Doable Tips From Busy Mom
Who Shed 20 Pounds in 2 Weeks Without Hating Her Life
At any given time during the year, being a little skinnier is always a common goal for us women everywhere.
So here are the changes you can make to your diet and lifestyle to help you feel more energetic, to be less bloated and to lose some decent weight.
Don’t feel like you need to make every one of these changes all at once for your body to take notice.
Choose one or two that seem the most doable, stick with those for a week or two, and make the other changes as you feel ready.
If you’re consistent enough, it can lead you to losing 20 pounds in the next 14 days, just like it did for my friend Kathy who used to weigh over 200 pounds.
She lost 10 pounds in the first 7 days of consistently putting these tips to work. And ended up losing 64 pounds in the next two months!
The best part of all this – you don’t have to eat weird or crazy foods.
1. Eat veggies at every meal.
If you only eat veggies at dinner time, this tip is for you! Include veggies at every meal, even breakfast.
Try mashed beans in your oatmeal or cucumber in your smoothie and instead of snacking on processed carbs like crackers, go for carrot chips to satisfy crunchy, salty cravings.
2. Make lunch your biggest meal.
Consuming more calories midday than at breakfast or dinner ensures you have enough time to burn all those calories. Think of lunch as about 40 percent of your total daily calories.
3. Eat until you’re 80 percent full.
Down with the clean plate club! Instead of putting the fork down when your plate is empty, eat slowly, and pay close attention to how your belly feels so you can stop eating when you’re satisfied but not stuffed.
4. Go vegan once a week.
To encourage you to eat veggies, fruits, legumes, and whole grains, pick one day a week to go vegan.
Skipping meat, dairy, and eggs will allow you to focus on eating all those plant-based foods experts are always telling us to eat more of.
5. Be consistent about meal planning.
Choose one day a week where you can devote a few hours to plan, shop, and prep meals and snacks for the week.
You’ll not only save time and money, but you’re more likely to stay on the healthy path once you have that intention set for the week.
6. Put down the salt shaker.
Too much sodium not only affects your blood pressure, but it can also damage your organs and tissues and cause that bloated feeling that leaves you feeling sluggish and uncomfortable.
Aim for no more than 2,400 mg a day (under 1,500 mg is even better) by avoiding processed foods that are high in sodium – make sure to read the labels because even bread, dressings, and sauces can contain obscene amounts. And don’t reach for the salt shaker out of habit. Season your food with fresh herbs or garlic instead. Also go for unsalted nuts and seeds and the butters made from them.
7. Walk 30 minutes a day.
Rain, shine or snow, make it a habit to go for a brisk 30 minute walk every single day.
You can do it after dinner, before dinner or anytime you like, but walk for the full 30 minutes.
A recent study showed that a group of women who walked for 30 minutes a day for 2 weeks lost on average 15% more weight than another group of women who were on the same diet but did not walk at all.
“All this by a 30-second daily fix?” I asked.
I met an old friend Kathy for lunch last month and I was super impressed with how good she looked.
She said, “It’s not so much about the daily fix, but more about how it helps your body address mid-life metabolic stress so that you can dramatically increase your body’s natural fat burning metabolism and improve your health and appearance.”
Even though I was skeptical, I’ve been struggling with my weight over the last few years, so I gave it a shot and watched the same video she did.
Well, it’s only a couple weeks later and you know what they say about how “you can’t transform your body overnight”…
They’re right – it actually took me 19 days to lose 24 pounds.
Now it’s my girlfriends asking ME what I’M doing differently
Imagine waking up every morning full of energy and loving what you see in the mirror…
Imagine enjoying the foods you love: pasta, wine, or even a dessert — completely guilt-free.
And imagine feeling good and living your life with a youthful vitality, sex drive and zest for life…
All while knowing your health is being protected by one of the most powerful natural healing rituals ever discovered.