Importance of Staying on Program Through The Holidays

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Important information to remember…. Whether it’s an “Evening Weakening”, a “Weakened Weekend” or a “Holiday Splurge “… here are some very important reasons why you want to follow the program and not be “on again off again”.

The first reason is that you will get the best results.
In order for the program to be effective, you must be in the fat burning state. Why? Because when you are burning fat you have lots of energy, not tired, not hungry, and most importantly…you are burning fat, not muscle.

We want you to spare your muscle as it is very important in your metabolism, calorie burning ability, and strength.

It is very unhealthy to be going in and out of the fat burning state. This will cause a stress to your body whether you can feel it or not. You could start to burn muscle during this constant fluctuation of energy burn.
This “on again off again” behavior is not helping you to learn healthy eating habits, in fact, just the opposite. You will be teaching yourself a very unhealthy habit, possibly binging, and also weakening any will power you might of thought you had.
Drinking alcohol… Just say “no”. Alcohol lets your defenses down and fills you up with empty calories and carbs, which will kick you out of the fat burning stage.
When you kick out, it can take up to three days to kick back in. Causing you to be hungry and possible tired until you are burning fat again.
In other words…If you can’t do it right, switch to a maintenance-type program with more calories until you are truly ready.

What can you do if you really want to succeed?
Talk to your Health Coach and tell them that you are ready and want their help.
Read Dr. A’s Habits of Health and get the Companion guide along with self study video to help you stay on track.
Make a point to get on all the support calls
Sign up for Support in Motion…The interactive, internet support tool where you can learn about getting healthy, plot your goals and follow them on a chart, log your daily meals, chat with others, learn new recipes.

(To sign up go to your health coach’s website and click on the support in motion window and follow the directions.)

Keep a daily journal
Write a daily affirmation a say it often.
Have a clear set of goals and what you will need to do to reach them
Exercise when the time is right…3 weeks into the program for most beginners.
Follow the directions in your quick start book exactly.

-measure lean and green

-drink your water

-get all five MF meals plus lean in green in daily

-eat within your first hour of waking

-don’t over exercise in the first 3 weeks.

(Maybe Become a health coach yourself!? Our health coaches have a very high success rate…when you talk the talk you’ve got to walk the walk)

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About leisatwatkins

In May 2011, I hit an all time low in my life and an all time high in my weight. I was 199 pounds and the idea of hitting 200 scared me. I had tried every known diet, HCG, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Atkins, the grapefruit diet. I'd even tried Phen-phen when I was younger and Dexatrim before that. While I'd lose a little weight, I would always gain it back and then more. I knew the yo-yo dieting was not healthy for my body and it was definitely wreaking havoc on my mental wellness. I didn't know what to do and I was looking into taking drastic surgical measures to lose weight. That's when a friend of mine told me his story about losing over 200 pounds without pills, surgery, or starving himself. Not only did he lose the weight, but he kept it off. What did I have to lose? I asked him to share the secret with me. Now, only six short months later, I weigh 140 lbs and am working on losing 5 more. That will put me back to my weight that I was in HS, college, and before I had children. And I've done it with my friend's help as my Health Coach, without starving or even exercising, although I love to walk everyday. I haven't felt hungry at all in this process. How many "diets" can say that? I feel fantastic! I've felt great since the first week on this program. Let me be very clear about this. This is NOT a diet. This is not something you do for a little while, lose the weight, then go back to your old eating habits. This program is a life changing plan to help you eat healthier, make food choices that are tailored to your body, and bring you to a state of optimal physical health. If like me, you are tired of diets that don't work, then let me show you a life style plan that does.

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