If you are a woman who has landed on this page because you want to lose weight then you’ve likely tried several diets that have left you frustrated and feeling defeated because the weight won’t budge or always comes back.
Imagine having a system that is designed just for your lifestyle – for your wants and needs! This is the solution to end weight fluctuations without deprivation and love how your clothes fit.
Stop restricting. Stop starving yourself. Start loving how comfortable you are in your body.
Lose weight and calm cravings while fueling your body with delicious food.
This program is not a diet that you are on or off. You are creating a lifestyle so you can have fun and still enjoy some of your favorite foods and drinks. It works no matter what your plans for fall happen to be.
The Body Harmony Method is designed to help you release your stubborn weight, heal your gut, and feel more energetic every single day.
Body positive… body love… food freedom…
You will be able to maintain your ideal weight, increase energy, manage blood sugars, improve sleep, reduce toxic load, lower stress levels, and decrease inflammation.
- Plan your meals using a schedule that releases unwanted weight and eliminates sugar cravings and addiction
- Focus on nutrient-dense foods while also enjoying some foods you love so you don’t feel deprived or restricted
- Strike the balance with the right flexibility and structure so you have a solid plan that fits into your busy
- Hit reset on your eating habits without drastic measures
- The Body Harmony Method will give you the knowledge and tools you need today to regain control of your eating, calm your cravings, lose that excess weight, manage stress, minimize your body’s toxic burden, look great in your jeans and feel sexy!
I’ll help you put a plan in place for success
When you start taking care of yourself you start feeling better, you start looking better and you even start attracting better things into your life. It all starts with you.
This program is designed for optimal health.
Inflammation is the primary cause for disease, premature aging and excess weight.
The Body Harmony Method will help you reduce inflammation in your body
Overweight, overstressed, overwhelmed, under slept, burnt out? Do you know you need to make a change but lack the direction and maybe even the energy to do it?
I’ll be your advocate, give you accountability, gentle guiding and some tough love when you need it. This program is not just about achieving a healthy weight. It’s about personal growth and transformation.
I’m by no means perfect. I’m on my own health journey. Over the years I’ve figured out how to enjoy harmony with food and my body. I want to help you get there too.
I am a firm believer in progress over perfection.
Imagine feeling fantastic and being confident in how you look and present yourself to the world.
Get the support and accountability you need throughout your journey.
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- Whole Foods 7 Day Cleansing Detox ($97 value)
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- Intermittent Fasting Masterclass ($850 value)
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“My daughter is turning 13 next week… and I decided a few months ago that it was finally time to lose the baby weight…haha! Also, my 15th wedding anniversary is in August so another great motivator to do so, right?! Sooooo, I wanted to share that I’ve lost almost 20 pounds so far working with my wellness coach, Kelly Bonanno. She’s amazing guys!” ~Azar R., Esthetician & Skin Care Educator
“With Kelly’s amazing method I have finally put an end to weight fluctuations and wondering what I should eat and how I should eat to have the body I am comfortable with. I have peace of mind and a doable, sustainable approach to maintaining my weight that fits with my lifestyle. It is liberating to have this freedom!” ~Mary H., Writer
“Working with Kelly to establish getting to the 16/8 Intermittent Fasting schedule was a pleasure, her approach is professional, she is knowledgeable on many topics from health, nutrition, vitamins, toxic free beauty and home living and I could tell right away that she has done many years of research to find the best natural products. I learned so much more and was given many helpful tips and held accountable on a regular basis but most of all this is not a fad diet, it is a lifestyle change that I wanted to make and Kelly made that transition easier with healthy eating and living advice and set realistic goals that are sustainable for life.” ~Christine K., mom of 2
“Even if you think you are a well-informed, up to date or a life long health and wellness zealot you will learn something new and informative from Kelly Bonanno’s program. This is an eye-opening course exploring and breaking down the safest and most toxic products, ingredients, formulas and chemicals found in the everyday products. Kelly cuts to the chase and takes the confusion out of our beauty, household and health related consumer products in a clear, concise manner. I guarantee you will learn something you didn’t know before. Your body, mind and spirit will thank you for it.”
“Prior to taking the class, I was frustrated with all of the misleading information out there. As a registered nurse, I found value in her application of the endocrine system because it emphasized just how these chemicals can be dangerous to our bodies. Kelly helped me gain a much better understanding of clean products, how to protect myself and my family, and inspired me to spread the word. Overall, I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to create a healthier lifestyle.” ~Shannon E., Pediatric ICU Nurse & mom of 2
Join me each week as I cover topics to help you green your beauty routine without giving up glamour. We’ll talk about all the latest clean beauty trends, tips, methods, and products to keep you looking gorgeous and at your ideal weight while treating the planet with little more kindness.
I’m your host, Kelly Bonanno former network television manager turned Eco Friendly Lifestyle and Wellness Coach and mom of 2 teenage boys on a mission to make your cosmetic drawer and the planet a healthier, greener place.
The green movement is growing. More and more women are realizing that toxins can harm their health but with all the misleading information out there it can be overwhelming and confusing, right? I get it, I’ve been there.
Is clean beauty avoiding toxins and using environmentally conscious products? Absolutely but it’s more than what you’re putting on your body. It’s a lifestyle; beauty from the inside out.
I am a firm believer that when you look better you feel better. On Clean Beauty Scene we delve into every aspect of wellness and holistic beauty.
If you want to live a healthier, more eco friendly lifestyle and avoid being greenwashed without overwhelm this podcast is for you. Listen in for practical tips and methods to reduce your toxic load without going eco freako as my son calls it. Clean beauty and wellness for the real world.
I bring you exclusive interviews with industry leaders, inspiring trendsetters and wellness experts sharing skincare secrets, wellness methods, realistic weight loss, intermittent fasting and nutrition advice as well as quality clean beauty recommendations for all skin types at every price point.
I take a very holistic approach. We’ll illuminate a variety of beauty and wellness topics helping you green your beauty routine, manage stress and anxiety, improve nutrition, lose weight, optimize your well-being and live your healthiest life while being environmentally conscious.
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Are you overwhelmed and confused by all the conflicting and misleading information out there about what to eat and what products are truly clean and green? I get it. I’ve been there and I can help.
Minimizing your body’s toxic burden is crucial for overall health, it’s also important when it comes to managing your weight.
Would it shock you to hear that your makeup and personal care products could be one of the reasons you’re struggling to lose weight? It’s true. Certain toxins commonly found in conventional products can alter your metabolism and the way your body stores fat.
These type of toxins in your beauty & personal care products can lead to:
& other adverse effects
I created this free time saving clean beauty quickstart toolkit to help you ditch toxins that mess with your health and metabolism and cause dreaded weight fluctuations.
This tool kit will give you the proven steps to reduce toxic load and clean your beauty routine so you can avoid toxins that impair your metabolism and your immune system.
Get ready to stop counting calories and resorting to restrictive diets.
Drop the quarantine 15, control cravings and put an end to weight fluctuations while still enjoying some of your favorite foods.
It’s easier than you think and saves your time. I’ll show you how!
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Do you have trouble losing weight no matter how hard you try or lose and gain the same 10 lbs over and over? Belly fat won’t budge? Maybe you gained the quarantine 15 and want to get rid of it?!
Discover 3 secrets to reach your ideal weight and maintain it effortlessly – – – even if you’re over 40.
Do you find that no matter how low your daily calorie intake is or what diet you try, you just can’t release unwanted pounds?
Maybe you gained the quarantine 15 and want to get rid of it?!
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What if I told you that I have a simple solution to lose those unwanted pounds forever? Would you be excited to know what it is so you finally feel in control of your weight and overall health?
You will discover:
✅ What intermittent fasting is and the associated health benefits
✅ How to lose weight and feel better with a simple shift to your eating timetable, even if you are over 40
✅ The best intermittent fasting techniques & supplementary diets that support your overall success even for those in menopause
✅ How to gradually shift your current eating patterns into an intermittent fasting approach
✅ How to lose weight in a non-invasive way, even for the habitual yo-yo dieters
✅ How to control your cravings and manage your blood sugars
✅ The connection between environmental toxins and your weight and how to avoid obesobegens that mess with your metabolism
November 15th – 19th
You can still register and get access to anything you’ve missed
In truth, our bodies need a rest and recovery period from digesting food in order to run at an optimal level.
When you expand the number of hours that the body isn’t digesting food it can put that energy toward cell regeneration, fat burning and disease control.
Your weight and your health are inextricably tied together.
Obesity is the leading cause of preventable death. Just an extra 30 lbs is considered obese.
There is growing evidence that obesity is one of the most significant factors associated with an increased risk of Covid.
Look hot in your favorite jeans again savvy girls.
“My daughter is turning 13 next week… and I decided a few months ago that it was finally time to lose the baby weight… haha! Also, my 15th wedding anniversary is in August so another great motivator to do so, right?! Sooooo, I wanted to share that I’ve lost almost 20 pounds so far working with my wellness coach, Kelly Bonanno. She’s amazing guys!” ~Azar
Yoga is rich in benefits for the mind, body, and spirit
Yoga studios have been popping up everywhere in the last few years. It’s like Starbucks, seems like there’s one on every corner, right?! It’s more popular than ever, with over 20 million Americans practicing. I have been an avid yogini on and off for more than 20 years. Unfortunately, I’ve been more ‘off’ for too long. I do plenty of cardio and strength training and I’m usually good about doing some yogic stretches afterward but haven’t had the steady yoga practice that I used to. I miss it!
In fact, I was just telling a friend at lunch the other day that I want to commit to a regular practice again. Honestly, I see and feel a clear difference in both the way I look and feel when yoga is a regular part of my fitness routine. Writing this has inspired me and now I’ve put it out there, you can hold me accountable! Check back in a few weeks to see where I’m at 😉
A good yoga session leaves you with an inner peace that stays with you throughout the day. The mind body experience of yoga has benefits that go beyond leaner muscles and a more zen state of being. No chanting necessary, so roll out your yoga mat and strike a pose.
The Mind Body Connection
In yoga, you focus on your breathing, as well as what your body is doing and how it is feeling and reacting to each pose. That focus carries through to other aspects of your life. “I think the most important benefit of a yoga practice is learning how to replace habits with mindfulness,” says Leeann Carey, founder, Yāpana by Leeann Carey Yoga. “Mindfulness is a strategy for turning knowing into doing and being. It is more than striking a yoga pose. It is about noticing what you are doing and how you are doing it. A yoga practice is a method for implementing this.”
Increased Strength and Stamina Yoga doesn’t just make you more flexible, it really makes your muscles strong. You work all of your body parts and many of the poses take a tremendous amount of strength, particularly when you challenge your body to hold them for at least five breaths. I notice a lot more definition when I practice yoga on a regular basis. A good yoga class really works me and I love it.
Yoga has a calming effect on the nervous system. Stress causes a PLETHORA of health problems, seriously, it’s a killer. Anything you can do to manage stress will be unbelievably beneficial. Mindful breathing is one of the best things you can do to bring your stress levels down. In yoga, you focus on your breath as you move from pose to pose. Yoga has been shown to increase levels of a chemical in your brain that helps decrease anxiety known as GABA (gamma-amniobutyric). That wonderful afterglow of yoga known as the “yoga buzz” keeps you energized and calm.
The Group Health Research Institute in Seattle recently conducted a study where they found that 60 percent of their subjects suffering from chronic back pain reported significant relief after just 12 yoga classes.
There isn’t a huge amount of research regarding yoga and weight loss but studies have shown a correlation. Carey says she has seen countless students lose weight through yoga, “There are plenty of styles of yoga that promote weight loss — some that are more aerobic than others. But the most important and enduring effect is a mindful lifestyle which supports overall healthy choices in food, activity, thought, and action in all things,” says Carey.
It Just Might Reduce Inflammation
Inflammation is the primary cause of disease and aging. Reducing toxic load and maintaining a healthy weight are huge factors in keeping inflammation in check. The Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research reported a study that found individuals who practiced yoga had lower inflammatory markers levels than those who didn’t.
Yoga Is for Everyone
It doesn’t matter what your fitness level is or how old you are, there are modifications for each pose that allow everyone to practice and reap the benefits. Yoga is now mainstream; it’s easy to find a good class. There are several different types of yoga, so do a little research and find the best fit for you. Be sure to choose a reputable yoga studio with skilled instructors. It is crucial that they know how to teach proper alignment and make necessary adjustments in the poses to avoid injuries. Namaste
This post was originally published in 2016, it has been updated and revised for your enjoyment.
These are low glycemic recipes that won’t spike your blood sugar levels. You don’t have to give up satisfying food that is full of flavor to fit into those jeans and feel great!
I help clients with intermittent fasting and nutrition. If you are ready to lose weight and improve your health I’d love to help you reach your health and weight loss goals.
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Click here to book your free Eco Wellness Consultation at a time that is convenient for you or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll explore how I can help. If Diane’s program is a better fit I’ll put you in touch with her.
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Dr. Mark Hyman’s 10 Minute Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 packet 10 Day Reset Shake
- 1 teaspoon cacao powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 an avocado
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries/blackberries
- 1/4 cup frozen cauliflower/zucchini
- 1 handful of leafy greens (spinach, kale, arugula)
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened nut milk
- 3 ice cubes
Mix all ingredients together in a blender.
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|2 1/2 cups baker’s flour|
|1 cup brown sugar, packed|
|1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar|
|1 teaspoon salt|
|1 teaspoon nutmeg|
|3/4 cup salad oil|
|1 teaspoon cinnamon|
|1 teaspoon baking soda|
|1 teaspoon baking powder|
|1 large egg|
|1 cup buttermilk|
|Combine first six ingredients. Mix until crumbly. Reserve 1/2 cup of the above for topping. To this, add the cinnamon. Combine last four ingredients and add to first mixture. Blend together but do not overmix.|
|Put in a greased nine-by-13-inch cake pan. Sprinkle the cinnamon crumb topping over the batter. Bake at 350 to 375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.|
Eat, drink & be very merry without holiday weight gain
It’s said the average person gains at least 1 – 2 (some sources report an average of 5 – 7) pounds during the holidays. I’ve even heard of the festive 15! Yikes. Even if it is only 1, statistics show that most people don’t lose it so those extra LBs add up year after year. Not to mention weight put on during other times of the year due to celebrations, vacations, various events and stress.
This is a fun time of year but all the parties, happy hour, holiday shopping, gift wrapping and erratic schedules can throw off your routine… it can all be a recipe for disaster when it comes to maintaining a healthy diet and staying slim. But it doesn’t have to!
This is such a fun time of year. Although, it can be hectic – I literally have something going on nearly every night between now and Christmas! However, I am making a concerted effort to be extremely mindful of living in the moment and enjoy the holiday parties, decorations, corny Christmas movies, moments with my boys, the festive sites around the town, the chill in the air – yes even in Los Angeles, it’s 45° as I write this tonight!
It’s easy for weight to creep on even when we aren’t celebrating and throwing caution to the wind so being mindful and adopting good habits throughout the holidays will set you up for success.
It’s not always easy for me, believe me. I eat well and take care of myself so I’m usually at a good weight but I fluctuate and it sucks when clothes fit a little tighter. Ugh. But I learned how to stop the fluctuation. I’ll share that with you too because why should you wait till January, drop a few pounds now, you’ll look hot for all the holiday festivities and 2020 won’t be another year that weight loss tops your list of resolutions.
Eat protein with each meal Protein helps keep you satiated and it’s key for preserving muscle mass.
Don’t party hungry Eat something healthy and low calorie before you head out. This will help you eat less since you won’t be starving.
Bring it Bring something healthy and delicious to those potlucks so there will be at least one thing at the table you can enjoy that won’t be loaded with saturated fat.
Get plenty of sleep Watch your caffeine throughout the day and don’t drink any in the afternoon. Have your magnesium levels checked, a deficiency can affect sleep. Inadequate amounts of sleep can cause a spike ghrelin,the hunger hormone and a dip in leptin, the hormone that signals satiety.
Fill up on the good stuff Enjoy the treats and special main courses but pile your plate with lots of veggies and fruit to help fill you up.
Sneak in exercise Make all that running around work for you. Walk briskly, take stairs & take the long way around the mall. Instead of meeting a friend for coffee, chat while you power walk together. Take a family walk after dinner.
You absolutely CAN avoid packing on the LBs this holiday season!
Dance! Step away from the food table and socialize on the other side of the room away from the spread. Burn major calories on the dance floor. Whatever you do, don’t mindlessly chat and graze when you’re not even genuinely hungry.
Fill up on fiber Eat your veggies first, the fiber will help you feel satiated so you’ll be less likely to fall prey to unhealthy choices.
Go Green Use clean, non toxic beauty and personal care products. Toxins are stored in our fat cells. Many of them are endocrine disrupting obesegens that promote fat storage, can alter metabolism as well as the balance of lipid metabolism in promoting calorie storage as opposed to burning them.
Manage that stress Stress is a recipe for disaster when it comes to weight management. It can cause cortisol levels to spike which can impede weight loss. De-stress in ways that feel good for you… reading, meditation, working out, playing with your dog, getting out in nature, sex… whatever de-stresses you, do it!
Be festive Focus on your family, friends and new acquaintances. Put the emphasis on the experience and making memories.
Self Care You must take time for yourself during the holidays, especially if it’s a particularly stressful, anxiety-ridden time of year for you.
Stay hydrated Drink plenty of water, sometimes thirst signals as hunger. Dehydration can also cause fatigue.
It’s about creating habits, these are principles and strategies you can use throughout the entire year
Go sparingly Rather than piling a few slices of cheese in your sandwiches, just add one, you’ll still get that cheesy flavor minus up to a few hundred calories.
Limit taste tests Calories can really add up when you mindlessly nibble here and there. Eat only while you’re sitting down and enjoying your food. It’s so much more enjoyable that way anyway.
Plan ahead This is a really important one. It can save you from making fattening, unhealthy food choices. When you’re running around shopping and doing all the extra stuff we do during the holidays. Arm yourself with healthy snacks.
Planning ahead & eating healthy when you’re crazy busy can be a challenge, for a quick and easy list that will make this easier for you, download my free guide:
Walk it off On the phone? Walk and talk outside or in the hallways. Walk wherever you can.
Stop when you’re satisfied Pay attention to your satiety, take a few deep breaths. Control your thoughts, eat only when you’re hungry. When you’re starting to get full but continue eating you’ll be stuffed and uncomfortable. Doing this often is where extra pounds come from.
Commit to staying on track Make your mind up to do it. Like anything you truly want to accomplish, it starts with your commitment. Food is fuel. It is not comfort or a reward.
Decide before you partake Make the decision before you go to each festivity that you are either going to stay on track or allow yourself to indulge. If you do, enjoy it. Count it as your cheat meal.
Bonus Tip If you do indulge more than you planned here and there, don’t beat yourself up. Live a little, enjoy it, have fun and move on. It’s just one meal and you can snap back into good habits quickly. What you resist, persists. If you are not feeling it, if you’re not in alignment with watching what you eat then give yourself a break without getting too off course and get back on track when it feels in alignment for you.
As my wise mom always said, everything in moderation. Don’t go hog wild just because it’s the holidays but don’t completely deprive yourself either. Have a few of your mom’s famous Christmas cookies, not a whole plate. Balance with small portions and eat until you are satisfied, not stuffed. Sounds simple but it works. You’ll be happy when you’re not faced with trying to lose 5 extra pounds come January.
How does holiday weight loss sound?
If you do gain, I can help you take it off with ease. Or maybe you want to lose a few to look and feel your healthiest and most gorgeous for the holidays? You can!
The things we need to do to maintain weight and even lose weight are really rather simple but they’re not easy. However, they certainly get easier as they become your new normal. Build on the habits day by day and they will become second nature.
It’s not always easy for me, believe me. I like to indulge just as much as anyone. I’m usually at a good weight but I have always fluctuated. I eat right, exercise and live a healthy lifestyle but sometimes I’m up 5-7 pounds which does not feel good on me. I know, not a lot of weight, I keep it in perspective but it’s not comfortable on my small frame. I have an hourglass figure, I’m not trying to keep my curves at bay, I simply feel better and like the way my clothes fit when I’m at my smaller size. That hourglass can easily look like it has too many hours if I’m not careful!
Let me be clear, this is about being healthy and maintaining a weight that you are comfortable with, it is not about being skinny or trying to look a certain way. It’s a personal choice. Sure, being at a healthy weight is vital to your overall health but there’s a range of healthy weight. Two people can be the same height and bone structure, have a 15 pound weight difference but they can both be healthy and look great. Was I unhealthy with that 8 pounds? No, but I’m more comfortable without it. Furthermore, I like having sexy curves! I have a small frame but I’m going to have a J Lo booty no matter what size I am!
That being said, if you are several or even just a few pounds over where you want to be, then get rid of it.
A mere 10% reduction in body weight reduces your risk of various weight-related diseases by 50%!
They say losing weight is easy, keeping it off is hard. Frankly, freaking losing weight can be hard which is why I’m happy that I learned how to make both pretty damn easy for me and my clients.
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Be sure to check out the video series: How To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
Have fun & indulge in a bevy of holiday merriment this holiday season
A votre sante!
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 health assessment, evaluate you and explore that. You can set a time for your free assessment here.
With my guidance you’ll learn simple tools to adopt healthy habits, one healthy habit at a time to easily and rapidly lose weight, keep it off and maintain healthy, balanced nutrition for a lifetime. It gets the weight off so you can re-calibrate with healthy habits. It’s an innovative lifestyle approach designed for optimal health that gets your mind and body working together helping you adopt healthy habits that contribute to your long-term success.
It was developed by a Johns Hopkins physician; 12 clinical studies with Johns Hopkins University have been done proving the medical efficacy. But more impressive are the countless individuals that experience rapid weight loss, have enormous, lasting success and phenomenal health transformations, mitigating symptoms of disease and releasing unwanted weight after years of trying things that didn’t work long term.
This systematic approach that gives you complete balanced nutrition and gets your body to start burning fat for fuel rather than the sugars and carbohydrates that it typically goes for first so it’s optimal for losing weight. When your body starts going to its fat stores for an energy source not only do you burn fat but you also lose cravings, you’re not hungry, you have incredible energy and start feeling amazing.
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 in 2019.
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.
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.
It’s a plan that fits within every budget. There’s no additional cost, you simply divert your current food budget to the plan that best fits your needs, all our coaching and professionally led health support is included.
Let’s get you on the road to optimal wellbeing! You deserve to feel great and enjoy good health.
Weight loss and improved health is the outcome. It’s predictable transformation. Everyone can succeed.
Learn more, it starts with a quick phone call. Let’s set a time where I can give you a complimentary health assessment, evaluate you and explore that. Click here to book a time that is convenient for you. I would be honored to help you achieve your weight loss goals and transform your health. With my help, it will be easier than you can imagine.
During your complimentary health assessment…
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 free health assessment at a time that is convenient for you or email me: email@example.com.
I would be honored to help you. A votre santé!
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