Monday, November 10, 2014

How To Lose One Pound Per Week-Lose Weight Fast By Following These 3 Simple Tips

Looking to lose at least one pound per week without starving yourself? If so, by following these 3 simple tips, you will be able to lose the weight fast and still feel good at the same time!

Enjoy the video. Make sure you also visit the weight loss resources, especially that Crazy Wrap Thing where you can tighten, firm, and tone in as little as 45 minutes or less.

Train Hard and Expect Success!

Monique Hawkins



Weight Loss Resources:

Do you want to learn how to tighten tone and firm in as little as 45
minutes with that crazy wrap thing? Then, contact me or visit http://www.wrapwithmonique.com

- Transform Your Body Forever in 45 Days Flat with Tom Venuto's "Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle" program!  http://tinyurl.com/ykt8gjq  No Magic Pills, No Extreme Diets, No Living At The Gym... Discover The Little-Known Secret Celebrities, Bodybuilders And Fitness Models Use To Stay "Photo Ready" Fit

Is this the cause of slow fat loss, frustrating plateaus and weight regain? Don't Make This Huge Mistake in 2014 http://www.burnthefatblog.com/archives/2012/12/starvation-mode-revisited.php

-Tom Venuto's "Burn The Fat Blog" http://www.burnthefatblog.com
 

-Dr. Oz Blog
http://www.doctoroz.com 
http://blog.doctoroz.com/


The metabolism myth almost no one wants to believe:
http://www.burnthefat.com/slow-metabolism-problems.html


All Diets Are Useless without This!
http://www.burnthefatinnercircle.com/public/All-diets-are-useless-without-this.cfm

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Exercises to Get Rid of Belly Fat-Avoid These Top 3 Exercising Mistakes



As someone who is trying to lose excess body fat, the last thing I want to do is to use the wrong types of exercises to prolong the process. When I read the following article from Nick Pineault, I was a bit surprised about what he had to share. I always thought that long cardio sessions, working hard, etc. could ignite fat loss, but I guess I was wrong. Read on to discover  why doing these top 3 exercise mistakes can be your worst enemy!

Remember to also check out that Crazy Wrap Thing which helps one to tighten, firm, and tone
in as little as 45 minutes or less. Click here to see http://www.wrapwithmonique.com

Train Hard! Expect Success!
Monique Hawkins


Last week at a supper in Manhattan, a colleague told us that her husband is literally (in her words) “sweating his butt off and leaving an ocean on the living room floor” ddoesn'tget any results from his extreme exercise...

To be perfectly honest, the fact that the guy – 47 years old – is not getting any leaner with these workouts doesn't surprise me at all.

I mean, CrossFit, hot yoga, kettlebells, spin classes and high intensity interval training sound like exciting ways to re-capture your youth.

But there's just one problem – most people are doing the SAME 3 exercise mistakes (that I share just below) that cause metabolic damage, accelerate aging and drain energy.

And a damaged metabolism is perhaps THE worst thing that can happen -- worse than not getting enough exercise, worse than having bad genetics and yes, even worse than eating poorly.

A damaged metabolism ages you prematurely, drains you of energy, makes you fatter and puts you at a dramatically increased risk for developing chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer's.

So please IMMEDIATELY stop making these 3 exercise mistakes below before it's too late.

Instead, consider a different type of exercise that's smart, efficient and absolutely torches the most amount of fat in the least amount of time.

And... without requiring you to jump around like a crazed circus monkey. More on that below...

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Worst Exercise Mistake #1 - This Adds Belly Fat...
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When you want to burn more fat, it's as simple as working out longer, right?

Wrong!

The longer you exercise, the more your body is under stress and the more you'll flood your body with the powerful stress hormone cortisol.

Cortisol causes you to lose muscle from your upper body and store fat, especially in your mid-section and lower trunk. That turns women into a pear shape and makes men look like a swollen apple.

However, what's interesting is that with the right type of metabolic training, cortisol can actually be harnessed to become a VERY powerful fat burner and muscle toner.

Instead of your enemy, it can become your fat burning friend. More on that in a moment…

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Worst Exercise Mistake #2 - This Drives Sugar Cravings...
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Getting the right intensity is important, but most people push TOO hard, which drives your sugar and carb cravings through the roof.

That's exactly the OPPOSITE of what you want to happen as there's no more powerful metabolically damaging substance on the planet than sugar.

It triggers a process called glycation, which coats your cells with a thick caramel-like substance, preventing oxygen and nutrients from getting into your energy-producing mitochondria and at the same time preventing toxins from getting out.

That's like starving, choking and drowning them all at the same time -- not good for your energy levels!

No doubt you've seen those crazy infomercial workouts that encourage intense, non-stop exercise for 30 minutes or more with NO rest? What a challenge!

Looks great with all of those sweaty, lean bodies, but what they don't show you is what happens after that workout... when they are absolutely drained of energy, in a horrible mood and craving nothing but fattening, sugary carbs.

But as you'll see in a moment, strategically resting DURING your workout is the #1 key to burning fat and shaping muscle properly -- and without damaging your metabolism.

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Worst Exercise Mistake #3 - The "Circus Workout"
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BEWARE of the "circus workout". What the heck is that?

It's a workout that has you jumping around so much from one thing to the next that you NEVER create a strong enough signal that tells your metabolism to burn fat and tone muscle.

You see this mistake all the time with people hopping from one machine to the next, scurrying all over the gym or jumping all over their living rooms trying to imitate the "insane" moves on the TV.

It's like exercise ADD -- no wonder they don't get the results... the never focus on one thing enough for it to make a metabolic difference.

They key is to create a metabolic disturbance sufficiently powerful enough that it forces your body to respond... but also NOT so much that the body is too stressed out as we learned before.

It is like goldilocks. Not too much... not too little... but juuuust right.

Then, when you hit this magic metabolic sweet spot, your hormonal chemistry adjusts in a way that burns up large amounts of energy (mostly fat) during the 2-3 days after your workout as your body recovers, repairs and prepares to be challenged again.


Nick Pineault

Weight Loss Resources:

Do you want to learn how to tighten tone and firm in as little as 45
minutes with that crazy wrap thing? Then, contact me or visit http://www.wrapwithmonique.com

- Transform Your Body Forever in 45 Days Flat with Tom Venuto's "Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle" program!  http://tinyurl.com/ykt8gjq  No Magic Pills, No Extreme Diets, No Living At The Gym... Discover The Little-Known Secret Celebrities, Bodybuilders And Fitness Models Use To Stay "Photo Ready" Fit

Is this the cause of slow fat loss, frustrating plateaus and weight regain? Don't Make This Huge Mistake in 2014 http://www.burnthefatblog.com/archives/2012/12/starvation-mode-revisited.php

-Tom Venuto's "Burn The Fat Blog" http://www.burnthefatblog.com
 

-Dr. Oz Blog
http://www.doctoroz.com 
http://blog.doctoroz.com/


The metabolism myth almost no one wants to believe:
http://www.burnthefat.com/slow-metabolism-problems.html


All Diets Are Useless without This!
http://www.burnthefatinnercircle.com/public/All-diets-are-useless-without-this.cfm









Sunday, September 21, 2014

How to Lose Body Fat Quick-Follow This Simple Tip



Most people who workout a lot care about their appearance, including getting their body fat levels to what they view as acceptable levels.

Everybody knows this isn't east. However, there are simple things people can do to speed up the process. The following article by Shaun Hadsall, otherwise known as the "stubborn fat loss expert" shares one easy thing all of can do to get rid of that stubborn fat.

Even better make sure to visit this link if you want to "cheat" a bit by looking as if you have lost a lot of body fat.  This can be done in as little as 45 minutes of less with that "Crazy Wrap Thing." Click here to see http://www.wrapwithmonique.com

In the meantime, Train Hard! Expect Success!
Monique Hawkins

Fight BAD estrogen and “let go” of more fat…

By Shaun Hadsall
Stubborn Fat Expert

I always get a giggle when people at my local gym
approach me asking for advice on how to get leaner.

Typically, the first words out of their mouth are:

“What supplements and fat burners do you take?”

They don’t ask about exercise strategy.

They don’t ask about nutrition.

Nope.

Instead, it’s always the same ole’ song and dance.

A magic pill or a quick fix.

My advice?

Eat MORE greens to burn MORE fat.

Green cruciferous veggies have dozens of health benefits that
will keep your body alkaline, reduce inflammation, speed up
recovery, and help your body shed more unwanted weight.

They contain a naturally occurring ingredient called DIM, which
is strongly anti-estrogenic, so it helps block BAD estrogen that
accumulates inside our bodies.

DIM not only wards of off bad estrogen, it also acts as an immuno-
stimulant, which means it can naturally “boost” your immune system.

Wikipedia even touts this ingredient to have various potent anti-
cancer properties.

So including these foods in your diet could go a long way.

Obvious choices to add to your daily nutrition plan are broccoli,
cauliflower, spinach, asparagus, and cabbage.

Some other, lesser-known, super veggies include swiss chard,
arugula, collard greens, Bok Choy, kale, and watercress.

One last very important tip about how you should cook these
super greens so you can get the maximum benefit.

I recommend using two options:

1. Raw
2. Minimally cook (steam, boil, or stir fry in healthy oil)

Many “raw” food advocates claim that ANY type of cooking will
destroy the nutrients.

This is not always the case.

Although cooking certain greens may cause them to lose some
Vitamin C, high temperatures for a short amount of time can
soften the fibrous plant material.

This allows them to “release” super nutrients like Glucosinolates
--  sulfur-containing compounds that have been shown to reduce
cancer risk.

Shaun


Weight Loss Resources:

Do you want to learn how to tighten tone and firm in as little as 45
minutes with that crazy wrap thing? Then, contact me or visit http://www.wrapwithmonique.com

- Transform Your Body Forever in 45 Days Flat with Tom Venuto's "Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle" program!  http://tinyurl.com/ykt8gjq  No Magic Pills, No Extreme Diets, No Living At The Gym... Discover The Little-Known Secret Celebrities, Bodybuilders And Fitness Models Use To Stay "Photo Ready" Fit

Is this the cause of slow fat loss, frustrating plateaus and weight regain? Don't Make This Huge Mistake in 2014 http://www.burnthefatblog.com/archives/2012/12/starvation-mode-revisited.php

-Tom Venuto's "Burn The Fat Blog" http://www.burnthefatblog.com
 

-Dr. Oz Blog
http://www.doctoroz.com 
http://blog.doctoroz.com/


The metabolism myth almost no one wants to believe:
http://www.burnthefat.com/slow-metabolism-problems.html


All Diets Are Useless without This!
http://www.burnthefatinnercircle.com/public/All-diets-are-useless-without-this.cfm






Thursday, July 3, 2014

Lose Pregancy Belly-Former Fat Guy Shows People How Eating These Top 4 Carbs Can Help Them Lose Weight and Get a Flatter Stomach Too






Everybody mother knows that after having a baby, it is not easy to lose the pregancy belly. Celebrities
may seem to do it with ease, but everybody says they don't live in the "real" world like everyone else!

Would it be ok if you could get a flatter belly quick just like celebrity moms? This former "chunky" guy will share with you exactly what to do. If you follow his advice and use that "crazy wrap thing" which tightens, firms, and tones in as little as 45 minutes, you will be pleasantly surprised at your results. Click  here to see how that "crazy wrap thing" works-http://www.wrapwithmonique.com

Train Hard! Expect Success!
Monique Hawkins
www.wrapwithmonique.com


The TOP 4 Carbs for a Flat Stomach

While there are plenty of BAD carbs out there, you don't have to completely eliminate carbs from your diet in order to burn fat fast, especially when you choose the RIGHT sources. Having said that, below are my top 4 choices for belly-blasting carbs that'll leave you full and satisfied, while helping you toward your fat loss goals to boot!

#4 - Berries & Cherries

Berries like blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and cherries (although not technically a berry) are some of the BEST carbs you can eat. They are high in fiber, packed with antioxidants, and score extremely low on the glycemic index, especially cherries which come with a GI of just 22.

I enjoy fresh berries for dessert several times a week and it's an awesome, nutritious way to finish off any meal. Great as a snack, too! Try them on top of Greek yogurt... Mmm :)

#3 - Sprouted Grain Bread

Sprouted grain breads, like Ezekiel 4:9 bread (one of the most popular brands of sprouted grain bread) is a great way to include bread in your diet without all the issues associated with white breads and even 100% whole wheat breads.

Instead, Ezekiel bread is organic, sprouted, 100% whole grain flourless bread. A 2-slice serving even contains 8 grams of complete protein and 6 grams of fiber, so don't give up the bread, just choose the right kind!

#2 - Quinoa

While brown rice is thought to be the healthy grain, there’s one even better, and that’s quinoa.

Quinoa is a gluten free grain that contains double the protein of brown rice along with greater fiber content and a lower glycemic load.

Not only that, but quinoa is the ONLY grain to contain complete protein and the full spectrum of amino acids. It comes in several varieties, including “oatmeal-like” flakes and it’s wholegrain rice-like form.

Enjoy it as an oatmeal substitute for breakfast, in salads or casseroles, or as a wholesome whole-grain, high protein side item to any lunch or dinner meal.

#1 - Beans, Lentils, and other Legumes

Beans and Lentils, part of the "legume" family, just may be my #1 choice for a healthy carb. Packed with loads of fiber and protein, these guys come in so many different varieties that you'll never get bored: lentils, chickpeas, black eyed peas, black beans, red beans, kidney beans, navy beans, butter beans, lima beans, pinto beans...and the list goes on.

Because of their fiber & protein content, along with their versatility, I eat something from the legume family in at least one of my meals daily. I'd highly recommend you'd do the same!

Now before I go, I also want to make sure you're aware of one particular carb that you literally should NEVER eat.  You see, this extremely common carb wreaks havoc on your fat-storing hormones in a MAJOR way, and has even been shown to hamper memory, slow brain activity, and increase your risk of Alzheimer’s.

To your success,
Joel
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Joel Marion
Co-Founder, BioTrust Nutrition


Train Hard, Eat Well, Expect Success!
Monique Hawkins
http://www.wrapwithmonique.com
540-858-2885


Weight Loss Resources:

Do you want to learn how to tighten tone and firm in as little as 45
minutes with that crazy wrap thing? Then, contact me or visit http://www.wrapwithmonique.com

- Transform Your Body Forever in 45 Days Flat with Tom Venuto's "Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle" program!  http://tinyurl.com/ykt8gjq  No Magic Pills, No Extreme Diets, No Living At The Gym... Discover The Little-Known Secret Celebrities, Bodybuilders And Fitness Models Use To Stay "Photo Ready" Fit

Is this the cause of slow fat loss, frustrating plateaus and weight regain? Don't Make This Huge Mistake in 2014 http://www.burnthefatblog.com/archives/2012/12/starvation-mode-revisited.php

-Tom Venuto's "Burn The Fat Blog"  http://www.burnthefatblog.com
 

-Dr. Oz Blog
http://www.doctoroz.com 
http://blog.doctoroz.com/


The metabolism myth almost no one wants to believe:
http://www.burnthefat.com/slow-metabolism-problems.html


All Diets Are Useless without This!
http://www.burnthefatinnercircle.com/public/All-diets-are-useless-without-this.cfm

Sunday, May 18, 2014

How to Lose 1-2 Pounds A Week with Low Cost Foods




I enjoy reading emails from Josh Bezoni, Co-Founder of BioTrust Nutrition. He usually discusses really simple ways to lose weight and keep it off. What I enjoyed about one of his most recent newsletter was that he shared how losing weight doesn't have to involve high costs foods.

There are many inexpensive foods you can eat, which are filled with protein, fiber, and which you waist line will love. So, with that said, let's take a look to see what Josh has to say. Also, make sure you check out that "crazy wrap thing" in the resource section below. It helps you tighten, firm, and tone in as little as 45 minutes. You will be amazed at the results at http://www.wrapwithmonique.com.

Train Hard! Expect Success!
Monique Hawkins


Coach Josh here and of the biggest excuses I hear for NOT eating healthy is the expense. And although it's true that some health food is more costly than the "fake food" you will find on the $1 menu at McDonald's, there are still LOTS of great choices—especially if you buy in bulk (at places like Costco).

Here are my top 7 low-cost foods for a flat belly: (Prices are from my local grocery store in Austin, TX) I try to buy organic versions whenever possible, but if organic doesn't fit in your budget that's OK. It's important to focus on healthy choices no matter what.

1. Avocados: These little suckers are loaded with two nutrients that are KEY to killing belly fat: hunger crushing fiber (11 to 17 grams per avocado!), and monounsaturated fats, which studies have shown to actually "spot reduce" belly fat. Zowie! ($1 to $2 each)

2. Peanut Butter: Okay, not just peanut butter, but mostly any seeds and nuts (these are the best): pistachios, walnuts, almonds (or almond butter), pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds. Why? They keep you full and satisfied for long periods of time, and they're stuffed with healthy, belly-burning fats and minerals. ($4.99 for 16 oz organic peanut butter and it lasts a long time.)

3. Cottage Cheese: Loaded with calcium and low-fat protein, cottage cheese will keep you feeling full for long period of time while supplying the amino acids your muscles need to grow. ($3.49 for 24 oz of Daisy Cottage Cheese)

4. These Veggies: Turns out certain vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, kale, and cabbage contain special phytonutrients, such as indole-3-carbinol (I3C), which help to fight against environmental estrogens that can add belly fat. Mom was right… eat your veggies! (Costs vary, but look for sales. Frozen is fine.)

5. Eggs aren't bad, they're nutrient-dense and loaded with belly-burning protein, vitamins B6, B12, A, D, E, and K, folate, choline, lutein, calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids. Plus, they keep you full for long periods of time. Choose eggs that come from free-range chickens. You'll get more healthy nutrients. (As little as $2.99 a dozen for cage-free versions)

6. Oatmeal: Packed with fiber and whole-grain goodness, you can't go wrong. Just be sure to avoid the processed, high-sugar junk out there and stick to slow-cook oats. Add a dash of cinnamon, some walnuts, berries, and a natural sweetener to taste. BAM! Good stuff. ($3.88 for 42 oz of slow cooked Quaker Oats!)

7. Beans: Black beans, navy beans, refried beans, and lima beans all have 6 or more grams of fiber per ½ cup. Fiber can clean your system of pounds of "toxic waste" and reduce your belly bulge in a big way. (A can will run you around $0.92.)

On the other side of the coin, it's important that you know which so-called "healthy" foods to AVOID if you're trying to drop flab.  In fact, did you know that certain "healthy" foods can actually DAMAGE levels of important fat-burning hormones in your body?

Even more, these same foods RAISE levels of your fat-storing hormones, making it nearly impossible for you to lose fat...

And one of them is a vegetable!

==> 4 Hormone-Killing Foods to NEVER Eat http://thefatburninghormone.com/hormone-killing-foods/?sid=bt0424

To your success!

Coach Josh
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Josh Bezoni
Co-Founder, BioTrust Nutrition

Weight Loss Resources:

I am just curious, would it be ok if you tightened, firmed, and toned in as little as 45 minutes with  that crazy wrap thing? Click here to see how it works  http://www.wrapwithmonique.com

- Transform Your Body Forever in 45 Days Flat with Tom Venuto's "Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle" program! http://tinyurl.com/ykt8gjq  No Magic Pills, No Extreme Diets, No Living At The Gym... Discover The Little-Known Secret Celebrities, Bodybuilders And Fitness Models Use To Stay "Photo Ready" Fit

Is this the cause of slow fat loss, frustrating plateaus and weight regain? Don't Make This Huge Mistake in 2014
 http://www.burnthefatblog.com/archives/2012/12/starvation-mode-revisited.php

-Tom Venuto's "Burn The Fat Blog" http://www.burnthefatblog.com

-Dr. Oz Blog
http://www.doctoroz.com 
http://blog.doctoroz.com/


The metabolism myth almost no one wants to believe:
http://www.burnthefat.com/slow-metabolism-problems.html


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

How to Lose 3 Pounds A Week-How to Avoid Health And Fitness Gone Bad



One of the fitness experts I follow is Nia Shanks. What I appreciate about her is her no nonsense approach to health and fitness as it relates to women. She speaks her mind and when it come to fat and weight loss and  has lots of good stuff to say.

In a recent blog post, Nia talked about how some of the messages we receive as women can be degrading and misleading. If we want to lose a few pounds a week, by following the misleading info and myths out there for women, we will have a hard time achieving our goals.

I have shared some of what Nia has to say below. To read her article in its entirely, you will want to visit her website at http://www.niashanks.com/2014/04/fitness-degrade-women/

I do hope you will benefit from it and that it will help empower you truly are capable of as a woman. I also encourage you to take a look at that "crazy wrap thing" in the weight loss resources below. If you do what Nia says and use the wrap, you will have a rockin body!

Train Hard and Expect Success!
Monique Hawkins
http://www.wrapwithmonique.com

Health And Fitness Gone Bad – When It Degrades Women, And What We Can Do About It


I was once told that my Lift Like a Girl t-shirt was degrading. That the whole lift like a girl manifesto was degrading to women.
I took the statement for the ignorant comment it was, laughed it off, and went about my day. But later on I couldn’t help but think about the messages that are still, unfortunately, being spread in the world of women’s fitness. The ideas, statements, and philosophies that are degrading.
Such as . . .
  • Telling women they should never lift more than five pounds or else they’ll risk losing a “feminine physique” and not live up to society’s standards and labels. (Even though groceries, children, and purses women pick up on a daily basis easily surpass this five pound limit, but they neglect to mention that).
  • Discouraging women from seeing what they’re truly capable of doing physically, is degrading.
  • Telling women to constantly try to eat less, weigh less, and be less in any form is degrading.
  • Telling women to refrain from deadlifting their bodyweight, and more, because that’s “too much for them”, is degrading.
  • Telling women they have no excuse to not look a certain way is degrading.
  • Discouraging women from doing pull-ups, squats, and pressing and pulling heavy dumbbells is degrading.
  • Imposing limitations on women's strength, to any capacity and in any form, is degrading.
  • Attempting to put all women in a one-size-fits-all mold is degrading.
All of that is degrading.
The people and messages that tell women “not to lift too heavy” not only degrades us, but what days is say to the generations of young women who look to us for guidance?
I don’t have children but I like knowing some younger women in my life see that I am strong and that I focus on, and am proud of, what my body can DO . . . not just how it looks
To read more from Nia about this topic, visit http://www.niashanks.com/2014/04/fitness-degrade-women/

Weight Loss Resources:

I am just curious, would it be ok if you tightened, firmed, and toned in as little as 45 minutes with  that crazy wrap thing? Click here to see how it works  http://www.wrapwithmonique.com

- Transform Your Body Forever in 45 Days Flat with Tom Venuto's "Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle" program! http://tinyurl.com/ykt8gjq  No Magic Pills, No Extreme Diets, No Living At The Gym... Discover The Little-Known Secret Celebrities, Bodybuilders And Fitness Models Use To Stay "Photo Ready" Fit

Is this the cause of slow fat loss, frustrating plateaus and weight regain? Don't Make This Huge Mistake in 2014 
 http://www.burnthefatblog.com/archives/2012/12/starvation-mode-revisited.php

-Tom Venuto's "Burn The Fat Blog" http://www.burnthefatblog.com

-Dr. Oz Blog
http://www.doctoroz.com 
http://blog.doctoroz.com/


The metabolism myth almost no one wants to believe:
http://www.burnthefat.com/slow-metabolism-problems.html


All Diets Are Useless without This!
http://www.burnthefatinnercircle.com/public/All-diets-are-useless-without-this.cfm

Friday, April 4, 2014

How To Lose 3 Pounds A Week-You Need to STOP Doing This



I am always searching for reasonable and pretty simple ways to lose 1-3  pounds a week. I'm trying to drop the last 10 you see!

In a recent email from Sue Heintze, she shared how we as ladies should stop counting calories. Now, THAT, caught my attention. We hear a lot how we should count calories in order to be in a deficit to lose weight. As it turns out, counting calories is not really helpful after all. If you're like me who hates counting calories, you will love what Sue has to say.

After you read Sue's article, be sure to check out the weight loss resource section, especially that "crazy wrap thing." If you do what Sue says and "wrap" at the same time, you will have an amazing body in no time, just in time for the summer!

Train Hard and Expect Success!
Monique
http://www.wrapwithmonique.com

You Need To Stop Doing This by Sue Heintze

Counting calories can often do us more harm than good.  To be honest,
it really is quite difficult to get an accurate assessment of just how
many calories you really are consuming.

Calorie counting can also become a chore and can also add unnecessary
pressure and stress to your weight loss goals as well as your relationship
with food.

What I’m about to tell you is going to shock you.  Counting calories makes
you fat.

I know you’re sitting there in disbelief, but hold on.  I’m about to share with
you 8 Reasons Why Counting Calories Makes You Fat.

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When you look at the numbers, calorie counting seems like it makes sense.
You keep track of the amount of food you eat every day and worry about
keeping the numbers low. 

However, most of the time people who calorie-count to control their weight
or to lose weight have more hurdles to overcome than they realize: 

Hurdle #1: Calorie counting.
Calorie counting alone doesn’t take into account the types of foods you
should be taking in or the timing of these nutrients. This is extremely
important when it comes to changing the shape of your body. 

You may be familiar with some popular diet programs that rely on just
counting calories. Have you ever noticed the people who lose weight on
 these programs simply end up a smaller version of the shape they were
in? They are not lean,
toned, defined – they are simply a smaller version of their old self. 

Hurdle #2: Types of calories. 
The type of calories you ingest is vitally important. Eating junk food calories
or calories high in sugar can make you tired, hungry and moody due to
unstable blood sugar levels. 

Therefore, you’ll be more inclined to overeat. Good nutritious foods such
as lean proteins, some complex carbohydrates, fruit and good fats, and
plenty of vegetables is what you should be focusing on. Choose unprocessed
foods where possible – avoid boxes and packaged foods. 

Hurdle #3: Calorie conservation. 
If you are eating the same low calories day in day out, your body will become
very efficient at conserving calories. 

Your body reacts the same way it would if you were experiencing a real-life
famine… your body reacts as if its very survival is in danger! 

When your body’s metabolism slows you will then need to consume less
and less calories just to maintain the same weight. 

One thing that can help is incorporating a free or ‘cheat’ meal – the additional
load in calories when strategically planned can actually work to your advantage.

Hurdle #4: Training.
Those who train regularly need enough calories to sustain those training
sessions and to facilitate recovery. Many people simply try to keep calories
as low as possible, usually with disastrous results.  





Hurdle #5: Misleading food labels. 
Lately, there’s been a lot of media coverage about how many foods are
deliberately mislabeled. There are more calories in them than you think.

Why is this important?

If your calorie counting is even one or two hundred calories off because
of misleading food labels then you’ll gradually gain pounds – not lose them! 

Hurdle #6: Overestimating calorie burning. 
Unless you’re accurately tracking how many calories you’re really burning,
chances are you’re consuming at least as much, if not more, than you’re
burning. The result is weight gain. 

Hurdle #7: Sinful foods. 
We easily forget to count foods that ultimately put us over our daily calorie
limit. It’s tough to keep track of everything. Maybe a bite of a brownie here,
a sip of a coke there and a lick of the peanut butter jar are all neglected to
be recorded as calories, however, a bit of a sip and a lick all add up over
the course of a day and these add up to pounds over time. 

Hurdle #8: Personal guilt.
If we happen to go over our calorie limit that we set for ourselves, we end
up feeling guilty and ashamed. 

Often, this is enough for many people to start an all-out binge fest. After all,
you may as well make the most of your mistake right? 

This is a surefire way to start (or continue) yo-yo dieting which will ultimately
damage your metabolism and make you fat and unhappy very quickly. Worse,
yo-yo dieting will make it very difficult for you to maintain a healthy weight
long term.

As you can see, the calorie counting approach to fat burning can be full of
holes. It is vitally important to keep tabs on what you put in your body but
by constantly counting calories you can actually end up hurting your results.

I hope you now understand why counting calories really isn’t all that and
you’ll look think about calories and calorie counting in a whole new light.

Talk to you soon,
Sue

http://www.femalefatfree.com/welcome/index.php?hop=balboasue



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