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Fail-Proof Fat Loss: How to Lose Weight & Keep it Off

For years strict calorie counting and miles on the treadmill were thought to be the best way to achieve a lean, healthy body. There are many ways to lose weight, such as counting calories, exercising, trying different diets (Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, HCG, Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Mediterranean, Biggest Loser, etc.), trying quick fix remedies (master cleanse, diet pills, laxatives, etc.), getting liposuction, or just simply starving yourself. All of these common practices can help you lose some weight, but they’re not sustainable or effective for long-term fat loss. The only way to safely lose body fat and keep it off permanently is to get healthy. When you’re healthy, not only will your excess body fat come off effortlessly, you’ll look, feel and perform better too.

How do you get healthy? First, you need to eat the right foods. Second, focus on your gut and digestivehealth. Third, remove as many toxins from your environment as possible and practice gentle daily detoxification. Lastly, balance your hormones.

1. Eat The Right Foods

PROBLEM

Many people think they’re eating “healthy,” but they’re usually eating too many processed and/or high carb/sugary foods that spike insulin (a.k.a. fat storage hormone) levels. High insulin levels result in your body more readily storing food as fat and prevents fat loss. As a result, you’re hungry often and have stubborn body fat (especially on your belly and hips or “muffin top” areas) that doesn’t budge.

SIMPLE SOLUTION

Support blood sugar levels with regular, balanced meals that include nutrient-dense whole foods. Focus on eating a variety of quality proteins, natural fats and non-starchy vegetables. When you eat foods that support your blood sugar levels, your body will regulate insulin to burn stored body fat.

DELICIOUS & DOABLE

Strive to choose natural whole foods over man-made processed products. Eat one ingredient foods that don’t have labels or require fancy packaging. Find healthier alternatives by always reading product labels. Lastly, plan two “cheat” meals per week to help you stay on track without feeling deprived. The more restrictive you are with what you eat, the more stress you create and stress is a major fat loss foe.

2. Improve Digestion & Gut Health

PROBLEM

Poor digestive function and gut health are a common root cause of weight gain. Common symptoms include: gas, bloating, fatigue, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, acne, skin irritations, food allergies, autoimmune disease, and/or weak immunity (i.e. get sick frequently).

SIMPLE SOLUTION

One of the most effective ways to boost fat burning is to support your body’s ability to absorb nutrients from the foods you eat and eliminate waste properly. Start by slowing down and chewing your food more. Next, strengthen your gut health by addressing any underlying gut imbalances and increasing probiotics.

DELICIOUS & DOABLE

Supplement with bitters before meals to stimulate HCL, bile and enzyme production. Eat protein first and chew your food thoroughly. Repopulate your gut with beneficial bacteria by adding fermented foods (kraut, kimchi, kombucha, kvass) to your daily diet and take a probiotic.

3. Reduce Toxins & Detox Daily

PROBLEM

Detoxification is how the body breaks down and eliminate toxins. Unfortunately, the modern world is filled with toxins that overload our bodies and end up stored in our body fat. This is why it’s crucial to reduce your toxic load and support detoxification to achieve sustainable fat loss.

SIMPLE SOLUTION

For permanent fat loss and ongoing detoxification, you want to reduce daily toxins, nourish your liver, and eat a wider variety of colorful antioxidant-rich foods (especially amino acids that support toxin elimination).

DELICIOUS & DOABLE

Support your body’s ability to detox by staying hydrated with filtered water, making sure you have at least one daily bowel movement, increasing your antioxidant intake and reducing your exposure to daily toxins.

4. Balance Your Hormones Naturally

PROBLEM

When you’re stressed and time-pressed, it’s difficult to focus on eating well and taking care of yourself. That’s why reducing stress is a priority for fat loss. Chronic stress affects every aspect of your health and creates hormonal havoc by flooding your body with adrenaline and cortisol. High levels of these hormones appear on your body as “belly fat.” When you live in this “fight-or-flight” mode, you naturally crave carbs. This creates blood sugar highs, followed by lows that leave you on a repetitive cycle of cravings, weight gain and poor quality sleep.

SIMPLE SOLUTION

The best way to lose weight and begin balancing hormones is to balance your blood sugar levels with a healthy daily diet (see tip #1) and to reduce your stress levels.

DELICIOUS & DOABLE

To support blood sugar levels, plan daily balanced meals and snacks that consist of whole foods. To reduce stress, practice deep belly breathing, get plenty of sleep and move your body for at least 10 minutes daily.

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