My 3 Phase Fat Loss Program… A Journey into YOU!
If you are looking for a diet, you unfortunately came to the wrong place. If you are looking to change your life from the InsideOut you have arrived to the beginning of your health and fitness journey! WELCOME
So what does this all mean…diets vs. journey? There is a distinct difference in going on a diet and beginning a journey into a whole new life. Diets are meant to a new way of eating. They give you certain things to eat, at certain times, for a certain amount of time, they are designed to create weight loss with a start and an end. Almost anyone that sticks to any type of a diet will have some success. But, is this success long-term? Is this success sustainable? Here is where the drastic difference comes in. In my 3 phase fat loss journey you reveal YOUR true optimal health…HOW? By sitting in the ‘classroom of oneself’! This is not a ‘cookie cutter’ program, this is an inward journey to truly understand how your body works and what your body needs to function with no hunger, high energy, and no cravings! It is a specific type of weight loss…we address FAT LOSS!
Here are the 3 Phases that will allow you to achieve your BEST HEALTH!
Phase One: The 4 Week Balance: Weeks 1-4
In this phase we are looking to get rid of anything that might be stalling your fat loss efforts. There may be potential allergens in the food you currently consume. This phase is strict but the goal is specific…hormonal balance. It all starts with a full assessment on how your body burns, what is your metabolic profile? I also assess hormonal imbalances in both the brain and the gut. The importance of having a glimpse into what your hormones are up to is to give us a better understanding as to why you can’t stick to a diet long term, why your willpower continuously fails, and why you are living with hunger, energy slumps, and cravings! I will also assess your current diet. What foods may be causing an issue, what are your cravings, are you eating enough, are you eating the right types of foods? All of this is addressed so that I can establish your foundation and work from there. One of the most important aspects of this phase is to establish your emotional charge…YOUR WHY? Your PURPOSE!!! This is a critical factor in the fat loss lifestyle. It helps you stay focused. It enables you to make this journey much bigger than fitting in skinny jeans. When there is an established purpose you can guarantee the journey for health and fitness will be a success.
Your body is the best source of information. Things like alcohol, dairy, salt, and sugar are all removed. Carbohydrates are balanced, unlike the current American diet, by reducing the amount we consume. Intake of fat is balanced as well. The game changer here is balancing the hormones insulin and cortisol. Creating new habits in the way we think, how we deal with stress, quality food and quality exercise all play a part in balancing these two hormones. I can guarantee you will feel your body coming into balance. How? Normal stress that would take you over the edge doesn’t seem to get the better of you. The 4 o’clock energy slump disappears, and those crazy nighttime cravings are non-existent. Hunger is not an issue and food slowly but surely becomes information and medicine to the body and not an emotional attachment. By the end of the 4 Week Balance we want your HEC (hunger, energy, & cravings) balanced and fat loss occurring. When this happens we know we are ready to move onto Phase Two, The 4 Week Reveal!
Phase Two: The 4 Week Reveal: Weeks 5-9
In this phase we slowly start to add back certain foods and assess how our bodies respond. As soon as we feel “off” we can quickly confidently link it to something we ate. There is knowledge; we are in the know of our own bodies. This empowers us to make the best decision in any given situation. How do we achieve this? We monitor our HEC. We also assess mindset. Mindset becomes a very powerful tool in this phase. The human brain is more than willing to make changes but usually at around 4-6 weeks the brain starts to seek it’s old habits. This is the phase that the brain tries to go back to certainty in order to conserve brainpower. We address this phase with a keen awareness of what our body needs. We stay mindful of old habits creeping back in, and we look to make changes in common routines that can trigger old habits. We do work on changing the way we talk to ourselves such as: “Ugh I hate the way these jeans look on me.” OR “Really? You would think after 5 weeks I wouldn’t have this stomach.” All of this negative talk adds a ton of stress to the body. So, we focus on turning it around and creating new language. Language that builds us up and encourages us to focus on the good that we are. This phase gives us the opportunity to establish trust within ourselves. For some people it is the very first time they are truly listening to their body…it is an amazing time of awareness and gratitude!
The goal of this phase is to reveal what works for you and what doesn’t. It gives you a clear understanding on what foods do for you. Do foods leave you in balance or do certain foods leave you wanting and craving more? We will also discover your carbohydrate tipping point; how many carbs can your body tolerate and still maintain a balanced HEC and fat loss? We also discover your fat tipping point; how much fat does your body require to maintain your HEC and sustain fat loss? All of this is addressed and at the end of this phase these questions are answered. When you have a keen awareness on how your body functions and your HEC is in check you are ready for the final phase…The 4 Week Lifestyle!
Phase Three: The 4 Week Lifestyle: Weeks 9-12
In this phase we take everything we have learned and we start to establish a long-term lifestyle. We know what foods give us balance and we make those staples in our daily nutrition. We also know that there are foods we love but may leave us not so balanced, so we take this time to figure our where and when to fit those in so that we can enjoy them but not at a huge cost to our health. So, if you discovered that cheese upsets your stomach you can now go forward and choose to have cheese but only when it works for your life. You may say “if I have this cheese my stomach will be bloated for 2-3 days”, with this knowledge you can choose to have it or you may say, “It’s not worth it!” In the Lifestyle phase you discover that living this way is sustainable. You know how to go on vacation and maintain. Going to a restaurant is not anxiety producing because you know exactly how to navigate the menu. At this point of the program we address anything that needs to be fine-tuned: HEC, mindset, exercise, stress, sleep, and finally you receive your long-term nutrition plan. This is custom to your metabolic burner type and you can live this way forever!
In the end you truly reveal your true optimal health! Now you can understand why this is not a “diet” but journey into YOU! What you learn goes way beyond any food menu. You learn about carbs, protein, and fats…of course, but you learn so much more that allows this to become your new way of living…it actually becomes your way of THRIVING! By being a student in the classroom of YOU, you reveal what your body needs and you discover ways to give your body exactly what it needs; from quality food & exercise, to a mindset adjustment and restorative work. You learn to ‘address your stress’ and actually deal with what is emotionally tugging at you. You no longer find yourself in the kitchen eating with no purpose. You allow ‘mistakes’ to be opportunity for growth & knowledge. You allow all of this and more to come together and you begin to shine from the InsideOut!
Are you looking to make that long lasting change in your health & fitness? Contact me today I would love to guide your journey into your true optimal health…from the InsideOut!
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