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Feeling ‘Fine’ Is Not Good Enough: Expert Offers Tips For Elevating Health And Wellness

April 4, 2024

For more than 20 years, personal trainer and functional health coach Daniella Dayoub Forrest has listened as clients described their struggles with yo-yo dieting, fitness fads and the ever-changing landscape of nutritional supplements. Too often, the results they were seeking proved elusive, and they lost hope and forward momentum. Stuck in their wellness journeys, they had settled for feeling just “fine” until they found Dayoub Forrest.

“Our culture has normalized ‘fine’ as the threshold for wellness,” Dayoub Forrest said. “We deserve better! We should aim to wake up every morning feeling comfortable in our bodies, confident in our capabilities and ready to take on the day.”

In her new book, Own Your Wellness: Giving You the Tools to Break Through Your Health Plateaus, Dayoub Forrest provides readers with the individualized approach she’s long used with her clients to help them successfully break out of their ruts and take ownership of their wellness journeys.

“Attaining wellness is not a one-size-fits-all process but rather a unique, personalized path that is constantly evolving,” she said.
In her book, she provides readers with tools, tips and strategies to create unique health and wellness plans that can be adapted and fine-tuned for a lifetime of effective transformation.

Given today’s glut of health information and easy-to-find advice, Dayoub Forrest has found that most people don’t know how to assess whether a diet or fitness routine is right for them.

She writes: “I’ll help you figure out what works for you and what doesn’t. You’ll learn to assess when things need tweaking and when to pull back your efforts. Your wellness is unique and ever-changing. The diet and exercise routine you did in your twenties probably isn’t going to cut it in your sixties. Just because your friend lost thirty pounds on the keto diet doesn’t mean you will.”

Dayoub Forrest’s comprehensive approach embraces change and fits within any lifestyle program, such as paleo, keto, vegetarian or macro. She focuses on four foundational aspects of health — Nourish (Nutrition), Move (Exercise), Explore (Uncover the Best You) and Enhance (Supplementation) — and provides worksheets and exercises so readers can personalize each category’s tips and strategies into actionable steps that lead to success.

In the book, she shares:

• Simple and easy-to-follow advice on approaching food through the lens of supporting long-term health and personalized goals. Do you want to maintain lean muscle mass or drop 50 pounds? Depending on your end goal, your dietary choices will be different.
• A sustainable and adaptable exercise program for all ages and fitness levels.
• Comprehensive analysis on how to track and monitor your unique health issues, as well as advice on how to approach testing.
• Detailed information about supplements, vitamins and minerals, as well as what to ask before taking them.

Own Your Wellness will help readers break through health plateaus and create a cohesive and actionable plan for every stage of their wellness journey.

“The goal should not be to stay the same,” Dayoub Forrest writes. “The goal should be to constantly shift your methods to help you embrace the new version of yourself.”

The Author
Daniella Dayoub Forrest is a personal trainer and health coach who has worked in health and wellness for over two decades, including many years in Silicon Valley. She helps clients navigate ever-changing health and wellness advice and distill it into actionable, personalized plans. She has helped people of all ages, disease states and states of mind understand that wellness strategies must constantly evolve and change. Her role as a mom, wife and entrepreneur, as well as her own battles with health issues including: an Eating Disorder, Osteoporosis, Amenorrhea, major injuries and rehabilitation, have shaped her philosophy toward health and wellness. She launched her coaching and wellness company, DFitLife, in 2007.

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