Here we continue with the concluding part of Kelly Bentley’s answer to shifting that irritating final 10lbs…
6. Cheat a treat!
The most enjoyable part of this entire process is treating yourself. Yes, you read that right – indulge! Once a week, I have a day where I eat whatever meal or treat I’d like to.RELATED: RECOMMENDED PLANS FOR YOU
Don’t go overboard here, but treat yourself to a treat, a bigger and fattier meal than you’d otherwise have, without worrying.
Upping calories and food intake every so often actually spurs the body on to drop more weight!
This lets your body know that it’s safe, not starving and gives us enough energy to burn fat more efficiently. It also helps to keep us all sane in the sometimes seemingly endless struggle for a smaller waistline.
Did you know, that from 10:00pm to 2:00am, the body gets all of the physical repair it needs, and from 2:00am to 6:00am the mind gets all of the mental repair it needs?
Not only that, but inadequate sleep imbalances our hormones, raising ghrelin (the “hunger” hormone, which signals our brains that we need to eat) and suppresses Leptin (our satiation response, telling us we’ve had enough and don’t need to eat anymore).
Aside from that, this makes the body store fat! People who chronically do not get adequate sleep store fat permanently!
8. Swap it out
It is SO easy to make small swap outs in your diet without even noticing enough to care. Swap out toxic dairy products for almond, coconut, rice, hemp or even goat products. Swap out regular caffeinated beverages for Green Tea.
Green Tea is loaded with antioxidants, revs up the metabolism, boosts the effects of our fat burning hormones and keeps the body burning fat around the clock – even at rest.
Swap out white potatoes for sweet potatoes. White potatoes are a fast release carb that turns to sugar very quickly in the body, while sweet potatoes are a slow burn, do not contain nearly as much sugar and pack a much more nutrient dense punch!
Both are proven to keep the body slim and trim, while hydrogenated oils toxify the system and unbalance our hormones.
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Do NOT skip breakfast! Breakfast is in fact the most important meal of the day and affects the body for up to 17 hours.
Skipping breakfast ensures you’ll be storing fat throughout the rest of the day, while eating a healthy and hearty breakfast ensures optimal energy expenditure throughout the entire day.
Always eat a balanced breakfast including high quality proteins and fats to ensure optimal energy (calorie) burn throughout the rest of the day.
Eggs, avocados, wheat free oatmeal, natural nut butters, and good quality meats are all excellent breakfast choices!
10. Metabolic typing
Metabolic typing is absolute key when it comes to effortlessly maintaining your ideal weight.
This is based on biochemical individuality (each of us metabolizes foods differently) and eating according to your metabolic type (which isn’t really what to eat, but the ratios of meats to fats and carbs per meal that YOUR body functions best on) makes the body run like a well oiled machine, effortlessly dropping excess weight and water retention, balances hormones and blood sugar and ensures we don’t store any fat!
I specialize in Metabolic Typing and would be absolutely happy to tell you your type and give you all of he information you’ll need for eating according to YOUR individual metabolic type, including meal ideas, grocery lists and more!
With just a few small alterations as listed above, those pesky last pounds will melt away, without really noticing any effort involved! Also these principals will make sure you don’t gain weight over the holidays. Enjoy!
To find out more about Metabolic Typing, contact Expert Kelly Bentley.