Are you having trouble losing weight no matter how hard you try? Or perhaps you’ve lost weight but gained it back. Do you wake up tired or feel fatigued throughout the day even after you’ve had a good night’s sleep? Do you experience a dip in energy in the afternoon?
It doesn’t have to be that way. Seriously, feeling good and being healthy is attainable. And with the right tools and support, it’s not difficult to get there.
A mere 10% reduction in body weight reduces your risk of various weight-related diseases by 50%! Curious to learn if you are at a healthy BMI (body mss index)? Use this calculator to determine your healthy weight.
Along with reducing your toxic load, a healthy diet is part of my holistic approach. With support, accountability and education, you can learn effective methods to reach your health goals. The tips I share on how to lose weight are exactly what keeps me on track.
Let’s get you on the road to optimal wellbeing! I would be honored to help you achieve your weight loss goals and transform your health with ease. There are a few key components that will get you on the path to your healthiest life and ideal weight. They are ways to lose weight lose fast and for good. Healthy weight loss but not the same old things you’ve heard and it’s not just about ‘clean eating’.
You have a lot more control over your longevity and quality of life than you might think
You know how much I believe in the importance of minimizing your body’s toxic burden by adopting eco friendly lifestyle habits and using clean products both on your body and in your home.
So what’s more important for your health, avoiding toxins and reducing toxic load or maintaining a healthy weight and healthy nutrition?
The truth is, both. We can’t really have optimal health without either. Toxins in our everyday products can lead to disease and various conditions and there are a multitude of diseases that are directly linked to extra weight. Guess where environmental toxins are stored? In your fat cells.
If you’ve read any of my free guides, you’ve learned simple methods to detox your personal care routine & home to live a life less toxic. Now let’s look at some simple yet vital things you can do to reach your ideal weight and enjoy optimal health.
Your weight and your health are inextricably tied together.
A healthy body starts with a heathy weight.
Obesity is the leading cause of preventable death. Most people think that an obese person is 100 or more pounds overweight but that’s not the case. The definition of obesity is only 30 pounds overweight.
Perhaps your doctor has advised you to lose some weight. But is he helping you do it? Not likely. He just expects you to figure it out and do it. You need a plan. Your doctor might be telling you that you are overweight, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or any number of other health issues but are they giving you the tools you need to get healthy or are they simply offering the ‘band-aid’ of medication?
Food can be an addiction.
It’s not your fault. Sugar is addicting. Food is an addiction for some which is why it’s hard and why willpower often doesn’t work for the long term. We have to create new habits and properly balance nutrition so we lose cravings and hunger and use fat stores as energy.
There is so much conflicting information out there which makes it hard to figure out what to do and many diets are unrealistically restrictive that it’s difficult to stick with them and nearly impossible to assimilate them into real life and sustain them long term.
We must choose healthy lifestyle habits that we can maintain for a lifetime. It can be done with ease. It doesn’t have to be so hard to maintain your ideal weight.
What got you here won’t get you there.
“Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.” –Hippocrates, Ancient Greek Physician
There are 3 key factors that are absolutely vital for not only losing weight but also maintaining that ideal weight AND feeling good:
The Protein Connection
Consuming inadequate amounts of protein slows your metabolism. The part of your brain that manages metabolism is focused on making sure you have the energy you need to survive. When you cheat your body and neglect to fuel it with the right balance of nutrition it starts robbing your muscles of fuel and directing that energy to your vital organs causing your metabolism to dip lower.
Your body needs amino acids to stay functional, they are the building blocks of protein. If you don’t get enough of them your body is forced to tap into your muscles. It’s about the proper balance, you don’t want too much protein but you certainly don’t want too little.
A pound of muscle burns 7 to 10 cal a day, a pound of fat burns only two or three.
Blood Sugar Levels Matter
Certain foods cause our blood sugar to spike. Then it drops… it goes up and down which gets insulin revved up. Sugar is a drug. It’s the first energy our body takes. Your body is looking for nutrition.
When your blood sugar spikes, the surge of insulin from the pancreas causes inflammation and it triggers your liver to convert everything to fat. An unhealthy diet leads to inflammation. Extra weight signals inflammation in the body.
It’s not just about weight and excess fat, the standard American diet filled with processed foods that lack nutrients and fiber but high in sugar is associated with a higher risk of cancer. Studies also show a strong link between cancer and processed meat, particularly colorectal cancer.
Those with diabetes are at higher risk for certain cancers most likely because higher insulin and blood glucose levels are considered risk factors and insulin has been shown to induce cell division. Type II Diabetes is absolutely preventable and reversible with the right diet and lifestyle.
Inflammation is the primary cause of disease and aging. Drinking just one soda every day for six months quadruples the level of inflammation in your body. That’s just 1 soda, think about what a diet filled with unhealthy foods does to your body.
Balancing Nutrition Is The Key
Too many people are eating ‘healthy’ but they are not eating in precise balance. They are grasping at straws, trying the latest diet trend but wind up frustrated because they can’t stick with it or they have some success but it’s not a realistic long term plan so they gain the weight back.
On certain diets our bodies go into starvation and conservation mode which makes it difficult or impossible to lose weight and keep it off.
Clean eating is, of course, healthy but your diet must also be nutritionally balanced. Certain clean foods may contain excellent nutrients and antioxidants but they may also be high glycemic which means they will spike your blood sugar levels.
In order for your body to be in an environment to heal itself and release unwanted weight, you must balance blood sugar levels, manage insulin and have the proper ratio of protein, fiber, carbs and fat. Healthy fat, that is.
I know you’ve heard this a zillion times but that’s because it’s true — you need to be drinking enough water. I won’t go into the myriad of reasons your body needs proper hydration but I will say this: Fat breaks up into water and breath so staying hydrated and drinking enough water is key for fat burning. Yes, we breathe and pee that fat out of our bodies!
If you’re feeling sluggish, low energy or have extra weight you know you’re not as healthy as you’d like to be.
Putting It All Together To make It Work For You
Once you have these key components lined up, you will release unwanted weight, start feeling amazing and become a walking billboard for health. You show up to the world differently with renewed energy and vitality!
How do you accomplish this goal? That’s where I come in. I will help you reach that goal, guiding you every step of the way with a transformational program that is extremely easy to follow and highly effective.
It starts with a quick phone call. I’ll give you a complimentary ‘fit back into your sexy jeans’ consultation. You can set a time that’s convenient for you here.
With my guidance you’ll learn simple tools to adopt healthy habits, one healthy habit at a time to easily lose weight, end fluctuations and maintain healthy, balanced nutrition for a lifetime without restriction or counting calories. My approach is realistic and attainable. The Body Harmony Method is an innovative lifestyle approach designed for optimal health that gets your mind and body working together helping you re-calibrate with healthy habits that contribute to your long-term success.
I would be honored to help you feel your best and reach your health goals.
71% of Americans are obese or overweight and plenty might not be overweight but they aren’t healthy. Are you one of them? Let’s change that.
It’s a proven system; no deprivation, no hunger, you lose your cravings and transform your health. Not only do people lose a significant amount of weight, clients experience a variety of health benefits such as:
- more energy
- better quality of sleep
- lower blood pressure,
- lower cholesterol
- more confidence
- balanced blood sugar and insulin levels
- comfortable in their body
- freedom from yoyo dieting
- improved cardiovascular health
- ulcers disappear
- joint pain disappears
- migraines decrease
- eliminate various medications
- come off C-Pap machine
- mitigate type II Diabetes
- as well as other issues and symptoms on this whole health program that produces lasting results.
Book Your Complimentary Consult
Do you want to make 2019 your healthiest year ever?! I would be thrilled to help you accomplish that goal, guiding you through that journey every step of the way with individualized coaching and a community of support giving you tools and knowledge for long-term sustainability.
Let’s get you on the road to optimal wellbeing! You deserve to feel great and enjoy good health.
During your complimentary consultation…
I’ll evaluate you and give you a crystal clear plan with key steps to get weight off for good.
We’ll uncover hidden challenges that could be sabotaging your weight-loss efforts. You’ll learn tips to mitigate Type II Diabetes, lower blood pressure and cholesterol and potentially get off certain medications.
You’ll leave the session renewed, energized and inspired to make the changes necessary to implement new healthy habits as well as learning about a proven method to lose weight once and for all.
Click here to book your consult at a time that is convenient for you or email me: kelly @ kellybonanno.com.
I would be honored to help you. A votre santé!
In the meantime, grab my FREE Healthy Eating On The Go guide with simple tips and habits along with several delicious, nutritious options to grab and go when you are pressed for time.
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Very timely post for me! I am on a mission to lose a few pounds or rather redistribute. I have also mindfully started drinking 8-12 glasses of water. My trick? Every time I feel like snacking, I drink a glass or two of water.
That’s very smart! Thirst can signal as hunger and cause fatigue.