked really hard, I was the president of the Dietetics club at my University,
I hosted talks at the library, churches, partnered with our local soup kitchen to serve warm healthy meals, to those who couldn't afford it.
I received the Dietetic Student of the year award from the North Alabama Dietetic Association. My last year in undergrad, I received, the Outstanding Senior Award from the Alabama Dietetic Association. I even received The Sodexo African American Leadership Award.
Later, while working as a Dietitian at hospitals and outpatient offices, I noticed a pattern that would change the way I did medical nutrition therapy forever. I saw some patients who knew every single word in the health education classes but were still coming back to the hospital because they were not compliant with the recommendations. This experience really made clear to me the fact that when it comes to behavior change, information is not enough.
Another interesting fact I noticed, was that for some cases even accountability was not enough. They either would return back to their old ways a while after the program ended, or they would drop out of the program because they couldn't keep up with the recommendations. Unwilling to give up my mission to improve peoples' health effectively,
I KNEW IN THAT MOMENT THAT I HAD TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT.
I was determined to learn how to make positive new habits as sticky, as old and negative habits.
IT WAS REALLY TOUGH!
I spent a year doing online research, reading blogs, listening to podcasts, reading printed and electronic books. There was so much information out there about behavior change. I used myself as the guinea pig to try these different methods to see which one were actually effective.
I noticed that some methods required a lot of willpower, struggling. When I failed I noticed a lost in my self-confidence which had a ripple effect in other areas of my life. I began questioning my capabilities and grew sadder with each system that didn't work.
I knew that whatever system that I would create, it was vital that the system would not only change behavior but should also add joy and a greater sense of well-being in people's lives.
Another thing that I also noticed was that a lot of the new behavior change methods that I found in my research were rooted in new age and mysticism. I saw a lot of comments from people who were Christians, expressing that they were apprehensive about following these methods because they felt they violated their relationship with God. As a Christian myself, I felt a strong desire to create a health behavior change system that Christians can freely participate in without feeling like they are compromising their faith.
Therefore, I pursued my masters in positive psychology and created the Cheerful Habits Method.
THEN LOICA MARC THE CHEERFUL HABITS COACH WAS BORN
Now I am known as the cheerful habits coach, helping people build habits with ease and joy in order to prevent chronic disease and live a happier and healthier life.
YOUR HABIT CHANGE SOLUTION MUST BE VERY SPECIFIC, TARGETED TOWARDS A PARTICULAR GROUP OF BEHAVIORS, IDENTIFYING AND SOLVING A VERY SPECIFIC PROBLEM.
TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION
You need an evidence-based approach, a Dietitian to personalize the information to meet your specific needs, culture, taste and preferences, and a behavior change specialist to help you turn the information into action and habits that will continue to give you long term results even many years after the program has ended.
I would love to help you prevent chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, and build strong health habits by providing all these and more. I will give you up-to-date information on chronic disease prevention. I will reveal to you the secret to building long lasting positive habits. I will hold your hand and guide you as you learn the new skill of habit building. With the convenience of this being online, you can call upon me when you are grocery shopping, trying out a new recipe, even in the comfort of your home. Together, We will identify barriers to your success, even your behavior triggers. I will teach you how to create behavior change solutions for all the different behavior types that may come up in your life.
Once you learn how to build strong health habits, you can also use the same process to build strong positive habits in other areas of your life too, such as you career, relationships, etc.
WHAT IT’S LIKE TO WORK WITH ME?
I am fun, practical, extremely empowering, and positively effective in helping you design and apply behavior change solutions not only for short term results but also for long term success.
Here are just some of the results my clients have had:
- Workout daily with ease and enjoy it.
- Eliminated unhealthy emotional eating.
- More fun and Joy from daily successes, and growing confidence in themselves and their bodies.
- Saved money from doctor's visit, medication cost...
- Increased compliments from peers about improvements in looks, character, and energy.