04 Nov 5 Easy Habits To Start Your Fat Burning Engine!
Weight loss is hard. But that is only if you fight it. Whether that is subconsciously battling your triggers or fully aware of what you are doing to make it hard and keep you in that dreadful cycle. Ugh! Doing it that way is exhausting. Stop with the hard already.
I have heard it said, and I agree, it’s only hard – until you quit telling yourself it is! Shift perspective. Stop repeating the words. Habits are just that – habits. An acquired act done over and over. That means you can change them. And yes, that might be the tricky part, but I ask you, how much do you want your weight loss and health? Your body will acclimate to whatever you give it and do to it. And neither myself, nor anyone else can want it more for you than you do. It’s up to you. Make up your mind.
Do nothing, don’t change bad habits, eat crap, too much, too late – yep, it’ll be a hard road.
Do some moving and lifting and eat healthy, correct portions in the time frame for fat loss and maintenance – that is the road you want!
Sometimes the hard things are accomplished with less friction by simply getting back to basics, and doing those positive things that pull you away from the victim stance and self-loathing. You are this beautiful glorious being – so start doing those things that produce good fruits!
What generally clogs it up is – you. (sorry, but it’s true)
Most people are following old, out of date ideas, some are following new and potentially harmful ways to lose weight, some are following flighty fads, and some are so overwhelmed that they just say screw it and eat the junk and stay stuck.
Clog, clog, clog goes your engine. How about learning how to make it purr and roar!?!
Here are 5 simple things you can do right now to jump start your metabolism.
Think of your body as a powerful fat burning ENGINE! Because that is what it is. Seriously. It knows perfectly well how to be healthy and run at its top level.
1. Slow your Roll! Slow down when you sit down to eat (or stand up and eat for that matter)
When you start eating, relax for three seconds, take a big breath in and let it out slowly. It takes at least 20 minutes for your brain to send you signals to stop eating. Most people are done eating their meal in ten minutes!!
When you eat too fast, you end up eating way more than your body requires. You should be simply sated after a meal, not stuffed!
Eat on a smaller plate. Use small portions so that you only eat what your body requires. Most people fill up their plates like it’s going to be a week before they get to eat again! Make your portions smaller. Real food, with nutrients are what sate your body.
2. Eat more “solid” proteins
Protein is known to be harder to digest. This means that your body requires a lot more energy to digest protein than any other macronutrient.
More protein not only means you will use energy when digesting, it also means that you will be sated more. Protein basically gives you natural appetite suppression.
Please notice I did not mention powders or fake proteins. That is NOT a food source that will make your body expend the necessary energy. It is all processed somehow and not true protein for the body.
3. Eat Carbs. Guess what? Vegetables ARE your carbohydrates your body NEEDS. (not starchy carbs)
If you aren’t already eating vegetables, it’s time to EXPLORE. Look I’m not a big veggie person, although I’ll juice anything in that department! I like the regular stuff like spaghetti squash, cucumbers, mixed greens, green beans, etc. I eat them at two of my meals every day.
Vegetables (and some fruits) are also a great way to increase fiber content in your body. Your body has to work to digest fiber and so expend more energy in that process.
Plus fiber, just like protein is a natural appetite suppressor! It helps you feel sated, improves gut health and helps absorb crucial nutrients from other food that may otherwise be lost in the digestion process.
Eat your veggies!
4. Healthy Fats – fuel for your body!
The “No fat, Low fat” products and thought process is a fraud, myth and misconception and frankly dangerous for your health!
They had to put something in those items to make them palatable – think: chemical @#$ storm, and stop buying and eating it.
Fat is one of the three powerful, amazing nutrients that our body needs in order to survive.
Try to consume a snack a day of healthy fats taken from nuts, seeds and omega 3 and 6. Things like almonds, walnuts, cashews; avocado; use coconut oil or high quality olive oil to cook with; eat the whole egg (not just whites!)
You will die without water. Do I need to say any more than that? Plain old, deliciously refreshing, seriously needed for life sustaining processes in the body, including weight loss – water. Here’s an oldie but goodie on Why Water: https://fbfitness.com/a-giant-skin-water-balloon/
So that’s a start.
See, here’s the thing. These habits are so easy to start doing. They are not hard. Notice there is no driving through a drive through to get them. You have to shop, prepare and eat/drink the stuff. Then go do it again the following week. I help all my clients see how easy this is!
Your body, your engine, your metabolism does not care how you feel! Your feelings don’t matter to the metabolic process of a roaring, purring fat burning engine that your body is.
Your habits simply need to be switched over to the simple, delicious, delightful ways of helping it become it’s best and strongest fat fighter!
This way of eating is not starving your body. You eat during your waking hours, (approximately 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. or earlier! I mean IT!) making sure it is healthy, live, real, raw foods. (Hint: real foods rot. I know, gross, but true)
You shop, you prepare, you eat and repeat. End of story, but the beginning of energy, fat burn and pure, powerful health.
When my clients start, we start with their fitness assessment. We discuss in detail what they are doing currently with their eating patterns and choices. I then can see where the problems are and how to begin turning the habits around. I share my Daily Eating Guide and they begin to feel hopeful and encouraged and ready to begin! We have regular dialog through their package to ensure maximum efforts and results! You can download your Free Eating Guide at my website http://www.fbfitness.com
Feel empowered to begin this healthy process in acclimating to new habits. If you’d like further help, just email me, set up a meet n greet, or just get started on your package. The Eating Guide is only one step in the process to your success!