For the past 2months I have been working on helping people lose weight. Now I have always been a skinny minny all my life, as I am sure you will of heard my declare before on past posts but I always willing to share my secrets :-)
Being a fitness/nutrition freak I follow and read all sorts of theories, tips and fads. And everyone more or less says different things, this can become very confusing and frustrating wondering which method or “expert” to follow. Myself, found it frustrating wondering which method works most. I have experienced many fads most of which don’t work or only have that “temporary” feeling attached to it. There are NO quick fixes to losing weight, BUT there are added boosters.
I currently advise clients to use a booster such as the Juice Plus+ Meal Replacement Shakes and then teamed with a nutrition and exercise plan we focus on how to eat properly and exercise right. Not focusing on using the shakes soley to lose weight. Clients are encouraged to stick to the food program to help them detox before their shakes arrive already demonstrating that eating right and exercising helps them start to lose weight.
Keeping it simple is key!! I don’t over load my clients with too much info and specific things to stick to.
So simple rules to a healthier leaner you:
*Exercise (top rule)
*2L of water every day
*80/20 Rule (80% greens 20% meat) Also 80/20 rule can be used to eat 80% healthy 20% treat. I implement the 80/20 in meals so 80% salad 20% fish
*If its not grown from the ground its not going to help you. TRUE fact.
*Herb teas are amazing and detox the body
*8hrs sleep, no more no less.
*Natural supplements your body loses through work outs need replacing. Stock up on Zinc and Magnesium.
*Stay away from Alcohol (we all know this)
*Stay off the sugar (we all know this too)
*Small carbs ARE OK. Implement the 80/20 rule with this. Have a very small amount such as brown rice and potato
*Never microwave your food, it kills the nutrients by 90% then its no good!!
*Know the difference between Emotional hunger and Actual hunger. BIG DIFFERENCE
Pretty simple really. Common sense is key.