Yay!! I’ve lost 25.6 pounds total so far with 54.4 pounds to go to reach my goal! My BMI has dropped from 36.9 to 33.1 and my goal BMI is 24.9.
Natural Weight Loss
How the Diet Works
Now that you know what you’re up against, you may feel like throwing up your hands and throwing in the towel.
But you can fight back.
What you need is a plan. A program.
A systematic way of fending off the assaults on your endocrine system, no matter where they’re coming from.
A science-based approach to recalibrate your hormonal levels, so you can be healthy and reset your metabolism to do what it was meant to do: burn calories and shed fat.
So how are we going to do that?
Simple, really. We’re going to do it in 3 steps.
We’re going to Remove the toxins from your diet and your environment;
Restore the nutrients to your food and supplement plan;
and Rebalance the energy going into and coming out of your body.
Just these 3 steps will be all most people need to trigger the fat-burning hormones, quiet down the fat-storing hormones, and get your body back to being a lean, mean machine.
Step 1: Remove
In my earlier posts you learned about the horrific amount of toxicity in our food and environment.
We talked about how these toxins have disrupted our endocrine systems, damaged our metabolisms, made us sick, made us look older and feel less vital, and also made us fat.
We have to get as far away from this crap as possible!
When you think of the 10,000 chemicals we already have on the shelf, and the 2,000 more added each year, we need to eliminate as much as possible from our diets and our lives.
Step 1 will walk you through your kitchen and pantry and help you get rid of the biggest endocrine offenders.
Once we’ve trashed all the CRAP from your diet, all the foods encouraging your hormones to store fat, we can start to rebuild with foods to trigger your fat-burning hormones.
Step 2: Restore
Before you start thinking this diet is all about what you can’t eat, lets get to the good stuff.
I want you to eat how nature intended us to eat.
More importantly, I want you to eat foods that will flick the on switch to your metabolism.
You’ll eat foods that will repair, nourish, and support every cell in your body so your body will work for you and not against you.
Be good to your body and it’ll be good to you.
After 2 weeks on this diet, you’ll never want to go back to the processed, chemical-laden crap again.
The biggest part of Step 2 is actually quite simple, and you’ve likely heard a lot about it.
While even organic food isn’t 100% “pure,” it’s by far the best defense we have against endocrine disruptors in our food supply.
Some of you are probably bellyaching right now, thinking you can’t afford to eat organic.
Here’s the deal – you have the money.
If you have $100 a week for groceries, you have the money.
Stop wasting money on junk you don’t need and invest the extra cash in your health.
I’ll share tons of tools for how to eat organic on a budget, let you know what the biggest chemical culprits in our food supply are, and show you how following a few other Remove rules will actually save you a lot of cash – dollars you can put directly into your organic-produce budget.
You’ll eat simple, real, naturally occurring food.
Organically grown fruits and vegetables.
Grass-fed beef. Organic free-range chicken. Ocean-caught fish.
Whole grains. Nuts, beans, seeds.
These are foods your body recognizes.
In fact, your body knows what to do with every part of these foods, what nutrients get sent to what part of the body, and, most important, what foods turn on (or off) which hormones.
These foods make sense to your body.
When you Restore real foods to your diet, your genes and hormones will remember what they’re meant to do – maintain your weight and overall health, and add years of quality to your life.
Step 3: Rebalance
Like I said, I want you to eat.
Three square meals and one snack.
That’s the only way you’re going to convince your hormones they don’t have to hang on to the fat for a rainy day.
Once you’re eating foods your body recognizes, your body needs to know there’s plenty where that came from.
No shortage. No way you’re ever going to run out of food.
Now, before you belly up to the buffet, remember:
Calories. Do. Count.
That said, did you ever stop to think about how few calories there are in real food?
Apple: 76 calories. Chicken breast: 142 calories.
Head of broccoli – yes, the whole head: 135 calories.
Now let’s contrast the 3-ounce portion of chicken with 3 ounces of Cheetos: 480 calories.
This snack “food” is full of 30 grams of fat, 45 grams of carbs, and more than 1/3 of your daily sodium – and half a dozen known endocrine disruptors.
Is it any wonder this kind of “food” is unrecognizable to your body?
There’s literally nothing in there our bodies recognize.
So, with faux foods, not only are you putting 100s of extra calories into your body, you’re also feeding your hormones all kinds of mixed signals that multiply this caloric effect exponentially.
When you Rebalance, you’ll see eating every 4 hours during the day is best for your body.
We’ll even talk about how to time your first and last meals of the day to get the very best fat-burning power out of your early-morning and late-night hormonal swings.
And you’ll learn that eating before you’re hungry will make your metabolism start to hum along like a finely tooled machine.
Listening to your body and stopping before you’re overfull will get easier and easier and, in time, you’ll find being “stuffed” isn’t comfortable or enjoyable.
Real Food doesn’t exclude any nutrient – carbs, fat, or protein – because hormonal balance (and efficient, safe, permanent weight loss) is possible only when all nutrients are present and accounted for.
Now, that covers the “energy in” portion of the Rebalance step – but what about the “energy out”?
The “energy out” I’m talking about here is a different kind of energy.
Let’s call it the energy you have to do the things you want to do in life.
How are you using that energy? How are you protecting that energy?
How is that energy impacting your family and friends, job, or love life?
How are you recharging and rebalancing that energy?
You might be surprised to learn how much your personal energy impacts your hormone levels and your metabolism.
How much you sleep, how much you stress and pull your hair out, how much you sit on your butt – all of those choices about how you Rebalance your energy stores will directly impact how you rebalance your hormone levels, your weight, and your entire life.
I know you want to Rebalance. We all do.
And with this information you can.
Come join me on my weight loss journey! I’d love to have you along!
Have an awesome day!
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