Tips & Tricks to Long Term Fat Loss

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When doing my research for this blog I found something very interesting. I discovered that even though obesity has increased significantly over the last 50 years, it is due more to increased carbohydrate consumption than to an increase in fat consumption. Fats don’t cause your body to produce more insulin, carbs do that. And the more insulin that is produced the more energy your body will store away as fat. That is why we highly recommend you doing a diet that consists of 70% lean protein, 20% carbs, and 10% fat. This is also why we are suggesting that you try the meal plans that we offer so that you KNOW you are getting exactly what your body needs every single time you put food in your mouth.  (For more information on the meal plans go to: (http://www.mealmovement.com/orders/order.php?uid=3913)

Now you may also be wondering why is it easy for some people to lose fat and really difficult for others. Well, the most obvious reason is genetics and your family history. So many people let that stop them from even trying to lose weight. They look at their family members and see they are all overweight and just “think” that is just the way it is…that is just the way it HAS to be. But that is not the truth. Yes, genetics can play a factor in the shape of your body, but it isn’t the deciding factor. More than genetics, what YOU put into your body is what decides how your body is going to look, feel and function.

So if you are wanting to lose belly fat and actually keep it off, not only do you need to burn more calories than you consume, but you need to eat the right kinds of food. Don’t fall into the trap of believing that some foods are “harmless” and you can eat as much as you want without it having any effect on you. Also, don’t fall into the trap of depriving your body of certain food groups. Your body needs protein, fats and carbs! If it’s not getting these essential things, it starts to store fat…the opposite of what you want.

I am about to get really personal here. I have always struggled with my weight. Not that I was ever obese, but I did have weight to lose. I would be so envious of my friends that just seemed to be able to eat whatever they wanted and never gain a pound. I’m sure some of you know people like that. I realized that they were like that because they had good “genes”. So I just figured, I was the way I was because of my “genes” and there wasn’t a whole lot I could do about it. I would workout and try to eat “better”, but all that did was prevent me from blowing up…I never lost weight. I went through all of my adolescence and into my late 20s never being happy with my body or confident in my own skin and just blaming it on my genetics and my “big-boned” frame.

Well, almost 3 years ago I met and married the man of my dreams…my very own GGLM (godly good looking man). 🙂 He just happened to have been involved in the fitness industry for over 15 years at that time and has just a wealth of health and fitness information. I have to confess that I didn’t honestly believe anything he told me to do would work…after all, I watched what I ate, I worked out (kinda) and this is just the body I will always have because of my genetics (so I told myself). But guess what I learned..while my genetics do make it more difficult to lose weight, they did NOT prevent me from losing weight. It REALLY does matter what you put into your body, how much you put into your body, and how often you put it there.  With my husbands guidance, & of course AdvoCare supplements…I have lost 30 lbs and have went from a size 12 to a size 6 (almost a 4 now! woo hoo!!). I NEVER thought it would be possible for me to be this size and to actually be confident in my own skin. And I know that pictures are worth a thousand words, so here is my before & after so you can see for yourself…

my before and after

I told you all of this because I know there are people reading this that are just like I was. You are thinking, “This is just the way I will always be, I just have to accept it.” But I’m here to tell you that YES it may be hard, YES there may be times you want to throw in the towel, YES there may be times when you just want to eat whatever you want and not even care, YES you are going to have to push yourself, YES you are going to have to get people to hold you accountable to not only working out, but to what you eat, YES you are going to have to take supplements, YES you are going to have to invest time in YOURSELF, YES you are going to have to spend more money on healthy food choices, BUT you CAN lose the weight if you REALLY want to and YES it is worth it!!!

So bottom line is…STOP blaming FATS, and STOP blaming GENETICS, and let’s get busy putting the right kinds of food & supplements in your body so you can HAVE the body that YOU desire. And to help you even further with that, below is a list of 5 things you can do to get you on the right track to losing that unwanted weight.

  1. Become a Pro Label Reader – Follow all the information I gave you in the blog “Science of Fat” and that should help you make really great food choices. It will help you choose foods that have the types of fats you should be consuming and stay away from the ones that will cause major issues.
  2. Eat Six Small Meals a Day – So many of us grew up thinking that food is our enemy, and the less we ate (aka starving ourselves) was the best. That is the farthest thing from the truth. Instead of starving yourself or gorging yourself 1x per day…eat 6 small meals throughout the day.
  3. Decrease White Carb Intake & Increase Protein – Say “bye-bye” to so much bread, pasta, rice and fried foods. These carbs actually encourage weight gain. And say “hello” to protein. Protein is the building block of muscle and our friend. Remember the key is to get 1 gram of protein per lb of goal weight each day.
  4. Drink Plenty of Water – I can’t stress this enough. Drink at least 10-12 glasses of water each day. Not only does it cleanse your system and keep you hydrated, it also makes you feel full faster so you don’t eat too much.
  5. Slow Down While Your Eating – You know actually ENJOY your food. The longer you take to chew your food up, the better. It will digest quicker and make you full faster.

Implement these simple tips and you will be well on your way to healthier, happier, fitter YOU! 🙂

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